George Washington University
Originally published 12/26/2017
Last year, Mélisande Short-Colomb learned about her ancestors' ties to the university when she was contacted by a genealogist tracing the descendants of slaves that Jesuits at Georgetown owned almost two centuries ago.
Originally published 12/11/2017
At least two of the college’s presidents owned slaves.
Originally published 10/30/2017
George Washington University to debut new history course to allow students to probe the school's ties to slavery
“We believe it is critical to understand and learn from every aspect of our past, including engagement with slavery and the reality of racial inequality that followed.” – Katrin Schultheiss, the chair of the history department.
Originally published 03/06/2015
Eric Cline, a classics and anthropology professor, is up for a prize for “1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed.”
Originally published 01/28/2013
Jim Cullen, who teaches at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York, is a book review editor at HNN. His new book, Sensing the Past: Hollywood Stars and Historical Visions, has just been published by Oxford University Press. Cullen blogs at American History Now.Here's a book that has its title right -- a statement worth making because so many stretch or bend them for marketing purposes. And that's only the beginning of the elegant distillation George Washington University political scientist David Shambaugh provides in this useful volume, which offers a detailed yet concise portrait of a nation widely perceived as on the cusp of what the Chinese government often ascribes to its American rival: hegemony.
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