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Civil War: The Mythology of Sherman’s March, Oct. 9

Civil War: The Mythology of Sherman’s March, Oct. 9

Dr. Mark Grimsley, Associate Professor of History at Ohio State University, will discuss the many myths that have developed over the years about Sherman’s famous March to the Sea on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in Walter 145. During this talk on “The Mythology of Sherman’s March,” the audience […]

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October 1, 2013 at 6:55 amEvents

Mattson Book on Nixon: ‘Just Plain Dick’

Mattson Book on Nixon: ‘Just Plain Dick’

By Corinne Colbert  In his famous “Checkers” speech, Richard Nixon—then a senator from California and Dwight Eisenhower’s troubled running mate in the 1952 presidential election—downplayed his connection to a cabal of extremely wealthy donors. He portrayed himself as a middle-class guy whose wife wore “a respectable Republican cloth coat” and […]

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September 27, 2013 at 10:18 amResearch

The Steady Push for International Human Rights

The Steady Push for International Human Rights

If it had signed the various international human rights treaties put forth since two world wars dominated the 20th century world stage, “the United States would be a more generous nation today.” Yet many of the countries that did sign the treaties haven’t enforced them, continued Bert B. Lockwood, Director […]

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September 20, 2013 at 6:11 pmNews

Jellison Explores WWII Poster Girls in Wartime Propaganda

Jellison Explores WWII Poster Girls in Wartime Propaganda

Pin-up girls or women embodying FDR’s Four Freedoms worth fighting for—World War II poster girls had little control in propaganda, said Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor and Interim Chair of History, at a recent conference at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom on “Lessons of War: Gender History and the Second […]

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September 20, 2013 at 2:31 pmNews Research

WOUB: History Professor Discusses Russia’s Role In Syrian Conflict

Dr. Steven Miner

Last Monday it appeared the United States was marching toward possible military action against Syria. Fast forward just four days, and top diplomats from the United States and Russia are in Geneva trying to hammer out an agreement about how to secure Syria’s chemical weapons – the success of which […]

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September 17, 2013 at 8:47 amNews

Commentary: The New Historical Link between Vietnam and Iraq

Commentary: The New Historical Link between Vietnam and Iraq

Matt Jacobs, a Ph.D. student in History at Ohio University who studies 20th century U.S. foreign policy, wrote a commentary for History News Network on the debate over the U.S. role in Syria. His area of study is 20th century foreign relations and his research interest is U.S. Public Diplomacy […]

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September 16, 2013 at 7:41 amIn the News News Students in the News

Wills Thesis: Navy and Marine Corps Opposition to the Goldwater Nichols Act of 1986

Ohio University graduate History student Steven Wills published his master’s thesis on “Navy and Marine Corps Opposition to the Goldwater Nichols Act of 1986” on OhioLINK. Abstract: The Goldwater Nichols Act of 1986 was the most comprehensive defense reorganization legislation in a generation. It has governed the way the United […]

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July 30, 2013 at 1:54 pmResearch