College Factual Originally Posted: September 13, 2017 Congratulations to Dedman College's own Department of History. Ranked a top 20 program by College Factual. READ MORE
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SMU's History Grad Student Blogs Joel Zapata is a PhD Candidate in SMU’s William P. Clements Department of History The Chicana/o Civil Rights Movement, or simply the Chicana/o Movement, has traditionally been documented as a regional liberation movement centered in South Texas, Northern New Mexico, the Denver metro area, and Southern California. Moreover, scholars have tended to focus their work on the Chicana/o Movement within major cities like Los Angeles and San Antonio.  This is partly because the Chicana/o Movement was a decentralized patchwork of local movements, and partly because the history profession relies on archives and other source materials that institutions outside of progressive, urban areas do not often preserve. As Michel-Rolph Trouillot declared, “the production of historical narratives involves the uneven contribution of [...]
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SMU News Originally Posted: August 27, 2017 Welcome to a new year on the Hilltop. Watch remarks by SMU officials, various events, move-in day and behind-the-scenes preparations for school's start. Watch
Washington Post Originally Posted: August 22 AUSTIN, Texas — The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district. Some schools emphasize states’ rights in addition to slavery and stress how economic and cultural differences stoked tensions between North and South. Others highlight the battlefield acumen of Confederate commanders alongside their Union counterparts. At least one suggests that abolition represented the first time the nation lived up to its founding ideals. The differences don’t always break down neatly along geographic lines. “You don’t know, as you speak to folks around the country, what kind of assumptions they have about things like the [...]