• Harambee City

    Nishani Frazier.

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

  • Concubines and Courtesans: Women and Slavery in Islamic History

    Matthew S. Gordon

    Gordon bookSixteen essays on enslaved and freed women across medieval and pre-modern Islamic history....more

  • The Forgotten Legacy of Stella Walsh: The Greatest Female Athlete of Her Time

    Sheldon Anderson.

    Legacy of Stella WalshTells the story of Walsh's remarkable life.  A pioneer in women's sports, Walsh was ... more

  • Artifacts from Modern America

    Helen Sheumaker

    Sheumaker bookThis intriguing book examines how material objects of the 20th century.... 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.

  • The Rinderpest Campaigns

    Amanda Kay McVety

    book cover The first history of the international effort to eradicate rinderpest - a devastating cattle disease - which began in the 1940s and ended in 2011....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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