How New England could become Farmville again

November 25th, 2014

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In an article in the Boston Globe, Professor Brian Donahue discusses his “elaborate report laying out a scenario in which New England, in the year 2060, has three times as much farmland as it does now—a full 6 million acres, or 15 percent of the entire landmass, upon which to raise crops and livestock that would be consumed by the local population. Under these conditions, the authors of the report argue, New England could grow 50 percent of its own food.” Read more at the Boston Globe.


Doherty Presents Hollywood and Hitler: The back story, at Drew University, Nov. 13

November 12th, 2014

In the last years of the 20th century, Hollywood was big on causes.

But in the 1930s, American cinema was virtually silent on one of history’s most urgent moral issues: The rising persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany.

hollywood and hitler by thomas dohertyThis silence was especially curious because the era’s most powerful movie moguls were Jews, who themselves had fled Russian pogroms a generation earlier.

Presenting at the daylong conference, Hollywood and Nazi Germany, 1933-1945, Stories Told/Stories Untold, Professor Doherty, author of Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939, will delve deeper into this complex story with a panel of experts at Drew University in Madison on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.

Read more about the conference and Professor Doherty’s talk here.


“Ready To Turn The World Upside Down”: Women’s Liberation And Jewish Identity

November 10th, 2014

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A talk by Professor Joyce Antler

Thursday, November 20th 12:00-1:00, Mandel Center 303

Reconstructing the lost Jewishness of radical feminism, Professor Antler explains why the honor-roll of women’s liberation pioneers includes so many Jewish women—and the complex identity politics behind their own—and others’—failure to chronicle this history.


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