Erman on the Inspiration for His Book and Its Relevance Today
Professor Sam Erman, author of Almost Citizens: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and Empire (forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in November 2018), discusses the inspiration for his book, as well as its contemporary relevance. A lightly edited ...
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Almost Citizens: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and Empire
Sam Erman. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in November 2018.

Almost Citizens lays out the tragic story of how the United States denied Puerto Ricans full citizenship following annexation of the island in 1898. As America became an overseas ...
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Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America
Martha S. Jones. Cambridge University Press, June 2018. Available  via Amazon and Cambridge University Press.

Before the Civil War, colonization schemes and black laws threatened to deport former slaves born in the United States. Birthright Citizens ...
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Jones on Protesting NFL Players
Martha S. Jones, professor of history at Johns Hopkins University and SLH author, recently penned an op-ed in the Washington Post titled "Trump said protesting NFL players 'shouldn't be in this country.' We should take him seriously." In the piece, Professor ...
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Kolla on the Writing Process and Links Between Projects
Professor Edward Kolla of Georgetown University Qatar discusses the inspiration for his next project and its ties to his recently published book (Sovereignty, International Law, and the French Revolution) in this third segment of our interview series. ...
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