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Torchbearers of Democracy
Williams' Torchbearers of Democracy Receives Two National Awards

Torchbearers of of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era by Associate Professor of History Chad L. Williams has been selected by the Organization of American Historians (OAH) for the 2011 Liberty Legacy Foundation Award which is given annually for the best book on any aspect of the struggle for civil rights in the United State. Williams’ book was also selected by the Society for Military History to receive its 2011 Distinguished Book Award for United States History.  More ...

Writer Robbins Discusses West Point Culture

James Robbins came to Hamilton to talk about someone no Hamilton student wants to be: the individuals last in their class. Robbins was talking in particular about the “Goats,” men who graduated last in their class from West Point and ended up fighting in the Civil War. He drew extensively from his book, Last in their Class: Custer, Pickett and the Ghosts of West Point (2006) in providing an often-humorous overview of America's most famous Goats.  More ...

David Blight
Yale Historian Discusses Americans' Views of The Civil War

February 22 was the 150th anniversary of Jefferson Davis's announcement of the Confederate cabinet and Abraham Lincoln's enunciation of his goals for America at a speech in Philadelphia. It was also the date on which Yale University Professor David Blight visited Hamilton to present a retrospective on American views of the Civil War. By examining a pair of 20th century authors who wrote on the topic, Blight illustrated long-term trends on the way Americans think about the Civil War and the nation.  More ...

David W. Blight
Renowned Yale Civil War Expert to Lecture

David W. Blight, the Class of 1954 Professor of American History and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, will lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m., in the Hamilton College Chapel. The title of his talk is “The Civil War in Modern Memory: Robert Penn Warren and James Baldwin at the Centennial.” The lecture, sponsored by Hamilton’s History Department, is free and open to the public.  More ...

Kevin Grant
Grant Publishes in Comparative Studies in Society and History

Associate Professor of History Kevin Grant has published an article titled British Suffragettes and the Russian Method of Hunger Strike in the current issue of the journal Comparative Studies in Society and History. Grant explains in this article how British suffragettes adapted the hunger strike as a tactic of prison protest from Russians political prisoners.  More ...

Lisa Trivedi
Trivedi Assumes Presidency of SAHSA

Lisa Trivedi, associate professor of history, assumed her tenure as the president of Society for Advancing the History of South Asia (SAHSA) at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Boston, Jan. 6-9. Trivedi leads SAHSA in a period of growth and as it seeks a new role and position within the American Historical Association, the nation’s premier professional association of historians.  More ...

Shoshana Keller
Keller Contributes to Book Forum

Professor of History Shoshana Keller wrote the introductory essay to the most recent "Journal of Women's History" book forum, a discussion of Kumari Jayawardena's The Erasure of the Euro-Asian.  More ...

Chad Williams
WAMC Features Chad Williams

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio in Albany will feature a reading by Associate Professor of History Chad Williams on Tuesday, Dec. 28, as part of the public radio station’s Academic Minute. The program airs each weekday at 7:37 a.m. and 3:56 p.m. at 90.3 FM in the Clinton.  More ...

Maurice Isserman
Isserman Receives Writer’s Award

James L. Ferguson Professor of History Maurice Isserman was presented with the University of Rochester’s Andrew Eiseman Writer’s Award for Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes on Dec. 10, in Rochester. Isserman and co-writer Stewart Weaver of the University of Rochester will share the award and its $1,000 prize.  More ...

Chad Williams
Williams Presents Research at Conferences

Associate Professor of History Chad Williams recently presented his work at several recent major national conferences. On Oct. 1 Williams chaired and participated in a roundtable discussion on “African Americans and World War I in History, Memory and Culture,” at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History in Raleigh, N.C.  More ...

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