History

Empty Chair No More

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Closely watched, lengthy search for a military historian at Wisconsin ends with a hire, perhaps suggesting the field is healthier than critics charge.

'The Price of Defiance'

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In 1962, with court backing, James Meredith became the first black person to enroll at the University of Mississippi. His struggle to enroll, and the violent actions by mobs trying to keep him out, led to a legal and political showdown that reached the White House. While there have been previous studies of this period, Charles W.

The Economic Freeze on History

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Survey finds most departments are experiencing cuts that have significant impact on education and research.

History, But No Smoking Gun

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University of Maryland releases findings of inquiry into its ties to slavery.

Black History At Risk?

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Howard U. might not be closing center that holds celebrated historical collections after all, but some worry about staffing shortages and inadequate facilities there.

Religious Revival

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Religion displaces culture as top theme of interest to historians, especially those early in their careers. Military and political subjects also see gains, while social history continues long drop.

'In Search of the Talented Tenth'

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In the era before desegregation, Howard University was home to a constellation of black intellectual leaders -- professors who shaped public discussion about race and who built a vibrant intellectual community, even as they faced bigotry outside the university's gates. A new book, In Search of the Talented Tenth: Howard University Public Intellectuals and the Dilemmas of Race, 1926-1970, has just been published by the University of Missouri Press. Zachery R.

No Entry

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Job crisis broadens. After MLA reports collapsing market for language professors, history and economics groups reveal huge drops in faculty positions.

Is Google Good for History?

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At gathering of historians, both critics and fans of book digitization project see great benefits and significant flaws. Some see culture clash between search engine giant and scholars.

Ph.D. Supply and Demand

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At history meeting, grad students and those who lead doctoral programs consider bleak job market, quality of graduate programs, and consider whether there is an "oversupply" issue.

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