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 1998

Reading Harriett Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, Randall M. Miller

Religion and the American Civil War, Randall M. Miller

Religion and the American Civil War, Randall M. Miller

Religion in Cities, Randall M. Miller

Restating Pennsylvania: Discussions on Our History, Culture, and Identity, Randall M. Miller

Rethinking Slavery in the Afterglow of Amistad, Randall M. Miller

Review of "A Mythic Land Apart: Reassessing Southerners and Their History", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Battling Demon Rum: The Struggle for a Dry America, 1800-1933", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Battling Demon Rum: The Struggle for a Dry America, 1800-1933", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Dee Brown's Civil War Anthology", Randall M. Miller

Review of "George Washington and Slavery: A Documentary Portrayal", Randall M. Miller

Review of "George Washington and Slavery: A Documentary Portrayal", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Lee's Endangered Left: The Civil War in Western Virginia, Spring of 1864", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Lincoln's Men: How President Lincoln Became Father to an Army and a Nation", Randall M. Miller

Review of "My Life in the Irish Brigade: The Civil War Memoirs of Private William McCarter, 116th Pennsylvania Infantry", Randall M. Miller

Review of "My Life in the Irish Brigade: The Civil War Memoirs of Private William McCarter, 116th Pennsylvania Infantry", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Religion and American Culture: A Reader", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Freedom", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Freedom", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Rome and the New Republic: Conflict and Community in Philadelphia Catholicism between the Revolution and the Civil War", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Slavery in the Clover Bottoms: John McCline's Narrative of His Life During Slavery and the Civil War", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Slavery in the Clover Bottoms: John McCline's Narrative of His Life during Slavery and the Civil War", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Slaves in the Family", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Slaves in the Family", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Someone Else's House: America's Unfinished Struggle for Integration", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Someone Else's House: America's Unfinished Struggle for Integration", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Southern Cross: The Beginning of the Bible Belt", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Southern Cross: The Beginning of the Bible Belt", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Southern Slavery and the Law, 1619-1860", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Southern Slavery and the Law, 1619-1860", Randall M. Miller

Review of "The Dahlgren Affair: Terror and Conspiracy in the Civil War", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Theodore O'Hara: Poet-Soldier of the Old South", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Theodore O'Hara: Poet-Soldier of the Old South", Randall M. Miller

Slave Ownership by Religious Groups, Randall M. Miller

Slavery and Culture, Randall M. Miller

The Color Purple and Black Images on the Big Screen, Randall M. Miller

The Culture of Slavery: Rewriting the History of Slavery, Randall M. Miller

The Meaning of the American Civil War in Our Time and Over Time, Randall M. Miller

The Origins of African-American Culture, Randall M. Miller

The Underground Railroad in the Delaware Valley, Randall M. Miller

The Ways Slaves Used Culture and Art to Express Their Values, Randall M. Miller

War, Society, and Politics during the American Revolutionary War, Randall M. Miller

'The Past is a Dream': The Neo-Feudalism of Benjamin Disraeli, Shannon L. Rogers

Review of "Sharing Secrets with Stalin: How the Allies Traded Intelligence", Katherine A. Sibley

The Cold War, Katherine A. Sibley

The United States and Russia in the Twentieth Century, Katherine A. Sibley

Review of "Crime and Punishment in England, 1100-1990: An Introductory History", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "Crime and Punishment in England, 1100-1990: An Introductory History", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "Land and Society in Edwardian Britain", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, Master Thief", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "The Victorian World Picture: Perceptions and Introspections in an Age of Change", Phillip T. Smith

Ashes and Aerostats:  Popular Culture Meets Political Culture in Nineteenth Century Mexico City, Richard A. Warren

Elections and Coups in Mexico, Richard A. Warren

The Discourse of Masses and the Masses of Discourse: Crowds and Popular Political Culture in Mexico City from Independence to the Reform, Richard A. Warren

Submissions from 1997

Review of "Colonel Roosevelt: Theodore Roosevelt Goes to War, 1897-1898", David H. Burton

Review of "Colonel Roosevelt: Theodore Roosevelt Goes to War, 1897-1898", David H. Burton

Theodore Roosevelt, American Politician: An Assessment, David H. Burton

A Lot of Barbarians: Western Reactions to the Chinese Takeoverof Harbin, 1921-1924, James Carter

Blue Skies, Black Snow, Red Tape: Archives in North Manchuria, James Carter

Building Modern China, Claiming Modern Harbin, James Carter

The Jungle in the Garden: The Place of Zoos in American CIty Planning, Jeffrey Hyson

The Place of Zoos in the Life of Cities, Jeffrey Hyson

The Urban Jungle: The American Zoos as a Popular Cultural Institution, Jeffrey Hyson

The Urban Jungle: Zoos and American Society, 1916-1941, Jeffrey Hyson

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Review of "Changing Witness: Catholic Bishops and Public Policy, 1917-1994", Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "Jean Paul Marat: Scientist and Revolutionary", Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "The Quest for Evolutionary Socialism: Eduard Bernstein and Social Democracy", Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "Wilhelm II: Vol. 2, Emperor and Exile, 1900-1941", Thomas M. Keefe

Against the Tide: Women Reformers in American Society, Randall M. Miller

Bringing the War Back into the Political and Social History of the American Revolution, Randall M. Miller

Bullets and Ballots: War and Politics in the Revolutionary Age, Randall M. Miller

Civil War: The Common Soldiers, Randall M. Miller

Dictionary of Afro-American Slavery, Randall M. Miller

Ethnic Groups, U.S., Randall M. Miller

Review of "A. Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Days of Defiance: Sumter, Secession, and the Coming of the Civil War", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Days of Defiance: Sumter, Session, and the Coming of the Civil War", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Grant Wins the War: Decision at Vicksburg", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Grant Wins the War: Decision at Vicksburg", Randall M. Miller

Review of "In Their Own Words: Robber Barons and Radicals", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Monitor: The Story of the Legendary Civil War Ironclad and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Monitor: The Story of the Legendary Civil War Ironclad and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Natives & Newcomers: Ethnic Southerners and Southern Ethnics", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Shades of Blue and Gray: An Introductory Military History of the Civil War", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Shiloh: The Battle That Changed the Civil War", Randall M. Miller

Review of "The Approaching Fury: Voices of the Storm, 1820-1861", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Ulysses S. Grant: Soldier & President", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Ulysses S. Grant: Soldier & President", Randall M. Miller

Slavery: Slave Culture and Community, Randall M. Miller

The American Revolutionary War in the Middle States, Randall M. Miller

The Enemy Within: Some Effects of Foreign Immigrants on Antebellum Southern Cities, Randall M. Miller

War and Politics in the Revolutionary Age, Randall M. Miller

Post Revolutionary America and Revolutionary France, Katherine A. Sibley

Post Revolutionary Russia and Revolutionary France, Katherine A. Sibley

Review of "America's Secret War Against Bolshevism", Katherine A. Sibley

Review of "The Secret World of American Communism", Katherine A. Sibley

Review of "Policing Gender, Class and Family: Britain, 1850-1940", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "The New Police in Nineteenth-Century England: Crime, Conflict, and Control", Phillip T. Smith

Congress Makes the Honest Man a Thief: The Copper Currency Crisis of 1837, Popular Unrest, and Intergovernmental Relations, Richard A. Warren

Debates Teoricos y Circulos Intelectuales, Richard A. Warren