Sewanee’s history professors reflect diverse approaches to the study of the past with concentrations in the history of women, medieval Europe, Russia, Southern Africa, Latin America and the colonization of the Americas, 19th- and 20th-century popular culture, politics and the military, African Americans, and economics and society during and after the Reconstruction, among others.


Frontispiece from Otto Freiherr von Münchhausen, Der Hausvater. Erster Teil, Dritte Auflage (Part I, 3rd edition). Hannover: Försters, 1771
British Royal Society features research by Associate Professor Kelly J. Whitmer
May 4, 2018
The Royal Society's publishing blog includes an interview with Whitmer about her work on expectations and project-making in the 18th century.
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Coolie Woman
Conjure Women and Coolie Women Lecture
February 26, 2018
In 1903, a young woman sailed from India to Guiana as a “coolie”— the British name for indentured laborers who replaced the newly emancipated slaves on sugar plantations all around the world..
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Linda Gordon to give Goodstein Lecture on the legacy of the KKK
January 26, 2018
Historian Linda Gordon will present the annual Goodstein Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in Gailor Auditorium. Her talk, “The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the Legacy of American Bigotry,” is open to the public.
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