Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:43am
Spalding Distinguished Professor of History James Cobb takes to the pages of TIME magazine (via Zocalo Public Square, a not-for-profit Ideas Exchange that blends live events and humanities journalism) to discuss the issues surrounding the removal of the confederate flag: In South Carolina, that flag might still be flying atop the state capitol had a torrent of threatened economic and tourist boycotts and pressure from the state’s business…
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Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:11am
Ferdinand Phinizy was a graduate of the UGA class of 1838. His grandson, Phinizy Calhoun, was a 1900 graduate of the university and established the Ferdinand Phinizy Lectureship. Previous lecturers include John Kenneth Galbraith, Dean Rusk, Walker Percy, Richard Ford, and most recently, Melissa Faye Greene. For the 2015 Phinizy Lecure, we add the name of James Cobb to that list of lumninaries: One of UGA's most distinguished faculty members and…
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Wed, 05/29/2013 - 9:40am
By all accounts, this award is akin to winning a Pulitzer Prize for a dissertation. Huge congratulations to our history department and to newly minted Ph.D. Tom Okie: University of Georgia doctoral graduate Tom Okie was awarded the 53rd annual Allan Nevins Dissertation Prize at the annual meeting of the Society of American Historians at the Century Club in New York City on May 20. The prize—$2,000 and publication of the winning dissertation—is…
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Wed, 01/23/2013 - 4:32pm
Our favorite historian, B. Phinizy Spalding Distinguished Professor in the History of the American South James C. Cobb, kicks of the Global Georgia Initiative with a lecture at 4 p.m. in the Chapel on Jan. 29: He will discuss "De-Mystifying Dixie: Southern History and Culture in Global Perspective." "My hope is to demonstrate that much of the South's perceived weirdness relative to the rest of the United States falls away when it is viewed in…
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Tue, 10/02/2012 - 11:42am
Spaulding Distinguished Research Professor of History James Cobb takes to the pages of the New York Times to describe Republican support in the South: Lest we go overboard in emphasizing the peculiarities of working-class white Southerners, we should remember that racially tinged, working-class white conservatism is a fixture throughout much of rural America. Also is it really all that striking that nearly 6 in 10 working-class whites in the…
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Thu, 07/26/2012 - 2:56pm
The Green Revolution refers to a series of research, development and technology transfer initiatives between the 1940's and the late 1970's that increased agricultural production around the world. This campaign disseminated U.S. agricultural methods, such as the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, hybrid seeds and the like to farmers throughout the developing world of the mid-twentieth century. Up to now, most scholars have credited the…
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