Finding Freedom Through Oysters in 19th Century New York (Part Two)
Black History Month: The history of Sandy Ground, the first free-black community of the United States, and the impact the community had on the oyster industry in the 19th century.
Finding Freedom Through Oysters in 19th Century New York (Part One)
Black History Month Feature: The history of Thomas Downing's legacy regarding the oyster industry in 19th century New York.
Revisiting the CCC
A new digital archive about the Civilian Conservation Corps aims to revive knowledge about the CCC’s role providing opportunities for recreation and leisure to Virginia’s common people.
Interview with Dr. Linda Jacobs
An interview with Dr. Linda Jacobs on her talk at NC State “Creating Illusions: Arabs in America’s Fairs, 1876-1896,” which discussed the role of Syrian performers, merchants, and travelers at world’s fairs in the late nineteenth-century.
On “A Case for Colonialism”
A review of the controversy surrounding “The Case for Colonialism,” which appeared in the journal Third World Quarterly in September.
Reinhold Niebuhr, Public Intellectuals, and the History Student
Famed theologian Reinhold Niebuhr's legacy serves as an example to history students interested in using their skills to influence society.
Legacy Contamination: Where the Rubble Hits the Road
Legacy Contamination: Where the Past is Present
Interview: Filmakers of “An Outrage: a documentary film about lynching in the American South”
This post is an interview with NC State History MA Student Andrew Sperling and filmmakers Lance Warren and Hannah Ayers. On September 19, 2017, they screened An Outrage for history students and interested visitors at NC State.
“Where You are From, and Where Your Blood is in the Ground”: Screening An Outrage: a documentary film about lynching in the American South.
Students viewed the documentary "An Outrage: a documentary film about lynching in the American South" as part of Dr. Booker’s HI 254 Modern American History class.
Walls, Borders, and Crime: Addressing Complex Problems with Simple Solutions
Early French examples can provide instruction for America's current border problems, and show how complex problems do not have simple solutions.