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  • 4
    Nov

    2021

    New Perspectives on the Haitian Revolution

    How and why did the Haitian Revolution happen? How did enslaved people from varying backgrounds come together to orchestrate the most radical political event of the modern era – the only revolt of enslaved...

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  • 4
    Nov

    2021

    The French Inception of the American Democratic...

    The U.S. Constitution of 1787 made no provisions for political parties. Only amidst the rivalries of the Washington administration, pitting Thomas Jefferson’s faction against Alexander Hamilton’s,...

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  • 17
    Jun

    2021

    Freedom Beyond the Border

    In 1829, Ohio’s state legislators made an announcement that reverberated through African American communities across the nation. Responding to white discomfort over the state’s growing free Black...

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  • 3
    Jun

    2021

    “It’s the regime, stupid!”

    So said former CIA Director R. James Woolsey to the House Armed Services Committee in 1999, channeling what had become a consensus about Iraq in the U.S. foreign policy establishment by the end of the...

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  • 30
    Apr

    2021

    STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST ASIAN AMERICANS

    In response to escalating xenophobia and bigotry against Asian Americans at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center was formed on March 19, 2020 to track and respond to...

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  • 5
    Mar

    2021

    The Biden Agenda

    Joe Biden has become President of the United States at a time when the country faces acute crises on many fronts. The most pressing—in both health and economic terms—is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,...

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  • 4
    Feb

    2021

    Solitary Confinement in Nineteenth-Century Prisons

    When British author Charles Dickens visited the United States in 1842, there were two destinations he had his heart set on visiting: Niagara Falls and Eastern State Penitentiary. Opened in 1829, Philadelphia’s...

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  • 27
    Oct

    2020

    The 1836 Election and the modern fight for the...

    The emergence of a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court just a few weeks before the general election, and the hasty efforts to fill that seat with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, has made constitutional interpretation...

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