Volume 50

“Around the World in Fifty Volumes” by Robert Coronado, Jr., Cole Costello, Matthew Dominguez, Daniel Palodichuk, and Marina Marquez Saban. Influenced by generative AI software programs and executed with our own photography, this cover celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of Perspectives: A Journal of Historical Inquiry. The photographs were taken at Special Collections of Cal State LA’s John F. Kennedy Memorial Library; with its vast collection of books, journals, and archival materials, this was a fitting location to celebrate fifty years of student research. The globe represents the disparate locations and diverse cultures explored by generations of Cal State LA History students who have contributed their scholarship to the journal since 1973.

Front Matter


Special Features

Book Reviews

South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War Twice as Hard: The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians, From the Civil War to the 21st Century Straits: Beyond the Myth of Magellan Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts An African American and Latinx History of the United States How the World is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America he Footprints of Partition: Narratives of Four Generations of Pakistanis and Indians

Film Reviews

The 1619 Project Film Cover  The Trial of the Chicago 7

Recognition and Awards