Litwack 90th Birthday Interview
Chinese railroad workers were instrumental to creation of America’s first transcontinental railroad between 1863 and 1869.
This year marks the 230th anniversary of the start of the French Revolution. Over the course of a ten-year period, revolutionary France experimented with new political visions such as constitutional monarchy, republicanism, representative politics and semi-democratic elections. Dr. Katlyn Carter, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Michigan will talk to us about how the French Revolution pervades contemporary political life as well as on her book manuscript, the use of secrecy vs. the ideal of transparency and the craft of the historian.
2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Organization (WTO) protests in Seattle. Paul Adler, Assistant Professor of History at Colorado College and author of the forthcoming book No Globalization Without Representation: U.S. NGOs and the World Economy (The University of Pennsylvania Press), reflects upon the significance of the events in Seattle.