History Blog

  • The FBI in Latin America

    August 26, 2017

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Global Issues Colloquium

    February 21, 2017

    When Elephants Fight: How Global Geopolitical Changes Affect African Institutions “Dr. Quinn will discuss his book which describes how two region-wide shifts in prevailing political and economic institutions and practices of sub-Saharan Africa can be linked to two prior global geopolitical realignments: the end of WWII with the ensuing American and Soviet led bipolar system, […]

  • Truman Foundation Scholarship Applications Available

    Truman State University Foundation scholarship applications for Truman students in 2017-18 are now available. Applications can be submitted and revised until the deadline of midnight, March 9. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the Student Tab, Student Finances, Scholarships, Foundation Scholarship Application. This is the primary application process for current students. The process […]

  • Ling Donates Papers to Hoover Institute

    January 31, 2017

    Huping Ling donates her father’s archives to Hoover, with Dr. Erick Wakin, the Director of Hoover Archives and Library, and Dr. Hsiao-ting Lin, the Curator of the East Asian Collection and Research Fellow, 16 December 2016. For additional information about the papers involved see the full story at http://www.hoover.org/news/hoover-archives-acquires-papers-linghu-pu-nationalist-official-north-china