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Kathryn Burns Gives Talk on Her New Book Project

Professor Kathryn Burns spent last academic year, 2014-15, as an NEH Long-Term Fellow at the John Carter Brown Library to do research on a new book project, “Relations of Resgate.” And the JCB director asked her to do one of the ten-minute, no-notes “JCBx talks” he set up for the former fellows’ reunion on May 2, 2015. Click here to watch.

 UNC Article Spotlights Recently Retired John and Joy Kasson

kasson_joy_john_15_012“Joy and John married in June 1968 at the Yale Faculty Club on the New Haven Green. John earned his PhD in American studies from Yale in 1971, and Joy earned the same degree a year later. The Kassons came to Carolina in fall of 1971. John had a tenure-track position in the History department and Joy became an assistant professor in American studies and the program’s first full time faculty member. For the next 42 years, American Studies was her home. The decision to retire this summer was almost as difficult as the one they made together to come here.” To read the full article, click here.

Kathleen DuVal’s New Book Recently PublishedDuvalCover

Kathleen DuVal teaches Early American history and American Indian history. The Publisher states that “over the last decade, DuVal has revitalized the study of early America’s marginalized voices”. In her newly published book, Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution (Random House), she recounts an untold story as rich and significant as that of the Founding Fathers: the history of the Revolutionary Era as experienced by slaves, American Indians, women, and British loyalists living on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Read more about her book here.

Award for Distinguished Service to Labor and Working-Class History

Jacquelyn HallJacquelyn Dowd Hall, Julia Cherry Spruill Professor Emerita, received the award for Distinguished Service to Labor and Working-Class History. The Labor and Working-Class History Association is an organization of scholars, teachers, students, labor educators, and activists who seek to promote public and scholarly awareness of labor and working-lass history through research, writing, and organizing.


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