• Lytle Hernández, called "rebel historian," wins MacArthur Genius Grant

    Historian Kelly Lytle Hernández Wins MacArthur Fellowship : NPR    "History is a narrative of the past. It is based upon the sources that we regard as relevant or that we can find," she says.   ...
  • Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, by David W. Blight (Simon & Schuster) - The Pulitzer Prizes

    Congratulations to Bedford Series Advisory Editor David Blight, who won a 2019 Pulitzer in the history category for his remarkable biography “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.”  We're so proud o...
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  • Lynn Hunt on "The Invention of Human Rights" on Innovation Hub

    Come listen to a fascinating podcast interview originally posted on Innovation Hub (WGBH and PRI) revolving around the evolution of human rights.  Innovation Hub | Great Minds, Great Conversations | The Inventio...
  • Charlottesville and the Mississippi Flag

    As college professors, we have watched events of the past few days in Charlottesville and around the country while preparing for a new semester. We know that students in our classes will bring many questions and persp...
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  • An Interview with Merry Wiesner-Hanks on Martin Luther

    Merry Wiesner-Hanks recently did a brilliant 30-minute interview with WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio. It's definitely worth a listen! Find the link below.    500 Years Late, Martin Luther's Impact on the World...
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  • Trump vs. P. T. Barnum: How Similar are They?

    Please see the linked article from Stephen Mihm, editor of our Bedford Series book "The Life of P. T. Barnum," in the New York Times! 
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  • Global History: has it had its moment in the sun?

    An interesting article to spark discussion: has Global HIstory's moment been eclipsed by the current state of history and politics?  Article by Jeremy Adelman. Adelman is the Henry Charles Lea professor of h...