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News / April 7, 2021

2021 February: How Aimee Loiselle Does History, Contingent Magazine

2021 February, “How Aimee Loiselle Does History,” Contingent Magazine Contingent is a non-profit history magazine. Its writers are adjuncts, museum workers, independent scholars—all people who work outside the tenure-track professoriate. Contingent is rooted in three principles: History is for everyone. Every way of doing history is worthwhile. Historians…

News / April 30, 2020

2020 October: Commentary for The Hill, Mother Jones Biography

2020 October: Commentary for The Hill, Mother Jones Biography A reporter for The Hill, a news website based in Washington, D.C., that serves readers interested in federal government and national issues, contacted me for commentary on the labor activist Mother Jones. The piece is part of its Century…

News / April 30, 2019

2019 September: Letter in New Yorker magazine

Read the Letter in New Yorker magazine A commentary on the book review of Timothy C. Winegard’s The Mosquito. I emphasize that the constant demand for slave labor on the sugar plantations, not mosquitoes, shaped Caribbean demographics. Industrialized sugar production with British and French reliance on the Atlantic slave…

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