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Syria’s Women

By Emily Merlino

February 4, 2013

“A thing may happen and be a total lie; another thing may not happen and be truer than the truth.” When Tim O’Brien penned this potent sentence in his book “The Things They Carried,” a quasi-fictional Vietnam War memoir, he could have eas...

Amherst College panel discusses how Civil War affected town

By Chris Shores

March 29, 2012

When Union and Confederate soldiers fought on American soil 150 years ago, Massachusetts escaped having a front row seat of the Civil War. But even in Amherst – 400 miles northeast of Gettysburg, Pa. – the community...

Author Tony Horwitz talks Harpers Ferry, new book

By Chris Shores

March 13, 2012

On an October night 153 years ago, white abolitionist John Brown led an armed attack on the United States Arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Va. The event – which preceded Abraham Lincoln’s election as president and South Caro...

Save Syria from falling apart

By Claire Anderson

February 9, 2012

See the counter argument: Only the Syrians can liberate Syria It’s 8:55 p.m. Monday night in Syria when a video is posted on YouTube.com of a student protest in Homs, Syria, but unlike the Southwest riot after the Sup...

UMass professor Manisha Sinha re-examines abolitionists’ role in Civil War

By Christina Gregg

April 27, 2011

In a Distinguished Faculty Lecture yesterday, Manisha Sinha, associate professor of Afro-American Studies, posed the question, “Did the abolitionists cause the Civil War, and if so, was that a bad thing?”  She discussed the often overlooked role that African-Americans ...

History professor to examine abolitionists’ role in Civil War

By Collegian News Staff

April 26, 2011

If the once-simmering conflict over slavery and states’ rights still stirs blood in your veins, you may be in luck: an associate professor of history at the University of Massachusetts will be addressing whether abolitioni...