Department of History and Political Science

Missouri S&T hosts GUST students for summer program

Posted by on August 2, 2023

Six undergraduate students from Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait recently lived on the campus of Missouri S&T for a month-long summer program and gained experiences similar to many American college students.

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New military war history book covers final months of WWII in the Pacific

Posted by on July 20, 2023

The final book in a World War II Pacific theater trilogy will focus on the Allied victory – from the liberation of the Philippines to the Japanese surrender. Military historian Dr. John C. McManus’s new book, To the End of the Earth: The U.S. Army and the Downfall of Japan, 1945, published by Penguin Random House, will be available on May 2.

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A history of the historian

Posted by on July 17, 2023

In the seventh grade, Dr. Larry Gragg knew he wanted to be a historian. His teacher assigned him to write about any person in popular culture and Gragg picked up his first biography to read about the New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig. What followed from that class project was a lifetime of research and interviews.

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S&T students explore history, architecture of Chicago

Posted by on June 21, 2023

Twelve Missouri S&T students spent two weeks last month exploring Chicago to learn about the city and its architecture through a two-week course in the Windy City. “There’s no better place to learn about the history of modern architecture than Chicago, and there’s no better way to experience architecture than in person,” says Dr. Jeff […]

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S&T professor creates new Vietnam War course for ‘The Great Courses’

Posted by on December 13, 2022

History buffs and current students alike can now learn more details about the Vietnam War through a new online video-based class created by Missouri S&T military historian Dr. John C. McManus.

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Missouri’s contributions to WWI war effort examined in new book

Posted by on November 18, 2022

During World War I, Missouri was one of many states that established a defense organization to take over the duties of the National Guard, which had joined frontline military service. In her new book The Missouri Home Guard: Protecting the Home Front during the Great War, Missouri S&T historian Dr. Petra DeWitt examines this volunteer Home Guard’s full role, including its ability to preserve patriotism and reduce opposition to the war.

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In new book, S&T historian explores archaeologists’ and Egyptologists’ social networks

Posted by on July 20, 2022

When most of us think of social networks, we think of connecting digitally with others through sites like Facebook, TikTok or Twitter. A new book by Dr. Kathleen Sheppard, an associate professor of history at Missouri University of Science and Technology, discusses a different type of social network – a physical network of archaeologists, Egyptologists, […]

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Missouri S&T professor receives Army Historical Foundation award

Posted by on June 28, 2022

Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has received the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award in the category of Operational/Battle History for his book Island Infernos: The US Army’s Pacific War Odyssey, 1944.

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Missouri S&T hosts second annual critical minerals workshop

Posted by on June 21, 2022

The future of cell phones, solar panels and electric vehicles depends on materials like cobalt, germanium and rare earth elements. Those and other critical minerals are the focus of the second annual virtual workshop hosted by Missouri S&T Aug. 4-5.

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Missouri S&T selected for ‘Americans and the Holocaust’ traveling exhibition

Posted by on April 12, 2022

The Curtis Laws Wilson Library at Missouri S&T is one of 50 U.S. libraries selected to host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum that examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s.

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