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Professor Marshall C. Eakin, Ph.D.

Professor Marshall C. Eakin
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
I see myself as a cultural intermediary, helping the diverse peoples of the Americas understand each other across geography and time.
Dr. Marshall C. Eakin is Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, where he has taught since 1983. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Costa Rica and at the University of Kansas, where he also earned his master's degree. He earned his Ph.D. from UCLA. Before taking his position at Vanderbilt, he taught at Loyola Marymount University. He has won many teaching awards at Vanderbilt, including the Jeffrey Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and a chair of teaching excellence awarded by the University's Board of Trust. In 1999, he was named the Carnegie Foundation/CASE Tennessee Professor of the Year. Dr. Eakin has published many articles in scholarly journals and popular publications, and is the author of four books, including Brazil: The Once and Future Country and Tropical Capitalism: The Industrialization of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In 2003, the government of Brazil inducted Dr. Eakin into the prestigious Order of Rio Branco for his contributions to Brazil's relationship with the United States.
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"Professor Eakin did a great job of bringing a hugely important period for all of mankind to life with a comprehensive and wide perspective."

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5 Courses and Sets

  1. Conquest of the Americas Sale

    Conquest of the Americas

    Marshall C. Eakin
    Save up to $205.00 Starting at $29.95 $49.95 $29.95$49.95
    How did the collision of three distinct peoples and cultures-Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans-give rise to a new American identity? With award-winning teacher Professor Marshall Eakin as your guide, you'll learn about the myriad ways this compelling story has radically transformed not only the American continent but the world.
  2. Americas in the Revolutionary Era

    Americas in the Revolutionary Era

    Marshall C. Eakin
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $129.95 $129.95$129.95
    The revolution that created the U.S. was one of many "American revolutions." From 1776 to 1825, wars for independence created 19 new nations in the Western Hemisphere. This course examines revolutionary movements and their leaders in the American colonies and in those that became the nations of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Haiti, and Mexico, among others. Why did independence succeed or fail in different locations?
  3. (Set) Other 1492 Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Making of an Empire & Conquest of the Americas  Set

    (Set) Other 1492 Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Making of an Empire & Conquest of the Americas

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
    1492 was an important year but what happened before, during and after this significant date may change your perception of history. In the two-course set of Conquest of the Americas and Other 1492, you’ll learn about the global impact that the creation of the Spanish empire had our modern world, the history, and context of what led to the discovery of America.
  4. (Set) Lost Worlds of South America & Conquest of the Americas  Set

    (Set) Lost Worlds of South America & Conquest of the Americas

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  5. (Set) Conquest of the Americas/American Civil War Set

    (Set) Conquest of the Americas/American Civil War

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $539.90 $379.90$539.90