Topic: History

Lincoln’s Assassination and the Theatre of Melodrama

April 13, 2015

John Wilkes Booth was born into the theatre. His father, Junius Brutus Booth, was one of the country’s most prominent actors in the 1820s and 1830s. He brought in his sons, Junius, Jr., Edwin and John.

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The Civil War: the one we fought, the one we’re still fighting

April 9, 2015

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, a time to reflect on the bloodiest war in US history and consider the ways the conflict rages on in the American way of life.

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What the Texas Textbook Dispute Reveals about the Importance of the Humanities

Dec. 15, 2014
What the Texas Textbook Dispute Reveals about the Importance of the Humanities

One article after another slams liberal arts degrees and humanities education as lacking value. But members of the Texas State Board of Education engaged in heated battle recently over textbook approvals for one essential subject in the humanities: history.

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#Blacklivesmatter Till They Don't: Slavery's Lasting Legacy

Dec. 5, 2014

In less than a month, our nation will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery.

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Science and History Come Alive on Campus

Dec. 3, 2014
Science and History Come Alive on Campus

Explore these campus destinations to learn about monumental moments in history and scientific discoveries.

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