​​​​Upcoming LEcture: 

"'The Great Force of History': White Innocence, Historical Justice, and Making Black Lives Matter"

November 17, 2017, Russell House, Wesleyan University, 4:30pm


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Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical is Restaging America's Past

Edited by Renee C. Romano and Claire Bond Potter (available in March 2018)



"Racial Reckoning is a timely and striking commentary on the legacy of the Civil Rights movement. ...[T[his work is... a much-needed contribution to the ongoing national conversation on race, justice, and the pervasiveness of inequality."—Matthew Downs, Alabama Review


"Throughout her cogent and extremely readable history of interracial love and marriage since 1940.... Romano

 consistently avoids straightforward liberal triumphalism and remains admirably tentative about drawing sweeping conclusions from her data… Astute and well-judged, Race Mixing is a welcome addition to the study of interracial love in American history, which both offers new information and a new approach."—African American Review



Renee C. Romano  Oberlin College

Robert S. Danforth Professor of History, Comparative American Studies and Africana Studies



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"Doing Recent History lives up to the promise of its sprawling, ebullient subtitle. Claire Bond Potter and Renee C. Romano have gathered intelligent, deeply researched, and well-written essays; organized them into engaging thematic groups; and capped them with an outstanding introduction."—​Journal of American History


"Romano and Raiford have compiled a volume that deserves a wide readership by historians and especially the public. It is a timely volume, with original, interdisciplinary research. . . . —​H-South
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