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A Political History of Pakistan
Professor Oldenburg, a leading scholar of South Asian culture and history, unravels the story of Pakistan, delving into the tumultuous past of this Muslim nation. Carefully examining its struggle to establish a national identity throughout the half-century of its existence, he narrates Pakistan's history from the viewpoint of its Muslim majority population while also explaining the perspectives of those nations with whom Pakistan has been at war.


Slavery and Emancipation—E-Seminar 6, The Meaning of Freedom
In The Meaning of Freedom, the sixth e-seminar in the series Slavery and Emancipation, Professor Eric Foner explores the expectations and aspirations of freed blacks, the views of white Southerners, and the hopes of many Northerners in the years after the Civil War.

America Since 1945—E-Seminar 6, The Civil-Rights Movement
In The Civil-Rights Movement, the sixth of ten e-seminars in the series America Since 1945, historian Alan Brinkley discusses one of the most important social movements in twentieth-century American history. He analyzes the events that propelled and shaped the civil-rights movement, the growing national awareness of racial inequalities in America, and the social policies that were created in response to those inequalities.

America Since 1945—E-Seminar 10, The Rise of the Right
In The Rise of the Right, the final e-seminar in the ten-part series America Since 1945, historian Alan Brinkley discusses the emergence of conservatism as a powerful political and cultural force in the United States during the past quarter-century.

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Learning Tool

Columbia American History Online (CAHO)
CAHO features a growing collection of resources designed for students and teachers of American history. It includes 17 e-seminars taught by world-renowned Columbia University professors.

Advanced Papyrological Information System
APIS is a multi-institutional project to create a digital library of documentary papyri and ostraka in U.S. collections; currently contains over 16,000 high-quality digital images.

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Faculty Interview

Professor Winston James: Ordinary Lives in New York: Harlem in 1920s and 1930s Inspired Novelist Claude McKay
Harlem reminded novelist Claude McKay of his youth in Jamaica, says History's Winston James. McKay immediately fell in love with Harlem and from then on he depicted Harlem in a loving and romantic way, primarily writing about the lives of ordinary people.

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