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March 25, 2020
In August 1861, several months after the secession of 11 southern states and the outbreak of the Civil War, the abolitionist Frederick Douglass declared that “nations seldom...
March 3, 2020
In his new book, “Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present,” Frank M. Snowden, a professor emeritus of history and the history of medicine at Yale, examines...
February 24, 2020
Historians have been busy in recent months, and for good reason. Almost every day brings a stream of political questions from all quarters: Has this happened before? Is it...
February 18, 2020
Historian Amanda Joyce Hall explains how South Africa’s black press reported on the struggle for racial equality in South Africa and the United States.
January 30, 2020
A new resource entitled “The Mao Era in Objects” was launched on January 29, 2020 at the University of Oxford’s China Centre.  The interactive website features twenty-four...
January 28, 2020
Rohit De, Marcela Echeverri, and Greta LaFleur were recently awarded the 2019 Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication or Research. The prize is...
January 17, 2020
HIST 276 SPRING 2020 FRANCE SINCE 1871 T/Th 3:30-4:20,  1HTBD WLH 119 Prof. von OSTENFELD-SUSKE HIST 276 covers the emergence of France, from the massacres of the Paris...