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Patrick Hagopian, author of American Immunity: War Crimes and the Limits of International Law, was recently interviewed for New Books in History. 

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Marilyn Johnson, author of The New Bostonians: How Immigrants Have Transformed the Metro Area since the 1960s, talks to Meghna Chakrabarti from RadioBoston about the impact of immigration on the city.

The interview is framed by a new report by the Boston Redevelopment Authority that says over... More


Smithsonian magazine's recent story on the early history of autism includes this passage:

"James Trent, author of the superb 2012 Howe biography The Manliest Man, has suggested that this group of children in Worcester would be diagnosed with autism, much as we are suggesting that Howe’s cases were also candidates for the label."

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Andie Tucher's Happily Sometimes After: Discovering Stories from Twelve Generations of an American Family has been chosen as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title.

Every year in the January issue, in print and online, Choice publishes a list of Outstanding Academic Titles that were reviewed during the previous calendar year. This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles... More


Paul Ringel's essay on the heritage of the Star Wars story line found its way not only to the History News Network but was picked up also by Time Magazine.

The author of Commercializing Childhood: Children's Magazines, Urban Gentility, and the Ideal of the Child Consumer in the... More


Paul Ringel, author of Commercializing Childhood, writes on History News Network that certain aspects of children's stories have not changed over the centuries:

"Identifying these and other parallels between the Star Wars films and nineteenth-century children’s literature is more than just a fun... More


Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction winner Susan Muaddi Darraj has a little fun with Rate Your Professor.  

Her book A Curious Land: Stories from Home, is available now. 


Chris Appy says he remains hopeful that studying the past can be helpful for the present. In the report by Cori Urban for the Springfield Republican, Appy is recognized for his successful UMass Press series Culture,... More


Craig Werner and Doug Bradley, authors of We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War, offer an editorial to History News Network entitled "The Vietnam War We Ignored."

Here is an excerpt:

"For the more than three million veterans whose experiences are at the center of the 50th... More


Jan Gardner, Boston Globe correspondent, commended Richard W. Judd's Second Nature: An Environmental History of New England Sunday. She wrote: "He offers high praise for the environmental successes of the 1970s, including the protection of rivers and coastline and the... More