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Border Spaces offers an interdisciplinary examination of the land border between the United States and Mexico beginning with its mapping in the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. Editors and contributors utilize their backgrounds in history and art history to examine issues, including the building of border fences, the management of the natural environment, and political art on the fence itself The two main questions the volume addresses are as follows: (1) "How has the land border between Mexico and the United States been represented and defined over time?" and (2) "How have state, commercial, regional, and individual interests shaped border spaces?" (p. 6) The book is divided into two parts, with the first composed of historical essays and the second focused on contemporary border art. Each section opens with a conversation between two scholars and offers a dialogue that effectively introduces readers to the topics considered.


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Pacific Historical Review



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