History

Grade Inflation Seen Rising

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New national study finds students receiving better and better report cards. Community colleges alone appear to be holding the line.

Digital Archives That Disappear

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Google purchased "Paper of Record," a Web site popular with historians and other scholars. Now the site is gone, and although it may be about to return, researchers are furious.

Going After a Scholar's Critic

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Guenter Lewy, a professor emeritus of political science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is a scholar whose work has been praised by Turkey’s government.

'Becoming Historians'

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How do historians become historians? That's the question answered in the essays of Becoming Historians, just published by the University of Chicago Press. Among those contributing -- senior scholars in the field today -- are Joan Wallach Scott, Linda Gordon, David A. Hollinger and the two co-editors of the volume, James M. Banner Jr. and John R. Gillis. Banner, co-founder of the National History Center and historian-in-residence at American University; and Gillis, professor emeritus at Rutgers University, responded to questions about the book.

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.

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