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Photo of a Vietnamese women watching lines of American soldiers walking in the countryside

Professor Christian Appy, "Vietnam War, A Documentary"

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Since Ken Burns and his production company, Florentine Films, may well be the most significant shaper of modern public memory of U.S. history, I was delighted that the Organization of American...
Azerbaijan tanks in a street

Interview with Professor Altstadt: “Armenia and Azerbaijan Are Stuck Perpetually Between Peace and All-Out War“

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The World Politic Review recently published an interview with Professor Audrey Altstadt, “Armenia and Azerbaijan Are Stuck Perpetually Between Peace and All-Out War.” Professor Audrey Altstadt, the...
Detail of an Act Up Poster demanding national health care program and calling for a demonstration at the White House on May 13, 1991

Professor Julio Capó, “HIV/AIDS and U.S. History”

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Professor Julio Capó, Jr. contributed to a scholarly interchange among several scholars who have researched HIV/AIDS that was published in the premier journal of U.S. history, the Journal of...
Statue of a migrant family (parents and a baby)

Professor Kevin Young, “The Huddled Masses Were Never Welcome”

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

"Last month White House adviser Stephen Miller openly repudiated the words at the base of the Statue of Liberty: 'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.' This...
Luis Greenbaum and his wife inaugurating the Honors College at UMass

In Memory of Louis Greenbaum (1930-2017), Reflections by Daniel Gordon, Professor of History

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

On August 7, 2017, retired history professor Louis Greenbaum passed away peacefully at the Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst.  A distinguished specialist of eighteenth-century France, Greenbaum...
Portrait of Robert A. Potash, sitting probably at his home

In Memoriam: Robert A. Potash (1921-2016)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Robert A. Potash, Haring Professor of Latin American History Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Amherst, died December 30, 2016 at age ninety-five. A member of the history department from 1950...