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U.S. History Scene Named Founding Partner of Humanities in the Class Digital Library (HICDL) with the National Humanities Center
Humanities Education in the Digital Age For Immediate Release U.S. History Scene (co-founded by Assistant Prof. Rhae Lynn Barnes, History) is a founding partner and digital architect of the National Humanities Center’s groundbreaking “Humanities in the Class Digital Library.” This Open Education Resources (OER) platform brings together world-renowned humanities institutions to provide cutting-edge digital learning… MORE
“Someday This War’s Gonna End”
Though few filmmakers touched on the conflict during the war itself, a slew of films commenting on Vietnam appeared in the late 1970s and 1980s, all arguably advancing political and ideological agendas relevant to their present.
The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know.
–Harry S. Truman
June 19, or “Juneteenth,” honors the symbolic end to slavery in the United States, bringing new meaning to the American celebration of freedom and citizenship.
Photography and History
WARNING: Some of the images within this article may be disturbing for a younger audience. Photographing the Civil War Americans at War How did plantation owners and northern industrialists, yeoman farmers and slaves, and women and children experience the Civil War and the enormous social and political changes it wrought? Though the Civil War is the… MORE
The Second Industrial Revolution, 1870-1914
Between 1820 and 1860, the visual map of the United States was transformed by unprecedented urbanization and rapid territorial expansion. These changes mutually fueled the Second Industrial Revolution which peaked between 1870 and 1914. Between the annexation of Texas (1845), the British retreat from Oregon country, and The Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo (1848) which cemented Mexican cession of the Southwest to the United States, territorial expansion exponentially rewrote the competing visions that free-soilers, European immigrants, industrial capitalists, and Native Americans held for the future of the American Empire.
Back to the Future
On September 19, 2013 approximately 120 registrants gathered in Cincinnatis National Underground Freedom Center for a conference sponsored by Historians Against Slavery (HAS). The event marked a radical departure from the usual academic gatherings to which historians have long been accustomed. Although organized by scholars of antebellum slavery and antislavery, the conferences agenda spoke explicitly… MORE
“Long After the War is Over”: Mutual Housing in the United States
Since their inception, the mutual programs of the 1940s were created as secondary to individual private homeownership, which has persisted as the dominant model in the decades since. While mutual or cooperative housing has taken various forms, the term typically denotes a buyer purchasing a share in a not-for-profit mutual association where the association (made up of the residents) owns and controls the houses and land.