The USM History Major offers a wide range of courses and study options covering an array of specialties, such as U.S. History, Women's History, Latin American History, Ancient and Modern European History, East Asian History, Near Eastern History, and Religious History. Through introductory and advanced courses, students acquire a grounding in historical knowledge and posses the central core of an excellent liberal arts education, which may be used in numerous ways - as active citizens, in pursuing graduate school, and in various occupations.

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Publications from 2020

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Bellevue (book review), Seth Rogoff PhD

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First, The Raven Blog Feature, Seth Rogoff PhD

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Róbert Gál’s Multi-Instrumental Compositions, Seth Rogoff PhD

Publications from 2019

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Book Review: Hear My Voice by David Vaughan, Seth Rogoff PhD

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Letter from Berlin, Kreuzberg, Seth Rogoff PhD

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Nirvana is Here (book review), Seth Rogoff PhD

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Transit Comet Eclipse (book review), Seth Rogoff PhD

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Two Takes: Aviaries (book review), Seth Rogoff PhD and Jeff Alford

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Into Unbound Space: Talking with Seth Rogoff, Seth Rogoff PhD and Kenneth Pruitt

Publications from 2018

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Crimes Unspoken: The Rape of German Women at the End of the Second World War by Miriam Gebhardt, Abraham J. Peck PhD

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A Letter from Špindlerův Mlýn, Seth Rogoff PhD

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Lecture #2: Guests at the Hotel des Bains, Seth Rogoff PhD

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Lecture #3: Jackie K.’s “Dress Shop Window”, Seth Rogoff PhD

Thin Rising Vapors, Seth Rogoff ABD, MA

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A Conversation with Ornela Vorpsi, Seth Rogoff PhD, Ornela Vorpsi, and Helen Ferguson

Publications from 2017

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Social Work Practice with West Indian Migrant Fathers, Natallie Gentles-Gibbs PhD, LCSW and Lance L. O. Gibbs PhD

Cuba and the Creeks: Native and Spanish Trade Relations From the End of the Seven Years’ War Through the American Revolution, Jennifer Monroe McCutchen PhD

First, the Raven: A Preface, Seth Rogoff

Lecture #1: The Burrow Revisited, Seth Rogoff PhD

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The Global Economic Crisis — Seen In The Outstretched Hands of Berlin’s Poor, Seth Rogoff PhD

Daring Greatly: Student Activity for Understanding Resiliency, Amy M. Smith PhD

Maine Writes: Journal of the Maine Writing Project (Volume 4), Amy M. Smith PhD

More Beautiful Questions: Student Activity on How to Form Meaningful Questions, Amy M. Smith PhD

Silent Socratic Dialogue: Student Activity for Those Who Struggle to Ask Questions in Class, Amy M. Smith PhD

Brush, Seal and Abacus: Troubled Vitality in Late Ming China’s Economic Heartland, 1500–1644, Jie Zhao PhD

Publications from 2015

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The Lens of the Local: Teaching an Appreciation of the Past through the Exploration of Local Sites, Landmarks, and Hidden Histories, Libby M. Bischof

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Who Supports the Humanities in Maine? The Benefits (and Challenges) of Volunteerism, Libby M. Bischof

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To the gates of Jerusalem : the diaries and papers of James G. McDonald, 1945-1947 (book review), Abraham J. Peck PhD

Publications from 2013

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“It Doesn’t Hurt Me if You Call it Socialism,” Radical Evangelicals in the Pulpit, 1880-1921, Amy M. Smith PhD

Publications from 2012

An Aesthete’s Lair: The Architecture of the F. Holland Day House, Norwood, Massachusetts, Libby Bischof PhD

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Review of: Enduring Violence: Ladina Women's Lives in Guatemala, David Carey

Publications from 2011

Owascoag, Place of Much Grass: The Settlement of Black Poynt, Mayne in the Settlers Own Words, 1605-1800 (book review), Libby Bischof PhD

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Lincoln's Political Generals, Adam-Max Tuchinsky PhD

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U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth. Civil War America by Joan Waugh (book review), Adam-Max Tuchinsky PhD

Publications from 2010

Testudo: A Forgotten New England Artists‘ Retreat, Libby Bischof PhD

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Review of: Ethan Anthony, The Architecture of Ralph Adams Cram and His Office, Libby MacDonald Bischof

Publications from 2009

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Guatemala's Green Revolution: Synthetic Fertilizer, Public Health, and Economic Autonomy in the Mayan Highland, David Carey

Publications from 2008

Women Mentoring Women: Literary Friendships in turn-of-the-century Boston, Libby Bischof PhD

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"Hard Working, Orderly Little Women": Mayan Vendors and marketplace Struggles in Early Twentieth - Century Guatemala, David Carey

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Review of: Oral History Interview with Robert G. Stanton, Polly Welts Kaufman

Publications from 2007

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Rules of the Game: Quiz Shows and American Culture (book review), Libby Bischof PhD

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Elusive Identities: Indigeneity and Nation - States in Central America, David Carey

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“Her Cause Against Herself‟: Margaret Fuller, Emersonian Democracy, and the Nineteenth-Century Public Intellectual, Adam-Max Tuchinsky PhD

Horace Greeley: Champion of American Freedom (book review), Adam-Max Tuchinsky PhD

Publications from 2006

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Empowered Through Labor and Buttressing Their Communities: Mayan Women and Coastal Migration, 1875 - 1965, David Carey

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Domesticating Foreign Struggles: The Italian Risorgimento and Antebellum American Identity (book review), Adam-Max Tuchinsky PhD

Publications from 2005

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"The Bourgeoisie Will Fall and Fall Forever‟: The New-York Tribune, the 1848 French Revolution, and the Evolution of Social Democratic Discourse in the United States, Adam-Max Tuchinsky PhD

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The Grand Old Man of Maine: Selected Letters of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 1865-1914 (book review), Adam-Max Tuchinsky PhD

Publications from 2004

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Torn at the Roots: The Crisis of Jewish Liberalism in Postwar America (Book review), Abraham J. Peck PhD

Publications from 2003

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Review of: Mayan Visions: The Quest for Autonomy in an Age of Globalization, David Carey

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All’s for the Best: The Civil War Reminiscences and Letters of Daniel W. Sawtelle, Eight Maine Volunteer Infantry (book review), Adam-Max Tuchinsky PhD

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Beyond Party: Cultures of Antipartisanship in Northern Politics before the Civil War (book review), Adam-Max Tuchinsky PhD

Publications from 2002

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A Decade of Considerable Significance - Late-Ming Factionalism in the Making, 1583-1593, Jie Zhao

Publications from 2001

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April 1865: The Month That Saved America, Adam-Max Tuchinsky PhD

Publications from 2000

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Walter Pohl and Helmut Reimitz, editors. Strategies of Distinction: The Construction of Ethnic Communities, 300–800. (The Transformation of the Roman World, number 2.) (book review), Gary J. Johnson PhD

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The Fighting Rabbis: Jewish Military Chaplains and American History (book review), Abraham J. Peck PhD

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Ties That Bind - The Craft of Political Networking in Late Ming Chiang-nan, Jie Zhao

Publications from 1999

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Zuflucht Amerika: Zur Sozialgeschichte der Emigration deutsch-jüdischer Frauen in die USA, 1933–1945 (Refuge America: Social history of the emigration of German Jewish women to the USA, 1933–1945). By Sibylle Quack (book review), Abraham J. Peck PhD

Publications from 1998

Cassius Marcellus Clay: Firebrand of Freedom (book review), Adam-Max Tuchinsky PhD

Publications from 1995

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The Fatal Embrace: Jews and the State. By Benjamin Ginsberg (book review), Abraham J. Peck PhD

Publications from 1994

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Jews in Christian America: The Pursuit of Religious Equality. By Naomi W. Cohen (book review), Abraham J. Peck PhD

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This Happy Land: The Jews of Colonial and Antebellum Charleston, by James William Hagy (book review), Abraham J. Peck PhD

Publications from 1990

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Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, edited by Israel Gutman (book review), Abraham J. Peck PhD