The Department of History encourages its students to become critical thinkers, clear writers, and historically aware, empathetic global citizens. Combining the particular resources and challenges of Philadelphia with a diverse and dynamic curriculum and faculty, the department seeks to develop a sense of enthusiasm and responsibility in its students.

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Submissions from 2008

'Bankura may yet be the Utah of India': Imagining Rural Bengal in a Global Context, c. 1900-1945, Ian Petrie

Chair/discussant for panel, Ian Petrie

Colonial Borderlands. France and the Netherlands in the Atlantic in the 19th Century, Katherine A. Sibley

Comment, Katherine A. Sibley

Diplomats at War: British and Commonwealth Diplomacy in Wartime, Katherine A. Sibley

Titan at the Foreign Office: Gladwyn Jebb and the Shaping of the Modern World, Katherine A. Sibley

Harboring Terrorists!. Aliens in Victorian England, Phillip T. Smith

Harboring Terrorists: The Alien Question in Mid-Victorian England", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "The Victorian Studies Reader", Phillip T. Smith

Submissions from 2007

The Mindelaltheim Affair: High Justice, ius reformandi, and the Rural Reformation in Eastern Swabia (1542-1546), Christopher W. Close

Review of "Ending the French Revolution: Violence, Justice, and Repression from the Terror to Napoleon", by Howard G. Brown, Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "Transformations of the New Germany", by Ruth A. Starkman, Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "Disraeli and the Art of Victorian Politics", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "The Prison and the Gallows: The Politics of Mass Incarceration in America", Phillip T. Smith

Submissions from 2006

Review of "The Abbé Grégoire and the French Revolution: The Making of Modern Universalism", by Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "Cops and Kids: Policing Juvenile Delinquency in Urban America, 1890-1940", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "Crime, Gender and Social Order in Early Modern England", Phillip T. Smith

Submissions from 2005

Review of "Germany Since 1815: A Nation Forged and Renewed", by David G. Williamson, Thomas M. Keefe

Florence Kling Harding and the Harding Presidency, Katherine A. Sibley

Reading Between the Redactions: FBI Files on American Communism, Katherine A. Sibley

Women's Writing as Emancipation, Katherine A. Sibley

Review of "A Sentimental Murder: Love and Madness in the Eighteenth Century", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "Independent Radicalism in Early Victorian Britain", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "Palace of the People: The Crystal Palace at Sydenham, 1854-1936", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "The Enemy Within: Hucksters, Racketeers, Deserters, and Civilians during the Second World War", Phillip T. Smith

Submissions from 2004

Zoos, Jeffrey Hyson

Review of "Napoleon: A Political Life" by Steven T. Englund, Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America", Randall M. Miller

Once a Communist, Always a Communist: How the FBI Lost Track of Time in its Pursuit of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Katherine A. Sibley

Red Spies in America: Stolen Secrets and the Dawn of the Cold War, Katherine A. Sibley

Review of "Curzon: Imperial Statesman", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "Men of Blood: Violence, Manliness, and Criminal Justice in Victorian England", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "Urban America and Its Police: From the Postcolonial Era through the Turbulent 1960s", Phillip T. Smith

Submissions from 2003

Taft, Wilson, and World Order, David H. Burton

Looking for Harbin in Time and Spaces, James Carter

Review of "Civil Government in Warlord China: Tradition, Modernization and Manchuria", James Carter

Review of "'The Russian Far East and Pacific Asia: Unfulfilled Potential' and 'Russia's Far East: A Region at Risk'", James Carter

Touring Harbin's Pasts, James Carter

Easter Monday at the National Zoo: The Evolution of an African-American Family Tradition, 1891-2000, Jeffrey Hyson

Zoological Parks, Jeffrey Hyson

Zoos, Jeffrey Hyson

Review of "Spies in the Vatican: Espionage and Intrigue from Napoleon to the Holocaust", Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "The Last Revolutionaries: German Communists and Their Century" by Catherine Epstein, Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "The Night the Old Regime Ended: August 4, 1789, and the French Revolution", Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "The Road from Versailles: Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the Fall of the French Monarchy", Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "The Road from Versailles: Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the Fall of the French Monarchy", by Munro Price, Thomas M. Keefe

Negotiating Survival: Florence and the Great Schism 1378-1417, Alison Williams Lewin

Greenwood Press Guides to Historic Events of the Twentieth Century, Randall M. Miller

Major Issues in American History, Randall M. Miller

Review of "A Taste for War: The Culinary History of the Blue and the Gray", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Gettysburg: Memory, Market, and an American Shrine", Randall M. Miller

Review of "In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Lincoln's Last Months", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Lincoln's Last Months", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Lincoln's Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Mastering Wartime: A Social History of Philadelphia during the Civil War", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Migrants against Slavery: Virginians and the Nation", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly: The Remarkable Story of the Friendship Between a First Lady and a Former Slave", Randall M. Miller

Review of "The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era", Randall M. Miller

Review of "To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Unitarianism in the Antebellum South: The Other Invisible Institution", Randall M. Miller

Review of "'We Are Lincoln Men': Abraham Lincoln and His Friends", Randall M. Miller

Southern Dissent, Randall M. Miller

The Thomas Hardy Association: May 2003, Shannon L. Rogers

Florence Kling Harding: A Reappraisal, Katherine A. Sibley

Reactiviating the Disciplines: Cross-Disciplinary Partnerships on Enhancing Feminist Work, Katherine A. Sibley

Responses to War, Katherine A. Sibley

Review of "Cloak and Dollar: A History of American Secret Intelligence", Katherine A. Sibley

Review of "Red Spy Queen: A Biography of Elizabeth Bentley", Katherine A. Sibley

Soviet Espionage on American Military Technology: Implications for U. S.-Soviet Relations in WWII, Katherine A. Sibley

Soviet Military-Industrial Espionage in the United States and the Emergence of an Espionage Paradigm in US-Soviet Relations, 1941-45, Katherine A. Sibley

Uncovering Societ Espionage in World War II: Steve Nelson The FBI and the Espionage Paradigm, Katherine A. Sibley

Review of "Henry and Mary Ponsonby: Life at the Court of Queen Victoria", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "The Victorians", Phillip T. Smith

Latin American and Caribbean Exiles and the Catholic Church in Philadelphia, 1790-1850, Richard A. Warren

Rashmon in the Zocalo: Writing the History of Popular Political Culture in Nineteenth Century Mexico, Richard A. Warren

Review of "The Legacy of Vicente Guerrero, Mexico's First Black Indian Preisdent", Richard A. Warren

Review of "The Political power of the world: Press and Oratory in Nineteenth Century Latin America", Richard A. Warren

Secularization and Urban Reforms in Bourbon Spanish America, Richard A. Warren

Viewpoint: Finding the Voices if Nineteenth Century Urban Mexico, Richard A. Warren

Submissions from 2002

Notes and Documents: Obituaries [Francis Xavier Gerrity], David H. Burton

Creating a Chinese Harbin: Nationalism in an International City, 1916-1932, James Carter

Harbin, James Carter

Roundtable: Animals and American History, Jeffrey Hyson

The Purposes of 'Panda-Monium': Giant Pandas at American Zoos, Jeffrey Hyson

The Thrill of Fondling 'Wild' Animals: Children's Zoos and the Domestication of Nature, Jeffrey Hyson

The Thrill of Fondling 'Wild' Animals: Children's Zoos, and the Domestication of Nature, Jeffrey Hyson

Zoos and American Leisure Culture, Jeffrey Hyson

Review of "Making Democracy in the French Revolution", Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "Napoleon and Berlin: the Franco-Prussian War in North Germany, 1813", Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "This England's Book of British Dance Bands from the Twenties to the Fifties", Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "This England's Second Book of British Dance Bands: The Singers and the Smaller Bands", Thomas M. Keefe

"Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America/This Fiery Trial" (Book) Review of "Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America: A Biography" by William E Gienapp, Randall M. Miller

An Uncommon Time: The Civil War and the Northern Home Front, Randall M. Miller

"A Yankee Deep in the Heart of Dixie" -- Review of "The Conquest of Labor: Daniel Pratt and Southern Industrialization", Randall M. Miller

Pennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth, Randall M. Miller

Review of "Abraham Lincoln", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America: A Biography" and "This Fiery Trial: The Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln", Randall M. Miller