Rhae Lynn Barnes

About Rhae Lynn

Dr. Rhae Lynn Barnes is a member of the Society of Fellows at USC and Assistant Professor of American Cultural History at Princeton (beginning 2018). She earned her Ph.D. at Harvard University and B.A. at U.C. Berkeley. She is the co-founder of U.S. History Scene.

January 17, 2017. Slave Market Tourism: People as Entertainment Commodities in the Antebellum Culture Industries No reading for Tuesday. Please enjoy this cover of Nina Simone’s “Four Women.” The song was originally written and recorded by Nina Simone in 1966 as an interpretation of four major female archetypes she identified as epitomizing enslavement in Antebellum… MORE

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University of Southern California | Department of History 380 | 4 Units | Spring 2017 | Lectures T/ TH 12:30-1:50 PM Professor RL Barnes | Office Hours by Appointment Course Description “How much thought…can be hidden in a few short lines of poetry?” Music writer Robert Palmer asked, “How much history can be transmitted by… MORE

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Class Overview Historian Patricia Nelson Limerick wrote, “. . . the history of the West is a study of a place undergoing conquest and never fully escaping its consequences.” This course will examine the place, process, idea, cultural memory, conquest, and legacies of the U.S. West throughout American history. The American West has been a… MORE

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Conference abstract: The moniker ‘History in Action’ describes, in shorthand, a set of goals and ideals for the expansion of historical thinking in public life.   These guiding sensibilities all extend from a commitment to increasing conversation between university-trained historians and the wider non-academic world.   This conference takes as its generating premises the interlocking… MORE

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