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April 17, 2015
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In conversation: Steven B. Smith on the importance of Abraham Lincoln — then and now

In commemoration of the death of President Abraham Lincoln on April 15, 1865, YaleNews spoke with Steven B. Smith, the Alfred Cowles Professor of Government and Philosophy and a scholar on the writings of Abraham Lincoln. Smith, who edited and … Continue reading

March 7, 2014
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Personal stories behind Exxon Valdez spill in book ‘Red light to Starboard’

Angela Day is a University of Washington doctoral student in political science and author of the new book “Red Light to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster.” She answered a few questions about the book for UW Today. Q: What’s … Continue reading

October 10, 2013
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American history at your fingertips

The launch of the Digital Public Library of America brings greater access to local treasures. History became easier for the nation and the world to access, thanks to the recent launch of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The … Continue reading

September 3, 2013
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Fifty years later: ‘I have a dream’

U faculty and leaders reflect on the historic day and its aftermath Fifty years ago, on August 28, 1963, a young preacher delivered a speech that would go down as one of the most important and powerful in all of … Continue reading

July 24, 2013
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New book by UCLA historian traces role of gender in 1992 Los Angeles riots

White policemen pulling a black man from a car and viciously beating him. Black male rioters erupting after the officers are acquitted of assault and excessive force charges. Black male rioters pulling a white man from his truck and viciously … Continue reading

April 25, 2013
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UA Researchers Solve Mystery of Lincoln’s Funeral Train

With the 2015 sesquicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s death approaching, interest is rising, and with new tools, UA researchers have turned their attention to one of the last remaining mysteries about what reportedly was the largest traditional funeral in American history … Continue reading

January 2, 2013
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Jan. 8-22: ‘The Abolitionists’

UD’s Armstrong Dunbar a featured expert in PBS series ‘The Abolitionists’ The Abolitionists, airing on PBS this month, is timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, but it offers viewers “a real understanding of the complexities … Continue reading

October 29, 2012
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A New Vision of Democratic Individualism in ‘Awakening to Race’

Jack Turner, UW assistant professor of political science, is the author of “Awakening to Race: Individualism and Social Consciousness in America,” published this month by University of Chicago Press. He answered a few questions about his book for UW Today. … Continue reading