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Albrecht Dürer's fantastical and iconic woodcut of a rhinoceros, from Conrad Gesner's Historiae Animalium.
Mar 25 2015 | Stanford News
In an exhibition of rare books and in her research, Stanford history scholar Mackenzie Cooley reveals how studying the animals in Western culture can improve stewardship of the natural world today. Opening at Stanford on April 6, the "Beasts & Books" exhibition showcases rare books and printed...
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Mar 13 2015 | Stanford News
CLAYBORNE CARSON, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford, was in Selma, Alabama, last weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the day known as “Bloody Sunday,” when on March 7, 1965, voting rights activists were brutally...
Image of the bookcover of A Chosen Exile by Allyson Hobbs
Feb 27 2015 | C-SPAN
Allyson Hobbs talked about her book A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, in which she examines the lives of African Americans who chose to pass as white between the 18th and mid-20th centuries. In her book, the author reports on the political and social ramifications of “...
Headshot of J.P. Daughton
J. P. Daughton is an associate professor of modern European history at Stanford who studies imperialism and the history of humanitarianism.
Image of a man looking at his hands
Alexander L. Manly could have been the first victim of the bloody race riot that exploded in Wilmington, N.C., in early November 1898. Manly, publisher of the Daily Record, North Carolina’s only African-American newspaper, was the target of the rioters after he wrote an inflammatory editorial about...