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Check out ’s fascinating new book Entangled Lives: Labor, Livelihood, and Landscapes of Change in Rural Massachusetts, examining the lives of Anglo-, African, & Native American women in Hadley MA during the Revolutionary War Era!
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UMass History Dept Dec 5
Marla Miller recently visited the US-Mexico border in connection with an upcoming exhibit at the National Building Museum. Here she explores the implications of borders through ’ Land of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road.
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UMass History Dept Nov 21
Read Daily Collegian’s piece on the recent book discussion of Nancy MacLean’s award winning “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America” cohosted by UMass History, Center for Popular Economics and
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UMass History Dept Nov 20
For more on the project: , IG:@blackholyoke, Twitter:
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UMass History Dept Nov 20
An interview in Past@Present with Erika Slocumb, PhD student, certificate student & curator of “Reliquary of Blackness: An Exhibit of Oral Histories” at on the history of
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Devon Nov 18
UMass friends! My colleague and I have organized and will be moderating an event on and historians' role within and beyond our field to organize for a ! Please attend!
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UMass History Dept Nov 19
Happening today! Community discussion of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean. The conversation will be facilitated by economist and educator Francisco Perez . Jones Library @ 7 PM.
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UMass History Dept Nov 19
Happening today, film screening of IT HAPPENED HERE, 2014 documentary which explores sexual assault on campuses followed by a discussion of Title IX with Dr. Jennifer Nye & Laura Ciolkowski @ 3:30 PM Herter 601
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UMass History Dept Nov 15
We are excited to share that Dr. Anne Broadbridge’s recent book Women and the Making of the Mongol Empire has been shortlisted for the British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Award. Congratulations! For more:
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UMass History Dept Nov 13
Today on ! professor Kevin Young discusses the ongoing political crisis in Bolivia, arguing that ' resignation in the face of military pressure was indeed a coup, the complexities of the situation notwithstanding.
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UMass Public History Nov 12
Check out this project! Professor is involved in a funded program with the Flying Cloud Institute—STEAM, which encourages teenage girls to study Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
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UMass History Dept Nov 12
A thought provoking article for educators on teaching history through Native American perspectives, and going beyond Thanksgiving myths.
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UMass History Dept Nov 8
Thought provoking piece by Brian Whetstone who was National Council for Preservation Education intern in the National Park Service. He reflects on reproducing silences & hierarchies in commemorative initiatives in context of racism & the suffrage movement
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UMass History Dept Oct 28
Past@Present’s exclusive interview with activist & on why he donated his invaluable private archive to & what it will reveal to researchers, historians & the public
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UMass History Dept Oct 25
Western Mass historians! Did you know that award-winning provides classes in video & audio production? They also lend production equipment for free to those willing to let them air what is produced. Interested? Point yourself here:
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UMass History Dept Oct 24
Dispatches from the UMass 's latest workshop, a daylong “crash course” for history students and community members, including a crew from the supported Moving Memories Lab project .
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UMass History Dept Oct 23
A teacher’s guide for An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, for Young People by Natalie Martinez. Martinez is an alum of Alice Nash's NEH Summer Institutes for K12 Teachers on Native American histories
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UMass History Dept Oct 22
Check out this Tedx talk on the need to teach difficult histories, by Susannah Remillard who was part of the first cohort of Dr. Alice Nash's NEH Summer Institute for K-12 Teachers on Native American histories
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UMass History Dept Oct 16
Happening today! Scott Reed and Dr. Kevin Young of the UMass History Dept speak about conditions in Venezuela, along with a screening of Young's recently released film about U.S. sanctions on the country. 7-10PM @ Northampton Friends Meeting. For more:
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UMass History Dept Oct 15
Panel discussion and keynote on "The Local Politics of Criminal Justice Reform" at Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell, 10/24, 2-6 PM. Free and open to the public! For more:
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