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American history

History
Race and rights
Published Aug 30, 2018
In her new book, 'Birthright Citizens,' historian Martha Jones explores slavery and freedom in antebellum Baltimore
History
Talking with Jessica Ziparo
Published Spring 2018
Historian and lawyer Jessica Ziparo explores how the first women to gain federal employment did and didn't open doors to other women entering the labor force / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Exhibit
Hamilton's life and legacy
Published Feb 19, 2018
Homewood Museum exhibit explores 'The Man Who Made Modern America'
Commentary
'A bold assertion of political power and equality'
Published Feb 19, 2018
Historian Martha Jones says Michelle Obama portrait connects former first lady to the complex legacy of black women in the White House / The Washington Post
Film
Documenting the Northern Neck
Published Winter 2017
A recently discovered trove of films documenting life in Virginia during the Great Depression reveal a Hopkins alum's love for his hometown / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Connolly on air
Published Dec 16, 2016
JHU historian to co-host 'BackStory with the American History Guys' radio program beginning Feb. 3
Exhibition
Overlooked by history
Published Dec 14, 2016
Colored pencil portraits of black Civil War soldiers are based on 19th century miniature photographs found in an heirloom album
#syllabus
A curated guide to the rise of Trumpism
Published Dec 9, 2016
Crowd-sourced syllabus co-compiled by Johns Hopkins historian N.D.B. Connolly goes viral post-election
Faculty honors
Historian wins book award
Published Oct 4, 2016
N.D.B. Connolly receives Bennett H. Wall Award from Southern Historical Association
Q+A
Bike sharing
Published April 18, 2016
JHU alum's new book explores how the bicycle reshaped life in America