History Archive

Jennifer Wollock, Texas A&M University – Wars of Chivalry

They say chivalry is dead.  Is that a good thing? Jennifer Wollock, professor of English at

Elise Lemire, Purchase College – The Vietnam Veterans’ Anti-War Movement

The Vietnam War can be a Rorschach Test. Elise Lemire, professor of literature at Purchase College,

Victoria Munoz, Hostos Community College – Spanish Romances and the Roots of British Imperialism

The first Anglo-Spanish war may have been fought in the pages of books. Victoria Munoz, assistant

Stephanie Chalifoux, University of West Georgia – Commercial Sex Market in the U.S. South During the 1940s and 1950s

On University of West Georgia Week: Red-light districts were turned off during World War II, but

Brandi Brimmer, Spelman College – Black Union Widows and the Battle for Survivors’ Benefits in Post-Civil War America

On Spelman College Week: Black Union widows had trouble claiming benefits after the Civil War. Brandi

Kathy Feeley, University of Redlands – The Rise of the Hollywood Press Corps and the Making of the Modern American Press

On University of Redlands Week:  Women journalists have faced many questions about their legitimacy. Today on

Jessie Hewitt, University of Redlands – Men, Madness, and Marriage in 19th-Century France

On University of Redlands Week:  Divorce is not pleasant, but can be beneficial. Jessie Hewitt, assistant

Lisa Bitel, University of Southern California – St. Valentine

The history of Valentine’s Day might not match up with our current incarnation. Lisa Bitel, professor

Patrick Hamilton, Misericordia University – The Secret History of Race & Comics

On Misericordia University Week: What do superheroes show us about ourselves? Patrick Hamilton, professor of English,

Rosalyn LaPier, University of Montana – Solstice

The solstices are not just days on a calendar to indigenous peoples. Rosalyn LaPier, associate professor