History Major


Image of Maine WWI Monument in Kittery

History students find Maine's forgotten WWI monuments

To Libby Bischof, Maine's World War I monuments — statues and obelisks, tablets and tableaus — are the forgotten remnants of a forgotten war. They decorate city halls and cemeteries. They sit astride public parks. And they hide in plain sight. Beginning in 2014, she began sending her students across Maine to document as many of the monuments as they could find.
Brian Purnell at W. E. B. DuBois Lecture 2017

Annual W. E. B. DuBois lecture addresses racism, segregation outside Southern U.S.

The annual lecture brings to light the origins and implications of racial segregation outside of the American South.
Draper Hunt from WCSH-TV

USM's Draper Hunt talks about Hannibal Hamlin with WCSH-TV's Bill Green

Draper Hunt, a professor emeritus of History from USM, talked about Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin, with Bill Green of WCSH-TV.
Brian Purnell

Award-winning author to speak about 'The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North' at USM's 2nd annual W. E. B. Du Bois lecture event Nov. 6

USM will host the 2nd Annual W. E. B. Du Bois lecture on Race and Democracy examining "The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North: Race and Participatory Democracy North of the Mason Dixon Line" with speaker Brian Purnell.
HTY-POS Spring 2018 Newsletter Cover

Spring 2018 Registration Newsletter

Department of History and Political Science newsletter featuring at-a-glance-by-campus schedules, news and events.

Where Do Jews Fit in America's Culture of Race?

October 19, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 in #133 Wishcamper, Portland Campus. Eric L. Goldstein, Associate Professor of History at Emory University will speak on what it means to be jewish in a nation preoccupied with the categories of "black" and "white".

Reflections: Meetings with Hitler’s spokesman were confrontations of good and evil

Professor of History Abraham Peck's latest article in the Portland Press Herald.
The Vietnam War

AHS 299 (section 002): The Vietnam War in History and Memory—Understanding Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s Documentary (1 credit)

Join History Professors Beam, Bischof, and Tuchinsky for a one credit pop-up course on the film series, The Vietnam War.
First, the Raven:

History Professor Seth Rogoff Releases Novel, Reading at Local Bookstore in September

Please join Professor Rogoff for a reading of his new novel: First, the Raven: A Preface, on Friday, September 8th at 7pm in Portland at Print: A Bookstore, 273 Congress Street.
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USM historian pens op-ed on Portland's Jewish Community Center for Press Herald

USM Historian Abraham Peck authored a Portland Press Herald op-ed, describing decades of change within the city’s Jewish and secular communities. The piece, “Reflections: How Portland’s Jewish Community Center helped heal tensions,” looked at the center’s founding on the eve of World War II, its development and its sale in 1979.