World War II

Learn about Missouri’s extremists during WWII tonight

Posted by on October 20, 2022

Dr. Petra Dewitt, professor of history and political science, will discuss homegrown extremists during World War II at 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Oct. 20) on the second floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library and via Zoom.

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McManus honored for ‘Fire and Fortitude’

Posted by on November 3, 2020

Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history at S&T, has been awarded the seventh annual Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History for Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943.

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Fogg presents on societies under German occupation

Posted by on November 5, 2019

Dr. Shannon Fogg, professor of history and political science, presented a paper titled “Housing, Leisure and Everyday Life: Societies under German Occupation during the Second World War” at a conference in Jena, Germany.

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In the news: BYU Radio, C-Span, Scientific American, Spotify, St. Louis Public Radio

Posted by on June 4, 2019

  • Why is folklore important in understanding the past and preparing for the future? Dr. Simon Bronner, author of Folklore: The Basics and Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Professor of Humanities S&T,
    talks with BYU Radio host Marcus Smith in an interview on May 8.
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Watch S&T professor on History Channel

Posted by on February 7, 2019

Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history, will help commerate Presidents Day by sharing his expertise on screen in HISTORY’s television show, “Presidents at War,” which will air at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, and 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18.

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Fogg’s chapter focuses on wartime aid to France

Posted by on July 3, 2018

Dr. Shannon Fogg’s book chapter, “The American Friends Service Committee and Wartime Aid to Families,” was been published by Bloomsbury Academic in the volume, Vichy France and Everyday Life: Confronting the Challenges of Wartime, 1939-1945. Fogg is chair and professor of history and political science.

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Step back in time, learn history of St. Pat’s Day

Posted by on March 5, 2018

Are you ready for the best ever St. Pat’s? Join S&T’s library and archives staff to learn about the history of our university’s St. Pat’s celebrations. Journey back to 1908 and through World War II and experience how students, faculty and staff celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. Please register online for Monday, March 12, or Thursday, March 15. Each session will be held 11 a.m.-noon in Room 103 Curtis Laws Wilson Library. The event is free. For more information, please contact the library staff at

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U.S. Naval Academy names McManus visiting professor

Posted by on January 9, 2018

The United States Naval Academy has appointed Dr. John McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history, for a visiting professorship. He will serve as the Dr. Leo A. Shifrin Chair for a 10-month period during the 2018-19 academic term.

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McManus among speakers commemorating Antietam cemetery anniversary

Posted by on October 3, 2017

Dr. John McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history, was a featured speaker in September for the National Cemetery Anniversary Speaker Series in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Antietam National Cemetery. He presented “The Fallen American Soldiers of World War II: Their World of Combat” on Sept. 9 at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. His presentation was broadcast on C-SPAN. Watch the video.

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Video game based on McManus book

Posted by on September 2, 2017

American Courage, American Carnage, a book written by Dr. John McManus, is the basis for Burden of Command, a tactical wartime video game set for release in 2018. McManus is a Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history and political science.

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