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Jonna Perrillo

Jonna Perrillo is an education historian and Associate Professor of English Education at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is author of Educating the Enemy: Teaching Nazis and Mexicans in the Cold War Borderlands.

In her new book, historian Kelly Lytle Hernández makes the case for why U.S. history only makes sense when told as a binational story.

Jonna Perrillo

Laws controlling what schools teach about race and gender show an awareness that classrooms are sites of nation-building. During the Cold War, El Paso public schools knew this too when they taught the children of former Nazis how to be white Americans.

Jonna Perrillo