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Interview with Dr. Linda Jacobs
An interview with Dr. Linda Jacobs on her talk at NC State “Creating Illusions: Arabs in America’s Fairs, 1876-1896,” which discussed the role of Syrian performers, merchants, and travelers at world’s fairs in the late nineteenth-century.
On "A Case for Colonialism"
A review of the controversy surrounding “The Case for Colonialism,” which appeared in the journal Third World Quarterly in September.
Reinhold Niebuhr, Public Intellectuals, and the History Student
Famed theologian Reinhold Niebuhr's legacy serves as an example to history students interested in using their skills to influence society.
“Where You are From, and Where Your Blood is in the Ground”: Screening An Outrage: a documentary film about lynching in the American South.
Students viewed the documentary "An Outrage: a documentary film about lynching in the American South" as part of Dr. Booker’s HI 254 Modern American History class.
Interview: Filmakers of "An Outrage: a documentary film about lynching in the American South"
This post is an interview with NC State History MA Student Andrew Sperling and filmmakers Lance Warren and Hannah Ayers. On September 19, 2017, they screened An Outrage for history students and interested visitors at NC State.
Walls, Borders, and Crime: Addressing Complex Problems with Simple Solutions
Early French examples can provide instruction for America's current border problems, and show how complex problems do not have simple solutions.