Author Archives: Elaine Carey

About Elaine Carey

Elaine Carey is chair and professor of history at St. John’s University in Queens, New York. She is currently vice president, Teaching Division and has been an AHA member since 1993.

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Drug Traffickers and the Freedom of Information Act

I admit it: I stalk dead drug traffickers in libraries, archives, newspapers, databases, films, photos, literature, and documents. One of my favorite tools, however, is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which is turning 50 years old on July 4, 2016. While the FOIA is useful for historians, over the years I have found that it takes substantive prior research for a request to be successful or for it to prove an asset for a historical project.

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Continuing the Conversation on Dual Enrollment

By Elaine Carey

Soon after publication of the September 2015 issue of Perspectives on History, I began noting lively discussions of the issue’s forum, which was on dual enrollment (DE).

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La Tuta and Z-42: Kingpins, Security, and Tropes in the War on Drugs

In the past two months, Mexican authorities have publicized the capture and arrests of two drug bosses: Servando “La Tuta” Gómez of the Knights of Templar (formerly La Familia) and Omar Treviño Morales, known as “Z-42,” of Los Zetas.