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Enforcing Gender at the Polls: Transing Voters and Women’s Suffrage before the American Civil War

Andrew Wender Cohen, Carol Faulkner

Between 1800 and 1860, individuals deemed female by society donned male attire, represented themselves as men, and tried unlawfully to vote, thus challenging the gender binary at the foundation of U.S. democracy. The history of their confrontation with an electoral system reserved for men suggests a more porous and inclusive history of gender and citizenship before the Civil War.

September 26, 2022

Andrew Cohen talks to CNY Central About Crimes of Opportunity

Andrew Cohen, Dr. Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber Professor of History, spoke to CNY Central about crimes of opportunity at Destiny USA.

March 8, 2022

Student veterans prepare for success at Warrior-Scholar Project

Last week, for the fifth year in a row, Syracuse University hosted the esteemed Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP), a no-cost academic boot camp for first-year student veterans
July 24, 2019

Andrew Cohen discusses tariffs and trade on WAER

Andrew Wender Cohen, Dr. Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber Professor of History, was a guest on WAER for the segment "Canadian Diplomat and SU Prof: Tariffs Will Cause Damage to Consumers, Workers, and Industry." "American manufacturers can raise the price of their steel to match the new price created by the tariff on foreign products," says Cohen. "So it increases their profits, and the hope is that they distribute that to their workers. At least, that's the logic according to the Trump administration. Economists tell you that won't necessarily happen." 
June 6, 2018

See related: Trade

Andrew Cohen discusses tariffs, Great Depression in PolitiFact

Andrew Wender Cohen, Dr. Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber Professor of History, was quoted in the PolitiFact article "Is protectionism a big part of the Great Depression, as Ben Sasse said?" "Economists today debate the tariffs’ effect on the Great Depression -- some feel it substantially worsened the downturn, while others think its negative effect was small," says Cohen. 06/01/1
June 1, 2018

See related: Trade, United States

Maxwell names Montgomery Gruber Professor, O'Hanley Faculty Scholars

Andrew Wender Cohen, professor of history, has been announced as the recipient of the Montgomery Gruber Professorship. Additionally, the O’Hanley Faculty Endowed Fund for Faculty Excellence, which serves to help recognize, reward and retain excellent teachers at the school, announced three new scholars: Azra Hromadžić, associate professor of anthropology; Natalie Koch, associate professor of geography; and Rebecca Schewe, assistant professor of sociology. 

September 14, 2017

Andrew Cohen discusses history of internships on Marketplace

According to Andrew Wender Cohen, professor of history, the current system of training and acclimating young people to the work world has its antecedents in the Middle Ages. “Families couldn’t necessarily afford to feed all the members of the household, so this was a way of getting rid of children who had gotten too old to live in the house and not work,” he says.

July 13, 2017

Andrew Cohen discusses upcoming general strike in Deutsche Welle

Regionally based strikes like the one in Oakland "are very, very uncommon in US history," said Andrew Wender Cohen, professor of history, adding that for some time now there have been only 20 to 30 larger strikes per year in the entire country. 

February 10, 2017

See related: U.S. Elections

Andrew Cohen discusses his book on Point of Inquiry

Andrew Cohen, professor of history, argues that looking at early 19th century American trade policies, and the effort to police smuggling goods and contraband, gives us some telling insight about the transformation of America into what it is today.

December 13, 2016

Contraband: Smuggling and the Birth of the American Century

Andrew Wender Cohen
December 31, 2015

See related: Crime & Violence

Contraband Over Time

According to Andrew Cohen, evolving attitudes toward smuggling reflect the economic priorities of a different era.
December 22, 2015

Amazing Lives

A fully renovated and upgraded Eggers Hall public events room now honors the parents of alumnus Joseph Strasser.

January 1, 2015
Communications and Media Relations Office
200 Eggers Hall