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  • Olga Dror…From Russia to Aggieland

    A polyglot, scholar, and mother who found her way from Russia to Texas A&M University.

  • Dr Jonathan Coopersmith

    History Peeps: Dr. Jonathan Coopersmith, Professor of History

    Technology and history may seem like opposites to many people, but not here at Texas A&M. The History Department is fortunate to have Dr. Jonathan Coopersmith, who explores the long history of technology, including both its successes and failures, and how technology has shaped the human experience across national boundaries. His jubilance and creativity have […]

  • Dr. Rebecca Schloss publishes an article in Early American Studies

    Dr. Rebecca Hartkopf Schloss has just published “Furthering Their Family Interests:  Women, French Colonial Households, and Mobility in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic” in Early American Studies  20:1  (Winter 2022), 113-151. This article examines how three elite white women furthered their families’ social and economic status around the nineteenth-century Atlantic basin.  They and the enslaved and free […]

  • History Peeps: Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs, Melbern G. Glasscock Professor of History

    Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs grew up down a two-mile dirt road on the far outskirts of San Diego, California. As a child, she vividly remembers the weekly drive to the local library miles away to check-out novels featuring heroines of ancient Egypt, medieval England, and revolutionary France. After returning home, she would make a peanut butter […]

  • Dr Hinojosa

    Felipe Hinojosa co-edited collection, Faith and Power

    Dr. Felipe Hinojosa’s co-edited collection, Faith and Power:  Latino Religious Politics Since 1945 with NYU Press (co-edited with Maggie Elmore of Sam Houston State University and Sergio González of Marquette University), is being released next week.  The link is here….

  • Albert Broussard: Building a Better World With Black History

    By Tiarra Drisker ‘25 Photos by Anna Burson ’24     Albert Broussard, once a poor Black kid in San Francisco, now teaches what he wishes he had been taught: Black history. Even as a child growing up in a poor, single-parent household in San Francisco, Albert Broussard was curious about Black history. He had […]

  • Adam Seipp speaks on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    By Tiarra Drisker ‘25     Seventy-seven years after the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, there are still lessons to be learned from the atrocities of the Holocaust, the systematic genocide that killed an estimated 5.7 million European Jews by the Nazi German regime and its collaborators. The Nazis also targeted and persecuted Roma […]

  • History Peeps: Dr. Evan Haefeli, Associate Professor of History

    Approaching history imaginatively makes the past more fluid and alive. It means questioning the inevitability of events and looking past obvious answers. For Evan Haefeli, growing up surrounded by his father’s history books in Westhampton, New York, the long hours he spent thumbing through their glossy illustrations first sparked his imagination. To him, these books […]

  • Sonia Hernandez

    Sonia Hernandez publishes, For a Just and Better World

    Dr. Sonia Hernández has just published For a Just and Better World:  Engendering Anarchism in the Mexican Borderlands, 1900–1938 with the University of Illinois Press, a national leader in labor history! 

  • Walter Kamphoefner publishes, Germans in America: A Concise History

    Dr. Walter Kamphoefner has just published his highly anticipated, big book on the German American presence in U.S. history, Germans in America:  A Concise History, with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.