We are pleased to announce the release of Volume 7 of Past Tense Graduate Review of History.
Volume 7 features three academic articles written by graduate students from across North America. Jason Romisher’s award-winning article details the ways that segregation was enacted in New Jersey, as well as African American responses to northern Jim Crow practices, focusing on swimming pools and beaches.
Jacob Bell’s article brings attention to an eighteenth-century sexual assault case, examining the international significance of this case at the time.
Vladimir Penaloza’s article examines the role of Latin America in the Second World War, encouraging readers to reconsider the conventional narratives about Nicaraguan participation in international wartime diplomacy.
Drawing from diverse time periods and geographies, the articles in this issue all speak to the way activity and passivity have been understood in specific historical contexts. All three articles offer examples of individuals, groups, and governments demonstrating agency, and ask us to re-think commonly held beliefs about authority, control, resistance, and action in the past in light of more nuanced understandings about reciprocal but unequal power relationships.
The issue also features a book review by Benson Cheung.
Thank you for supporting graduate research in history, and please enjoy the latest issue of Past Tense!