History through the lens of comic books

xmenBC students in Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson’s Making History Public class have created “Revealing America’s History Through Comics”– an exhibition based on the historical study of comic books from the 1940s to present day. Using popular Marvel and DC titles, the students examined a range of major historical events and societal trends of those decades. Students were aided by reference librarian Justine Sundaram and staff of the Boston College Libraries. The comic books come from an immense collection donated to BC’s Burns Library by Carroll School of Management Professor Edward J. Kane. “Revealing America’s History Through Comics” is on display in Stokes Hall until August. Selections from the Edward J. Kane Comics Collection are on display in the O’Neill Library Reading Room until the end of February. Read more in the Boston College Chronicle.

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