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America Fights in World War I: Connecting the National to the Personal


It came as a shock to the system. In 1914 Europe had enjoyed just about 100 years of relative peace, what has been appropriately termed the “Pax‑Brittanica.” There had been brush‑fire wars periodically, but since the defeat of Napoleon at … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “The U.S. War with Mexico: A Brief History with Documents”


The U.S. War with Mexico: A Brief History with Documents. Edited by Ernesto Chavez. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2008. The 1846-1848 Mexican-American War may be interpreted as a bald-faced adventure in conquest; it may also be interpreted as an unfolding of … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Colonialism and its Forms of Knowledge”


Colonialism and its Forms of Knowledge: The British in India. By Bernard S. Cohn. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996. This is a collection of five previously published essays that explore aspects of British colonialism in India during its five … Continue reading

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