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Finding Freedom Through Oysters in 19th Century New York (Part One)
Black History Month Feature: The history of Thomas Downing's legacy regarding the oyster industry in 19th century New York.
Finding Freedom Through Oysters in 19th Century New York (Part Two)
Black History Month: The history of Sandy Ground, the first free-black community of the United States, and the impact the community had on the oyster industry in the 19th century.
On "A Case for Colonialism"
A review of the controversy surrounding “The Case for Colonialism,” which appeared in the journal Third World Quarterly in September.
Interview: Filmakers of "An Outrage: a documentary film about lynching in the American South"
This post is an interview with NC State History MA Student Andrew Sperling and filmmakers Lance Warren and Hannah Ayers. On September 19, 2017, they screened An Outrage for history students and interested visitors at NC State.
Legacy Contamination: Where the Rubble Hits the Road
Legacy Contamination: Where the Past is Present
Walls, Borders, and Crime: Addressing Complex Problems with Simple Solutions
Early French examples can provide instruction for America's current border problems, and show how complex problems do not have simple solutions.
Famed theologian Reinhold Niebuhr's legacy serves as an example to history students interested in using their skills to influence society.