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Public Historian Joins the History Department

September 12, 2013

Prof Jessica Kim
The History Department is pleased to announce that it has hired Dr. Jessica Kim as Assistant Professor.  Kim received her PhD in History from the University of Southern California in 2012, and subsequently held a postdoctoral fellowship from at the Huntington-USC Center for California and the West. Read more

History Professor Thomas Devine Publishes "Henry Wallace's 1948 Presidential Campaign and the Future of Postwar Liberalism"

September 12, 2013

Wallace campaign button

"In the presidential campaign of 1948, Henry Wallace set out to challenge the conventional wisdom of his time, blaming the United States, instead of the Soviet Union, for the Cold War, denouncing the popular Marshall Plan, and calling for an end to segregation. In addition, he argued that domestic fascism--rather than international communism--posed the primary threat to the nation. He even welcomed Communists into his campaign, admiring their commitment to peace.  Read more

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