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Isserman Presents at Mountain Studies Conference

Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of History, presented a paper titled “Purple Mountain Majesties” on May 6 at Thinking Mountains 2015, an interdisciplinary mountain studies conference sponsored by the University of Alberta. This year’s conference was held in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada.  More ...

New York Times Publishes Isserman Review

“A true-crime narrative, in the tradition of ‘Helter Skelter,’” is how Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, described Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence in The New York Times Sunday Book Review section on May 3. Summarizing the book’s focus, he wrote, “What is new and valuable in 'Days of Rage' is the comprehensive overview it provides of the violence perpetrated by would-be revolutionary vanguards from the end of the 1960s through the mid-1980s, ...”  More ...

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Isserman a Discussant at Berlin Colloquium

Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, was an invited participant/discussant at the 19th Berlin Colloquium on Contemporary History April 23-25 at the European Academy Berlin in Germany.  More ...

Hamilton community members process to the College cemetery to lay a wreath in honor of Hamilton's Civil War dead.
Hamilton Honors Its Civil War Dead on 150th Anniversary of War's End

Bells in municipal towers and religious buildings – including Hamilton’s chapel bell – rang across the country on April 9 at 3:15 p.m. to commemorate the time 150 years ago when Generals Grant and Lee exited the Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia bringing the Civil War to an end.  More ...

Hamilton Observes 150th Anniversary of Civil War’s End

In concert with the National Park Service's call to ring “Bells across the Land: A Nation Remembers Appomattox,” the College's Chapel bell will ring for four minutes at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, to mark the four years of war that ended 150 years ago at Appomattox.  One hour later, at 4:15 p.m., a short memorial program will commemorate the role Hamilton students and alumni played in the Civil War, as well as  in the abolitionist movement that preceded the war. This program is free and open to the public.  More ...

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Isserman Discusses The American Left

Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, presented “Heretics, Prophets, and Organizers of The American Left” on March 19 at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. His talk was part of the New Democrats’ QNDP Speaker Series.  More ...

Discovery Quotes Isserman on Everest Tragedy

In an online Discovery News article titled “Mt. Everest: Why Do People Keep Climbing It?,” Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, commented on the recent tragedy on Mt. Everest. A second article on the Discovery News site titled "Do We Need Police on Everest," appearing on April 24, also included comments from Isserman.  More ...

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Isserman Article Published in Dissent Magazine

An article by Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History Maurice Isserman titled “Starting Out in the Fifties” appears in the Winter 2014 issue of Dissent Magazine. The publication commissioned Isserman to write the article, a history of the magazine for its 60th anniversary celebration in October 2013.  More ...

Members of the History of Civil War class recite the Gettysburg Address.
Isserman Class Records Gettysburg Address for Ken Burns' Project

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address on Nov. 19, Maurice Isserman’s History of the Civil War class (History 215) took part in filmmaker Ken Burns’ project “Learn the Address.” Isserman is the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History.  More ...

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Isserman Discusses Ascent of Everest at MVCC

Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History Maurice Isserman presented “Americans Stand Atop Everest-50 Years Later” on Sept. 9 and 16 at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica and Rome campuses, respectively. The lecture marked the 50th anniversary of the first American ascent of Mount Everest.  More ...

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