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Faculty in the Media

Featured articles written by History Department faculty.
Professor Greg Downs Featured in New York Times

Professor Greg Downs Featured in New York Times

Professor Downs was recently featured in the NYT discussing Donald Trump's inaccurate claim about Robert E. Lee's postwar life.

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Professor Kathy Olmsted Writes Op-Ed for New York Times

Professor Kathy Olmsted Writes Op-Ed for New York Times

Professor Olmsted writes about the upcoming California recall election and the history of the recall process in California.

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Professor Greg Downs Featured in Article Discussing the Myths Surrounding Juneteenth

Professor Greg Downs Featured in Article Discussing the Myths Surrounding Juneteenth

Check out the column by Robin Washington, who sat down with Professor Downs to discuss some of the enduring myths surrounding Juneteenth.

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Professor Louis Warren Featured in PBS Documentary

Professor Louis Warren Featured in PBS Documentary

Professor Warren appeared in PBS's "American Oz," a documentary about the life and career of L. Frank Baum, the author of The Wizard of Oz.

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Professor Eric Rauchway's New Book Featured in New York Times Op-Ed

Professor Eric Rauchway's New Book Featured in New York Times Op-Ed

Congratulations to Professor Eric Rauchway, whose new book, "Why the New Deal Matters", features prominently in an op-ed published in today's New York Times!

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Professor Olmsted Quoted in NPR Story on Disinformation

Professor Olmsted Quoted in NPR Story on Disinformation

Professor Kathy Olmsted, an expert on the history of anti-governmental conspiracy theories, was quoted in NPR's story, "Disinformation Still Swirls Concerning Legitimacy of Biden Administration"

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Check Out Professor Decker's OpEd in the Washington Post

Check Out Professor Decker's OpEd in the Washington Post

Professor Corrie Decker and Professor Elisabeth McMahon (Tulane University) discuss how ideas of American greatness across the political spectrum are rooted in a global history of anti-black racism

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Professor Decker Appears on Interview with the New Books Network Podcast

Professor Decker Appears on Interview with the New Books Network Podcast

Have a listen to Corrie Decker and Elisabeth McMahon (Tulane University) discuss their new book, The Idea of Development in Africa

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