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Professor Redman "‘Have you ever been on the bridge? It has a heartbeat’: oral histories of San Francisco’s Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge, 1933-1989"

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

"This essay argues that meanings and interpretive identities socially connected to the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge, germinated during their construction, continually evolved over time and...
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A group of South Vietnamese army soldiers and an American soldier with two captured Vietcong suspects, in Plaines des Joncs, South Vietnam.

Professor Chris Appy “What Was the Vietnam War About?” featured in the "New York Times"

Monday, March 26, 2018

“If we continue to excuse American conduct in Vietnam as a well-intentioned, if tragic, intervention rather than a purposeful assertion of imperial power, we are less likely to challenge current...
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Aurora Levins Morales is the 2018 UMass Amherst Writer-in-Residence

Friday, March 23, 2018

The UMass Department of History is honored to welcome writer and historian Aurora Levins Morales as the UMass/Five College Graduate History Program’s 2018 writer-in-residence. Levins will be in...
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In Memoriam: David S. Wyman (1929-2018)

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Department of History is very saddened by the passing of emeritus professor David Wyman on March 14, 2018 in Amherst. He taught in the department from 1966 until his retirement in 1991. A...
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Professor Julio Capó, Jr.’s book “Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami Before 1940” finalist for the Lambda Literary Award

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Professor Julio Capó Jr.'s book, Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami Before 1940, is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ studies. Now in their thirtieth year, the Lambda Literary Awards...
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Professor Audrey Altstadt, “Partnerships with Corrupt Regimes Are Not in the National Interest”

Friday, March 2, 2018

Professor Audrey Altstadt just published an op-ed, “Partnerships with Corrupt Regimes Are Not in the National Interest,” in The National Interest. This article is a rebuttal of an earlier piece by...
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