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11
Jun

The World Cup Phenomenon

The 2010 World Cup began in South Africa today, with the first game, between South Africa and Mexico, ending in a tie. With the US-England game coming up tomorrow, Laurent Dubois, author …

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09
Jun

The Remains of an Ancient Armada

Seven hundred years after sinking to the bottom in the seething waters of a legendary battle, shipwreck fragments, pieces of armor, weapons, bones, and other relics lie submerged off the coast of …

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02
Jun

Perspectives on the Border

Arizona’s new immigration law, which allows police to stop people they suspect to be in the US illegally and requires immigrants to carry documentation with them, has stirred up controversy and widespread …

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20
Apr

Home Lands at the Autry

The American West was formed through the “making and defending and reclaiming of home places,” write Virginia Scharff and Carolyn Brucken in Home Lands: How Women Made the West. The exhibit corresponding …

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22
Mar

Indigenous Archaeology and the Pueblo Revolt

The widely held, history-book narrative of Native peoples in America is one of conquest and devastation, of Indigenous cultures long ago wiped out by acculturation, violence and disease. Michael Wilcox, author of …

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12
Mar

Captain Cook in Tahiti and the Northwest

In Aphrodite’s Island, this week’s Times Higher Education Book of the Week, Anne Salmond chronicles the first European voyages to Tahiti, and the ways in which European and Tahitian mythologies intertwined during …

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05
Mar

Writing War Comes to Long An

When Jeffrey Race boarded a ship to Vietnam in 1965, he was not planning to write the ultimate resource on the Vietnamese conflict. As he notes in a recent article in Small …

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