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Please join the History faculty for an informal Happy Hour (no host):
When: March 6, Thursday, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Come for as long or short a time as you like.
Where: La Hacienda Restaurant, just across N. Nevada in University Village shopping Center
Who: History Department Faculty and Graduate students
For more program info/events, please see: http://www.uccs.edu/history
by Tom Hutton, reprinted from UCCS Communique
Subject editors of Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries recently announced The Color of Christ: The Son of God & the Saga of Race in America as one of the Top 25 Books in its annual Outstanding Academic Titles List.
The Color of Christ was written by Paul Harvey, professor, Department of History, and Edward Blum, associate professor, Department of History, San Diego State University. The book explores the nature of Christ worship in the U.S. and addresses how his image has been visually remade to champion causes of white supremacists and civil rights leaders alike, and why the idea of a white Christ has endured.
Choice is a leading source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. More than 22,000 librarians, faculty, and key decision makers rely on Choice magazine and Choice Reviews Online for collection development and scholarly research.
In a Dec. 16 release, Choice shared the “Top 25 Books: and “Top 10 Internet Resources” lists. A full Outstanding Academic Titles list will appear in the Jan. 2014 issue.
NEW COURSE IN SPRING 2014: HISTORY 1135
Columbine Hall 214 Fr 10:50AM – 1:30PM Dr. Yang Wei
Surveys contemporary China from 1949 to the present. Covers major dimensions of People’s Republic of China, including its politics, diplomacy, military, social policies, economy, ethnicity, ideology, culture, and art.
Congratulations to UCCS History student Robin Lynch, who (after a 25-year career in the military) came to our graduate program and has been doing some amazing work in discovering some previously untapped sources on the history of poor farms and paupers in El Paso County. This newletter of the El Paso County Pioneers’ Association details some of that work. Congratulations to Robin! Here’s a brief excerpt:
In North Platte Nebraska, where Robin grew up, a book had been written about the local poor farm. A movie, Evil Obsessions is to be produced about that institution whose matron was said to be “evil.” That started the search for local history here regarding our local poor farm. Yes, there was one here on 21 street and an earlier facility ston the East side of the city. One set of information led to another and as the various pieces of information Robin found, in different governmental archives, got put together, at first in her mind then on paper. She became interested it putting it all in one place not only for her class work but for us. Posterity!
Research led her to our “potters field” and on to EPCPA’ s involvement at Evergreen Cemetery. Most Counties have designated cemetery plots for those unable to pay. The EPCPA under the guidance of Mel Sinton and other Board members documented the “pioneer” section of Evergreen Cemetery some years ago. Robin asked EPCPA permission to retype the information from EPCPA work at the Cemetery into a database. A good idea so that it is more readily available to everyone these days.
Permission happily given!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6TH, 11:00 A.M., DWIRE 121
Edward J. Blum teaches at San Diego State University. An award winning writer and teacher, his previous books include W. E. B. Du Bois, American Prophet (2007) and Reforging the White Republic: Race, Religion, and American Nationalism, 1865-1898 (2005). Most recently he is the co-author (with Paul Harvey) of The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America (2012).
Watch Roger Martinez’s class and the Historical Engineering Society use the trebuchet (a medieval weapon) to chunk Halloween pumpkins!!