Karen-Racine-bookProf. Karen Racine, History, had her book highlighted in an article in The Economist July 23. The story looks at Francisco de Miranda, who was born in Venezuela in 1750 and travelled around the world as a soldier and statesman. Racine wrote about him in her book Francisco de Miranda: A Transatlantic Life in the Age of Revolution. She studies Latin American history and travel, national identity, patriotism and liberation.