The American Historical Review published a review of Prof. Hatter’s book Citizens of Convenience: The Imperial Origins of American Nationhood on the U.S.-Canadian Border in its February 2018 issue. The review concluded that “Citizens of Convenience is a most impressive first book by a talented historian.”
Dr. Sutton led a discussion on Wednesday discussing the connections between President Donald Trump and white evangelicals. The talk was covered by The Daily Evergreen reporter, Sang Jung.
See the full Daily Evergreen article here for an overview of the discussion!
The history department would like to share the continued recognition of Professor Sue Peabody’s current projects. Both her book, Madeleine’s Children, as well as her community based oral history project have been highlighted by The Columbian, a Vancouver based newspaper. If you are interested in following the continuing coverage of Madeleine’s Children, you can find more information through the WSU Vancouver’s marketing and communication coverage, here, or through the related coverage offered by The Columbian, here.
Her oral history project is titled “Clark County Stories: How We Came to this Place” and opened for community interaction and participation on January 27th. Further discussion will be held over the next few months relating to the establishment of Clark County and the significant growth of the regional population. If you are interested in the local research being done in Clark County then click here to follow the coverage being offered by The Columbian, or here for the coverage as it is being reported by the Camas-Washougal Post-Record.
We would like to recognize the arrival of Dr. Shawna Herzog’s new article, “Domesticating Labor: An Illicit Slave Trade to the British Straits Settlements, 1811 – 1845.” It is part of a special edition of TheJournal of World History that examines gender and empire. It came out this January and her contribution demonstrates the ways gender complicated the enforcement of anti-slavery legislation on the colonial frontier.
The department would like to share this Seattle Times article, penned by Dr. Matthew Sutton. Professor Sutton teaches courses in 20th century United States history, cultural history, and religious history and can be located in Wilson Short Hall on the Pullman campus.
Undergraduate students in Dr. Mercier’s Women’s History course loved Michael Helquist’s book about the fiery and uncompromising radical physician Marie Equi. Students not only find Equi fascinating—a professional woman in a man’s world, an open lesbian, a committed activist for the causes affecting women and workers—but they especially connect to someone who lived in their own backyard of the Pacific Northwest. Helquist’s balanced, gracefully written, and accessible study pieces together scattered sources to tell a terrific story, one that introduces students to important themes of early 20th century, such as the Progressive era, suffrage movements, the IWW and workers’ struggles, the Red Scare, women’s social and political networks, and women’s health issues and illegal abortion. This is a book that will be useful to teachers and professors wishing to engage a wide variety and level of students.
Michael Helquist provided a detailed report of his visit to Washington State University Vancouver and his interaction with the students of HIST/WST 298. Take a look at his kind words here.
Professor Sean Wempe has signed a book contract with Oxford University Press for his monograph, “Revenants of the German Empire: Colonial Germans, the League of Nations, and the Redefinition of Imperialism, 1919-1933.”
Congratulations Dr. Wempe and we look forward to its release!
The department would like to share a bit of late news for Professor Ashley Wright! “Not just a place for the smoking of opium: the Indian opium den and imperial anxieties in the 1890s” was published in the Summer 2017 edition of the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. Check out her article here!
The Department of History is honored to receive praise from the Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning for not only the success of the general history courses being offered, but also for the success of the Roots of Contemporary Issues UCORE program. History as a whole department was recognized for its high quality learning and assessment practices while RCI was recognized for its exemplary student learning assessment system for a UCORE program in partnership with WSU Libraries.
We would like to recognize the publishing of professor Jesse Spohnholz essay, “Social Fiction and Diversity in Post-Reformation Germany,” in the Bulletin of the German Historical Institute 61 (Fall 2017)!