Thomas J. Adams

Thomas J. Adams is Fellow of the Institute for Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History at Humboldt University, Berlin and Senior Lecturer in History and American Studies at the University of Sydney.  His book forthcoming book, with Matt Sakakeeny, is Remaking New Orleans (Duke University Press).

Articles by this author

A Bernie foreign policy would make the world a far better place. (Photo: Bernie Sanders/Facebook) Views
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Everything Is Impossible Until It Happens—US Foreign Policy as Bernie’s Next Frontier
Whether he wins the Democratic nomination or not, Bernie Sanders has reframed the domestic debate within the Democratic Party and the nation as a whole. Ideas that were virtually unimaginable even a decade ago – guaranteed healthcare, free college, doubling the minimum wage, seriously taking on...
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
Bernie Sanders and the Song of America
The anti-Bernie impulses of the nation’s leading keepers of political orthodoxy were not having a good couple of weeks. On April 15 Bernie Sanders became the first candidate for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination not named Joe Biden to lead in a national poll. His campaign later...
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Thursday, May 05, 2016
Which Democratic Party? Bernie Sanders and FDR's Second Bill of Rights
It’s a moment that comes like clockwork every time I teach a course on 20th Century American history. I have seen it happen in the Midwest, the South, the Northeast, as well as in Australia. Placing the text of Franklin Roosevelt’s 1944 State of the Union address on the board, I turn on audio of...
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