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 Michael K. Bess: Paths for Openness, Exchange, and Understanding

The following contribution comes from Michael K. Bess, author of Routes of Compromise Building Roads and Shaping the Nation in Mexico, 1917-1952 (December 2017). Bess teaches history at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas in Mexico.  As a youth, I became … Continue reading From the Desk of Michael K. Bess: Paths for Openness, Exchange, and Understanding

Publicist Picks: Mega-Novels, Newspaper Empires, and other June Books

Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle currently filled with paper coffee cups. Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Mega-Novels, Newspaper Empires, and other June Books

From the Desk of Bruce F. Pauley: Why I Wrote Pioneering History on Two Continents

  The following is a post from Bruce F. Pauley, professor emeritus of history at the University of Central Florida and author of Pioneering History on Two Continents: An Autobiography (Potomac Books, 2014).  Why I Wrote Pioneering History on Two Continents When I began to … Continue reading From the Desk of Bruce F. Pauley: Why I Wrote Pioneering History on Two Continents