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Lt. Colonel Eric Hannis '90 delivers a Veteran's Day talk in the Fillius Events Barn.
Lt. Colonel Eric Hannis ’90 Pays Tribute to Hamilton Veterans in Lecture

On November 11, 2013, retired Lieutenant General Josiah Bunting III gave a Veteran's Day lecture on leadership during World War II to the Hamilton community. This year's lecture was presented by Lieutenant Colonel Eric Hannis ’90.  More ...

Joseph T. Glatthaar
Forage Liberally: Union Raiding Strategy During the Civil War

Although the United States remained intact after the Civil War, animosity between northerners and southerners has never fully dissipated. Joseph Glatthaar, the Stephenson Distinguished Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, believes this can be largely attributed to the “raiding strategy” employed by the Union during the latter half of the Civil War. Glatthaar travelled to the Hill on Nov. 11 for a lecture and book-signing.  More ...

Joseph Fornieri
Life of Statesman, Philosopher Abraham Lincoln Examined in Lecture

When introducing Joseph Fornieri, professor of political science at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Hamilton College Professor of History Doug Ambrose pointed out that recently we have witnessed a deluge of books about Abraham Lincoln. Why then, asked Ambrose, do we need another book on Lincoln? As Fornieri’s lecture clearly showed, we still stand to learn a great deal from a true statesman like Lincoln.  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 ...

Cronkite's War: His World War II Letters Home
CBS This Morning to Feature Isserman and Walter Cronkite IV

CBS This Morning Saturday will feature an interview with Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History Maurice Isserman and his former student Walter Cronkite IV ’11 about their new book Cronkite's War: His World War II Letters Home. The segment is tentatively scheduled to air at 7:45 a.m.  More ...

Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Legacy, America's Creed
Ragosta Featured on WAMC's Academic Minute

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio’s Academic Minute will feature Visiting Assistant Professor of History John Ragosta's essay on National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2. Ragosta, author of the newly published Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Legacy, America's Creed, provides a brief summary of the role of prayer in U.S. history. The broadcast can be heard locally at 7:34 a.m. or 3:56 p.m. at 90.3 FM and at InsideHigherEd.com.  More ...

John Ragosta
Huffington Post Publishes Ragosta Essay

In response to an attack on CIA Director John Brennan for taking the oath of office with a hand on George Washington's copy of the Constitution rather than the Bible, Visiting Assistant Professor of History John Ragosta wrote a response in an essay published by The Huffington Post. In “Bravo for Brennan!,” which appeared on the publication’s website on March 14,  Ragosta explained that “The Constitution does not require that a Bible be used for the oath of office.  More ...

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