Recent Faculty Publications

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    Gendered Resistance

    Mary E. Frederickson

    Gendered Resistance book coverInspired by the story of Margaret Garner, the escaped slave who in 1856 slit her daughter's throat rather than have her forced back into slavery, the essays in this collection focus on historical and contemporary examples of slavery and women's resistance to oppression from the 19th century to the 21st....more

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    Writing the Gettysburg Address

    Martin P. Johnson

    Writing the Gettysburg Address book cover Four score and seven years ago....  Are any six words better known, of greater import, or from a more crucial moment in our nation's history?  And yet after 150 years the dramatic and surprising story of how Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg Address has never been fully told....more

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    Love in the Time of Revolution

    Andrew Cayton

    Love in the Time of Revolution book cover In 1798, English essayist and novelist William Godwin ignited a transatlantic scandal with Memoirs of the Author of "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman."  Most controversial were the details of the romantic liaisons of Godwin's wife, Mary Wollstonecraft, with both American Gilbert Imlay and Godwin himself....more

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    Writing Medieval Womens Lives

    Charlotte Newman Goldy

    Writing Medieval Women's Lives book cover Medieval women's history is entering a new stage.  In the last thirty years medievalists have recovered the sources about women, and have moved women to the foreground of narratives to view society from their vantage point....more

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    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 by applying Hollywood techniques to themes drawn from Russian history....more

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    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, describes its transformation from a concept into a tool of foreign policy, and ends with the current debate about foreign aid's utility....more

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    Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry

    Coffee book coverRobert W. Thurston.  a definitive guide to the many rich dimensions of the bean and the beverage around the world. Leading experts from business and academia consider coffee's history, global spread, cultivation, preparation, marketing, and the environmental and social issues surrounding it today....more

Quick Facts

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    Quick Facts

    History majors graduating in 2012-13:  90

    History majors enrolled in 2012-13:  304

    Enrollment in history courses, fall 2013:  2,284