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Process—the blog of the Organization of American Historians, The Journal of American History, and The American Historian—invites proposals and submissions from all periods and fields in American history. We welcome essays that historicize the present as well as those that explore connections to our current moment. Process features posts from all time periods of American history and a variety of fields of history. We welcome submissions from anyone engaged in the practice of U.S. history, including researchers, teachers, graduate students, archivists, curators, public historians, digital scholars, and others.

U.S. Intervention in Latin America

To reflect on the fiftieth anniversary of the 1973 Chilean coup, and the U.S. role in Latin America more broadly, Process invites proposals and submissions for an upcoming series on U.S. intervention in Latin America.

We are open to a wide variety of themes relating to the histories of the United States in Latin America, including forms and methods of U.S. imperialism, transregional solidarities and activisms, and historical interpretations of contemporary developments. Submissions might explore U.S.–Latin American relations and diplomacy, examine challenges to different forms of colonialism and the meanings of sovereignty, or interrogate the nature of U.S. empire in the region in any time period. We encourage pieces that engage in global, transnational, or comparative perspectives, that critically examine definitions of intervention and empire, and that intersect with issues of race, gender, sexuality, culture, sovereignty, the environment, technology, migration, or politics. We accept submissions from anyone engaged in the practice of U.S. history, including researchers, teachers, graduate students, archivists, curators, public historians, digital scholars, and others.

Submissions should be written for a public readership and should not exceed 1500 words. We will look to publish pieces in late 2023, but are open to submissions past that point. Send proposals and drafts to [email protected].

Histories of Political Protest in the United States

Process invites proposals and submissions for an upcoming series on protests in U.S. history. We are open to a variety of themes relating to the histories of political protest in the United States. This could include a wide-range of protest movements, from the marches and picket lines for women’s suffrage to protests over military drafts, the “sip-ins” in Greenwich Village to the Stonewall Uprising in the summer of 1969. Articles could be centered around boycotts and sit-ins during the Civil Rights movement, protests over the Vietnam War, or more recent protest movements such as Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter.

We are also interested in articles that reveal the diverse forms that protests have taken in U.S. history, from traditional picket lines to marches, civil disobedience, riots, boycotts, lawsuits, artistic, and everyday forms of protest that often go unnoticed. We encourage pieces that engage in global, transnational, or comparative perspectives and consider political protest across and beyond borders. We accept submissions from anyone engaged in the practice of U.S. history, including researchers, teachers, graduate students, archivists, curators, public historians, digital scholars, and others.

Submissions should be written for a public readership and should not exceed 1500 words. We will look to publish pieces in late 2023, but are open to submissions past that point. Send proposals and drafts to [email protected].

Histories of Labor in the U.S.

From service workers and graduate students to media outlets and rail workers, labor activism is on the rise in the United States. Workers have responded to the hardships they have faced from the COVID-19 pandemic and inflation by demanding better wages and working conditions. In this context, Process: a blog for American history invites proposals and submissions for an upcoming series on U.S. labor history. We are open to a wide variety of themes, including strikes and strikebreaking, labor policy, social and cultural histories of the working classes, labor and the environment, capitalism, and labor organizing. We encourage pieces that consider labor history and its intersections with issues of race, gender, sexuality, disability, the environment, migration, and politics. We welcome articles that connect some aspect of U.S. labor history with contemporary labor issues in the United States, or that engage in global, transnational, or comparative perspectives.

Submissions should be written for a public readership and should not exceed 1500 words. We will look to publish pieces by the end of 2023, but are open to submissions past that point. Proposals and drafts may be sent to [email protected].

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