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Susan Eckelmann Berghel presented a paper entitled “‘What My Generation Makes of America’: Letter Writing, Political Kinship, and Everyday Youth Activism during the 1960s Civil Rights Era” at the Australasian Society for the History of Children and Youth Symposium held at the Australian Catholic University (Melbourne, Australia) in December 2016 and a paper entitled “‘Why Must There Be War?’: Young Correspondents, U.S. Politics, and the LBJ Administration, 1963-1968” at the American

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Dr. Michael Thompson’s Book Garners Rave Reviews

Dr. Michael Thompson, UC Foundation Associate Professor of History, published his book entitled Working on the Dock of the Bay: Labor and Enterprise in an Antebellum Southern Port with the University of South Carolina Press in 2015, and has since received outstanding reviews from top scholars in the field. Here’s a sample: “Thompson’s meticulously researched book is an outstanding work of social history. His moving of urban workers from the periphery to

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The U.S. and the World: Foreign Policy and the 2016 Presidential Election

On October 5, the UTC History Club and Euphrates Chapter held a roundtable with UTC’s history faculty on “The U.S. and the World: Foreign Policy and the 2016 Presidential Election.”   The History Department’s regional experts broke down the foreign policy positions of the presidential candidates for an audience of UTC students, professors, and community members. Featuring: Susan Eckelmann Berghel – moderator Michael Thompson on foreign policy and presidential elections Ryan Edwards

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Summer Highlights

The UTC History Faculty had a busy summer.  Here are some of the highlights. Ryan Edwards spent the summer teaching incarcerated students at Cayuga Correctional Facility and making the move from Ithaca to Chattanooga. He is very excited about joining the history department and exploring eastern Tennessee. Boris Gorshkov taught at UTC and worked on chapters of his new book, Peasants in Russia from Serfdom to Stalin: Adaptation, Survival,

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New Faculty and Courses

The History Department is excited to welcome two new faculty members to UTC. Ryan Edwards, a scholar of modern Latin America, recently completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University.  His work engages historical geography, political ecology, and science and technology studies. Through interdisciplinary methods and multiple historiographies, he examines nature-society relations, especially those that emerge through the confluence of science, cultural practices, and national and state-formation.  This semester he’ll be teaching an upper-level course

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