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A civil disagreement about Jews and war

A civil disagreement about Jews and war

Published Jul 25, 2013

Binghamton historian Jonathan Karp speaks with the Jewish Daily Forward about a museum exhibit that chronicles the Jewish experience of the Civil War. Read more

Future lawyer explores patients’ rights issues

Future lawyer explores patients’ rights issues

Published Jan 10, 2013

Undergrad Amanda Levine found that effective treatment of mental patients was the primary driver of deinstitutionalization in the 1960s. Read more

Historian traces fight for sexual rights

Historian traces fight for sexual rights

Published Dec 13, 2012

In her latest book, Leigh Ann Wheeler looks at how the ACLU took on controversial issues such as obscenity, abortion, prostitution and sexual harassment throughout the 20th century. Read more

Civil War death toll may be really off

Civil War death toll may be really off

Published May 30, 2012

Demographic historian J. David Hacker of Binghamton University talks with Robert Seigel of NPR’s All Things Considered about how he arrived at his new estimate of Civil War casualties. Read more

Historian probes French treatment of Algerian immigrants

Historian probes French treatment of Algerian immigrants

Published Apr 30, 2012

Jaime Wadowiec’s dissertation unearths the origins of migrant segregation in post-colonial France. Read more

A burden too heavy to bear

A burden too heavy to bear

Published Apr 3, 2012

Was there something about Southern society in the Civil War era that made suicide more likely? And what effect did so many suicides have on a society that before the war had roundly, even punitively, condemned the act? Binghamton historian Diane Miller Sommerville considers these questions in The New York Times’ Disunion blog. Read more

New estimate raises Civil War death toll

New estimate raises Civil War death toll

Published Apr 3, 2012

By combing through newly digitized census data from the 19th century, J. David Hacker, a demographic historian from Binghamton University, has recalculated the Civil War death toll, the New York Times reports. Read more