Hiding in Plain Sight Black Women, the Law, and the Making of a White Argentine Republic
A book by Erika Denise Edwards
   June 16, 2020

http://www.uapress.ua.edu/product/Hiding-in-Plain-Sight,7299.aspx

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Department Statement of Solidarity
   June 11, 2020

Department Statement of Solidarity

     We, the faculty of the Department of History at UNC Charlotte, reacting with grief and anger at the recent killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, combined with subsequent events, feel compelled to offer the following statement to our faculty and staff, as well as to our students, friends, and the broader community. We do not habitually issue such statements in response to specific episodes of tragedy and injustice.  However, we believe that the current situation is so overwhelmingly serious that...

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History Department COVID-19 Updates: Summer Advising and Declaring Major/Minor
   May 8, 2020
As we monitor novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are committed to ensuring that all students can fulfill their academic requirements as planned and to supporting students, faculty and staff in this process. We will update this information as the situation evolves.

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PROFESSOR RECEIVES PRIZE FOR ‘BEST BOOK IN MODERN FRENCH HISTORY’
A book by UNC Charlotte History professor Christine Haynes
   January 28, 2020

A book by UNC Charlotte History professor Christine Haynes has been chosen the best in modern French history (post 1815) over the previous two years, receiving the inaugural Weber Book Prize from the UCLA Department of History.

The Eugen Weber Book Prize in French History is a biennial prize that is named for the eminent French historian Eugen Weber (1925-2007) and includes a cash award of $15,000. The prize was announced at the American Historical Association annual meeting in January in New York City. Haynes will receive the award formally in May when she delivers a talk at UCLA...

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Black Freethinkers: A History of African-American Secularism - Christopher Cameron
   September 19, 2019

See my new book, available from Northwestern University Press. http://www.nupress.northwestern.edu/content/black-freethinkers

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Welcome Dr. Kristina Shull!
   August 26, 2019

The History Department is pleased to announce the hire of Dr. Kristina Shull, who will join our faculty in August 2020 following the completion of a post-doctoral appointment at Harvard University.  Kristina Shull is a public historian and interdisciplinary scholar specializing in race, foreign relations, immigration control, and prison privatization in the modern United States. She received her Ph.D. in History from UC Irvine. Her book manuscript, Invisible Bodies: Immigration Crisis and Private Prisons Since the Reagan Era, explores the concurrent rise of immigration detention and prison...

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AMBIGUOUS TRANSITIONS Gender, the State, and Everyday Life in Socialist and Postsocialist Romania - Jill Massino
   October 31, 2018

See my new book, available from Berghahn Books:

 

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Historian’s work focuses on World War II and the power of mobilization
   October 7, 2016

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 Manufacturing, Ford Motor and DuPont U.S.

“The book offers an account of how the U.S. mobilized the economy to make supplies for the Allies to win World War II. It’s also a study of...

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Political structure of militias in 19th century Georgia subject of Mixon’s work
   October 7, 2016

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-sponsored militias defined freedom and citizenship for African Americans. The work is available at ...

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Jane Laurent Prize for Undergraduate Research
   October 7, 2016

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 their strongest paper and the committee choses the winner from those papers.  The winners and honorable mention awardees represent the best in writing, primary document research, and contextual and...

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