History Major


The Maine Army National Guard in WWI, 1917-1919

Professor Libby Bischof's Maine WWI Memorial Inventory Project is featured on the World War I Centennial Commission Website for Maine.

Article: LePage Should Apologize to African-Americans Who Fought for Freedom

LePage should apologize to African-Americans who fought for freedom.

Postcard Movie

"The Northeast by Eastern" will be screened at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland on December 30th. It is McKane's third feature film.

History Major Participates in Tokyo Kimono Contest

Anju Roy, a USM History major and archaeology minor is currently spending the 2016-17 Academic Year in Japan at USM's partner institution, Kanda Gaigo University.

Spring 2017 Registration Newsletter

Spring 2017 newsletter from the Department of History and Political Science has department news, events, and convenient course schedules with lists of classes by campus or online.
Florence Kennedy

Race & Ethnic Studies Minor Course Offerings Spring 2017

Spring 2017 courses being offered to fulfill Race and Ethnic Studies Minor.
Hazel Watkins Motorcycle Racer

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Becoming American Review

The University of Southern Maine could easily have made its “Becoming American” program a straightforward history lecture. The core of the program, which was presented on Wednesday evening at Hannaford Hall, was a compellingly detailed talk, “W. E. B. Du Bois and the Meaning of Race and Citizenship in the Jim Crow Era,” delivered by Leroy M. Rowe, an assistant professor of black history and politics at the university.

Becoming American: W.E.B. DuBois and the Meaning of Race and Citizenship in the Jim Crow Era

Using W. E. B. Du Bois’ seminal work, The Souls of Black Folk as a guide, this event will explore the African American quest for citizenship, equality, and justice through history, music and poetry. Please join us on October 12th, in Hannaford Hall on the USM Portland Campus. The reception is at 5:00 pm followed by the program from 6:00-8:00 pm. The event is free and all are welcome!
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Sam Dexter Selected by Chicago White Sox

For University of Southern Maine standout shortstop Sam Dexter, the waiting game to see if he would be drafted is over as the Chicago White Sox selected the two-time NCAA Division III All-American in the 23rd round of the annual Major League Baseball (MLB) draft. Dexter, who studied History, is the first USM player to be drafted since the Cincinnati Reds picked Chris Burleson in the 36th round in 2009, and the 12th USM player to be drafted since 1987.