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Christian schools boom in a revolt against curriculum, pandemic rules

Christian schools boom in a revolt against curriculum, pandemic rules

Published Oct 21, 2021

A boom in conservative Christian schooling appears to be driven nationwide by a combination of pandemic frustrations and rising parental anxieties around how schools handle education on issues including race and the rights of transgender students, the New York Times reports, quoting Binghamton historian Adam Laats and others. Read more

Book traces disputes over teaching evolution

Book traces disputes over teaching evolution

Published Oct 26, 2020

A Binghamton University historian argues in a new book that Americans are not divided when it comes to the teaching of evolution: The real disagreements relate to creationism. Read more

Historian’s book project wins NEH backing

Historian’s book project wins NEH backing

Published Jun 2, 2020

Elisa Camiscioli studies immigration to and from France, trafficking between Europe and Latin America, and race and sexual politics in modern France and its empire. Read more

They sold human beings here

They sold human beings here

Published Feb 13, 2020

For hundreds of years, enslaved people were bought and sold in America. Today most of the sites of this trade are forgotten, Binghamton historian Anne C. Bailey writes in The New York Times. Read more

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