Smithsonian Exhibit on Bracero Guest Worker Program Hosted by American Studies

The Smithsonian Institute has selected the Department of American Studies to be a host for its exhibit “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964.” The exhibit, which tells the story of Hispanic “bracero” workers, who were part of the largest guest worker program in U.S. history, will be at UA February 16-April 28 in the J. […]

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American Studies Professor Had a Passion for Pop Culture

He was known for his laid-back Age of Aquarius demeanor, his delight in American culture, and the cards he sent to friends far and wide each year on Valentine’s Day. Dr. James M. Salem, professor emeritus in the Department of American Studies, died unexpectedly on July 6, 2012, following routine surgery. He served the department […]

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Travel Research Fund in American Studies Pays Tribute to Former Student

A travel research fund in the College’s Department of American Studies was established this year with a gift of $40,000 in honor of the late John Paul Ahlstrom of Montgomery. Ahlstrom attended the College in 1964 and became a steadfast admirer of UA. He had a lifelong love of learning, with a special interest in […]

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