Brick By Brick

Feb 18, 2019

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.

Nov 8, 2018

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.

Jun 14, 2018

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.

Mar 5, 2018

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.

Jan 26, 2018

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.

Jan 26, 2018

Legacy Contamination: Where the Rubble Hits the Road

Legacy Contamination: Where the Past is Present

Oct 30, 2017

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.

Oct 30, 2017

“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.

Oct 30, 2017

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.

Oct 18, 2017

Driving Through Dixie

What should be done with street signs that memorialize Confederate soldiers?