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Charles W. Calhouncalhoun

Thomas Harriot College Distinguished Professor

Ph.D., Columbia University

Phone: 252-328-6666

Office: Brewster A320

Fax: 252-328-6774

E-mail: calhounc@ecu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles W. Calhoun specializes in the history of the United States in the late nineteenth century. He holds a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. in history from Columbia. Among his recent books are Benjamin Harrison (Henry Holt, 2005), Minority Victory: Gilded age Politics and the Front Porch Campaign of 1888, (University Press of Kansas, 2008), Conceiving a New Republic: The Republican Party and the Southern Question, 1869-1900 (University Press of Kansas, 2006), and From Bloody Shirt to Full Dinner Pail: The Transformation of Polities and governance in the gilded Age (Hill and Wang, 2010). His edited collection of essays, The Gilded Age: Perspectives on the Origins of Modern America (Rowman and Littlefield) appeared in a second, revised and enlarged edition in the fall of 2006. In addition, he is general editor of the book series, The Human Tradition in America (Scholarly Resources, now Rowman and Littlefield).

Calhoun is a past president of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. He currently serves on the Editorial Board and the Executive Board of the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Over the years he has received several grants, including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is currently working on a book on the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant.

 

Selected Publications:

From Bloody Shirt to Full Dinner Pail: The Transformation of Politics and  governance in the gilded Age. NewYork : Hill and Wang/Farror, Straus and giroux, 2010.

Minority Victory: Gilded Age Politics and the Front Porch Campaign of 1888. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2008.

Conceiving a New Republic: The Republican Party and the Southern Question, 1869-1900.  Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2006.

Benjamin Harrison.  New York: Henry Holt, 2005 (Part of The American Presidents series).

 The Human Tradition in America from the Colonial Era through Reconstruction(editor).  Rowman and Littlefield, 2002.

 The Human Tradition in America from 1865 to the Present(editor).  Rowman and Littlefield, 2003.

The Gilded Age: Perspectives Essays on the Origins of Modern America(editor).  Rowman and Littlefield, 2006.

Gilded Age Cato: The Life of Walter Q. Gresham.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1988.

 

Courses Offered:

HIST 1050: American History to 1877

HIST 3230: The Birth of Modern America

HIST 5125: American Political Development in the Nineteenth Century

HIST 6040: United States History, 1865-1898

HIST 6900: Historiography