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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Gives Lunn Lecture

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Gives Lunn Lecture

If you missed Stacy Schiff's talk, you can now watch it online.

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'The Other Slavery' Wins California Book Award

'The Other Slavery' Wins California Book Award

Prize is Latest Honor for History of Native American Enslavement

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Resendez Wins Bancroft Prize for 'The Other Slavery'

Resendez Wins Bancroft Prize for 'The Other Slavery'

A landmark history by Professor Andrés Reséndez, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America, is the winner of a 2017 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy.

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Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity and Community

Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity and Community

Warmest congratulations are due to Professor Lorena Oropeza, who is a recipient this year of the Chancellor's Achievement Award for Diversity and Community.

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A Historian's Impact: New National Monument

A Historian's Impact: New National Monument

Historian Gregory Downs has devoted much of his career to setting the record straight on Reconstruction—writing books, articles and an interactive website about “the most misunderstood period in U.S. history.”

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Book Exposes Myths About Drylands

Book Exposes Myths About Drylands

Professor Diana Davis’ latest book, The Arid Lands, overturns long-held notions of deserts as wastelands in need of restoration.

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Book on Native American Slavery Vies for National Book Award

Book on Native American Slavery Vies for National Book Award

A sweeping history by Professor Andres Resendez, "The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America," is a finalist for a 2016 National Book Award.

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Teacher Workshop on Transcontinental Railroad to Make Another Run

Teacher Workshop on Transcontinental Railroad to Make Another Run

Historic Landmarks Program Gets 4th Round of NEH Funding

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Graduate Application Deadline changed to January 5

Graduate Application Deadline changed to January 5

There has been a change in the application deadline for Graduate Students applying to the Department of History

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Professor's Study Helps National Park Service Commemorate Reconstruction Era

Professor's Study Helps National Park Service Commemorate Reconstruction Era

As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary this summer, Associate Professor Gregory Downs has focused on an oft-forgotten part of U.S. history that our national parks are now helping the public to understand - the Reconstruction era.

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Book 'The Other Slavery' Hailed as Landmark History

Book 'The Other Slavery' Hailed as Landmark History

Andres Resendez didn't set out to write a sweeping narrative when he first began to research the history of enslavement of Native Americans in North America.

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Historian Beverly Bossler Interviewed on New Book Networks

Historian Beverly Bossler Interviewed on New Book Networks

Beverly Bossler, professor of history, talks about her book, Gender and Chinese History: Transformative Encounters (University of Washington Press, 2015), in a recent interview on New Books Network.

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Faculty named to national speakers bureau

Faculty named to national speakers bureau

Four more faculty members of the Department of History have been named to the Organization of American Historians’ Distinguished Lectureship Program: Kathryn Olmsted, professor and chair; Andrés Reséndez and Louis Warren, professors; and Lisa Materson, associate professor.

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