Posts Tagged ‘ Margaret Jacobs ’

April 14 Nebraska Lecture explores legacies of removing Native children

Apr 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, March 31

In the late 19th century, the U.S. and Australian governments established boarding schools to assimilate American Indian and Aboriginal children into dominant culture. This practice forced tens of thousands of children to leave their families and abandon their customs, which has had lasting consequences on individuals and Native culture. During the spring Nebraska Lecture April […]

Bancroft Prize shocks Jacobs

Mar 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, March 25, 2010

“I was just stunned,” UNL history professor Margaret Jacobs said of learning she had won the highly prestigious Bancroft Award. “I just thought, ‘I can’t believe it.’” The Bancroft Prize, administered by Columbia University, is widely considered among the most prestigious awards for history, was for Jacobs’ book “White Mother to a Dark Race: Settler […]

1,400+ to receive degrees in fall commencement

Dec 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, December 10, 2009, Issue

UNL’s fall commencement exercises are scheduled for Dec. 18 and 19. Graduate commencement exercises, including doctoral hooding, will begin at 3 p.m. Dec. 18 for students earning doctoral and master’s degrees. Undergraduate exercises will begin at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 19. Both ceremonies will be at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The College of Law will […]

Newly Published

Aug 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, August 27, 2009, Issue

White Mother to a Dark Race: Settler Colonialism, Materialism and the Removal of Indigenous Children in the American West and Australia, 1880-1940 By Margaret Jacobs, director of UNL’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program, associate professor of history University of Nebraska Press | 592 pages In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, indigenous communities […]