Much about History

By Emanuel Costache '09 Longtime Amherst public affairs officer Douglas C. Wilson ’62 is the editor of a new book, Passages of Time: Narratives in the History of Amherst College, published in November by Amherst College Press. The volume is the first wide-ranging book about Amherst history to appear in more than 50 years.

Passages of Time: Narratives in the History of Amherst College

Edited and with several selections by Douglas C. Wilson ’62. Amherst, Mass.: Amherst College Press, 2007. 298 pp. $25 hardcover.

Finding Data and Statistics

United States

Historical Statistics of the United States, Millennial Edition Online 

American FactFinder
Population, housing, economic, and geographic information from the U.S. Census

NEW COURSES: Spring 2016


HIST-220 Art, Politics, and Propaganda in Modern Europe

Fredric Cheyette’s Ermengard of Narbonne Wins Three Awards

May 3, 2002 Director of Media Relations

Race and Reunion Wins Bancroft Prize in American History

David Blight's Race and Reunion Offers Critical Appraisal of America After the Civil War

January 24, 2001Contact: Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass. David W. Blight, the Class of 1959 Professor of History and Black Studies at Amherst College, has just published Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory ($29.95, 512 pp., Harvard University Press, Cambridge 2001), a study of how Americans "black and white, from North and South, soldiers and politicians, writers and editors" made sense of America's most wrenching war.

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