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Fall 2016 Commencement

Congratulations to Brianna Dancy and Bethany Gregory and our other December 2016 graduates of our M.A. program.   Fall 2016 Commencement Read more >>

2017 Annual Bill Brown Conference University of North Carolina at Charlotte

2017 Annual Bill Brown Conference University of North Carolina at Charlotte Incarceration across the Americas: Transnational Perspectives on the Prison Industrial Complex and Globalization February 10-11, 2017 University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Center City Contemporary studies of the prison industrial complex often note the impact of globalization on developing trends in carceral policy,... 2017 Annual Bill Brown Conference University of North Carolina at Charlotte Read more >>

Political structure of militias in 19th century Georgia subject of Mixon’s work

A recently published work by history professor Gregory Mixon analyzes one state’s process of freedom, citizenship and the incorporation of African Americans within the political and economic structure of the United States after the Civil War. “Show Thyself a Man: Georgia State Troops, Colored, 1865-1905” explores the history of Georgia’s black militia and how both independent militias and state-... Political structure of militias in 19th century Georgia subject of Mixon’s work Read more >>

Jane Laurent Prize for Undergraduate Research

The UNC-Charlotte Department of History is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 winners of the Jane Laurent Prize for Undergraduate Research.  This prize, named for a beloved colleague who spent her life fostering undergraduate research and development, awards the students who write the best research paper in the sophomore research and writing seminar $200.  The instructors of the seminar nominate... Jane Laurent Prize for Undergraduate Research Read more >>

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Historian’s work focuses on World War II and the power of mobilization

Historian Mark Wilson studies the business and politics of the American industrial mobilization for World War II in the new book “Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II.” Wilson spent 10 years researching the archives of companies that made weapons for the war as well as military and government archives. His search led him to the records of Boeing Aircraft and... Historian’s work focuses on World War II and the power of mobilization Read more >>