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William Howard Taft and the Philippine Exposition at the St. Louis World's Fair

By Daniel Moriel William Taft, Governor of the Philippines, viewed the 1904 World’s Fair as an opportunity to gain support for the American occupation of the Philippines[1]. Taft targeted anti-imperialists who objected the US occupation. These…

Water Over Sand Bags

Often, the dozens of hours of labor put in by regional volunteers, city employees, and even the Iowa National Guard proved futile. Flood waters crested above the sandbag lines at various points in Iowa City and Coralville, damaging homes, businesses,…

University of Minnesota Professor Kevin Murphy discusses public history

Kevin Murphy is a professor in the History and Gender, Women?s and Sexuality Studies departments at the University of Minnesota, where he also chairs the American Studies department. A longtime participant in the Guantanamo Public Memory Project and…

University of Iowa Writers Workshop student A. Naomi Jackson discusses the humanities

A. Naomi Jackson is a student in the fiction program at the University of Iowa writer?s workshop. She focuses on he ways in which fiction writing can have an influence on the rest of the world by helping others understand their own personal…