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Podcast guests help us to remember that the meaning of the American Revolution has always been hotly contested, from the years immediately following military success in the 18th century up to and including the Civil War, and into the present day.

In this TEDx talk, Julian Zelizer examines how we can reform the election system.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded a 2016–17 AAUW American Fellowship to Dr. Keisha N. Blain. She earned her Ph.D. in History from Princeton in 2014 and is an assistant professor of history at the University of Iowa.

People often vote based on who’s already in the White House. But sometimes, it’s more complicated than that.

Linda Colley discusses a transatlantic career studying global history, British angst, and why constitutions matter.

Now available for pre-order, Dangerous Neighbors, shows how the Haitian Revolution permeated early American print culture and had a profound impact on the young nation's domestic politics.

American slavery predates the founding of the United States. Wendy Warren, author of New England Bound, explains her research with WHYY's Terry Gross.

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?

Princeton University's newest advanced-degree recipients and their supporters gathered Monday, May 30, in Jadwin Gymnasium.

Looking for an exciting History course? Explore a range of courses from ancient to modern times, world history to history of science.

Jan Gross’ views on Polish violence against Jews spark another controversy.

Kellen Funk, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in history, is focusing on how the legal developments in the mid-19th-century led to reforms in American law and legal practice.

The award recognizes those who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the undergraduate experience through dedicated efforts in student organizations, athletics, community service, religious life, residential life and the arts.

An embrace of tradition as political outsiders are in vogue

David A. Bell on the surprising origins of modern democratic charisma

Was Princeton's seventh president a bigot, a progressive, or both?

His book was lauded with the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize.

A memorial service for Carl Schorske, the Dayton-Stockton Professor of History, Emeritus, will be held at 4 pm on Saturday, May 14, 2016, in the Princeton University Chapel.

During his Davis Center fellowship, Dieleman will examine how ancient textual amulets encode notions of risk and fortune.