This syllabus approaches the history of the Vietnam War through social history, engaging a variety of perspectives and teaching through oral history narratives and novels. The course schedule includes readings, films, oral histories, and other resources.
Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill and the likely decision to overturn Roe v. Wade are shaped by the histories of bodily autonomy as well as parental rights.
Numerous commentators have drawn a connection between the present wave of volunteers headed to Ukraine and the International Brigades, foreign fighters who went to depend Spain's Republican government in the Spanish Civil War. A look at the experience of those who went to fight in Spain may be instructive to understanding the role of foreign military volunteers today.
White conservatives use vigilante violence and state suppressionist "backlash" tactics to undermine movements for equality. Together, we can stop them.
This syllabus, "White Backlash and the American State," examines the relationship between white vigilantism, state violence, and the American state.
This assignment is the final project for Mexican American History Since 1848. It tasks students with choosing a single topic from the course they think ought to be shared with the public (as a museum exhibit or monument), and using the historical literacy skills they developed during the semester to describe the topic and its significance to society.
This course explores the history of Mexican-descent people in the United States since 1848. It gives particular attention to how the story of Mexican America appears in public sites of historical memory in the nation, and tasks students with developing a proposal for a museum exhibit or monument on a topic in Mexican American history.