History Major


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.
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USM's Chris Beam recalls Watergate tapes in Portland Press Herald

USM's Chris Beam, an adjunct professor of history, talked about his own experience processing vast amounts of the Watergate tapes for the National Archives in on opinion piece for the Portland Press Herald.

Abraham Peck Article in Portland Press Herald

"For over five decades, American Jews and American Christians have enjoyed a new era of interreligious relations...But another 800-pound gorilla has proven much harder to expel in the search for a useful dialogue between American Jews and another member of the so-called Abrahamic community, the more than 3 million Muslims who now call America their home."

HTY-POS Fall 2017 Registration Newsletter

Department announcements, events, and fall course offerings by campus.

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.