Collaboration and Resistance in World War II

German soldiers parade on the Champs Élysées on 14 June 1940 (Bundesarchiv) Lecture by Dr. John Merriman / 12.01.2008 Charles Seymour Professor of History Yale University Resistance in Eastern and Southern Europe Members of the Maquis in La Tresorerie / Wikimedia Commons I want today to talk about collaboration, but above all, resistance in Europe[…]

Slavery in the Americas

  Edited by Dr. AnaMaria Seglie / 01.18.2011 Professor of English Rice University Transported Labor, Indentured Servitude, and Slavery in the Americas: A Comparative Approach[1] While slave labor comprised the majority of the plantation workforce across the Americas, it was never the sole labor system in use. Historical records now show that slaves often worked[…]

Economic Collapse and the Rise of Fascism, 1920-1933

Italy’s fascist leader, Benito Mussolini / Wikimedia Commons By Dr. William A. Pelz Professor of History Elgin Community College The “war to end all wars” didn’t eliminate war, but it did hasten the destruction of many pre-war empires. The once mighty czarist regime collapsed in 1917 and the Austro-Hungarian Empire was swept onto the proverbial[…]

The Growing Pains of a New Republic, 1790-1820

Figure 8.1 “The happy Effects of the Grand Systom [sic] of shutting Ports against the English!!” appeared in 1808. Less than a year earlier, Thomas Jefferson had recommended (and Congress had passed) the Embargo Act of 1807, which barred American ships from leaving their ports. By Dr. P. Scott Corbett, / 12.2014 Professor of[…]