Book Review by Anita Botello On June 3, 1947, the Partition of India announced by the Hindustan-Pakistan Plan effectively created Pakistan by dividing provinces in India along religious-based borders. The Muslim-majority provinces, which had been part of India became West Pakistan and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), and regions of Punjab with a Hindu majority remained in India. As soon as lines were drawn, or even … Continue reading Book Review: Borders and Boundaries: How Women Experienced the Partition of India (2000) By Ritu Menon and Kamla Bhasin
Shirley Stewart is an alumnae of the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College, and the author of The World of Stephanie St. Clair: An Entrepreneur, Race Woman and Outlaw in Early Twentieth Century Harlem. She will be coming to Sarah Lawrence on December 3rd at 5:30 in Heimbold 208. Here is a sneak peek at her research process and advice for those interested in … Continue reading An Interview with Shirley Stewart MA ’10
Book Review by Hank Broege “The American Africa” In the land of sloth and vice Where they never heard of ice Where the donkeys and women work all day Where the land is full of ants And the men don’t wear their pants It is here the soldier sings his evening lay. Underneath the boiling sun Let them have their Benet gun And return us … Continue reading Book Review: Taking Haiti: Military Occupation and the Culture of U.S. Imperialism, 1915-1940 (2001) By Mary Renda
By Jackie Collens That the lives and actions of men and women of notoriety are critiqued differently is no new concept. As we watch the media hype over Hillary Clinton’s potential second run at presidency, there are a number of questions I would like to pose: For what reasons are women in the public eye persecuted today, and how is the language used against them … Continue reading Persecution of Women in the Public Eye: How Much has Changed?
By Jackie Collens I was working an early morning shift at Wooddale Village Retirement Community in Sun City, Arizona the day I found out I had been accepted into the Women’s History graduate program at Sarah Lawrence. As readers might be able to gather based on the fact that I am currently writing this, I decided fairly quickly and easily that I would be attending … Continue reading Rethinking Imposter Syndrome
By Erin Hagen It’s 11:30 on a Sunday. I’m staring into some man’s back, a triangular sweat splotch just inches from my nose. The air is sticky, and I tilt my head upwards to find a breeze. Quick heartbeats thump in my ears, beginning to drown out the thrum of conversation. “You okay buddy?” My friend, Taylor, brings me out of my dizziness. “Yeah, just … Continue reading Thoughts on The People’s Climate March