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 1993

Review of "Southern Stories: Slaveholders in Peace and War", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Sweet Chariot: Slave Family and Household Structure in Nineteenth-Century Louisiana", Randall M. Miller

Review of "The Adaptable South: Essays in Honor of George Brown Tindall", Randall M. Miller

Review of "The Antislavery Debate: Capitalism and Abolitionism as a Problem in Historical Interpretation", Randall M. Miller

Review of "The Blue and the Gray", Randall M. Miller

Review of "The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Through Fire and Flood: The Catholic Church in Frontier Texas, 1836-1900", Randall M. Miller

Review of "William Dorsey's Philadelphia and Ours: On the Past and Future of the Black City America.", Randall M. Miller

Roman Catholicism in South Carolina, Randall M. Miller

Sara Trainer Smith (1844-1899): A Philadelphia Catholic Writer, Raymond H. Schmandt

American Intelligence and Soviet Industrial Espionage during the 1930s, Katherine A. Sibley

Technology and Trade: Russia's Pursuit of American Investment, 1917-1929, Katherine A. Sibley

Review of "Crime in Nineteenth-Century Wales", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "Framing the Criminal: Crime, Cultural Work, and the Loss of Critical Perspective, 1830-1900", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "The Treason Trials, 1794", Phillip T. Smith

Coercion and Market: Silver Mining in Colonial Potosi, 1692-1826, Richard A. Warren

Fall Make-up, Richard A. Warren

Submissions from 1992

Political Ideas of Justice Holmes, David H. Burton

Review of "The Justice from Beacon Hill: The Life and Times of Oliver Wendell Holmes", David H. Burton

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Review of "Our Unfinished Business: The U.S. Catholic Bishops' Letters on Peace and the Economy", Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "Wilhelm II and the Germans: A Study in Leadership", Thomas M. Keefe

African-American Culture in the Slave South, Randall M. Miller

Ethnic Groups, Randall M. Miller

Race and Ethnicity: African Americans and German Immigrants in the 19th Century, Randall M. Miller

Review of "An African-American Exodus: The Segregation of the Southern Chruches", Randall M. Miller

Review of "An African-American Exodus: The Segregation of the Southern Churches", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Black Women Abolitionists: A Study in Activism, 1828-1860", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Broke by the War: Letters of a Slave Trader", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Cultural Connections: Museums and Libraries of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Half Slave and Half Free: The Roots of the Civil War", Randall M. Miller

Review of "The History of Black Catholics in the United States", Randall M. Miller

Review of "The Portable Lincoln", Randall M. Miller

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Review of "The Working People of Richmond: Life and Labor in an Industrial City, 1865-1920", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Why the Confederacy Lost", Randall M. Miller

Roman Catholics in South Carolina, Randall M. Miller

The Birth (and Life) of a Journal: A 100-year Retrospective of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Randall M. Miller

Crusaders as Diplomats: Another Side of the Holy Wars, Raymond H. Schmandt

International Harverster and the Bolshevik Revolution, 1917-1924, Katherine A. Sibley

The Commissarait of Foreign Affairs and the Failure of the Soviet Bureau, 1919-1921, Katherine A. Sibley

Review of "Kingdom in Crisis: The Zulu Response to British Invasion of 1879", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "Women, Crime and Custody in Victorian England", Phillip T. Smith

The Crystal Palace and European Refugees in London, Phillip T. Smith

Review of "La participación indígena en los mercados surandinos: strategias y reproducción social siglos XVI a XX", Richard A. Warren

The Will of the Nation: Legitimacy and Political Participation in Mexico, 1808-1836, Richard A. Warren

Submissions from 1991

Review of "William Howard Taft: A Bibliography", David H. Burton

Review of "William Howard Taft: A Bibliography", David H. Burton

Review of "German History: 1770-1866", Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "'Who Has the Youth, Has the Future': The Campaign to Save Young Workers in Imperial Germany", Thomas M. Keefe

Florence and the Papacy During the Great Schism (Italy), Alison Williams Lewin

American Catholicism Before the Civil War: A Comment, Randall M. Miller

American Immigration in Transatlantic Perspective, Randall M. Miller

Black Bondage in the City of Brotherly Love, Randall M. Miller

Charles Osborn, Randall M. Miller

Coming to Pennsylvania: Immigration Over Two Centuries, Randall M. Miller

Ethnic Groups, Randall M. Miller

How Filmic Images Shape Our Perceptions of Ethnic Groups, Randall M. Miller

Immigration to Pennsylvania: A Tale of Two Cities, Randall M. Miller

Politics and Society Amid Revolutionary War, Randall M. Miller

Race and Ethnicity in Industrial Pennsylvania, Randall M. Miller

Review of "Ambiguous Lives: Free Women of Color in Rural Georgia 1789-1879", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Before Freedom Came: African-American Life in the Antebellum South", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Essays on Sunbelt Cities and Recent Urban America", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Financial Failure and Confederate Defeat", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Frederick Douglass", Randall M. Miller

Review of "George Washington's Beautiful Nelly: The Letters of Elenor Park Custis Lewis to Elizabeth Bordley Gibson, 1794-1851", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Lee Considered: General Robert E. Lee and Civil War History", Randall M. Miller

Review of "Religion and the Radical Republican Movement, 1860-1870", Randall M. Miller

Review of "The Diary of Edmund Ruffin. Vol. 3: A Dream Shattered, June, 1863-June, 1865", Randall M. Miller

Review of "The Illustrated History of the Civil War", Randall M. Miller

Review of "The Last Citadel: Petersburg, Virginia, June 1864-April 1865", Randall M. Miller

Review of "The Premier See: A History of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, 1789-1989", Randall M. Miller

Review of "The Urban History Association Syllabus Exchange", Randall M. Miller

Review of "When I Can Read My Title Clear: Literacy, Slavery, and Religion in the Antebellum South", Randall M. Miller

Slavery and the Origins of African-American Culture, Randall M. Miller

The Black Slave Driver, Randall M. Miller

The Material Culture of Slavery, Randall M. Miller

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

The Slaves' Experience, Randall M. Miller

The Transcendent Meaning of the American Civil War, Randall M. Miller

Transferring African Culture(s) to America, Randall M. Miller

The Gepid Factor in the Byzantine Diplomacy of the 5th and 6th Centuries, Raymond H. Schmandt

Unpublished Letters of Blessed Katharine Drexel to Reverend Herman J. Heuser, Raymond H. Schmandt

Hungary and Herbert Hoover: The Efficacy of Food Diplomacy, 1919, Katherine A. Sibley

Loans and Legitimacy: Soviet American Trade and Diplomacy, 1919-1929, Katherine A. Sibley

Review of "European Women and the Second British Empire", Phillip T. Smith

Review of "The Unwritten Law: Criminal Justice in Victorian Kent", Phillip T. Smith

Submissions from 1990

Alice Roosevelt Longworth, David H. Burton

American Red Cross, David H. Burton

An Anglo-American Plutarch, David H. Burton

Cecil Spring Rice: A Diplomat's Life, David H. Burton

Clara Barton, David H. Burton

Dorothy Day, David H. Burton

Mary (Ritter) Beard, David H. Burton

Review of "A First Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt", David H. Burton

Review of "Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.: Soldier, Scholar, Judge.", David H. Burton

Review of "1812: Napoleon's Russian Campaign", Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "Between Two Fires: Europe's Path in the 1930s", Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "Grace, Talent, and Merit: Poor Students, Clerical Careers, and Professional Ideology in Eighteenth-Century Germany", Thomas M. Keefe

Review of "New Profession, Old Order: Engineers and German Society, 1815-1914", Thomas M. Keefe