From the Desk of James Nichols: Of Borders and Birthers

James David Nichols is an assistant professor of history at City University of New York, Queensborough Community College. His new book, The Limits of Liberty: Mobility and the Making of the Eastern U.S.-Mexico Border (July 2018), chronicles the formation of the U.S.-Mexico border from a … Continue reading From the Desk of James Nichols: Of Borders and Birthers

Off the Shelf: No Word for Welcome by Wendy Call

Read the beginning of Chapter 1, "Learning the Lay of the Land" from No Word for Welcome: The Mexican Village Faces the Global Economy by Wendy Call: "On the porch of the general store fifty villagers sat on piles of wood or carefully stacked bags of cement mix, waiting. The murmur of their words, in the throaty tones of Mixe, mixed with the thrum of late September rain. The porch was large enough to accommodate the whole group without crowding, small enough to allow them to speak without raising their voices and still be heard. Beyond the porch, webs of … Continue reading Off the Shelf: No Word for Welcome by Wendy Call