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Stanford historian Kathryn Olivarius discusses her research into antebellum New Orleans and how the yellow fever epidemic shaped the region economically and socially – at a devastating and deadly cost.

The uncertainties and anxiety people…

Stanford historian Jennifer Burns discusses how universal basic income could become a major discussion point in Washington D.C. as policymakers respond to the economic blow of the coronavirus pandemic.

Until now, universal basic income –…

Professor Gordon Chang, Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities and Professor of American History in the Department of History, was elected as a member of the Society of American Historians. …

Gordon Chang - USA Today article written by Courtney Subramanian, Nicholas Wu and David Jackson 

 

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has doubled down on referring to the coronavirus pandemic as the "Chinese virus" as he tries to…

We’ve Been Looking in the Wrong Places to Understand Sanders’s Socialism

He shares the conviction of Gilded Age socialists that values, not economic laws, determine the contours of American society.

By Richard White

Mr.…

THE ANARCHY, William Dalrymple’s gripping book on the East India Company’s “relentless rise” in the Indian subcontinent from 1756 to 1803, settles many things. No one can now argue that Indians did not put up a tough fight; that they lacked in…

PhD alumni Kristen Alff  was  awarded the World History Association’s 2019 Dissertation Prize for the Best Doctoral Dissertation. The award recognizes doctoral work in world, global, or transnational history with an emphasis on analysis of…

Robert Proctor talks to BBC’s Inside Health podcast about the history of tobacco industry’s marketing efforts in the United States and abroad.

 

 

   

Stanford historian Joel Cabrita traces her lifelong passion for examining and better understanding voices from Southern Africa to a childhood spent listening to the rhythmic songs and prayers of her religious neighbors.

Cabrita grew up in…

The Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School is pleased to award its second annual U.S.-Russia Relations Book Prize to Professor Norman Naimark of Stanford University for his new book Stalin and the Fate of Europe: The Postwar Struggle…