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"Police" and "Accountability" rarely go together.

Link:  Bohigian / Fresno Bee OpEd

With the election over, let's scrap the Electoral College and fix U.S. democracy

Link:  Kytle / Fresno Bee OpEd

Here is how voters should consider Trump’s inability to denounce white supremacists

Link:  Kytle / Roberts Fresno Bee OpEd

Will America’s divisions lead to a broken country? Consider period before Civil War

Read Dr. Skuban's recent op-ed in the Fresno Bee on "thinking historically." 


Dr. Skuban leads the History Department at Fresno State

Welcome Message from Professor William Skuban, Chair of the Department of History


Statement by the History Department at Fresno State on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Decision on International Students

We, the faculty of the History Department at California State University, Fresno, strongly condemn the recent decision by U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement to revoke F-1 visas to international students taking online classes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only will this decision negatively impact our university and other institutions of higher education across the country, but it is also a cruel and punitive action that threatens the security and future of our students during a time of acute global crisis.  We urge the CSU Chancellor's Office to take immediate and appropriate action to protect our students and campuses.  





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‘Greatest generation’ would be ashamed of America’s uneven response to COVID-19

Click here to read: Greatest Generation

A lecturer in the History department at Fresno State, Vernon Creviston teaches some of our general education survey courses on American history.


SpanishFluHistory prof catalogs Fresno response to 1918-19 ‘Spanish’ Flu

A little over a century ago, in 1918-19, a deadlier respiratory virus killed 50 to 100 million people worldwide. That influenza pandemic sparked similar responsesTo provide some historical context for the current state of affairs, Dr. Ethan Kytle, professor and chair for the Fresno State History Department

Courtesy of Fresno State News; by Lucero Benitez, communications specialist, College of Social Sciences


Institutions and Interest Groups: Meat Provision in Mexico City, c. 1850–1967

by Maria-Aparecida Lopes & Reynaldo de los Reyes Patiño, “Institutions and Interest Groups: Meat Provision in Mexico City, c. 1850–1967,” Mundo Agrario, 21(46), (2020)


This article analyzes the meat supply system of Mexico City from the 1850s to 1967. During this period, while some urban centers of the American continent replaced their traditional methods of supply -the trail system- with packing companies, the Mexico City continued to depend on the municipal monopoly to supply meat to the masses.