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How the Homophile Movement Could Have Been Intersectional and Antiracist, But Wasn’t: Magnus Hirschfeld and Li Shui Tong’s Love and Loss Story

In spring 1931, Li Shui Tong met Magnus Hirschfeld when the latter was giving a public lecture in Shanghai. Li was a medical student with a deep–and vested–interest in the exciting new field of sexology. Hirschfeld’s work and ideas would go on to shape modern ideas about “homosexuality” in clear Read more…

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For King, Country, and… Opium?: Thinking About Causality, Empire, and Historiography in the First Opium War, 1839-42

Transcript: “For King, Country, and… Opium?: Thinking About Causality, Empire, and Historiography in the First Opium War, 1839-1842“ Researched and written by Averill Earls, PhD Recorded by Averill Earls and Marissa C. Rhodes, PhD Averill: According to the website of Britain’s National Army Museum, the first Opium War started when, Read more…

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Nina Otero-Warren: Suffrage and Strategy in New Mexico

“Spanish American” Nina Otero-Warren (1881-1965) was a suffragist, Progressive educator, woman’s club member, public health and social welfare board member, and writer. She worked for formal and informal mediation between Hispanos, Anglo Americans, and Indians. She was instrumental in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, was the first Hispanic woman Read more…