History Department {College of Liberal & Creative Arts}

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Welcome to the Department of History

Our undergraduate program trains students in the methods of history and provides a solid basis for students to go on to graduate programs in history or to careers in a variety of fields. We oversee the social science subject matter competence program that will qualify students to apply to secondary education credential programs in the social sciences.

Students interested in the graduate study of history will be happy to learn of the excellence of our M.A. program. A recent survey by the American Historical Association has noted that more of our M.A. students go on to Ph.D.programs than from any other stand-alone M.A. program in the nation. Students may specialize in the fields of U.S. history, European history before 1500, European history since 1500, Latin American history, and Gender in history. In addition, the recently adopted concentration in Modern World history gives our students an opportunity to study an important emerging field of history. Students interested in applying to our graduate program should review the SFSU graduate application procedures as well as the History Department Graduate Program website.

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News

History Department Office is back in the Science Building!

The History Department Office and faculty offices are moving back to the Science Building on May 19th.  Look for us in our newly refurbished quarters in SCI 270.

Dawn Mabalon's New Publication: Little Manila is in the Heart

 

Little Manila Is in the Heart

The Making of the Filipina/o American Community in Stockton, California

Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, Ph.D.

 

Narrating a history spanning much of the twentieth century, Dawn Bohulano Mabalon traces the growth of Stockton's Filipina/o American community, the birth and eventual destruction of Little Manila, and recent efforts to remember and preserve it.

 

For more information and to view the table of contents, please visit the Duke University Press website.

To read the introduction, please visit this book's preview on Scribd.

 

See the lead article about Prof. Mabalon's book on the main SFSU webpage:

Historian brings Filipino American experience out of the shadows

 

Book Launch Celebration

2-4pm Saturday, July 13, 2013

Hotel Stockton, 133 E. Weber, Stockton, CA

Special book price: $25 (can be pre-ordered for pickup at the www.littlemanila.org site)

**Refreshments, signing, Old Pinoys, Bahala Na Escrima, Little Manila Afterschool Program & more

*co-sponsored by the Little Manila Foundation and the Stockton Chapter, Filipino American National Historical Society

 

Bay Area Book Talks

7pm Wed. July 10

City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway

http://www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=1776

 

 2-4pm Sat. August 3

Arkipelago Books, http://www.arkipelagobooks.com/

1010 Mission St., SF, CA 94103

 

4pm Tues. Sept. 10

IEAS Conference Room, UC Berkeley, 2223 Fulton St., 6th floor, Berkeley CA.

 

Stay updated on more signings & book info:

http://www.facebook.com/littlemanilaisintheheart

 

Seattle: late July, time and place TBA

UCLA/LA: late Oct, time and place TBA

 

Trevor Getz' new publication: African voices of the Global Past: 1500 to the Present

African Voices of the Global Past: 1500 to the Present

Edited by Trevor R. Getz

Westview Press

to be published August 2013

 

Global historical events are too often recounted exclusively through European and American voices. African Voices of the Global Past explores six major historical developments of global significance—the Atlantic slave trade, industrialization, colonialism, the World Wars, decolonization, and the development of modern feminism—from an African perspective. Voices emerge throughout the text in the form of primary sources that explore the personal accounts of individuals.These enable students to look beyond the indistinct figures of Africans in European and American accounts to see the people directly involved and affected by the major global changes they experienced. Featuring contributed chapters from renowned scholars, many from the continent of Africa or the African diaspora, African Voices of the Global Past offers a unique view of global history from a traditionally overlooked perspective. This book is a perfect supplement for world history and African history instructors seeking to relate a compelling narrative of major world events.  Contributors include Kwasi Konadu, Tim Carmichael, Osire Glasier, Saheed Aderinto, and Peter Adebayo.

Bay Area Social Justice Project

 

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Bay Area Social Justice Project

 
This site showcases the movement for civil rights in San Francisco during the early 1960s. It provides newspaper articles, photographs, documents, and video oral histories, cataloging an era of confrontation and activism. Based at San Francisco State University, the project seeks to bring to life an important period in the history of the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Newly published: Almost Free

Almost Free book coverIn Almost Free, Newly published from Univ. of Georgia Press, Eva Sheppard Wolf uses the story of Samuel Johnson, a free black man from Virginia attempting to free his family, to add detail and depth to our understanding of the lives of free blacks in the South.

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