William Fowler, Distinguished Professor of History, recalled the attack from both a personal and historical perspective. His father, four uncles, and an aunt served in World War II, and “Pearl Harbor was a defining moment for them and for their generation.”
To ease the tension of Election Day, we asked seven faculty members to participate a quirky thought experiment that challenged each of them to consider how one well known but long dead person in their respective fields would have voted in the 2016 presidential election. The responses were insightful, sobering, and occasionally hilarious.
Wednesday morning House Democrats, led by U.S. Rep. John Lewis, began a sit-in on the House floor demanding votes on gun-control legislation. C-SPAN picked up the live feeds that members streamed from their smartphones after Republicans shut down the chamber. Here, Northeastern faculty members shed light on the significance of the protest and the role of social media in its impact.
Undefeated, unmatched, and unforgettable, the USS Constitution, which is undergoing a two-year restoration, is the ultimate achievement of 18th century technology says Distinguished Professor of History William Fowler.
Northeastern students from countries across the globe shared a meal together and learned about the American holiday’s history and traditions at the International Student and Scholar Institute’s annual Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday.
Distinguished Professor William Fowler reflects on some of the most unusual gift exchanges between nations in modern history and how the symbolic practice has evolved.
The whoopie pie — whipped cream or frosting sandwiched between twin chocolate cakes — has a glorious but muddled history as a favorite treat throughout the northeastern United States. Several […]
William Fowler, Distinguished Professor of History, examines the intriguing history of the Declaration of Independence and the Fourth of July.
In the sixth edition of recent faculty books, we highlight works about the American Revolution, the complexity of human-animal relationships, and the importance of cash flow to corporate decision-making.
A Northeastern historian looks back at a bloodless battle that touched off America’s bloodiest war, 150 years ago today.
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