Top Stories

  • At This Point

    At This Point in History is a collaborative blog effort by members of Dartmouth’s history department.

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  • James Wright Visits Vietnam to Retrace War’s History

    The archived U.S. Marine field records pinpoint the coordinates: In the “Dodge City” area about 10 miles south of Da Nang in the Quang Nam Province of South Vietnam, 2nd Lt. William “Billy” Smoyer ’67 died in a rice paddy on July 28, 1968.

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  • Summer History Excursion to Quebec City

    In early August, thirteen Dartmouth students traveled with Professor Robert Bonner to Quebec City. There, they considered up-close the 1759 battlefield prominently featured in the redesigned History 1 “Turning Points in American History.”

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  • Commencement morning

    Graduating History Majors and their families gather in Berry Library for a continental breakfast before heading off to the ceremonies on The Green.

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  • Class of 2014 History Honors Students

    The Department of History held a poster session and reception to celebrate its Honors thesis students and all who have supported them in their work (from left to right:  Ellen Nye, Diandra Wong, Maria Fernandez, Louis Wheatley, Andrew Shanahan, George Helding and John Descalzi).

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  • HISTORIANS IN DEMAND

    Leading Public Policy schools agree: we need people knowledgeable in area studies and history. ("Does the Academy Matter?" in Foreign Policy, 14 March 2014). And: where are the women?

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Recent Publications

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  • THE VICTORY WITH NO NAME: THE NATIVE AMERICAN DEFEAT OF THE FIRST AMERICAN ARMY

    Colin Gordon Calloway

    Oxford University Press, October 2014

  • THE POLITICS OF CHIEFTAINCY: AUTHORITY AND PROPERTY IN COLONIAL GHANA, 1920-1950

    Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch

    University of Rochester Press, August 2014

  • SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS ON DISPLAY

    Edited by Richard Kremer, Silke Ackermann and Mara Miniati

    Brill, August 2014

  • "Annapolis Aflame: Richard Clarke's Conspiracy and the Imperial Urban Vision in Maryland, 1704-8"

    Paul P. Musselwhite

    William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 71, no. 3 (July 2014)