About the Author
Jürgen Buchenau is Professor of History and Director of Latin American Studies at UNC Charlotte. He received his Ph.D. in History in 1993 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests are the international history of Mexico, immigration, and the Mexican Revolution. He is the author of In the Shadow of the Giant: The Making of Mexico’s Central America Policy (Tuscaloosa, 1996), Tools of Progress: A German Merchant Family in Mexico City (Albuquerque, 2004), Mexico OtherWise: Modern Mexico in the Eyes of Foreign Observers (Albuquerque, 2005), and Plutarco Elías Calles and the Mexican Revolution (Lanham, MD, 2007). Buchenau has received fellowships from the national Endowment of the Humanities and the German Academic Exchange Service as well as grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the Tinker Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, and the Southern Regional Education Board.