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Brian Alberts, “Craft Beer Ruined My Dissertation and All I Got was this Lousy Blog Post”

Brewing history has been made…again. In November 2015, American beer enthusiasts raised their collective glasses to celebrate the shattering of a famous 142-year-old record. Following decades of activism, entrepreneurship and generous pours by German-immigrant brewers, the number of operating breweries…

Kevin Kenny, “Insiders and Outsiders in Nineteenth-Century American Immigration History”

When we distinguish between immigrants and native-born Americans today, citizenship provides a firm dividing line. Everyone born within the national territory is a citizen of the United States (with the exception of the children of foreign diplomats). People born abroad…

Carly Goodman, “Writing U.S. Immigration History on the Other Side of the World”

I was walking down the avenue in Biyem-Assi, a neighborhood in Yaoundé, Cameroon’s capital, trying to avoid stepping into the sewer that edged the road or into the path of one of the many scrambling shared taxis that comprise public…