Faculty Emeriti

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Steven F. Lawson
Professor Emeritus of History
Degree: B.A., 1966, City College of New York
Website: http://fas-history.rutgers.edu/lawson
Email: slawson@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Additional Degrees

M.A., 1967, Columbia University

Ph.D., 1974, Columbia University

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My main areas of research have been the history of the civil rights movement, especially the expansion of black voting rights and black politics. My major publications include: Black Ballots: Voting Rights in the South, 1944-1969; In Pursuit of Power: Southern Blacks and Electoral Politics, 1965-1982; Running for Freedom: Civil Rights and Black Politics in America Since 1941; and Debating the Civil Rights Movement (with Charles Payne). I have also written about the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson and his civil rights programs. I am also interested in the connection between civil rights and the political culture the late 1950s and early 1960s. In this vein, I have done research on civil rights, fear of conspiracies, rock ‘n’ roll, and the Payola Scandal of 1959-60.

COURSES REGULARLY TAUGHT

Undergraduate

Graduate

  • Colloqium: Civil Rights Movement
  • PDR III

PUBLICATIONS

  • Exploring American Histories (Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, December 2012)
  • In Pursuit of Power: Southern Blacks and Electoral Politics, 1965–1982 (New York: Columbia University Press, 1985)
  • Running for Freedom: Civil Rights and Black Politics in America Since 1941. Philadelphia: Temple University Press (cloth) and New York: McGraw-Hill (paper), 1991.
  • Running for Freedom: Civil Rights and Black Politics in America Since 1941, Second Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1997.
  • Debating the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1968. Lanham, MD.: Rowman- Littlefield, 1998, with Charles Payne.
  • Black Ballots: Voting Rights in the South, 1944-1969. [Reprint edition with new preface] Lanham, MD.: Lexington Books, 1999.
  • CIVIL RIGHTS CROSSROADS: Nation, Community, and the Black Freedom Struggle University Press of Kentucky, 2003.

AWARDS

  • Phi Alpha Theta Award for Best First Book, 1977
  • CHOICE Outstanding Book for IN PURSUIT OF POWER, 1986.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Reasearch Award, 1979
  • American Council of Learned Societies Summer Fellowship, 1979
  • National Humanities Center Fellow, 1987-88.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Historical Association
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Southern Historical Asscoiation
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Temma Kaplan
Distinguished Professor Emerita of History
Degree: Ph.D., M.A., Harvard University
Rutgers : At Rutgers from 2002-2017
Email: temma555@aol.com

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 RESEARCH INTERESTS

As a comparative historian, I am interested in women, gender and sexuality and their impact on political popular culture in Spain, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States. This has led me to study Spanish anarchism, puppet theater, modern art, photography, political cartoons, historical memory, and various forms of direct democratic movements in Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.

COURSES REGULARLY TAUGHT

Undergraduate

  • 508:369  Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Latin America
  • 508:392  Social Movements of Women in Comparative Perspective
  • 510: 102 The Development of Europe II
  • 510:401 History Seminars on Art and War, History and Historical Novels, Political Popular Culture, and Art and Politics

Graduate

  • 510:539 Colloquium on Women and Gender History
  • 510:549 Research Seminar on Women and Gender History
  • 510:560 Problems and Directed Readings on Women and Gender History

PUBLICATIONS

  • Anarchists of Andalusia 1868-1903 (Princeton University Press, 1977); Orígenes Sociales del anarquismo en Andalucía, revised and expanded translation of Anarchists of Andalusia (trans. Joaquim Sempere), Barcelona, Crítica, 1977. Winner of the Berkshire Society Prize, 1977
  • Red City, Blue Period: Social Movements in Picasso's Barcelona (University of California Press, 1992; pb 1993); Ciudad Roja, Período Azul. Los movimientos sociales en la Barcelona de Picasso (trans. Mingus B. Formentor), Barcelona, Ediciones Península, 2002.
  • Crazy for Democracy: Women's Grassroots Movements (Routledge, 1997)
  • Taking Back the Streets: Women, Youth, and Direct Democracy (University of California Press, 2004)

Books in Progress

  • Conflicts in Democracy (Oxford University Press World History Series), 2014.
  • The Seduction of Color: Racial and Sexual Representation during the Cuban War for Independence, estimated time of completion 2016.
  • Alternating Currents: Women and the World Water Crisis, estimated time of completion, 2017.

Recent Articles

  • "Reversing the Shame and Gendering the Memory," Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 2002, vol. 28, no. 1: 179-199.
  • "Uncommon Women and the Common Good: Women and Environmental Protest," Sheila Rowbotham and Stephanie Linkogle, eds.  Women Resist Globalization: Mobilizing for Livelihood and Rights. London and New York: ZED Books, 2002, pp. 28-45.
  • "Social Movements of Women and the Public Good," in Cristina Borderias and Merce Renom, eds. Dones en movement(s) Barcelona: Icaria, 2008:19-47.
  • "My Way," in James M. Banner, Jr., and John R. Gillis, eds. Becoming Historians, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009: 204-228.

AWARDS

  • American Association of University Women Senior Fellowship, 1992-93
  • American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 1992-93
  • National Humanities Center Fellow, 1992-93 (Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities)
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Award, 1996-97 Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowship, 1996-97.
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowship, 1996-97.
  • American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 2006-2007

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ADVISORY BOARDS

  • American Historical Association
  • Berkshire Conference of Women Historians
  • Committee on Women in the Historical Profession
  • American Association of University Women
  • Advisory Board, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
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Allen Howard
Professor Emeritus of History
Degree: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Email: ahoward@rci.rutgers.edu
Research Interests: Allen Howard taught and does research in African and Atlantic history. His research focuses geographically on the upper Guinea coast area of West Africa and topically on ethnicity, commerce, and urban social life. He has written extensively on the application of spatial analysis to African history. Along with Michael Adas, he has taken a major role in developing and supervising the minor field in World and Comparative History. He also is actively engaged in the Black Atlantic/Diaspora major field and in the Center for Africa Studies, where he was a member of the Executive Committee and was the Program Chair from 1999 to 2004.

COURSES REGULARLY TAUGHT

 

Undergraduate

  • 506:114 World Civilizations: Europe, Africa, the Americas
  • 508:222 Modern Africa
  • 508:322 West Africa
  • 508:320 History of Southern Africa
  • 508:422 African Cultural History
  • 506:401, 402 seminar on African Biography and Autobiography
  • 506:401, 402 seminar on African Cities

Graduate

  • 510:541 Colloquium in Global History: The Atlantic
  • 510:509 The Teaching of History
  • 510:551 Seminar in Global and Comparative History

PUBLICATIONS

  • Community Leadership and the Transformation of Freetown, 1801-1976. (Mouton: 1978), co-author.
  • The Spatial Factor in African History. The Relationship of the Social, Material, and Perceptual (Brill Academic Publishers, 2005); co-edited
  • "Cities in Africa/Les villes en Afrique " (a special issue of the Canadian Journal of African Studies (editor; 2003).
  • Completing a manuscript entitled Contested Places; Disputed Rules: Traders and Authorities in Northern Sierra Leone, 1780-1930.
  • Currently researching a book that examines the social, cultural, and economic histories of Liverpool, Freetown, and Kingston from the 18th century to the present.
  • Recently published articles and book chapters:
  • "Nineteenth-Century Costal Slave Trading and the British Abolition Campaign in Sierra Leone," Slavery and Abolition 27:1 (2006).
  • "Nodes, Networks, Landscapes, and Regions: Reading the Social History of Tropical Africa 1700s-1920," in The Spatial Factor in African History.
  • "Re-Marking on the Past: Spatial Structures and Dynamics in the Sierra Leone-Guinea Plain, 1860s-1920s," in The Spatial Factor in African History.
  • "Cities in Africa, Past and Present: Contestation, Transformation, Discourse." introduction to special issue Canadian Journal of African Studies, 37:3 (2003).
  • "Contesting Commercial Space in Freetown, 1860-1930: Traders, Merchants, and Officials," Canadian Journal of African Studies; 37:3 (2003).
  • "Mande Identity Formation in the Economic and Political Context of Northwestern Sierra Leone," Paideuma,46 (2000).
  • "Mande and Fulbe Interaction in Northwestern Sierra Leone, Late 18th through Early 20th Centuries, Mande Studies 1:1 (1999).
  • "Islam and Trade in Sierra Leone, 18th-20th Centuries" in A. Jalloh and D. E. Skinner, eds., Islam and Trade in Sierra Leone, Trenton: Africa World Press, 1997.
  • "Pawning in Coastal Northwest Sierra Leone, 1870-1910" in T. Falola and P. E. Lovejoy, eds., Pawnship in Africa. Debt Bondage in Historical Perspective, Westview Press, 1994.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • African Studies Association
  • Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
  • World History Association
  • American Historical Association
  • Mande Studies Association
  • Society of Economic Anthropology
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Reese Jenkins
Professor Emeritus of History
Degree: University of Rochester (B.A.)
Email: reese638@aol.com

Additional Degree:

University of Wisconsin (M.S. & Ph.D.)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research and publication interests have focused on the interrelations of science, technology, and business in mid-to-late 19th and the early 20th centuries, especially in the photographic and electrical industries where new technologies contributed to the strategic emergence of oligopolistic competition in national and international markets.

Current Research Projects

  • Completing a study on the role of key personnel at the pioneering national corporation, Western Union Telegraph Co., in developing technically-oriented business strategies for seizing and maintaining market dominance and directly transferring these strategies to the electrical, photographic, celluloid, telephone, and motion picture industries.

COURSES REGULARLY TAUGHT

Undergraduate

  • 512-220 Your Family in History
  • 512-236 Edison & His Era
  • 506-253 Technology & Society
  • 512-332 American Economic Growth
  • 512-326 Technology & Society in America
  • 512-432 American Business History
  • 506-401/402 History Seminar
  • 506-471/472 Research in History
  • 506-495/496 Honors in History

Graduate

  • Occasional seminars and colloquiam

PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • Images and Enterprise: Technology and the American Photographic Industry, 1839-1925.
  • Japanese ed. (Tokyo: Heibonsha, Ltd Publishers, 1998);
  • paper ed. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins U. Press, 1987);
  • hard cover ed. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins U. Press, 1976)
  • Oral History Interview with William Stuber, Jr. [Vice- President, Eastman Kodak, & son of pioneer emulsion maker] (Rochester, NY: U. Rochester, 1978)
  • (with John Neu), Chemical, Medical, and Pharmaceutical Books Printed before 1800 (Madison, WI: U.Wisconsin Press,1965)

Editions

  • With Robert Rosenberg et al. The Papers of Thomas A. Edison (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins U. Press)
  • Vol. 3 March 1876-Dec.1877 (1994)
  • Vol. 2 June 1873-March 1876 (1991)
  • Vol. 1 Feb.1847-June 1873 (1989)
  • With Thomas E. Jeffrey et al. Thomas A. Edison Papers: A Selective Microfilm Edition (Frederick, Maryland: University Publications of America)
  • Part III (1887-1898) 64 Reels and Guide (1995)
  • Part II (1879-1886) 69 Reels and Guide (1987)
  • Part I (1850-1878) 28 Reels and Guide (1985)
  • With Charles Musser et al. Thomas A. Edison Papers: Motion Picture Catalogs by American Producers and Distributors, 1894-1908: A Microfilm Edition (Frederick, Maryland: University Pub. of America)
  • 6 Reels and Hard-copy Guide (1985)

Notable Articles

  • "Technology and the Market: George Eastman and the Origins of Mass Amateur Photography."
  • reprinted in Stephen H. Cutcliffe & Terry S. Reynolds (ed.), Technology and American History, A Historical Anthology from Technology and Culture (Chicago: U. Chicago, 1997)
  • trans. to French ("George Eastman et les debuts de la photographie populaire." Culture Technique 10 (June 1983): 75-88
  • original in Technology & Culture 16 (Jan.1975):1-19

AWARDS

  • Grants: from 80 foundations & corporations, 1968-2000
  • Commendation from Council and President of the Association for Documentary Editing, 24 January 1996 [published in Documentary Editing 18 (March 1996): 26]
  • New Jersey Historical Commission Award of Recognition, 1991
  • The Outstanding Academic Book for 1989 in economics and business, Association of American Publishers
  • Patricia Doyle Wise Lecturer, American Film Institute (Presented at University of Texas, May 1988)
  • Dexter Prize, Outstanding Book, Society for the History of Technology, 1978
  • Award for best book, 1976, Choice
  • Award for Distinguished Achievement in History, Photographic History Society of New York, 1976
  • Harvard-Newcomen Business History Fellow, Harvard Business School, 1969-70

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Association of University Professors
  • Association of Documentary Editors
  • Business History Conference
  • George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography
  • History of Science Society
  • International Committee for the History of Technology
  • Society for the History of Technology
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Nancy A. Hewitt
Emerita Professor of History and Women's Studies
Degree: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Rutgers : At Rutgers from 1999-2013
Website: http://womens-studies.rutgers.edu/people/all-faculty/30-graduate-faculty/252-nancy-a-hewitt
Email: nhewitt@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Additional Degree:

  • B.A., State University of New York, Brockport

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My interests include American women's history, nineteenth century U.S. history, women's activism in all its wonderful variety, women and work, the interplay of race and class with sex/gender, religion and reform, and feminism in comparative perspective. I am currently rethinking the grand narrative of American women's early political history -from Seneca Falls to suffrage-by placing the events of the period in a more global context and by taking seriously the versions of woman's rights embraced by African Americans, workers, immigrants, and American Indians. I am also working on a biography of nineteenth-century radical activist, Amy Post.

COURSES REGULARLY TAUGHT

Undergraduate

  • 512:103 Development of U.S. I
  • 512:380 Women in American History I
  • 512:383 Women’s Rights in America
  • 988:301/302 Comparative Feminisms

Graduate

  • 510:539 Colloquium in Women's and Gender History
  • 510:549 Research Seminar in Women's and Gender History
  • 510:560 Problems and Directed Readings in Women's and Gender History

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author (with Steven Lawson), Exploring American Histories: A Brief Survey with Sources (Bedford/St. Martin's, December 2012)
  • Editor, No Permanent Waves: Recasting Histories of U.S. Feminism (Rutgers University Press, 2010)
  • Editor, Companion to American Women's History (Blackwell's Publishers, 2002)
  • Southern Discomfort: Women's Activism in Tampa, Florida, 1880s-1920s (University of Illinois Press, 2001)
  • Co-author, Who Built America? Vol. 1 (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2000)
  • “’Seeking  a Larger Liberty’: The U.S. Woman’s Rights Movement in Transatlantic Perspective,” in Kathryn Kish Sklar and James Brewer Stewart, eds., Woman’s Rights and Abolition in the Atlantic World (Yale University Press, 2007)
  • “Economic Crises and Political Mobilization: Reshaping Cultures of Resistance in Tampa’s Communities of Color, 1929-1939,” in Sharon Harley, ed., Women’s Labor in the Global Economy: Speaking in Multiple Voices (Rutgers University Press, 2007
  • “Luisa Capetillo: Feminist of the Working Class,” in Latina Legacies: Identity, Biography and Community, eds. Vicki Ruiz and Virginia Sanchez Korrol (Oxford Univ Press, 2005)
  • "Re-rooting American Women's Activism: Global Perspectives on 1848," in Patricia Grimshaw, et al, eds., Woman's Rights as Human Rights (Palgrave, 2001)
  • "The Emma Thread," in Nupur Chaudhuri and Eileen Boris, eds., Voices of Women Historians (Indiana University Press, 1999)

AWARDS

  • Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions, University of Cambridge, 2009-2010
  • Julia Cherry Spruill Prize for SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT, Southern Association of Women Historians, 2002
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. 2000-2001
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, 1996-97

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Historical Association
  • Berkshire Conference of Women Historians
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Southern Association of Women Historians
  • Southern Historical Association

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Editorial Board, Rutgers University Press
  • Advisory Board, Feminist Studies
  • Advisory Board, HistoryMatters: American History on the Web
  • Advisory Board, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society