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Drawn to Art 07-08 "Suburban Men: Masculine Domesticity in Nineteenth Century America" (Ph.D. cand. in English, North Carolina)
Education: Brown, A.B., 01; North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.A., 03
Fellowship Publications: "Thoreau's Unreal Estate: Playing House at Walden Pond" (forthcoming in New England Quarterly); "'A Man's Sense of Domesticity': Donald Grant Mitchell's Suburban Aesthetic" (forthcoming in ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance)
[Updated 2008]

Peterson 92-93, "Ribaldry and Billingsgate: Popular Journalism and Political Culture in the Early Republic" (Ph.D. cand. in history, Princeton)
Education: Cambridge, B.A., 84; Princeton, M.A., 89, Ph.D., 97
Current Position: asst. prof. of history, Hawaii at Manoa
Fellowship Publications:
"Ribaldry and Billingsgate: Popular Journalism and Political Culture in the Early Republic" (Ph.D. diss., Princeton, 1997)
[Updated 2005]

Peterson 84-85, "The Origins of American Fiction" (assoc. prof. of English, Michigan State)
Education: Elmhurst, B.A., 70; SUNY at Binghamton, M.A., 73, Ph.D., 74; Chicago, post-doc., 76
Current Position: Ruth F. De Varney prof. of English and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, Duke
Fellowship Publications:
Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America (1987); ed., Oxford University Press Early American Women Writers Series; editions of Charlotte Temple and Duloquita; Reading in America: Literature and Social History (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1989)
Other Publications:
The Experimental Fictions of Ambrose Bierce: Structuring the Ineffable (1984); co-ed., with E. M. Broner, The Lost Tradition: Mothers and Daughters in Literature (1980); assoc. ed., Columbia History of the American Name (1991); ed. with introduction, Reading in America: Literature and Social History (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1989; 2nd ed., 1992); The Book of Love: Writers and Their Love Letters (New York: Pocket/Simon and Schuster, 1992); Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji: On Finding Myself in Japan (New York: Dutton-Signet, 1993); (co-ed. with Linda Wagner-Martin) Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1994); (co-ed. with Linda Wagner-Martin) Oxford Book of Women's Writing in the United States (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1995); (co-ed. with Michael Moon) Subjects and Citizens: Nation, Race, and Gender from "Oroonoko" to Anita Hill (Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 1995); Closing: The Life and Death of an American Factory (Norton, 1998) [Mayflower Cup Award for Nonfiction, 1998]
Web Page:
[Updated 2005]

Hiatt 90-91, "American Drawing Books, 1820-80: Practical Guides for Artist and Artisan" (teaching asst., Harvard)
Education: Princeton, A.B., 84; New York Univ., M.A., 85; Columbia, M.A., 86, M.Phil., 88; Ph.D., 92
Current Position: Chair, Art of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Fellowship Publications
: Training the Eye and the Hand: Fitz Hugh Lane and Nineteenth-Century Drawing Books [exhib. cat.] (Gloucester: Cape Ann Historical Society, 1993); "Fitz Hugh Lane and John B. Chapman's American Drawing Book," The Magazine Antiques (Nov. 1993): 700-707; "American Drawing Books and Their Impact on Winslow Homer," Winterthur Portfolio 31, no. 2-3 (Summer-Autumn 1996): 141-164; "American Drawing Books and Their Impact on Fitz HuLane," in Georgia B. Barnhill, Diana Korzenik, and Caroline Sloat eds., The Cultivation of Artists in Nineteenth-Century America, (Worcester: AAS, 1997): 55-80
Other Publications: "WPA Color Prints: Images from the Federal Art Project," American Art Review VIII, no. 2 (April-May 1996): 108-113 and 159
Address: 465 Huntington Avenue, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 02115
[Updated 2005]

Daniels 80-81, "An Edition of Edward Taylor's Harmony of the Gospels" (prof. of English, Kent State)
Education: Kansas State, B.S., 57, M.S., 59; Missouri, Ph.D., 68
Current Position: prof. emeritus of English, Kent State
Fellowship Publications:
ed., Edward Taylor's "Church Records" and Related Sermons (1981); Edward Taylor vs. Solomon Stoddard: The Nature of the Lord's Supper (1981); Edward Taylor's Minor Poetry; ed., Edward Taylor's "Harmony of the Gospels, 4 vols. (1982)
Other Publications:
14 by Emily Dickinson (1964); (ed., with Willoughby Johnson) College Reading and College Writing (1966; 2d. ed. 1970)
[Updated 1997]

Daniels 77-78, "E.W. Clay, American Political Caricaturist of the Jacksonian Era" (Ph.D. cand., Program in American Culture, Michigan)
Education: Smith, B.A., 66; Michigan, M.A., 73, Ph.D., 80
Current Position: artist-printmaker and gallery owner
Fellowship Publications:
"E.W. Clay and the American Caricature Business," in David Tatham ed., Prints and Printmakers of New York State, 1825-1940 (Syracuse: Syracuse Univ. Press, 1986)
Other Publications: American Sheet Music Illustration: Reflections of the Nineteenth-Century (Clements Library Exhibition, 1973); "Andrew Jackson in Cartoon and Caricature," American Printmaking before 1876: Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1975); "Bickham's Musical Entertainer and Other Curiosities," in Joan D. Dolmetsch ed., Eighteenth-Century Prints in Colonial America: To Educationate and Decorate, (Williamsburg: Colonial Williamsburg Found., 1979); York Beach Activity Book (York Beach, ME: Blue Stocking, 1996)
[Updated 2005]

AAS-ASECS 91-92, "Madness, Dependency, and Gender in Early New England" (assoc. prof. of history, California at Irvine)
Fellowship: Mellon Postdoctoral 04-05, "Frames of Distraction: Self and Sanity in Early New England" (assoc. prof. of history, Connecticut at Storrs)
Education: Harvard-Radcliffe, A.B., 79; Princeton, Ph.D., 86
Current Position: assoc. prof. of hisory, Connecticut at Storrs
Fellowship Publications
: Women Before the Bar: Gender, Law, and Society in Connecticut, 1639-1789 (Chapel Hill: Institute of Early American History & Culture with the Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1995) [1996 Homer D. Babbidge Jr. Award]
Other Publications: "Taking the Trade: Abortion and Gender Relations in an Eighteenth-Century New England Village," William and Mary Quarterly 3rd Ser., 48 (1991): 19-49; "Excommunicating the Governor's Wife: Religious Dissent in the Puritan Colonies Before the Era of Rights Consciousness," in John McLaren and Harold Coward, eds., Religious Conscience, the State, and the Law in Anglo-American History (SUNY Press, 1999); "Was There a Calvinist Type of Patriarchy? New Haven Colony Reconsidered in the Early Modern Context," in The Many Legalities of Early America, ed. Bruce H. Mann and Christopher Tomlins (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2001); "Re-thinking Agency, Recovering Voices," The American Historical Review 109 (June 2004): 827-43
Web Page:
[Updated 2006]

K-12 96, "Images and Ideas of the American Frontier as Expressed on the Professional Stage, 1825-1875" (English teacher and theater art, Grades 7-12, Pliocene Ridge High School, North San Juan, California)
Education: California at Santa Barbara, B.A., 72
Fellowship Results: producer and director, "The Duke of Sacramento, North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center (Aug. 1996)
Other Results: wrote libretto and appeared in Terry Riley's opera, The St. Adolf Ring (1992-1996)
[Updated 2005]

(Died January 14, 2006)
Fellowship: Peterson 87-88, "Thoreau as Lecturer" (Ph.D. cand. in English, Connecticut)
Education: Eastern Washington, B.A., 82, M.A., 84; Connecticut, Ph.D., 93
Fellowship Publications: "A Textual Study of Thoreau's Dispersion of Seeds Manuscripts" (Ph.D. diss., Connecticut, 1993); "The Contemporary Reception of Walden," Studies in the American Renaissance (1990)
Other Publications: "Reconstructions of Thoreau's Early Life without Principle Lectures," Studies in American Renaissance (1987); ed. Letters to a Spiritual Seeker by Henry D. Thoreau (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2004)
Web Page:
[Updated 2006]

Mellon Postdoc. 98-99, "The Journals of Caroline Healey Dall" (prof. emerita of English, Tennessee Technological)
Education: David Lipscomb, B.A., 65; Tennessee, M.A., 67; George Peabody, Ph.D., 73
Fellowship Publications: "'My life . . . reads to me like a Romance': The Journals of Caroline Healey Dall," Massachusetts Historical Review 3 (2001): 116-137; ed. Daughter of Boston: The Extraordinary Diary of a Nineteenth-century Woman, Caroline Healey Dall (Boston: Beacon Press, 2004)
Other Publications: (ed. and intro.) Jones Very: The Complete Poems (Athens and London: Univ. of Georgia Press, 1993)
Address: helendeese[at]
[Updated 2006]

Artist 96, "Young Adult Novel about the Female American Revolutionary Soldier Deborah Sampson Gannett" (writer, Branford, Connecticut)
Education: Eastern Connecticut State, B.A., 87
Other Publications: An Enemy Among Them (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994)
[Updated 2005]

AHPCS 09-10, "Transatlantic Encounters: Franco-American Artistic Exchanges, 1848-1867" (Ph.D. Cand. in art history and archaeology, Columbia)
[Updated 2009]

NEMLA 01-02, "At the Bar of Public Opinion: Black Testimony and White Advocacy in Antebellum Literary Abolitionism" (asst. prof. of English, Puget Sound)
Fellowship: AAS-NEH 07-08, "Ebony Idols: Famous Fugitive Slaves in Britain before the Civil War" (assoc. prof. of English, Toronto)
Education: Vassar, B.A., 89; Yale, M.A., 91; Pennsylvania, M.A., 95, Ph.D., 98
Current Position: assoc. prof. of English, Toronto at Mississauga
Fellowship Publication: Slavery on Trial: Law, Abolitionism and Print Culture (Studies in Legal History Series). Chapel Hill: Univ. North Carolina Press, 2007
Other Publications: "'Eye-Witness to the Cruelty': Southern Violence and Northern Testimony in Frederick Douglass's 1845 Narrative" in American Literature 73 no. 2 (June 2001): 245-275
Address: j.delombard[at]
[Updated 2007]

Fellowship: Peterson 98-99, "Letter Writing, Gender, and the Middling Sort in America, 1750-1800" (Ph.D. cand. in history, Brown)
Education: Columbia, B.A., 83; New School for Social Research, M.A., 90; Brown, M.A., 90, Ph.D. 99
Current Position: asst. prof. of history, Indiana
Web Page:
[Updated 2005]

AAS-NEH 00-01, "Crying the News: Child Street Trading in America, 1830s - 1890s" (asst. prof., interdisciplinary writing, Colgate)
Education: California at Berkeley, B.A., 78; California at Santa Cruz, M.A., 89; Princeton, M.A., 93, Ph.D., 97
Current Position: prof. of history, Baruch
Fellowship Publications: "Newsboy Funerals: Tales of Sorrow and Solidarity in Urban America," Journal of Social History (Fall 2000), 5-30; "The Historian as Artist, Activist, and Amateur," OAH Newsletter (August 2002). Available online at:
Web Page:
[Updated 2005]

Baron 07-08 "research the life of southern politician, Edmund Ross" (playwright, New York City)
Education: Clark, B.A.; CUNY, M.F.A., 87
[Updated 2007]

Baron 04-05, (writer-in-residence, Fordham)
Education: King's College, B.A., 63; SUNY Albany, M.A., 77; Massachusetts at Amherst, Ph.D. 85
Other Publications: The Maltese Manuscript (2003); Cold and Pure and Very Dead (2000); The Raven and the Nightingale (2000); The Northbury Papers (1998); Quieter Than Sleep (1997)
[Updated 2004]

Peterson 88-89, "Gender in Performance: Women in the American Theater, 1790-1870" (asst. prof. of history, Union)
Fellowship: Tracy 03-04, "The Favored Hour: Politics, Culture, and the New York Women's Movement, 1860-1870" (prof. of history, Colgate)
Education: Cornell, A.B., 70; Rochester, Ph.D., 81
Fellowship Publications: Women in the American Theatre: Actresses and Audiences, 1790-1870 (New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1994) [George Freedley Mem. Award]
Other Publications: Serving Women: Household Service in Nineteenth-Century America (1983); "Experts and Servants," Journal of Social History (1986); "Small Town Knights," Labor History (1987)
Address: Colgate University, History Department, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346;
[Updated 2006]

K-12 95, "Teaching History and Methods of Research through the Broadside Ballad" (grades K-8, gifted education, School of the Osage R-11)
Education: Missouri, B.S., 79, M.Ed., 84
Fellowship Publications: curriculum units for grades 5 & 6; special parent programs; bi-monthly articles for "Journal of the Middle Waters"
Other: performer of 18th century music on harp, dulciner, guitar
[Updated 1997]

Peterson 93-94, "Joshua Fights the Civil War: James Montgomery, 'Bleeding Kansas,' and Black Equality" (asst. prof. of history, John Carroll)
Education: Georgia Southern, B.S., 73; Valdosta State, M.S., 75; Georgia, M.A., 84, Ph.D., 88
Current Position: prof., Institut for Engelsk, Germansk og Romansk, Copenhangen
Web Page:
[Updated 2005]

Hearst 05, "Suck on the Marrow, Chew on the Bone" (asst. prof. of English, Randolph-Macon Woman's College)
Education: Stanford, A.B., 95; North Carolina at Greensboro, M.F.A., 97
Current Position: assoc. prof., Creative Writing Dept., San Francisco State
Fellowship Publications: Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen Press, forthcoming 2010)
Other Publications: What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison (Red Hen Press, 2006); Black Nature: A Poetry Anthology (University of Georgia Press, forthcoming 2009)
Address: San Francisco State University, Creative Writing Department, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94114; dungy[at]
[Updated 2008]

Artist 98, Research for a play about Winslow Homer and his earlycareer, 1856-1875. (Playwright, Henniker, New Hampshire)
Education: Minnesota, B.A., 71; Boston, M.A., 84
Fellowship Publications: The Sharpshooter, a play about Winslow Homer and the Civil War, performed by the Community Players of Concord (2003)
Address: P.O. Box 658, Henniker, NH 03242
[Updated 2005]

Baron 07-08 "research for a novel-in-progress about Miss Lala, a mulatta strongwoman of the Victorian era" (fiction writer, Los Angles)
Education: Stanford, A.B., 91; Columbia, M.S., 92; Yale, J.D., 95
[Updated 2007]

R.A. 85-86, "Iowans and White Supremacy, 1838-1880" (prof. of history and public policy, SUNY at Albany)
Education: Iowa, B.A., 53, M.A., 59, Ph.D., 64
Current Position: prof. emeritus, SUNY Albany; affiliate prof. of history, Clark
Fellowship Publications: "Ecological Regression Estimates: Alchemist's Gold?," Social Science History 10 (1986): 85-86; seven conference papers; Bright Radical Star: Black Freedom and White Supremacy on the Hawkeye Frontier (Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1993) [Benjamin F. Shambaugh Award of the State History Society of Iowa; Myers Center Award, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America] (paperback ed., Ames: Iowa State Univ. Press, 1997); "The Know Nothings Nobody Knows: Political Nativists in Antebellum Iowa," Annals of Iowa 53 (1994): 5-24; "Iowans and the Politics of Race in America, 1857-1880," in Marvin Bergman ed., Iowa Historical Reader, (Ames: Iowa State Univ. Press, 1996), 129-157; "Race, Courage, and Discipline in Iowa's Heroic Age," Iowa Heritage 88 (2007): 22-31
Other Publications: The Cattle Towns (1968) [Western Heritage Wrangler Award, National Cowboy Hall of Fame] (paperback ed., Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1983); with David Reynolds, "In Search of Wisconsin Progressivism, 1904-1952: A Test of the Rogin Scenario," in The History of American Electoral Behavior, ed. Joel Silbey, Allan Bogue, and William Flanigan (Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1978), 299 326; with Jo Ann Manfra, "Serial Marriage and the Origins of the Black Stepfamily: The Rowanty Evidence," Journal of American History 72 (1985): 18-44 [Binkley-Stephenson Award of the Organization of American Historians]; "Dodge City, Kansas: Omicidi, Discorso Morale e Identita Culturale," Storia Urbana, no. 87 (April-June 1999), pp. 83-95; with Jo Ann Manfra, "The Circle Dot Cowboys at Dodge City: History and Imagination in Andy Adams's The Log of a Cowboy," Western Historical Quarterly 33 (2002): 19-40; "Body Counts and Murder Rates: The Contested Statistics of Western Violence," Reviews in American History, 31 (2003): 554-563; with Jo Ann Manfra, The Gilded Age: Industrial Capitalism and Its Discontents (Malabar, FL: Krieger, 2006)
Address: 39 Waterford Dr., Worcester, MA 01602; dykstra39[at]
[Updated 2008]

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