posts fromMay 2020

Remapping the American Left: A History of Radical Discontinuity

by on May 6, 2020

Duke University Press is allowing us to offer free access for three months to James Gregory’s provocative new essay  “Remapping the American Left: A History Of Radical Discontinuity.”

The essay is based on his Labor and Working Class History Association Presidential Address and derives from his Mapping American Social Movements Project, which has mapped the major social movements of the twentieth century including a great variety of campaigns, political projects, and media outlets.

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Two woman hospital workers stand behind bandaged children in beds, and a man sits next to them

Covid-19, the Halifax Explosion, and Crises of Care

by on May 5, 2020

One of the first principles of critical disaster studies is that disasters exist not as time-out-of-time, but as embedded in the times and places that produce them. Because disasters are part of history, not outside of it, they can bring into relief structures of society that were always there.

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