Topic: History

"Pro-American" History Textbooks Hurt Native Americans

Nov. 21, 2014

I teach Native American Studies and virtually none of my university students has had any education whatsoever in the history of this country’s treatment of the 10 million or so people who lived here before Europeans arrived.

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In Texas, history of slavery unique — but not 'brief’

Nov. 8, 2014

When most Americans think about slavery, they imagine large cotton plantations filled with hundreds of slaves working from sunup to sundown.

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Postmortem Fame, Public Shame for Black Mothers

Sept. 30, 2014

The other night when my 8-year-old son predicted I would be famous one day, I was confused, then shocked: "I have a feeling I am going to die as a teenager, and then you will be on TV."

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"Hello! This is Liberty Speaking" - The Propaganda of WW I

June 23, 2014
"Hello! This is Liberty Speaking" - The Propaganda of WW I

Explore iconic World War I propaganda posters on display at the Harry Ransom Center as part of the exhibit, The World at War, 1914-1918.

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What It's Like to Learn from a Pulitzer Finalist

June 4, 2014
What It's Like to Learn from a Pulitzer Finalist

Go inside the classroom with two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and history professor Jacqueline Jones to see a master storyteller at work.

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