American Studies

Prize goes to Pope for essay on fake news in 1700s

Posted by on April 3, 2018

Dr. Justin Pope, assistant professor of history and political science, has won The John M. Murrin Prize for the best essay published in Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal in 2017. His winning essay, “Inventing an Indian Slave Conspiracy on Nantucket, 1738,” was published in the Summer 2017 issue. The prize will be presented to Pope at a ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania in May.

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Brown interviewed by Christian Science Monitor reporter

Posted by on April 4, 2017

Dr. Trent Brown, associate professor of American studies at Missouri S&T, was interviewed for a Christian Science Monitor article about Confederate monuments. The story by Weston Williams, “Appeals Court Rules that Confederate Monuments Can Come Down in New Orleans,” was published March 7. Brown’s research focuses on the cultural history of the twentieth-century United States, particularly race and gender in the recent South.

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Brown to appear on C-SPAN Aug. 20

Posted by on August 2, 2016

Dr. Trent Brown, associate professor of American studies, will be featured on C-SPAN at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. Brown will be part of a panel titled “Civil Rights History II.”

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Brown on Book TV

Posted by on December 1, 2015

Dr. Trent Brown, an associate professor of American studies in English and technical communication, was featured on C-SPAN 2’s Book TV discussing his recent book Ed King’s Mississippi: Behind the Scenes of Freedom Summer. Brown was featured on Saturday, Nov. 14, and Sunday, Nov. 15. Book TV describes the interview as follows:

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