In a new article, "The United States of Trumpistan?" Professor Manisha Sinha explains that political commentators have pointed to the rise of Hitler and the recent growing political strength of the far right in the continent to understand the Trump phenomenon. However, she argues, they should be looking closer to home. Read more here.
Professor Julio Capó Jr.'s take on the history of how gay bars were supposed to be safe spaces, but they often weren’t.
We in the UMass Amherst History Department are appreciative all the time of the exceptional talent, insight and good cheer of our wonderful colleague Julio Capó, Jr., but we are especially grateful today for his thoughtful response to the horrific events in Orlando. As so many of us find it difficult to put our feelings into words, it is so helpful when others help move the conversation forward.
In a recent TIME article, Professor Julio Capó, Jr., examines the Pulse massacre as part of a long history of violence against queer and transgender Latinos. Read more here.
In a recent post on the OAH's blog, Process, Professor Julio Capó, Jr., discusses how to teach about events such as the recent mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. He explains that educators are tasked with presenting a much more nuanced narrative of the past systems of inequality that made Pulse not only possible, but seemingly inevitable. Read more here.
Slate's history writer Rebecca Onion recently interviewed Professor Manisha Sinha about what gun control advocates can learn from abolitionists who helped end slavery. Professor Sinha explains what lessons can be drawn from this historical parallel, including the realms of legal action and public opinion. Read more here.