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The myth—and memorabilia—of Seward’s Folly

The myth—and memorabilia—of Seward’s Folly

March 29, 2018

Several generations after the purchase of Alaska on March 30, 1867, the William Henry Seward Papers at the University of Rochester show the supposed folly to be a shrewd bargain.

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EVENT: Research Challenges in Civil War Historical Fiction Discussed

EVENT: Research Challenges in Civil War Historical Fiction Discussed

March 15, 2013

Anthony Giardina, an author and playwright, presents the Neilly Lecture, “The Novelist and the Historical Imagination.”

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Health Care History Through Humor

Health Care History Through Humor

October 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Theodore Brown, a historian of medicine, public health, and health policy at the University of Rochester, provides the historical context for each cartoon and authored introductory chapters on early health care reform efforts.

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