History Blog

  • Missouri History Conference

    March 20, 2018

    On 16 March 2018, Rebecca Ohmer and Travis Rolstead, history majors who graduated from Truman in 2017, presented papers at the Missouri Conference on History in Jefferson City. Ohmer, who is currently completing an MAE degree at Truman, delivered a presentation entitled “The ‘Attentive Superintendent’: Harry H. Laughlin’s Leadership of the Kirksville Public School System, […]

  • Study Abroad in Cuba

    November 6, 2017

    Information sessions on this intensive international learning experience will be held Wednesday, November 15, 3:30 p.m., MC211 and Thursday, 30 November at 5 p.m.in  MC209.   For more information and an application, students can go to http://witnessforpeace.org/event/revolutionary-cuba/ or contact Marc Becker at MC 227, marc@truman.edu, x6036.

  • Spend Spring Break in Cuba!

    History professor Marc Becker is offering a new study abroad opportunity to learn about the history and contemporary events in Cuba. During the midterm break (March 10-18, 2018), students will have a unique opportunity to travel to Cuba to take a close look at issues of global economics, conflict and peace, race, culture, the environment, […]

  • Made in History: A New Blog for Engaging the Public

    August 30, 2017

    Historical perspective is now more in demand than ever. Made By History, a new blog on WashingtonPost.com, offers historians a brand new platform to help the public “understand the history behind the breakneck news.”

  • History majors present at TruScholars

    August 26, 2017

    Senior History and Political Science double major Ben Wallis presented his summer TruScholars research “The Status of Marxism in the Black Panther Party” at the Summer Research Symposium on August 26, 2017. Founded in 1966 during a period of racial upheaval, war, and widespread disillusionment with the United States government, the Black Panther Party articulated […]

  • The FBI in Latin America

    History professor Marc Becker has published a new book, The FBI in Latin America: The Ecuador Files (Duke University Press), which tells the largely unknown story of the FBI’s surveillance operations in Latin America during the 1940s and provides new insights into leftist organizations and the nature of the U.S.’s imperial ambitions in the western […]

  • Professor Dan Mandell Profiled by Humboldt State University

    August 15, 2017

    See the recent profile by Humboldt State University highlighting his career accomplishments and anticipating the upcoming publication of his new book The Lost Tradition of Economic Equality in America, 1600-1880.

  • History Graduate Receives Honors Scholars Medal

    June 15, 2017

    Congratulations to history graduate, Alec Graham, who was among the 10 talented students who received recognition as Honors Scholar graduates for Spring 2017.  Honors Scholar medals were presented at a pre-commencement ceremony on May 12. Truman’s Honors Scholar Program offers outstanding students the opportunity to select rigorous courses in the liberal arts and sciences component of their […]

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