“Vermin Are Like Weeds in Your Garden”: Fences, Poisons, and Agricultural Transformation in Colonial Namibia

“Ongediertes is soos onkruid in jou tuin. Elke jaar moet jy weer van nuuts af begin skoonmaak.”[Vermin are like weeds in your garden. Each year you must start cleaning from scratch.]         —Malcolm Allison, US Fish and Wildlife Service, 1961 If the 1920s in southern Namibia featured violent colonial interventions to facilitate the […]

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2017 AHA Election Results

Compiled by Liz Townsend Jana Lipman (Tulane Univ.), chair of the Nominating Committee, announces the following results of the 2017 balloting for officers and committee members of the American Historical Association. The committee wishes to thank all candidates who stood for election; their willingness to serve is much appreciated. 

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News about the Proposed FY 2018 Budget

Last week, committees in the House of Representatives voted on recommendations for Fiscal Year 2018 budget allocations. Historical works takes place in, or is funded by, a wide variety of federal agencies; the National Coalition for History (NCH) tries to keep track of as many of these as possible. The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) and […]

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