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Department of History

College of Arts & Sciences

Henry A and Emily

Dr. Henry Antkiewicz and Graduate Student Emily Lu featured in ETSU's Illuminated Magazine

 

The Washington County Historical Association: (WCHA) Awards of Merit program annually recognizes individuals, as well as organizations, whose work have significantly contributed to our understanding of community history as it occurred throughout Washington County’s historical boundaries, including work on Sullivan, Greene, Johnson, Unicoi and Carter counties.

 

Henry A and Emily

Dr. Henry Antkiewicz and Graduate Student Emily Lu featured in ETSU's Illuminated Magazine

 

The Washington County Historical Association: (WCHA) Awards of Merit program annually recognizes individuals, as well as organizations, whose work have significantly contributed to our understanding of community history as it occurred throughout Washington County’s historical boundaries, including work on Sullivan, Greene, Johnson, Unicoi and Carter counties.

 

  • Brian Maxson
  • Henry Antkiewicz
  • Janet Smith

History is the study of humans as revealed by the past. The study of history is an indispensable intellectual endeavor for students who desire to understand and appreciate the human condition in all its diversity, as well as the historical process that has shaped their personal lives. The Department of History offers a wide array of courses in the history of Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the United States designed to acquaint students with the complexities of today's multicultural "global village" and to deepen their understanding of the events, opinions, ideas, and facts they will need to make informed political, social, and personal judgments throughout their lives.

The study of history provides an appropriate background for almost any career. The history degree is particularly useful in preparation for professional and graduate studies, such as law and religion. The non-professional historian can find a rewarding career in teaching, archival work, museums, journalism, government, administration, and other occupations that call for a strong liberal arts background. From world history to religious studies, from law schools to journalism, ETSU's Department of History prepares students for career and graduate school success!


 

 

 

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Historical Events in July

WWII 

September 1, 1939: World War II begins in the European Theatre with the German invasion of Poland. Following the German refusal of the British ultimatum, The United Kingdom and France subsequently declared war on Germany.

Pedro

September 7, 1822: Brazil declared its independence from Portugal after the soon to be Emperor Pedro I of Brazil sided with Brazilians against his native home land of Portugal.

bacon rebellion

September 19, 1676: Jamestown Virginia was burned by Nathaniel Bacon and his forces during Bacon’s Rebellion.

Nathan Hale

September 22, 1776: Nathan Hale was executed by British forces for espionage during the American Revolutionary War. Before his execution Hale is often credited with saying that “ I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country”

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