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Welcome to the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania. Over thirty historians in the standing faculty with a broad range of research specialties advance our understanding of the past.

Penn & Slavery Project

The Penn & Slavery Project teaches us that no colony, state, or well-funded university was buffered from slavery’s reach.  Penn’s story is a national story, and one of great importance to our ongoing efforts to come to terms with our nations’s history of slavery.