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Maurice Isserman
New York Times Features Isserman Article

The New York Times’ current entry on the publication’s Civil War blog is the work of James L. Ferguson Professor of History Maurice Isserman. Titled “From the Playing Field to the Battlefield,” the article reveals that during the war, the majority of Hamilton students participated on both the Union and Confederate sides and that many perished.  More ...

Thomas Wilson at Korea's Confucius temple with Kong Chuichang and his wife Wu Shuoyin
Wilson Presents Paper at International Symposium

Professor of History Thomas Wilson presented a paper titled “The Imperial and Ancestral Sacrifices of Confucius” at the International Symposium on the Rites to Confucius held at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea.  More ...

Chad Williams, Steve Yao, Bonnie Urciuoli and Steve Wu.
Four Receive Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards

Four members of the Hamilton faculty were recognized for their research and creative successes through the Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards at Class & Charter Day on Friday, May 6. The awards were established in three categories by former Dean of Faculty Joe Urgo in 2008.  More ...

Chad Williams
Williams Contributes to Africana Age Website

Associate Professor of History Chad Williams has contributed to the website Africana Age.   Developed by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Africana Age is a multimedia resource devoted to tracing the history of African and African diasporic transformations in the 20th century.  More ...

Steve Pet '12
Steven Pet ’12 Awarded Gilder Lehrman Fellowship

Steven Pet ’12 has been awarded a Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History fellowship to attend a one-week program in June in New York City. Pet, a government and history major from New Milford, Conn., is one of 30 college sophomores and juniors to win the annual national award.  More ...

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 ...

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