Allison Schottenstein is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Texas at Austin in American History. She is currently working on her dissertation. Allison has published other articles on American Jewish history, religion, and race.
Thursday, March 13 2014
Gertrude Van Tijn was a social worker who became a Jewish leader in Amsterdam and spent her life securing the emigration of Jewish refugees. Unlike Anne Frank, Van Tijn survived.
Wednesday, January 29 2014
The White Devil: The Werewolf in European Culture gives you what you wish your teachers taught you in school: Werewolf History.
Sunday, January 26 2014
Jeffrey Stepakoff's The Melody of Secrets is a complex story of unrequited love, racial tensions, the space age, and the after-effects of World War II.
Thursday, January 9 2014
With the outcome of Fisher v. University of Texas pending, the question of Affirmative Action looms over us. What is the future?
Wednesday, December 4 2013
American journalist Max Lerner claimed "to reject the word is to reject the human search." Under the Third Reich, the book industry faced its own destruction, leaving the people with empty words bursting with Nazi propaganda.