Fighting Fascism, Writing Novels, and Preserving Radical History
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by Peter Cole
2w ago
This piece is a response to our call for submissions on U.S. Intervention in Latin America and on Histories of Political Protest in the U.S. For our submission guidelines, click here. In late 1980, mere weeks after Ronald Reagan’s election as President, a dockworker discovered a huge cache of U.S. weapons sitting on a San Francisco ..read more
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Masters of the Air: American Bomber Boys Fight the Good War
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by Sam Edwards
1M ago
Masters of the Air. Dir. Cary Joji Fukunaga, Dee Rees, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Tim Van Patten. Prod. Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg. Amblin Television and Apple Studios, 2024. Streaming. Telling the story of the World War II-era United States Eighth Air Force—the focus of the new Apple TV+ series Masters of the ..read more
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Historians and the Strange, Fluid World of Nineteenth-Century Politics
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by Erik B. Alexander and Rachel A. Shelden
1M ago
In the December 2023 issue of the Journal of American History, Rachel A. Shelden and Erik B. Alexander argue that our understanding of nineteenth-century politics has been hindered by a framework known as the party system model, which offers a view of parties as top-down institutions focused on capturing the national government. Reliance on this framework has ..read more
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Protesting the 1980 Moscow “Olympics of Oppression”
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by Erin Redihan
1M ago
This piece is a response to our Call for Submissions: Histories of Political Protest in the U.S. For our submission guidelines, click here. In 1974, when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded Moscow’s bid to host the 1980 Summer Olympics, it set off a wave of protests among activists who felt that the Soviet government’s ..read more
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Call for Papers: Histories of Sport
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by Process Editors
2M ago
In anticipation of the upcoming 2024 Paris Summer Olympics, Process invites proposals and submissions for an upcoming series on the histories of sport in the United States. We are open to a wide range of topics and approaches. This could include pieces about sports activism and politics; the athletic field or court as a site ..read more
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Friday Highlights at OAH 2024
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by Process Editors
2M ago
Day two of the 2024 Annual Meeting for the Organization of American Historians brought sunny weather and another slate of great panels, presentations, and events. Participants ventured out into the beautiful French Quarter to explore local history and take advantage of the tours and offsite sessions offered by the conference. The day opened with a ..read more
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Thursday Highlights at OAH 2024
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by Process Editors
2M ago
The 2024 Annual Meeting for the Organization of American Historians opened Thursday. Attendees braved storms and flood warnings to arrive at the Marriott Hotel in New Orleans, located in the historic French Quarter on Canal Street. We are lucky enough to be here during the French Quarter Festival, giving attendees the chance to take a ..read more
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The Hidden U.S. Experiments in Guatemala
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by Lydia Crafts
2M ago
This piece is part of Process‘s series on U.S. intervention in Latin America. If you are interested in submitting a piece on the United States in Latin America, see our CFP here and our submission guidelines here. Content Warning: This article discusses medical experimentation and physical and sexual abuse of children. In October 2010, the ..read more
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“An unrelinquished claim and vested interest…”: A Conversation with John David Waiheʻe III, Former Governor of Hawai‘i, on the U.S. Apology to the Hawaiian People
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by J. Kēhaulani Kauanui
2M ago
In light of the recent 30th anniversary of the U.S. Apology to the Hawaiian people, I sat down with former Hawai‘i Governor John Waiheʻe III to discuss its enduring legal implications. In 1993, the U.S. Congress issued the Apology as a joint-resolution, signed into law by President Bill Clinton, “to acknowledge the 100th anniversary of ..read more
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A Decisive Influence: The American Public’s Role in Financial Regulation
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by Christopher W. Shaw
3M ago
In the twenty-first century, Americans have generally left questions of financial policy to such experts as government regulators, academics, and bankers. However, into the 1940s, ordinary citizens showed keen interest in banking policy.[1] Their vigilance followed a period of “wildcat” banking in the United States during the nineteenth century, which was notable for the disorder ..read more
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