Josiah Pollock is a second-semester MA student. Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? How did you get here? I am from the rainy western portion of Washington State, 45 minutes south of Seattle–if traffic did not exist. Since high school I wanted to study agricultural history and tailored my undergrad at the University … Continue reading MA Mondays presents – Josiah Pollock
The History of Iowa begins with the Sauk, Fox and Ioway, and concludes with the crises of the 1980s. In between, we see how prominent and ordinary Iowans have influenced the Hawkeye state and how white settlement transformed it. By examining political, economic and social history, we come to understand how its citizens struggled to … Continue reading The History of Iowa, HIST 370, Section W5
Since the university is moving to work from home until further notice, I will strive to support everyone to make this a success. Below you will find requirements, recommendations of what you can be working on, and links to information about software you will be having questions on over the next few weeks. IF … Continue reading WebEx and Canvas tools and user guides.
History from the Inside The ISU Department of History, in cooperation with Ames Public Library, hosts a monthly “Your Historians” series every Spring. History faculty and students illustrate how we conduct our research, drawing back the curtain on the practice of history. The remaining talks for this, our third season, are: Tuesday, 18 Feb “Carrie … Continue reading History from the Inside
Tunde Adeleke, Professor of History and Director of the ISU African and African American Studies Program, has just published Martin R. Delany’s Civil War and Reconstruction: A Primary Source Reader. Delany (1812-1885), an abolitionist and journalist, promoted black nationalism and through his writings influenced figures such as Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X. He served in … Continue reading New Civil War Primary Source Reader