Recent Faculty Publications

  • 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

  • From Eve to Evolution

    Kimberly A. Hamlin

    Hamlin book coverFrom Eve to Evolution provides the first full-length study of Amrican women's responses to evolutionary theory and illuminates the role science played in the nineteenth-century women's rights movement.  Hamlin reveals how a number of nineteenth-century women, raised on the idea that Eve's sin forever fixed women's subordinate status, embraced Darwinian evolution...more

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Asian Slaves in Colonial Mexico: From Chinos to Indians

    Tatiana Seijas

    Asian Slaves in Colonial Mexico: From Chinos to Indians book coverDuring the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, countless slaves from culturally diverse communities in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia journeyed to Mexico on the ships of the Manila Galleon.  Upon arrival in Mexico, they were grouped together and categorized as chinos.... more

Quick Facts

  • Quick Facts

    History majors graduating in 2013-14:  76

    History majors enrolled in 2013-14:  241

    Enrollment in history courses, fall 2013:  2,284