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

From the Desk of Gregory J. Wallance: After a Century, End the Myth of Women In Espionage

  A version of this article originally appeared in an October 2017 issue of The Hill. Gregory J. Wallance is the author of The Woman Who Fought an Empire: Sarah Aaronsohn and Her Nili Spy Ring (Potomac Books, 2018) and a lawyer and writer … Continue reading From the Desk of Gregory J. Wallance: After a Century, End the Myth of Women In Espionage

From the Desk of James Johnson: Great Reads Begin with Great Research

The following is from James W. Johnson, author of The Black Bruins: The Remarkable Lives of UCLA’S Jackie Robinson, Woody Strode, Tom Bradley, Kenny Washington, and Ray Bartlett (February 2018). Johnson is professor emeritus of journalism at the University of Arizona in Tucson.    Great … Continue reading From the Desk of James Johnson: Great Reads Begin with Great Research

From the Desk of Wendy Katz: The Surprising History of the Everyday American

The following is by Wendy Katz, editor of The Trans-Mississippi and International Expositions of 1898–1899: Art, Anthropology, and Popular Culture at the Fin de Siècle (February 2018). Many of the photos included below can be found at the Omaha Public Library—and Wendy … Continue reading From the Desk of Wendy Katz: The Surprising History of the Everyday American

From the Desk of Jim Thatcher: Your Data Is You, But It’s Not Your Own

The following is by Jim Thatcher, an editor of Thinking Big Data in Geography: New Regimes, New Research (April 2018). Thatcher is an assistant professor of geography at the University of Washington Tacoma. The past couple of weeks have seen a variety of … Continue reading From the Desk of Jim Thatcher: Your Data Is You, But It’s Not Your Own