Department of History

By studying history, you will explore people, events, institutions and values as old as the ancient world and as new as yesterday's headlines. 

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  • David Burrow

    VERMILLION, S.D. – David Burrow, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of History at the University of South Dakota, is the 2015 recipient of the Monsignor James Doyle Humanities Teaching Award, presented by the College of Arts & Sciences.

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  • Happy May Day! "Eight hours for work! Eight hours for rest! Eight hours for what we will!" How did May 1 become an international labor holiday? It goes back to the Eight Hour Movement, the Great Strike of 1886, and the bloody aftermath of a demonstration in Chicago. Read about it here:

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Department of History
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414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069


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