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  • <Maharaja of the West

    Maharaja of the West

    Excerpted from American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford by Roland De Wolk The origins of the Stanford campus and the Silicon Valley it has incubated, borne, and sustained could not …

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  • <On Lunch Shaming

    On Lunch Shaming

    As California joins other states in seeking to end lunch shaming through legislation, the conversation turns importantly towards a national solution. Jennifer E. Gaddis’s timely new book, The Labor of Lunch: Why …

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  • <Congratulations to <em>Pacific Historical Review’</em>s #WHA2019 Award Winners

    Congratulations to Pacific Historical Review’s #WHA2019 Award Winners

    Congratulations are in order for Pacific Historical Review and three of its contributors who are being honored this week with awards from the Western History Association. This year’s WHA Awards (for which …

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  • <A Vast Native World

    A Vast Native World

    Across the United States, several places have made the switch in a growing movement to end the celebration of the Christopher Columbus in favor of honoring Indigenous communities and their resiliency in the face of violence by European explorers.

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