This issue features a special themed section on Eastern Europe plus several other delectable items. Section coordinators Rory Archer and Goran Musić offer us the fruits of a field-reshaping conference, titled “Workers beyond Socialist Glorification and Post-socialist Disavowal,” held at the University of Vienna in 2018. Archer and Musić first present their own take on how and why the neoliberal years have both reawakened and transformed historical research on the region’s “socialist” years. Then, they introduce three examples of fascinating new work being done in working-class social history of the region.

Our Bookmark highlights a newly published and long-neglected masterwork of anthropologist and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston. Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo,” originally written in 1927 based on Hurston’s conversations with Cudjo Lewis (born Oluale Kossolo), one of the last living survivors of the Middle Passage, was controversial on several grounds. From the beginning of its partial...

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