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“American Studies offers the promise of a sustained education in what it is to live in this twenty-first century American world ⎯⎯ in a polyglot, heterogeneous, racially divided, corporate dominated, politically emaciated but culturally rich and constitutionally complex, pluralistic but highly unequal world. Knowledge about this world, this country, and about how it came to be historically and about how diverse and varied peoples make their lives in this world and call it America…depends on open conversations that are alternately serious, playful, fun, and painful.”

⎯⎯ Hendrik A. Hartog

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New World A-Coming

Judith Weisenfeld’s New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity During the Great Migration (New York: NYU Press, 2016) has won the 2017 Albert J. Raboteau Book Prize for the Best Book in Africana Religions.

President Eisgruber and Dean Dolan have responded to the report of the Task Force on American Studies.  Read the response here.