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Women of the Revolution

Pilar Melero, UW-Whitewater Associate Professor of Languages & Literatures and Coordinator of Race and Ethic Studies, will talk about “Women of the Revolution” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Tues., May 2, in UC275A. It’s the last installment of the Latino Heritage … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt and the Civil Rights Movement

Jim Gibbons, historian, will talk about “Eleanor Roosevelt and the Civil Rights Movement” on Sat., Mar. 25 at 12:30pm at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library (Whitewater’s public library at 431 W. Center St.). This program is free and open … Continue reading

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American Indian Treaties of the Upper Great Lakes

Dr. Anthony Gulig, Dept. of History, will talk about “American Indian Treaties of the Upper Great Lakes: How We Know What We Know” at 7:30 p.m. on Tues., Mar. 14, at the Fort Atkinson Club (211 S. Water St. E, … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – March 7, 2017

Paper: Paging Through History by Mark Kurlansky TS1090 .K87 2016 New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor One of my favorite kinds of historical scholarship is the history of commodities. My shelves at home are filled with titles like Cotton, Gin, Salt, … Continue reading

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Effigy Mounds – Tour and Learn

The Whitewater Landmarks Commission will provide a guided, family-friendly and moonlit walking tour of the Effigy Mounds Preserve (288 S. Indian Mound Parkway, Whitewater) on Fri., Sept. 16, from 7-8 p.m. Learn about the history of the site and its … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – July 5, 2016

The Bingo Queens of Oneida How Two Moms Started Tribal Gaming in Wisconsin By Mike Hoeft E99.O45 H78 2014 New Arrivals, 2nd floor Ever wonder how Native American communities and casinos came together in Wisconsin? This book shares the story … Continue reading

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Tennis, anyone?

Did you know? On July 6th in 1957, Althea Gibson became the first African American Wimbledon champion when she won the women’s singles title. Later that year she won the U.S. Open as well. You can learn more from the … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – May 31, 2016

Sleeping Giant: How the New Working Class Will Transform America by Tamara Draut HD8072.5 .D73 2016 New Arrivals, 2nd floor Tamara Draut’s latest work outlines the evolution of working class Americans over the past 50 years. While the core of … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Historical Atlases

Here’s some fun for history and map buffs: American Panorama: An atlas of United States history, is an ongoing project at the University of Richmond that currently offers maps of The forced migration of enslaved people, 1810-1860 The overland trails, … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday — May 17, 2016

Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First by Frank Trentmann HC79.C6 T74 2016 New Arrivals, 2nd floor Perhaps you just packed up all your things and moved out of a … Continue reading

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