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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.
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Centennial Maine Postcard Day

Libby Bischof, associate professor and chair of USM's History major, was mentioned in a recent Down East Magazine feature on the centennial celebration of Maine Postcard Day.

Senior History major Sam Dexter Chasing Major League Baseball Dream

Dexter, who will lead the Huskies (29-11) into Wednesday’s Little East Conference tournament opener against Eastern Connecticut in Boston, is 22 shy of the all-time Division III hits record (327) and needs three doubles to become the career leader.

Celebration of Graduating Seniors

Please join the faculty of the Department of History and Political Science for a celebration of our graduating seniors on Monday, May 2nd, from 3:00-4:00pm in the Cohen Center, Osher Map Library, 1st Floor Glickman. Light refreshments, punch and cake will be served.

USM’s 2016-2017 Maine Policy Scholar Announced

Elizabeth Wilson, a history and political science double major from Lewiston, Maine, was selected as the 2016-2017 Maine Policy Scholar from USM. Funded by the Maine Community Foundation, each of the University of Maine System’s seven campuses select a Maine Policy Scholar.

Fall 2016 Registration Newsletter

Latest newsletter from the Department of History and Political Science with news, events, and course offerings for summer and fall.

Professor Zhao Will Give Pre-Performance Lecture

Associate Professor of History Jie Zhao will give a pre-performance lecture, "East-West Cultural Encounters" for the March 31st event "A Night in Ancient and New China" by Wu Man with Shangai Quartet. The lecture and performance will be at Hannaford Hall, Portland Campus. Lecture is at 6:30 and the quartet will perform at 7:30. Special student pricing is available for $10. For more information: http://portlandovations.org/shows/wu-man.shtml