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Why study History?

An essay written by Peter Stearns, Professor of History and Provost at George Mason University.  Prof. Stearns is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Social History, which he founded in 1967.  The JSH is one of the most often-cited historical journals in the United States.

How much is a bachelor’s degree in History worth?

Reagan's War on Terrorism in Nicaragua by Dr. Philip W. Travis

A recent report by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce finds that U.S. History majors are the highest earners in the humanities.

History faculty member releases new book:

Dr. Phillip Travis, an adjunct instructor of history at EOU, has published a new book entitled Reagan’s War on Terrorism in Nicaragua: The Outlaw State (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2016)This study examines the Reagan administration’s proxy war against Nicaragua and its use of the emergent threat of international terrorism as a pretext. It also analyzes the administration’s conception of international law and argues that its Nicaragua policy set a precedent for the U.S. War on Terror in the twenty-first century.

Upcoming Conferences & Events: 

Dr. Mario Sifuentez book talk poster
Dr. Mario Sifuentez to give book talk at EOU on February 17 @ 3:00 in Pierce Library