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GEORGE W. HOPKINS (U.S. History, 20th Century, Urban, Labor, Vietnam War) received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1976 and joined the College of Charleston that fall. Co-editor of South Atlantic Urban Studies, Vols. III-V, 1979-81, he has published in American urban, labor, and social history. His most recent publication is "Historians and the Vietnam War: The Conflict Over Interpretations Continues," Studies in American Culture, Vol. XXIII:2, October 2000. which won the Jerome Stern Award for best article published in the journal in 2000. He is currently completing a study of "The Miners For Democracy: Insurgency and Reform in the United Mine Workers of America, 1970-1981."
Film and Lecture Series: Columbus Day Revisited: First contact and its Legacies hosted by Profs. Boucher and Hopkins. His publications include "Constructing the New Mythic West: Dances With Wolves As a Revisionist western." His interest in social movements includes AIM and other Native American efforts, past and present, to maintain independence and cultural autonomy.
Publications - Conferences:
“We Were Soldiers: Hollywood and Vietnam Revisited,” presented at the joint national meeting of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association in New Orleans, LA, April 16-20, 2003.