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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...
Aerial View of the Mariel Boat that appears very crowded.

Professor Julio Capó, "The White House Used This Moment as Proof the U.S. Should Cut Immigration. Its Real History Is More Complicated"

Monday, August 7, 2017

Professor Julio Capó just published an article for TIME analyzing Stephen Miller's recent use of the Mariel boatlift to justify drastic immigration restrictions. Capó debunks the falsehoods still...