Dr. Kenneth Winkle's monograph Lincoln's Citadel (W.W. Norton & Co, 2013)is a fascinating companion study to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Digital Research in the Humanities’ project Civil War Washington. The book charts how Washington City, as it was called then, altered Lincoln’s views on slavery, first during his term as a member of the House and later as President.
Professor Tim Borstelmann's The 1970s: A New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality (Princeton, 2012) charts the emerging American political culture of the 70s in a global context. The book contrasts the achievements of the civil rights movement and the promotion of the rights of the women, immigrants, and the disabled with the global economic deregulation and the economic, political and military crises. The 1970s is a thoughtful investigation of the origins of the modern-day American conservatism and distrust of the federal government.
Winner of the Jewish Book Council award, Dr. Gerald Steinacher's Nazis on the Run: How Hitler's Henchmen Fled Justice (Oxford, 2012) is a detailed study of the hitherto obscure post-war fate of the prominent Nazi functionaries. Steinacher uncovers the important role Catholic priests, American politicians, and Latin American leaders played in helping Nazi war criminals, scientists, and engineers to leave Europe and start a new life incognito in the New World.
Dr. Katrina Jagodinsky and Dr. Margaret Jacobs provide compelling essays in this landmark edited volume On the Borders of Love and Power (University of California Press, 2012) that illuminates the tensions between intimacy and violence in the American West.
This department project seeks to create a popular movement to democratize and open American history by utilizing digital technologies to share the experiences and artifacts of everyday people and local historical institutions.
Civil War Washington examines the U.S. national capital from multiple perspectives as a case study of social, political, cultural, and medical/scientific transitions provoked or accelerated by the Civil War.