From World History Connected, a special issue on Hawaii in world history. Wrangles over wrangel: Sovereignty issues have recently been appearing in Alaskan newspapers. The District of Columbia: From the oldest colony to the 51st state? As Puerto Rico prepares to hold its first status referendum in 14 years this November, a leading advocate for District of Columbia statehood said he sees strong parallels between the two jurisdictions' political situations. PR set to voice a choice in GOP race. A review of The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess: Race, Religion, and DNA by Jeff Wheelwright. From Geocurrents, Asya Pereltsvaig on mapping heritage languages. Citizenship for sale: St. Kitts and Nevis will let you buy citizenship — the United States should do the same. Anniversaries from "unhistory": The events we fail to commemorate say as much about our national narrative as those we acknowledge. An excerpt from The Last Myth: What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us about America by Matthew Barrett Gross and Mel Gilles. What makes America? A review of The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States by Gordon S. Wood.

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