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The case for historians being more engaged in public affairs

The case for historians being more engaged in public affairs

Published Dec 31, 2019

Binghamton University scholar Adam Laats writes in the Washington Post that historians “must move aggressively — not just exhort Americans to study the past, but help the public to dismantle historical interpretations that have been bent and twisted the past to support short-term political convenience.” Read more

Historian explores evolution of sex ed

Historian explores evolution of sex ed

Published Dec 10, 2018

Binghamton graduate student Julia Devin sees links among race, immigration, sexual education in the 1920s. Read more

Book critiques capitalism’s emphasis on ‘cheap things’

Book critiques capitalism’s emphasis on ‘cheap things’

Published Sep 24, 2018

Binghamton sociologist Jason Moore argues that capitalism is one of the most flawed and inefficient systems of organizing humans and nature. Read more

Artifacts reveal history of family planning

Artifacts reveal history of family planning

Published Apr 23, 2018

The archaeological discovery of presumably aborted fetuses in New York outhouses along with pill bottles and historical records led Binghamton University researchers to conclude that many 19th century American women had family-planning concerns similar to those of 21st century women, Forbes reports. Read more

‘The Weeping Time’ auction destroyed families

‘The Weeping Time’ auction destroyed families

Published Jan 4, 2018

Binghamton historian Anne C. Bailey’s new book describes how a slave auction wrenched families apart, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. Read more

Historian zeroes in on 1960s immigration reform

Historian zeroes in on 1960s immigration reform

Published May 12, 2016

Binghamton's Wendy L. Wall says the push behind the Immigration Act was the most important U.S. social movement you’ve never heard of. Read more

Historian focuses on Washington’s early years

Historian focuses on Washington’s early years

Published Oct 15, 2015

Binghamton's Kenneth Lane is among 20 scholars chosen for a fellowship at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. Read more