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    Queering Archives: Historical Unravelings

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    This issue of Radical History Review explores how activists, archivists, and scholars— in engaging grassroots and institutional LGBT archiving efforts and questions of digitization, systems of classification, migration and paperwork, criminal records, postcolonialism, performance, photography, museums, and historical methods—have radically opened […]

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    The Global Antiapartheid Movement, 1946–1994

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    On the twentieth anniversary of South Africa’s first free elections, this issue of Radical History Review revisits the struggle against apartheid from a transnational perspective.

    Reflections  John Saul offers his retrospective view of the South African liberation struggle, concluding that it is not over yet. Alex Lichtenstein interviews Sietse […]

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    The Fictions of Finance

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    This issue of Radical History Review takes stock of finance capital and its operations, both material and symbolic, and surveys recent developments in the historiography of capitalism.

    Features
    Courtney Fullilove reads the penny press to reveal how popular critiques of commodity speculation ignited the New York City flour riot of 1837. Alyosha […]

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    Radical Histories in Digital Culture

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    This issue of Radical History Review explores how digital culture has reshaped access to and control of information and restructured how we view ourselves in relation to the social and the political, rewiring where, how, and with whom we engage in political action.

    Framing the Contested History of Digital Culture

    Lyell Davies and Elena […]

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    Water: History, Power, Crisis

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    This issue of Radical History Review historicizes the processes or problems that shape our contemporary water issues. In particular, we examine multiple histories of water through the concept of crisis. As the articles in this issue describe, strategies to alleviate a water crisis oftentimes strengthened existing forms of power, while dislocating […]

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    Haitian Lives/Global Perspectives

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    This issue of Radical History Review extends the discussion of Haitian history rekindled by the earthquake of 2010 and highlights how Haiti and Haitians are inextricable from world history.

    Features
    Paul Cheney reconstructs the daily life and economic fragility of a plantation in Saint-Domingue in the context of the hemisphere’s late […]

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    Walkers, Voyeurs and the Politics of Urban Space

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    This issue of Radical History Review explores walking and seeing in the city over time, with essays that range from nineteenth-century Paris to mid and late twentieth-century England and Australia, and reflections on how the flâneur has and might be conceptualized to rethink the urban.

    Reflections
    Three lively essays compel a rethinking of […]

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    Calling the Law Into Question: Confronting the Illegal and Illicit in Public Arenas

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    This issue highlights activists, artists, and public historians who have confronted and called into question the illegal and illicit in public arenas. It focuses on the contentious role that these concepts have played in governing public space, legitimizing state actions, and in shaping cultural attitudes regarding acceptable social […]

Featured News

The Radical History Review special issue Water: History, Power, Crisis was named by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) as the co-winner of the 2013 CELJ Best Special Issue award.

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Congratulations to Kristen Weld, whose article, “Dignifying the Guerrillero, Not the Assassin: Rewriting a History of Criminal Subversion in Postwar Guatemala,” was given Honorable Mention for Best Article by the New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS). The article appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of Radical History Review (number 113), "'Calling the Law into Question’: Confronting the Illegal and Illicit in Public Arenas.”

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Remembering David Montgomery:
The radical historian David Montgomery, who died on December 2, 2011, was the doyen of American labor history. Well known for a half dozen major works on labor and the working class in the long nineteenth century, David's scholarly work, political commitments and personal life exemplified the seamless web that animated his engagement with social justice, peace and equality. See this post for more.

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