Gosse's research focuses on African American politics, especially in 1790-1860, the United States in the Global Cold War, and the New Left of the "long Sixties." Overarching themes in Gosse's writing include the significance of race and ethnicity in U.S. history, how activist movements make change, and the connections of radicals across the Americas. Gosse is Co-Chair of Historians for Peace and Democracy, a longtime member of the Editorial Collective of the Radical History Review, and Chair of the F&M Votes campaign.
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Analyzes critically how American history fails to incorporate Puerto Rico into the national narrative.
Explores how Ronald Reagan's visit to a small European country exposed deep opposition to his new Cold War in Central America.
Explores how African Americans used the British Empire to attack slavery before the Civil War.
Outlines a brief history bringing together all the radical movements of the 1960s.
Contains the only substantial biographical study of this major figure in the Black Power movement.
Explores how engaging with Cuban revolutionaries in 1956-1962 helped birth a new radicalism in the United States.