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The Low Road: Unrevolutionary Bastardy

Today’s guest post is by Hannah Farber, an assistant professor of history at Columbia University. Her manuscript in progress, tentatively titled Underwriters of the United States… 1,516 more words

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"It is hard to be unbiased" - ​an Oral History Project

The aim of Oral History is to preserve accounts that are not highlighted in the mainstream discourse due to a range of reasons. The voices heard through Oral History are stories not acknowledged or presented in dominant narratives, because these are perceived insignificant or never captured. 866 more words

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It’s nearly the 50th anniversary of the Paris uprising of May 1968. We have produced a range of commemorative merchandise to raise funds for the WCH project, available here: … 16 more words

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On this day, 9 April 1898, Paul Robeson, African-American singer, actor, communist and former shipyard worker was born. During his lifetime, he became involved with the struggle against fascism, actively supporting the fight against Franco during the civil war, as well as the civil rights movement and workers’ struggles. 63 more words

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On this day, 9 April 1945, Georg Elser, a factory worker and folk musician who tried single-handedly to kill Hitler, was murdered in the Dachau concentration camp. 143 more words

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