Blog Archives

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  MC209.   For more information and an application, students can go to or contact Marc Becker at MC 227,, 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, […]

Early Vreeland & Global Issues Lecture, 21 September 7pm

September 19, 2017

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, 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 […]

State Historical Society of Missouri Lecture

August 23, 2017

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 […]

Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutions

June 11, 2017

Professor of History Marc Becker has published a textbook Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutions with the assistance of his students in his Latin American Revolutions classes from the Fall 2015 and Fall 2016 semesters. He wrote the book because Latin American Revolutions is a commonly taught course at Truman and elsewhere, but no synthetic text exists […]