Conspiracy Theories

Michael Barkun, A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America (Univ. of California Press, 2013) ISBN 9780520276826

D.J. Mulloy, The World of the John Birch Society: Conspiracy, Conservatism, and the Cold War (Vanderbilt Univ. Press, 2014) ISBN 9780826519818

Kathryn Olmsted, Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I to 9/11 (Oxford Univ. Press, 2011) ISBN 9780199753956

Elaine Frantz Parsons, Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2016) ISBN 9781469625423

Introduction to Digital History

This is a new course that I am developing as part of The Papers of Martin Van Buren project that I am co-editing. The course will use the Van Buren project as the centerpiece to look at digital history from philosophical and technical perspectives. For that reason, students will read a Van Buren biography, as well as a number of essays on digital history/digital humanities.

Daniel J. Cohen and Roy Rosenzweig, Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 2006) ISBN 9780812219234–Available in print or free online

Donald B. Cole, Martin Van Buren and the American Political System (Eastern National, 2004) ISBN 9781590910290

Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki, eds., Writing History in the Digital Age (Univ. of Michigan Press, 2013) ISBN 9780472052066–Available in print or free online

Jacksonian Democracy

Mark R. Cheathem, Andrew Jackson, Southerner (LSU Press, 2013) ISBN 9780807150986

Cassandra Good, Founding Friendships: Friendships between Men and Women in the Early American Republic (Oxford Univ. Press, 2015) ISBN 9780199376179

Jack Larkin, The Reshaping of Everyday Life (HarperPerennial, 1989) ISBN 0060916060

Jeffrey L. Pasley, The First Presidential Contest: 1796 and the Founding of American Democracy (Univ. Press of Kansas, 2013) ISBN 9780700619078

Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, abgd. and ed. Michael Kammen (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2008) ISBN 9780312463304

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