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When I tell anyone what I study, people (even sometimes other academics) think it’s weird, distasteful, or just arcane. If the Indigenous population of the Americas is often seen as an “other,” then Aztecs are the other of the other. In …
The Limits of Electoral Democracy: Recovering a Lost Chapter of Anti-Colonialism
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Two Soviet Humorists’ Extraordinary American Road Trip
In 1935, just two years after the normalization of Soviet American relations, Pravda sent two humorists to the United States as reporters and cultural ambassadors. That the Soviet Union under Stalin even had humorists may surprise many. But Ilya Ilf and E…
British Academy Medal awarded to CUP author David Lowenthal
American historian and geographer David Lowenthal, has won a coveted British Academy Medal in recognition of his book The Past is…
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