David McKenzie

David McKenzie is a public historian currently finishing his History Ph.D. at George Mason University. He studies 19th-century U.S. and Latin American history, currently focusing on U.S. citizens who moved to Mexico’s interior between 1821 and 1846. David previously worked at the Alamo, an exhibition design firm, and a local Jewish historical society. He currently works on digital history and exhibitions at Ford’s Theatre.

Episode 1: Burroughing into Mexico

Sept. 1, 2020

In this episode, we travel to Vera Cruz, Mexico, to learn about how American consuls helped American businessmen assert their rights in contradiction of Mexican law.