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Dr. Ed Baptist, Associate Professor of History at Cornell University, will be on campus   Tuesday, February 24, to share insights from his new book The Other Half Hasn’t Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism (Basic Books) and from his crowdsourcing project, Freedom on the Move. In a review of Dr. Baptist’s new book, the Daily Beast notes that  “Baptist turns the long-accepted argument that slavery was economically inefficient on its head, and argues that it was an integral part of America's economic rise."

 

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As part of her work with the Committee on U.S. Latin American Relations, Celina Foran co-authored an article on Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. The article," 'If they kill me, I will be reborn'-Oscar Romero nearer to sainthood," appears in the CUSLAR newsletter and in the Venezuelan news service, TeleSUR. A History and Sociology double major, Celina is an intern with CUSLAR.

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At the 2015 American Historical Association Annual Meeting in New York City, Ali Erkan (Computer Science), Michael Smith (History/Environmental Studies and Sciences), Matt Klemm (History), Steve Lam (Computer Science, Class of 2013) presented the history and results of their multi-year experiment with a digital teaching and learning tool they have developed.

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Conger, Associate Professor and Robert Ryan Professor in the Humanities, was interviewed for and subsequently made a brief appearance in “Franklin's Spark: 1720-1765,” an episode of Philadelphia: The Great Experiment, Sam Katz, Executive Producer, History Making Productions.  The episode aired Thursday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m. on 6abc/WPVI-TV.

 

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As one of the top scholars on the subject of lynching and mob violence in the post-Civil War U.S. South, the Journal of American History invited Dr. Trotti  to contribute a response to an essay by historian Michael Pfeifer. In "The Multiple States and Fields of Lynching Scholarship" Journal of American History 101(December 2014): 852-3. Dr Trotti offers a review and critique of Dr. Pfeifer's essay “At the Hands of Parties Unknown? The State of the Field of Lynching Scholarship.”  

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