Political History

  • AHA Member Spotlight: John R. Chávez

    Matthew Keough | May 25, 2021

    John R. Chávez is a professor of history at Southern Methodist University. He lives in Garland, Texas, and has been a member since 2001.
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Brandi Townsend

    Matthew Keough | May 18, 2021

    Brandi Townsend is an assistant teaching professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She lives in Santiago, Chile, and has been a member since 2007.
  • Cliché and Caricature

    Dario A. Euraque | May 12, 2021

    A historian of Latin America explains the origins of the term banana republic and why it was not an appropriate...
  • Sonya Orleans Rose (1935–2020)

    Allison Abra | Apr 28, 2021

    Sonya Orleans Rose, distinguished historian of modern Britain and the British Empire, passed away at her home in Sarasota, Florida, on October 15, 2020.
  • Mack Walker (1929–2021)

    Anthony LaVopa and Tanya Kevorkian | Apr 28, 2021

    Mack Walker, one of the most distinguished German historians in the postwar era, died of complications from COVID-19 on February 10, 2021.
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Natsuko Matsumori

    Matthew Keough | Apr 23, 2021

    Natsuko Matsumori is an associate professor of history of political thought at the University of Shizuoka. She lives in Kyoto...
  • Wrapping It Up

    Alex Lichtenstein | Apr 22, 2021

    The June issue of the American Historical Review features three History Unclassified essays, seven articles, and a cluster of reviews...
  • A Tale of Two Catholic Presidents

    Francine Uenuma | Apr 2, 2021

    Whereas JFK faced voters skeptical of him for merely being Catholic, Joe Biden must confront concerns about what kind of Catholic he is.
  • Terrence M. Cole (1953–2020)

    Mary F. Ehrlander | Mar 31, 2021

    Terrence Cole, professor emeritus of history and Arctic and northern studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, died on December...
  • Paul W. Schroeder (1927–2020)

    Katherine Aaslestad | Mar 31, 2021

    Paul W. Schroeder, professor emeritus of European history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, passed away on December 6, 2020.
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