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January 11, 2019
Andrew Hedden, History Graduate Student and Associate Director of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, has a brilliant op-ed in the “Made by History” section of the Washington Post, drawing on his research on the Boeing Bust and the history of labor and unions in Seattle. Read more on Washington Post ⇒
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January 8, 2019
Professor James Gregory, director of the UW Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project, comments on his research on the history of restrictive covenants on race in property deeds in Seattle. Read more in The Seattle Times ⇒
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January 8, 2019
In this New York Times op-ed, Professor Margaret O'Mara reflects on the impact of large tech companies like Amazon on the cities in which they establish their headquarters. They bring high paying jobs and can encourage other successful start-ups, but they also bring significant growth challenges to the city's residents and governments. Read more in The New York Times ⇒
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January 8, 2019
Joshua Reid, author of The Sea is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs, sits down with Stephen Hausmann to discuss the history and identity of the Makahs, and how they have adapted their maritime economy to changing political and economic circumstances over the years. Listen on New Books Network ⇒
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January 8, 2019
Margaret O'Mara, Professor of History and author of a forthcoming book about the history of Silicon Valley, pens an op-ed on the policies that enabled tech giants to function the way they do today. Read more in The New York Times ⇒
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January 8, 2019
Professor William Rorabaugh weighs in on the hippie counterculture movement in America, as it reached its peak during the Vietnam War and declined in the early-70's - when its fashion and music was finally adopted by mainstream culture. Read more on History.com ⇒
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January 8, 2019
Margaret O'Mara contextualizes the recent wave of worker activism in Silicon Valley with the history of the tech industry in California. Read more in the LA Times ⇒
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December 5, 2018
Choices that Congress made decades ago allowed tech giants to become as powerful as they are according to UW history professor Margaret O'Mara. Featured on The New York Times 
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November 20, 2018
The Department of History Graduate Program is a hub for innovative research, and this past year an unprecedented number of students were awarded fellowships and prizes to aid them in their work. Much of this robust scholarship is supported by departmental grants made possible through the gifts of generous donors.
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November 20, 2018
It’s been an exciting and busy start to the year for the Department of History Graduate Program. In September we welcomed six new students who have come to study a diverse array of fields, including modern China, black and indigenous history, and the modern Middle East. In addition, Professor Devin Naar began his term as the director of graduate studies for the department.

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