History Blog

  • Cuba Student Panel

    April 17, 2018

    On Thursday, April 19, 7pm, in Baldwin Hall Little Theater (BH 102), students from a Spring Break Study Abroad trip to Cuba will present on their experiences. Topics will include a discussion of gender, race, US-Cuba relations, healthcare, education, elections and political systems, infrastructure, agriculture, and capitalism vs. Cuban socialism. This presentation is part of […]

  • 2018 Kohlenberg-Towne Lecture

    April 9, 2018

    Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 7 pm Baldwin Hall Little Theater (102) Professor Lorri Glover, John Francis Bannon Endowed Chair in History Saint Louis University Why do the Founding Fathers Still Matter?

  • 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 […]

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