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Historians/History


  • The Seen and the Unseen: Queer Lives 1914-1945

    by T. Frohock

    Records generally show us the experiences of either the most privileged members of a society, who often escaped prosecution unharmed, or the most underprivileged, who suffered from laws designed to criminalize their behavior.


  • He Said, She Said: In the Matter of Nat Turner

    by Christopher Tomlins 

    Nat Turner spoke while black and asks us all to listen. If we are to understand him – to understand what sort of man he was, by whom he was charged to act, on whose behalf he acted, and why – we have to begin by listening.


  • Who Can be An American?

    by Donald J. Fraser

    The challenge of our times, especially in the upcoming 2020 election, is to continue our commitment to a creedal vision of America. We need to make a reality of the opening words of our Constitution, that “We the People” means all people who share the American Creed.


  • Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the 15th Amendment

    by Alan Singer

    February 2020 is the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution declaring “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”


  • Remembering Soldier's Bravery at Iwo Jima, 75 Years Later

    by Jack H. Lucas

    "I had no way of knowing that in a matter of a few short hours I would make the most important decision of my life and in the lives of three members of my fire team. The choice would be mine: either I could die alone or all of us would die together."