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History Professor Published in Washington Post

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 13:39pm | By: David Tisdale

University of Southern Mississippi (USM) assistant professor of history Dr. Joseph Peterson, in a piece published recently in the Washington Post, compares right-wing Americans' current fascination with Hungary to the time Americans in the 19th century "fell in love with another Hungarian leader, Lajos Kossuth," for whom the Mississippi town Kossuth is named. The article may be viewed at

For information about the USM History program, which is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Humanities, visit School of Humanities | The University of Southern Mississippi (