Monthly Archives: March 2015

Rad American Women for Women’s History Month

How did you learn your ABC’s? In honor of Women’s History Month, we close out March inspired by the new children’s book Rad American Women A-Z.  The book puts a modern spin on the classic ABC’s but equally important is the modern … Continue reading

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March Madness?

We’re sure there is a rich history attached to the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament but one of the best parts of March Madness is all of its surprises. And for those of us on the 4th floor of … Continue reading

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What Book Changed Your Mind? Finishing up the 4th Floor List

After reading the which books most changed the minds of twelve scholars interviewed by the Chronicle of Higher Education,  the faculty on the 4th floor of JRC came up with their own list. Our final considerations of the book that … Continue reading

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What Book Changed Your Mind? Our List Expands

The history faculty book club was inspired by the Chronicle of Higher Education‘s article asking a dozen scholars which book published in the last 30 years most changed their minds. Today we highlight additional entries for JRC’s 4th Floor book list. Dr. Ivancica … Continue reading

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What Book Changed Your Mind – More from the 4th Floor

Following the lead of the Chronicle of Higher Education, we asked the scholars on the floor of JRC to consider which book published in the last 30 years most changed their minds. Today we add a few more books to the list: Dr. … Continue reading

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What Book Changed Your Mind? The 4th Floor Weighs In

The history faculty read a lot of books. And once a semester we come together to discuss a recently published book. It’s not for our classes, not for our research, not for the university – it’s a book that one … Continue reading

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“Creating” History at the East Side Freedom Library

Recently, the History Club welcomed Peter Rachleff from the East Side Freedom Library in St. Paul. Situated in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood, the library is dedicated to “sharing histories” in support of the diversity of the East Side. To that end, … Continue reading

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