James Connolly, New York and the Easter Rising

March 28, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Paul Moses
One of the many pleasures of researching a history of New York’s Irish and Italians was encountering the revolutionary heroes from both homelands who occasionally crossed the city’s stage. Among the most memorable of the Irish visitors is the socialist James Connolly, who is being remembered this weekend as the centennial of the 1916 Easter Rising is marked.

Adoption History and Women’s History Month

March 25, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Catherine Ceniza Choy
While Women’s History Month encourages us to recognize the individual achievements of pioneering women in various fields, that recognition should not be an end in itself. It would, and should, take far more than a month to find, reclaim, and remember women’s histories that have not yet been canonized.

WASPs Still Fighting for Recognition

January 29, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Molly Merryman “Women Who Flew,” documentary short directed and produced by Molly Merryman & Tom Baumann. When I interviewed veterans of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots, it became clear that what most troubled them was the




Putting the Lead in Structural Violence

January 26, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Peter C. Little As anthropologist and disaster studies expert Gregory Button, author of Disaster Culture, recently put it, the unfolding disaster in Flint, Michigan is more than a case of urban lead contamination. Rather, it




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