College of Social and Behavioral Sciences


Welcome to the Department of History

We invite you to follow the links to learn more about our undergraduate and graduate programs and about the faculty, staff, and students who make them possible.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Jennifer McNabbJennifer McNabb
Professor and Head
Department of History



The faculty of the Department of History at the University of Northern Iowa endorse the American Historical Association's "Statement on the History of Racist Violence in the United States," found here online. PDF version available for download. We also endorse the AHA's statement in response to the "White House Conference on American History".

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For Further Reading:

Simon Balto, Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power, Justice, Power, and Politics series, Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2019. (Available to read online through UNI's Rod Library)

James W. LoewenLies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong, revised 2nd. ed., New York: New Press, 2019.

The Future of the African American Past (from the American Historical Association)

Ibram X. Kendi. How To Be An Antiracist. New York: Random House, 2019

Jennifer Harvey, Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America, 2018

Clint Smith, "Telling the Truth about Slavery Not 'Indoctrination," in The Atlantic

Fall 2020 Updates