Last month's question was: What was your favorite paper or project you did as a history student? Tell us about it! Here's what you said:
Steve Eisenberg (BA '72): "I wrote a paper on the re-interpretation of the 14th Amendment from protecting equal rights under the law to protecting property rights (Justice Stephen Field). It was a coffin nail to Reconstruction and a foundation to Jim Crow laws that took Brown v Board and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, et al. to partially correct. But now historical cycling: Once again a right-wing revisionist court has eviscerated the VRA and interprets protecting historically assymetrical (and often ill-gotten) gains as having more weight than championing equal economic and social opportunity. My History professor gave it an A and Political Science professor a B."
Melinda (Birnbaum) Lyons (BA '79): "My senior project on millenial thought in pre-revolutionary Russia. It never occurred to me that it would help me understand political events 40 years later (it has had a big influence on Putin's thought in the lead up to the current war).
Stella Sexsmith (BA '70): "In Medieval History - Robin Hood."
We'll be back next month with a new question!
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