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The Department is proud to announce scholarship published by students and alumni. If you know of scholarship that is not listed, please send this information to website@history.umass.edu. Items are listed by year of publication. 


2011–Present

Dinah Mayo-Bobee (Ph.D., 2007) New England Federalists: Widening the Sectional Divide in Jeffersonian AmericaFarleigh Dickinson University Press, 2017.

David P Cline (M.A., 2004). From Reconciliation to Revolution: The Student Interracial Ministry, Liberal Christianity and the Civil Rights Movement. University of North Carolina Press, 2016.

Chelsea Miller (M.A., 2016). The Third Space: Textiles in Material and Visual Culture. Institute for Curatorial Practice, 2016.

Thomas F. Army, Jr. (Ph.D., 2014). Engineering Victory: How Technology Won the Civil War. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. 

Dan Allosso (Ph.D. Candidate). American Environmental History: Part One. Self-published, 2015. 

Abby Chandler (M.A., 2002). Law and Sexual Misconduct in New England: Steering Toward England. Ashgate Publishing, 2015. 

Tamar Carroll (B.A. Major, 2000). Mobilizing New York: AIDS, Antipoverty, and Feminist ActivismUniversity of North Carolina Press, 2015. 

Lisa Tendrich Frank (B.A. Major, 1994). The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers during Sherman’s MarchLouisiana State University Press, 2015. 

Charlie Sennot (B.A. Major, 1984). Charlie discusses his career in journalism with the New York Daily News, Boston Globe, and Global Post here. 

Eamon McCarthy Earls (B.A. Major, 2015). Twisted Sisters: How Four Superstorms Forever Changed the Northeast in 1954 and 1955. Appia Press, 2014. 

Ken Miller (M.A., 1999). Dangerous Guests: Enemy Captives and Revolutionary Communities During the War for Independence. Cornell University Press, 2014. 

Lynne Ann Hartnett (B.A. Minor, 1989).The Defiant Life of Vera Figner: Surviving the Russian Revolution. Indiana University Press, 2014. 

Christoph Strobel (Ph.D., 2005). Testing Grounds of Modern Empire: The Making of Colonial Racial Orders in the American Ohio Country and the South African Eastern Cape, 1770s-1850s. New York: Peter Lang Publisher, 2008. 

Christoph Strobel (Ph.D., 2005) and Alice Nash. Daily Life of Native Americans from Post-Columbian through Nineteenth Century America. Westport: Greenwood, 2006. 

Jill Ogline Titus (Ph.D., 2007). Brown's Battleground: Students, Segregationists, and the Struggle for Justice in Prince Edward County, Virginia. University of North Carolina Press, 2011. 

Babette Faehmel (Ph.D., 2009). College Women in the Nuclear Age. Rutgers University Press, 2011. 


2001–2010

Heather Murray (Ph.D., 2006). Not in This Family: Gays and the Meaning of Kinship in Postwar North AmericaUniversity of Pennsylvania Press, 2010. (Winner of the Organization of American Historians 2011Lawrence W. Levine Award) 

Richard Gassan (Ph.D., 2002). The Birth of American Tourism: New York, the Hudson Valley, and American Culture, 1790–1835University of Massachusetts Press, 2008. 

Timothy Willig (Ph.D., 2003). Restoring the Chain of Friendship: British Policy and the Indians of the Great Lakes, 1783-1815University of Nebraska Press, 2008. 

Eesha Williams (M.A, 2012). Grassroots JournalismDollars & Sense, 2007. 

Marian Mollin (Ph.D., 2000).Radical Pacifism in Modern America: Egalitarianism and ProtestUniversity of Pennsylvania Press, 2006. 

Kenneth R. Feinberg (B.A., 1967). What is Life Worth? The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11. PublicAffairs, 2005. 

Susan Ouelette (Ph.D., 1996), editor.Conflict and Accommodation In North Country Communities, 1850-1930.University Press of America, 2005. 

Margaret A. Lowe (Ph.D., 1996). Looking Good: College Women and Body Image, 1875-1930. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. 

Brett A. Berliner (Ph.D., 1999). Ambivalent Desire: The Exotic Black Other in Jazz-Age France. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2002. 

Julia L. Foulkes (Ph.D., 1997). Modern Bodies: Dance and American Modernism from Martha Graham to Alvin Ailey.Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. 

Mark Voss-Hubbard (Ph.D., 1997).Beyond Party: Cultures of Antipartisanship in Northern Politics before the Civil War. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. 

Anne-Marie Taylor (Ph.D., 1999).Young Charles Sumner and the legacy of the American Enlightenment, 1811-1851. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2001. 


1982–2000

Dona Brown (Ph.D., 1989), editor.A Tourist's New England: Travel Fiction, 1820-1920. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1999. 

Dona Brown (Ph.D., 1989).Inventing New England: Regional Tourism in the Nineteenth Century. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995. 

Altina L. Waller (Ph.D., 1980), editor (with Mary Beth Pudup and Dwight B. Billings).Appalachia in the Making: The Mountain South in the Nineteenth Century. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995. 

Altina L. Waller (Ph.D., 1980). Feud: HatfieldsMcCoys, and Social Change in Appalachia, 1860-1900. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988. 

Altina L. Waller (Ph.D., 1980). Reverend Beecher and Mrs. Tilton: Sex and Class in Victorian America. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1982.