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Newspaper clipping photo of the Congo-Ocean Railway
Apr 23 2015 | Stanford Report
Through a study of the history of the French colonial Congo-Océan Railway, Stanford historian JP Daughton has discovered how modern humanitarianism arose from the brutality of European colonialism. By Samuel Huneke Modern humanitarian endeavors are generally perceived of as works by good-willed...
Apr 21 2015
Stanford history professor Allyson Hobbs participates in a discussion with other historians about the Civil War on the 150th anniversary of its final battle on the Tavis Smiley on PBS. To view the program visit the PBS Tavis Smiley Show website.
Apr 20 2015
Drawing on 18th-and 19th-century writings, religious studies scholar Kathryn Gin Lum shows how the concept of "hell" influenced religion, politics and social reform. By Marguerite Rigoglioso Early Americans were apparently not just concerned with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They...
Apr 20 2015
"A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life" by History Professor Allyson Hobbs has won two prizes from the Organization of American Historians:  the Frederick Jackson Turner Award for best first book in American history and the Lawrence Levine Award for best book in American...
Apr 13 2015
The History Department would like to congratulate Sarah Sadlier, a junior triple major (History, American Studies, Iberian and Latin American Cultures), who has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award.  She is one of sixteen undergraduate historians nationwide...