The Center for American Studies has received a $5 million endowment gift to support its core academic program and provide internships to its undergraduate students.
Congratulations to American Studies alumna Rachel Lindsay (CC '09) on the publication of her acclaimed graphic memoir Rx
Rachel will be giving an informal talk Monday, Oct. 8, 4-5 pm in 503 Hamilton Hall.
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In 1943 and 1944 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the military orders that forced over 120,000 Japanese Americans into American incarceration camps. It took almost 40 years to overturn the convictions of Fred Korematsu and others who violated the orders with the "smoking gun" evidence of governmental misconduct. In 2018 the Supreme Court repudiated its decision in Korematsu while approving President Trump's controversial travel ban.
The Alexander Hamilton Medal is the highest honor awarded to a member of the Columbia College community for distinguished service to the College and accomplishment in any field of endeavor. It is presented by the Columbia College Alumni Association; James J. Valentini, dean, Columbia College; and Lee C. Bollinger, president, Columbia University.
Professor Andrew Delbanco to publish new book, "The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War"
On November 6th, 2018, "The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War" will become available. Professor Delbanco is the Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia University.