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1920s


  • "Fiction Makes a Better Job of The Truth"? Telling the Erased Story of Lucia Joyce

    by Annabel Abbs

    A historical novel exposes the complex relationship between historians and sources: "Because Lucia’s own voice had been effectively smothered, most ‘facts’ came from those later responsible for incarcerating her in a series of mental asylums and hospitals. Few sources are genuinely independent, memory is notoriously fickle, and all facts are open to interpretation."


  • Refugees in an Age of Immigration Restrictionism

    by Erik Christiansen

    Each new stage in the Trump administration’s handling of refugees and immigrants invites comparisons to past policies. Usually that means talking about the Obama years, or maybe the 1986 immigration reforms.  But it’s worth looking back further to the restrictionist era of the 1920s and 30s.