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obituaries



  • Historian David Colburn dies

    Dr. Colburn helped bring to light many of the uncovered racial stories of Florida, including in his book Racial Change and Community Crisis: St. Augustine, Florida, 1877-1980. 


  • Thou Shalt Not Ration Justice

    by Pamela Metzger and Andrew Davies

    The Norman Lefstein legacy: passionate, tireless efforts for indigent defense reform.



  • Duke Professor Emeritus John Herd Thompson Dies at 72

    While at Duke, he served as chair of the history department and as director of the Canadian Studies program. He was known for his love of Canada, baseball and jazz, and for his devotion to his students.



  • Colin Palmer, Historian of the African Diaspora, Is Dead at 75

    Colin A. Palmer, a historian who broadened the understanding of the African diaspora, showing that the American slave trade was only one part of a phenomenon that spanned centuries and influenced cultures worldwide, died on June 20 in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 75.