History

Inclusivity or Tokenism?

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Is it legit for a scholarly association to approve a panel at an annual meeting only if the would-be (male) presenters add a woman?

'Black Women in the Ivory Tower'

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In his landmark demographic studies of black America, W.E.B. Du Bois found that by 1880, 54 black women had earned college degrees. A new book, Black Women in the Ivory Tower: 1850-1954 (University Press of Florida), tells the stories of these women and those who followed them in the period up to the end of legal segregation in the United States. The author of the book is Stephanie Y.

A Visa at Last

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It took 2 years and a lawsuit, but University of Nebraska will finally be able to welcome historian hired in 2005.

Should AP Add African-American History?

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Some school districts are pushing for a new offering, but College Board -- citing lack of support in higher education -- is skeptical.

'Founded by Friends'

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From Cornell University, which was always nonsectarian, to California’s Azusa Pacific University, which began as a Bible college, institutions with Quaker roots have grown in any number of directions.

Another Professor Denied Entry

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Latin American history course is called off at Case Western when highly regarded scholar is unable to return from Panama -- or to learn why her visa is blocked.

Changing Geographies of American Studies

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Leaders of evolving field consider how they fit into higher education, business culture, area studies, local economies and the No Child Left Behind era -- and are urged to move beyond "siege mentality."

American Studies on Offense and Defense

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Scholars consider how to get more engaged in the political process -- and how to fend off attacks on what they do.

Genocide Deniers

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Academics shun those who say Holocaust didn't take place. What about scholars who play down what happened in 1915 to Armenians? Why do Turkey and the Bush administration prop up such scholars?

A Different View of the Middle East

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Scholars who don't like direction of the field form new group, vowing not to be politicized. Others say the founders are exactly those who have politicized the discipline.

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