History

A College for History Only

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Founder of non-traditional law school is creating undergraduate institution, hoping to apply similar ideas to keep costs unusually low for private higher education.

Higher Ed and the Third Reich

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As Hitler rose to power, colleges in the U.S. responded with a mixture of indifference, complicity and collaboration, a new book argues.

'A New Deal for Veterans'

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The original, Post-World War II GI Bill has been both idealized as evidence of America as land of opportunity, and criticized for primarily benefiting white men while perpetuating racial and gender discrimination. So write Glenn C.

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.

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