Marsha Barrett in Politico--How the Republican Party Moved to the Right

May 27, 2015

Marsha Barrett has just published a provocative article on the Republican Party's rightward thrust in the 1960s. You can read about it in Politico at

Inaugural EPIC World Events Forum

May 20, 2015

On May 20, the history department hosted the inaugural EPIC World Events Forum, an informal setting where graduate students and professors discuss current events and place them in their historical context. The topic for today’s forum was the recent article in the London Review of Books by Seymour Hersh about the Osama bin Laden raid. The conversation centered on process of constructing narratives and the tools that historians use to evaluate an essay’s veracity.

They Came, They Saw, They Presented--SHUR CONFERENCE MAY 1-2 at MSU

May 7, 2015

May 1, 2015 - May 2, 2015

This year's Symposium for History Undergraduate Research (SHUR) has come and gone from Mississippi State University.

Ellen Spears, "'Beyond All Decency': Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town" now on Vimeo

May 6, 2015

The video can be found at Ellen Griffith Spears teaches in the interdisciplinary New College and the Department of American Studies at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Her research focuses on environmental and civil rights history of the U.S. South in a global context, with an emphasis on social studies of science, technology, and public health activism.

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