Working Historians
Matthew Campell - Social Studies Curriculum Coach, Cypress Fairbanks ISD

Matthew Campell - Social Studies Curriculum Coach, Cypress Fairbanks ISD

March 19, 2020

Dr. Matthew Campbell is the Social Studies Curriculum Coach for Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District in Texas and an adjunct instructor for SNHU and other institutions. In this episode, Matt discusses his academic research into Southerners’ popular memory of slavery after the Civil War and how we teach history in America’s classrooms.

This episode’s recommendations: James Loewen, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, 2nd ed. (The New Press, 2018), https://thenewpress.com/books/lies-my-teacher-told-me Freedom on the Move; https://freedomonthemove.org/index.html

Donald Shaffer - Online History Instructor, SNHU

Donald Shaffer - Online History Instructor, SNHU

March 5, 2020

Dr. Don Shaffer teaches history at Southern New Hampshire University and other institutions. In this episode, we discuss Dr. Shaffer’s research into black veterans of the Civil War and his life as a professor for online history courses.

This episode’s recommendations: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 (Penguin Random House, 1991): https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/181591/a-midwifes-tale-by-laurel-thatcher-ulrich/ W. W. Norton’s “What Can I Do With a History Degree?” Infographic: https://cdn.wwnorton.com/marketing/college/images/History_HistoryCareersPoster_Q-441.jpg Donald R. Shaffer, After the Glory: The Struggles of Black Civil War Veterans (University Press of Kansas, 2004): https://kansaspress.ku.edu/978-0-7006-1328-1.html

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