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American Soldiers in the Aftermath of the Tet Offensive in Saigon, 1968

Professor Christian Appy’s latest article, “Exceptional Victims,” was recently published in the Boston Review’s landmark issue, "Fifty Years Since MLK”

Thursday, February 15, 2018

“The new exceptionalism is born of the vilification of the antiwar movement and the veneration of U.S. troops as heroic victims.”...
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From UMass to the World

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

As department chair Brian Ogilvie noted in the 2017 department’s newsletter, “in recent years, UMass Amherst has worked to ‘internationalize’ its curriculum. As a discipline, history has long been...
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Professor Sigrid Schmalzer Awarded the Joseph Levenson Post-1900 Book Prize for 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Congratulations to Professor Sigrid Schmalzer, who was just awarded the Joseph Levenson Post-1900 Book Prize for 2018 for her book Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist...
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Professor Julio Capó Jr. Awarded the Audre Lorde Prize for Outstanding Article in LGBTQ History

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Congratulations to Professor Julio Capó Jr. who was just awarded the prestigious Audre Lorde prize for outstanding article in LGBTQ history published over the last two years. He received the award...
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New Book from Professor Jason Moralee: "Rome's Holy Mountain: The Capitoline Hill in Late Antiquity"

Monday, December 18, 2017

Professor Jason Moralee just published his new book Rome's Holy Mountain: The Capitoline Hill in Late Antiquity. This is the first book that follows the history of the Capitoline Hill into late...
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Cameron Smith : “Rethinking How We Learn Our History”

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

“Historical empathy is remembering that these are the real actions and emotions of people from the past. When we limit history to dates and names, we are forgetting the humanity of these people....