Department of History and Political Science

Larry Gragg’s new book details Las Vegas’ rise from regional vice destination to glittering hotspot

Posted by on September 24, 2019

In his new book released in late August, Dr. Larry Gragg, a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science at Missouri S&T, tells the behind-the-scenes story of Las Vegas’ meteoric rise to becoming the multi-billion dollar tourist industry it is today.

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Rolla area community invited to celebrate Constitution Day

Posted by on September 13, 2019

The public is invited to celebrate national Constitution Day at an event hosted by Missouri S&T. The history and political science department at Missouri S&T is sponsoring the Constitution Day celebration at noon Tuesday, Sept. 17, in St. Pat’s Ballroom of the Havener Center on campus.

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Las Vegas’ rise from regional vice destination to glittering hotspot detailed in new book

Posted by on August 24, 2019

A Las Vegas historian is telling the behind-the-scenes story of the city’s meteoric rise into becoming the multi-billion-dollar tourist industry it is today in a new book. “The rise in Las Vegas tourism from one million visitors in 1950, to ten million in 1960 was no accident,” says Dr. Larry Gragg, a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching […]

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In new book, military historian takes ‘boldly revisionist’ look at World War II in the Pacific

Posted by on July 10, 2019

Dr. John C. McManus, a military historian whose most recent books have dealt with the U.S. Army’s experience during World War II in Europe, now sets his sights on the Army’s role in the Pacific theater of World War II in a new book, the first of a two-volume history of the struggle. Fire and […]

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Dr. Kathleen Sheppard is Missouri S&T’s 2019 Woman of the Year

Posted by on April 24, 2019

Missouri S&T celebrated Dr. Kathleen Sheppard, associate professor of history and political science, as the 2019 Woman of the Year today (Wednesday, April 24) during a campus ceremony.

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Missouri S&T undergraduates to exhibit research to state legislators

Posted by on March 22, 2019

Undergraduate students from Missouri S&T will travel to Jefferson City, Missouri, to exhibit their latest research projects to state legislators on Thursday, April 4.

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Missouri S&T to host History Day contest

Posted by on February 19, 2019

Missouri S&T will host the Missouri Region 8 History Day contest Friday, Feb. 22, at the Havener Center. More than 120 students from schools in a seven-county area of the state will participate. This year’s theme is “Triumph and Tragedy in History.”

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Missouri S&T historian to appear in HISTORY’s ‘Presidents at War’ premiering Feb. 17

Posted by on February 7, 2019

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Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history at Missouri S&T and one of America’s most distinguished military historians, will help commemorate this year’s Presidents Day by sharing his expertise on screen in HISTORY’s landmark two-night television event, “Presidents at War.”

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Air Force commander’s personal compass navigates dynamic military career

Posted by on November 5, 2018

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With a path into military leadership that would map like a complex transit system, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Samuel “Bo” Mahaney just might dispel your preconceived notions of military commanders.

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Missouri S&T professor receives Thomas Fleming Award for Outstanding Military History Writing

Posted by on October 30, 2018

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Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history and political science at Missouri S&T and one of the nation’s most distinguished military historians, has won the Thomas Fleming Award for Outstanding Military History Writing for his upcoming journal article on Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s stealth campaign for the 1944 Republican presidential nomination. A $5,000 cash prize accompanies the award.

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