Professor LaShawn Harris speaks in her lecture as part of Black History Month on her work Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City's Underground Economy, a book detailing the earlier twentieth situation and women's carved niche in the informal economy of the city. She uses various sources to see how the expansion of the underground economy promoted new occupational opportunities that gave African American women a sense of autonomy and mobility, but with all the same struggles and dangers associated with new labor.
The 2017 history department newsletter is now available online and in print. You can download the newsletter or pick up a copy anytime in the department office.
News from the Public History Concentration
HST 360: Doing Digital History has been approved for credit in the Public History Concentration (PHC). Credit toward your PHC requirements may not automatically
appear on your Degree Progress Report, however, so if you took this course and
want it to count, contact Professor Amy Tyson so she can ensure you receive proper credit.
Report Finds History Majors are Highest Earners in Humanities
A report from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University finds that history majors are the highest earners among humanities majors. You can learn more about the report here.