Paying for Socialism: Uncovering Immigrant Voices in Municipal Elections on New York’s Lower East Side

By Natalie Behrends On Wednesday, November 4th, 1914, Henry Goldfogle was triumphant. It was the day after the election, and the seven-term Democratic Congressman from Manhattan’s Twelfth District had just received the results: a smashing victory of 4,944 votes to his Republican opponent’s 1,133. The three-month campaign season leading up to the election had been […]

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Member of the Week: Bruno Ribeiro Oliveira

Bruno Ribeiro Oliveira Ph.D. Candidate Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa @ROBruno88 Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  My current research is about the intellectual history of Kenya. More precisely, I study the works of the novelist and political thinker Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o. I try to reconstruct all the intellectual […]

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Member of the Week: Francesco De Salvatore

Francesco De Salvatore Ph.D. Student in American Studies The George Washington University Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?   Growing up in a blue-collar, immigrant family in Cincinnati, Ohio has left me with many questions about race, politics, and cities. Several aspects of my childhood, such as the abandoned industrial factories near […]

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