Member of the Week: Michelle Nickerson

Michelle Nickerson Associate Professor of History Loyola University Chicago Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? I am currently finishing a book called Spiritual Criminals: How the Camden 28 Put the Vietnam War on Trial about a group of activists in the long 1960s who raided a draft board to disrupt the conscription […]

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Conservative Policies and the Rust Belt — A Review of “Manufacturing Decline”

Hackworth, Jason. Manufacturing Decline: How Racism and the Conservative Movement Crush the American Rust Belt. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019. Reviewed by Kenneth Alyass During the turbulent 2016 election campaign Donald Trump spoke at a rally in Akron, Ohio, about the crisis of American cities. In what was advertised as a “pitch to minority […]

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