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Stanford Law School —

A brief history of Juneteenth

Learn more about Juneteenth’s origins, including an extensive list of resources from Stanford Libraries.

What history can tell us about 2021

In the fall quarter course, History of 2021, Stanford faculty offered historically informed reflections on some of the year’s most pressing issues and showed students how many of today’s problems are inherited from the past.

Stanford Magazine —

Westword, bound

The written world of Wallace Stegner was one of calloused hands and expansive beauty. His most famous pupils saw things differently.

What’s next for Afghanistan?

Stanford historian Robert Crews discusses the political challenges and precarities that remain in Afghanistan after the U.S. withdraws its troops following two decades of conflict.

Finding fortitude from the diaries of a man who escaped slavery

As Juneteenth approaches, Stanford law Professor William Gould IV shares how the journals of his great-grandfather, who escaped slavery and fought against the Confederacy in the American Civil War, inspired him throughout his career and personal life.

Oceans examined through historical and literary lenses

With a publication date coinciding with Earth Day, a new, six-volume set edited by Stanford English Professor Margaret Cohen explores the cultural history of Earth’s oceans from antiquity to the modern era.