Publications

  • Harambee City

    Nishani Frazier.

    Harambee CityBlack Power!  It was a phrase that consumed the American imagination...more

  • The Politics and Culture of Modern Sports

    Anderson book coverSheldon Anderson. Examines the role of modern sports in constructing national identities....more

  • Cornering the Market: Independent Grocers and Innovation in American Small Business

    Susan V. Spellman

    Spellman book coverIn popular stereotypes, local grocers were avuncular men....more.

  • Rendering Nature: Animals, Bodies, Places, Politics

    Marguerite S. Shaffer and Phoebe S. K. Young.

    Rendering Nature coverWe exist at a moment during which the entangled challenges facing the human and naturals worlds... more

  • Seen and Heard in Mexico

    Elena Jackson Albarrán

    Albarran book coverDuring the first two decades following the Mexican Revolution, children in the country....more.

  • Space and Conversion in Global Perspective

    Wietse de Boer

    de Boer book coverExamines experiences of conversion as they intersect with physical location, mobility, and interiority....more.

  • Blockbuster History in the New Russia

    Stephen N. Norris

    Blockbuster History book coverSeeking to rebuild the Russian film industry after its post-Soviet collapse, directors and producers sparked a revival of nationalist and patriotic sentiment....more

  • Enlightened Aid

    Amanda Kay McVety

    Enlightened Aid book cover The book begins with the modern concept of progress in the Scottish Enlightenment, follows the development of this concept in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century economics and anthropology....more

Online Journals

Check out the following journals sponsored by the Department of History.

Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective, co-edited by Nicholas Breyfogle (Ohio State University and Steven Conn (Miami University)

Journeys into the Past: An Online Journal of the History Department, which features recent work by Miami University History students (general editor, Stephen Norris)

Class Activities

Propaganda Room
Propaganda Takes Over!  History students create a Soviet-style propaganda room and emigré club.  Students in Dr. Stephen Norris's Introduction to Russian and East European Studies gave one of the department's seminar rooms a makeover.  As part of the course, students explored the ways in which the Soviet Union used visual imagery and messaging to express political ideology.  The group project also highlighted the communal and social dimensions of political activity.

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