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Aug 24 2015 | Stanford News
Through research into the first historians of medieval Europe, Professor Paula Findlen discovers that an interest in women's history began much earlier than is assumed. By Kathyrn DickasonThe Humanities at Stanford
Jul 29 2015 | Stanford News
Through an investigation of political, cultural and ideological history, Stanford historian Gordon H. Chang traces America's fascination with China, one characterized by both condemnation and admiration, in a new book. By Biliana Kassabova Stanford historian Gordon H. Chang says that Americans have...
Jun 29 2015 | The New Yorker
On March 4, 1865, after days of heavy rain, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address in a soggy capital to tens of thousands of Americans gathered in the mud and the muck. The speech was brief but profound and elegant. The abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass called it...
Jun 22 2015
In James Baldwin’s 1968 novel “Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone,” a child points to his light-skinned mother’s relationships to offer a compelling case that she is indisputably black: “Our mama is almost white … but that don’t make her white. You got to beall white to be white …. You can tell...
A century and a half after Chinese migrants toiled on the Transcontinental Railroad, an interdisciplinary team of Stanford professors is shedding light on a key chapter of the intertwined relationship between China and the United States. BY CUAUHTÉMOC GARCÍA-GARCÍA The Humanities at Stanford