Thomas Benjamin received his B.A. from Hanover College in Indiana and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University.
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Research and Teaching Interests
Professor Benjamin teaches courses in Latin American history as well as a course on the Atlantic world in the Age of Empire. His research focuses on Mexico and the Atlantic world.
The Atlantic World: Europeans, Africans and Indians & Their Shared History, 1400–1900 (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450, Thomas Benjamin, Editor-in-Chief, with five associate editors (Macmillan Thomson/Gale, 3 volumes, 2007). La Revolución Mexicana: Memoria, Mito e Historia (México: Taurus, 2003).
The Atlantic World in the Age of Empire, Benjamin, Timothy Hall, and David Rutherford, editors (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001).
La Revolución: Mexico’s Great Revolución as Memory, Myth, and History (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000).