History Blog

  • Mandell, King Philip’s War

    August 29, 2010

    Johns Hopkins University Press has published Dan Mandell’s new book King Philip’s War: Colonial Expansion, Native Resistance, and the End of Indian Sovereignty. King Philip’s War was the most devastating conflict between Europeans and Native Americans in the 1600s. In this incisive account, award—winning author Daniel R. Mandell puts the war into its rich historical […]

  • History Professor Edits Two Books on Asian American History and Culture

    January 25, 2010

    Huping Ling, professor of history, has edited two recently-published books. “Asian American History and Cultures: An Encyclopedia,” is a two-volume set published by M.E. Sharpe, an award-winning publisher of reference books, textbooks, general interest books and journals. With overview essays and more than 400 A-Z entries, this encyclopedia documents the history of Asians in America […]

  • Macauley Named New McNair Program Director

    August 17, 2009

    Sylvia Macauley has been named the new director of the McNair Program. Macauley, an associate professor of history, has been at the University since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sierra Leone, as well as doctorate and master’s degrees in history from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Among her professional accomplishments, […]

  • First issue of Journal of Asian American Studies

    March 19, 2009

    With a year-long hard work, the first issue ofJournal of Asian American Studies (JAAS 12.2) under Huping Ling’s editorship is due out in June, and Truman State University has been prominently placed on the journal’s webpage as well on the front cover of every printed issue. Below are the credit line about Truman on the […]

  • Professor interviewed on NPR

    December 12, 2008

    Jerry Hirsch, author of Portrait of America, was interviewed by NPR’s On the Media about the Federal Writers’ Project. His book is also quoted in the January 19, 2009 issue ofTime magazine in the article “Will Act for Food.”

  • Mandell finalist for the Littleton-Griswold Award in Legal History

    November 4, 2008

    Dan Mandell’s new book Tribe, Race, History: Native Americans in Southern New England, 1780-1880 was a finalist for the American Historican Association (AHA)’s Littleton-Griswold Award in Legal History.

  • Huping Ling Named Executive Editor of Journal of Asian American Studies

    April 28, 2008

    The Association of Asian American Studies has named Huping Ling, Professor of History, Editor-Elect and, in April 2009, Executive Editor of the Journal of Asian American Studies (JAAS), the premier refereed journal in the field of Asian American Studies, after a careful process of nomination and selection. The academic discipline of Asian American and Pacific […]

  • Daniel Mandell awarded 2008 OAH Levine Prize for Best Book in American Cultural History

    March 28, 2008

    Daniel R. Mandell, Truman State University, has been selected by the Organization of American Historians (OAH) to receive the inaugural Lawrence W. Levine Award, which is given annually for the best book in American cultural history.  On Saturday, March 29, OAH President Nell Irvin Painter and President-Elect Pete Daniel will present the award in New […]

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