Queer History for Troubling Times

By Nicholas L. Syrett In the wake of the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, many queer people are fearful about losing the gains made in recent years in LGBT civil rights. Following the xenophobic and racist rhetoric emerging from his campaign, queer people of color, some of whom are undocumented or Muslim, are […]

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Name that Cocktail 2017!

Continuing a four-year AHA tradition, the Hyatt Regency Denver and Sheraton Denver Downtown will be offering signature cocktails at their bars during the 2017 AHA annual meeting. Now it’s up to you to help us give these cocktails historically relevant names! Meeting location and general historical practices are always good starting points. Previous years’ winners […]

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December 7, 2016

History, After the Election: Announcing the December Issue of Perspectives

On the cover of the December issue of Perspectives is a 1948 political cartoon about that year’s presidential election. Far less iconic than the photo of the victorious candidate holding aloft a newspaper headlining his loss—“DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN”—Clifford Berryman’s depiction of a gloating Thomas Dewey and an aghast Harry Truman was published about two weeks […]

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Protecting Academic Freedom in the Classroom: The Case of the Mountain View High School History Teacher

On November 11, the local press in the San Francisco Bay Area reported that a history teacher at Mountain View High School had been suspended for drawing parallels between President-elect Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler in his lesson plan. Longtime teacher Frank Navarro was placed on paid leave apparently following an alleged complaint from a […]

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Grant of the Week

Grant of the Week: AJHA Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize

Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. This week we are featuring the American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA) Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize. Given for the first time in 1997, the prize is awarded annually for the best doctoral dissertation dealing with […]

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