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Professor Jones wins the 2019 AHA Littleton-Griswold Prize

Professor Jones wins the 2019 AHA Littleton-Griswold Prize
Congratulations to Professor Martha S. Jones on winning the 2019 American Historical Association’s Littleton-Griswold Prize in U.S. law and society for her book, Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2018)! The AHA offers annual prizes honoring exceptional books, distinguished teaching and mentoring in the classroom, public history, […]

Professor Johnson Presents at the 2019 Lapidus Center Conference at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Jessica Marie Johnson Presents at the 2019 Lapidus Center Conference at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Johnson will be presenting on the Saturday Plenary “Slavery and the Digital Humanities” with Bryan Wagner, Daryle Williams, and Jessica Parr. October 10-12, 2019 Please join us for the 2019 Lapidus Center Conference entitled “Enduring Slavery: […]

Trumps ‘Go Back’ Tweets as Seen Through the Lens of History

Two of our department’s historians, N.D.B. Connolly and Martha S. Jones, weigh in on how racism has historically shaped conversations about citizenship in the United States in recent The Boston Globe article, “The long, sordid history behind Trump’s ‘go back’ to your country comments.”