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We’ve Been Here Before
3 months ago

We’ve Been Here Before

By August, the disease had reached Philadelphia. But James Hutchinson, the city’s physician of the port, refused to close the port to refugees. Hutchinson believed that the disease was being …
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The Other Ellis Island
9 months ago

The Other Ellis Island

Most of the 10,000 Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe who arrived as part of the Galveston Movement between 1907 and 1914 fanned out across Texas and the rest of the …
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A Sensational Course
9 months ago

A Sensational Course

 

 

 

Lan Li is an assistant professor and historian of the body who uses her passion for medicine and health to teach students about the many social, …
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From Slavery to Freedom — and Back Again
11 months ago

From Slavery to Freedom — and Back Again

In “Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America” (Oxford University Press, 2019), Rice historian Caleb McDaniel brings to light the astonishing story of Henrietta Wood, a …
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American Moonshot
2 years ago

American Moonshot

American MoonshotJohn F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race Douglas BrinkleyHarper, 2019

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy pledged to put a man on the moon before the …
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1,001 Nights
2 years ago

1,001 Nights

CLASS: Your Arabian NightsDEPARTMENT: First-Year Writing-Intensive SeminarDESCRIPTION: “The Arabian Nights” is one of the best known, yet least understood, literary masterpieces. It has been passed down orally and in writing, …
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A Composed Assignment
2 years ago

A Composed Assignment

Students have traded textbooks for primary sources and traditional papers for creative assignments in an innovative history class, Fighting the Atlantic Slave Trade. This firsthand approach to learning inspired Martel …
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A Murder, a Mystery and a Vision
2 years ago

A Murder, a Mystery and a Vision

The plan was simple enough: Slip mercury pills into the victim’s meals, forge a will and, after the poison did its work, split the cash. Once the body was …
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Hurricane History
2 years ago

Hurricane History

The goal of the Harvey Memories Project is to build an open-access digital repository to collect, preserve and publish community-contributed memories of the storm in multiple formats, including photos …
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Unearthing a Tragedy
2 years ago

Unearthing a Tragedy

What is convict leasing? Why do we know so little about it? The answers to these questions can be found in the Woodson Research Center’s Reginald Moore Sugar Land …
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