History Faculty Publications

History Faculty Publications

 
Research specialties among history faculty span a wide spectrum: automotive history; aviation; religion; politics; women’s history; Dayton; Asia; Africa; Europe; Russia; civil rights; and more. This series provides a sampling of history faculty scholarship.

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Submissions from 2017

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Review: 'God Hates: Westboro Baptist Church, American Nationalism, and the Religious Right', William Vance Trollinger

Submissions from 2016

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America’s Legendary Ignorance about Africa Persists, Julius A. Amin

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Keynote Address: University of Dayton's Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon, Julius A. Amin

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Why Martin Luther King’s Anti-Racism Crusade Needs to Be Renewed, Julius A. Amin

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Review: 'Ellis Island Nation: Immigration Policy and American Identity in the Twentieth Century', Caroline Merithew

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The Legal Construction of Whiteness and Citizenship in Maryland, 1780–1820, Patricia A. Reid

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Paper Rights: The Emergence of Documentary Identities in Post-Colonial India, 1950–67, Haimanti Roy

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Ordered Eating: Food and Social Structures, Bobbi Sutherland

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Review: 'Guaranteed Pure: The Moody Bible Institute, Business, and the Making of Modern Evangelicalism', William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'What Would Jesus Read? Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America', William Vance Trollinger

Submissions from 2015

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African Immersion: American College Students in Cameroon, Julius A. Amin

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What American Students Can Learn from Immersing Themselves in Africa, Julius A. Amin

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Review: 'Death and Changing Rituals: Function and Meaning in Ancient Funerary Practices', Dorian Borbonus

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Review: 'The Material Life of Roman Slaves', Dorian Borbonus

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Maybe Irish Voters Actually Were Swayed by their Church, Una M. Cadegan

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Review: 'Common Threads: A Cultural History of Clothing in American Catholicism', Una M. Cadegan

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In the 'Lógos' of Love: Promise and Predicament in Catholic Intellectual Life, Una M. Cadegan and James Heft

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Review : 'Rural Unrest during the First Russian Revolution: Kursk Province', David W. Darrow

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Review: 'States of Obligation: Taxes and Citizenship in The Russian Empire and Early Soviet Republic', David W. Darrow

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Review: 'Atlantic Automobilism: Emergence and Persistence of the Car, 1895-1940', John Alfred Heitmann

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Review: 'Ethnic Historians and the Mainstream: Shaping America's Immigration Story', Caroline Waldron Merithew

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Partition, Haimanti Roy

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How the Goodman Read His Bible, Bobbi Sutherland

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Biology Textbooks and the Decentering of the Scopes Trial, William Vance Trollinger

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Stealing Freedom: Auto Theft and Autonomous Individualism in American Film, James Todd Uhlman and John Alfred Heitmann

Submissions from 2014

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Roman Columbarium Tombs and Slave Identities, Dorian Borbonus

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Review: 'Car Country: An Environmental History', John Alfred Heitmann

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Stealing Cars: Technology and Society from the Model T to the Gran Torino, John Alfred Heitmann and Rebecca H. Morales

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Review: 'Harold Frederic’s Social Drama and the Crisis of 1890s Evangelical Protestant Culture', William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'More Desired than Our Owne Salvation: The Roots of Christian Zionism', William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'One Hundred Percent American: The Rebirth and Decline of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s', William Vance Trollinger

Submissions from 2013

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Rosa Parks' Courage Should Inspire Us All, Julius A. Amin

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Navigating Body, Class, and Disability in the Life of Agnes Burns Wieck, Caroline Waldron Merithew

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Evangelicalism and Religious Pluralism in Contemporary America: Diversity Without, Diversity Within, and Maintaining the Borders, William Vance Trollinger

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Hearing the Silence: The University of Dayton, the Ku Klux Klan, and Catholic Universities and Colleges in the 1920s, William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'Godly Ambition: John Stott and the Evangelical Movement', William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century', William Vance Trollinger

Submissions from 2012

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Margaret Morgan’s Story: A Threshold between Slavery and Freedom, 1820–1842, Patricia A. Reid

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Partitioned Lives: Migrants, Refugees, Citizens in India and Pakistan, 1947-65, Haimanti Roy

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Review: Darren Dochuk's 'From Bible Belt to Sun Belt', William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'Inventing the Holy Land: American Protestant Pilgrimage to Palestine, 1865–1941', William Vance Trollinger

Submissions from 2011

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Catholic Studies in the Spirit of 'Do Whatever He Tells You', Una M. Cadegan

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Review: 'Raising Cane in the 'Glades: The Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida', John Alfred Heitmann

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Review: 'Wheels of Change: From Zero to 600 m.p.h.: The Amazing Story of California and the Automobile', John Alfred Heitmann

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Portrait of a Nation: A Review of Claude Fischer's 'Made in America: A Social History of American Culture and Character', William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'God's Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right', William Vance Trollinger

Submissions from 2010

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Clear-Eyed: African Immersion, Julius A. Amin

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Not All Autobiography Is Scholarship: Thinking, as a Catholic, About History, Una M. Cadegan

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Reviews: 'Republic of Drivers: A Cultural History of Automobility in America' and 'Autophobia: Love and Hate in the Automotive Age', John Alfred Heitmann

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Review: 'Storied Independent Automakers: Nash, Hudson, and American Motors', John Alfred Heitmann

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Domesticating the Diaspora: Memory and the Life of Sister Katie, Caroline Waldron Merithew

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The Haitian Revolution, Black Petitioners and Refugee Widows in Maryland, 1796-1820, Patricia A. Reid

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Murderous Nation: A Review of Randolph Roth's 'American Homicide', William Vance Trollinger

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Prescient Pacifists, William Vance Trollinger

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Review: Mark Noll's 'The New Shape of World Christianity: How American Experience Reflects Global Faith', William Vance Trollinger

Submissions from 2009

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Running the Ancient Ark by Steam: Catholic Publishing, 1880-1950, Una M. Cadegan

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Automobile Industry, John Alfred Heitmann

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Auto Racing, John Alfred Heitmann

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Drive-by Shootings, John Alfred Heitmann

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Review: 'Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City', John Alfred Heitmann

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The Automobile and American Life, John Alfred Heitmann

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Sister Katie: The Memory and Making of a 1.5 Generation Working Class Transnational, Caroline Waldron Merithew

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An Outpouring of ‘Faithful’ Words: Protestant Publishing in the United States, William Vance Trollinger

Submissions from 2008

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Bridging the Racial Divide, Julius A. Amin

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Review: 'The Science of Describing: Natural History in Renaissance Europe', John Alfred Heitmann

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Rolls Royce Declares Bankruptcy, John Alfred Heitmann

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Sugar Industry in the South, John Alfred Heitmann

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A Response to John Sommerville’s 'The Decline of the Secular University', William Vance Trollinger

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Reports from Fundamentalism’s Front Lines: ‘The Pilot’ and Its Correspondents, 1920-1947, William Vance Trollinger

Submissions from 2006

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What I Overheard in the Sesquicentennial Conversation, Una M. Cadegan

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'We Were Not Ladies': Gender, Class, and a Women’s Auxiliary’s Battle for Mining Unionism, Caroline Waldron Merithew

Submissions from 2005

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Automobiles and Auto Manufacturing, John Alfred Heitmann

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Ford Thunderbird, John Alfred Heitmann

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Review: 'Spirit and Flesh: Life in a Fundamentalist Baptist Church', William Vance Trollinger

Submissions from 2004

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America’s Unfinished Democracy: The Struggle for Black Racial Equality, Julius A. Amin

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The ILO and the Regulation of White Lead in Britain During the Interwar Years: An Examination of International and National Campaigns in Occupational Health, John Alfred Heitmann

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No More Death Row, William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'Religion in America Since 1945: A History', William Vance Trollinger

Submissions from 2003

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Making the Italian Other: Blacks, Whites, and the In between in the 1895 Spring Valley, Illinois, Race Riot, Caroline Waldron Merithew

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Fundamentalism, William Vance Trollinger

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Protestantism and Fundamentalism, William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'Anabaptist World USA', William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'Gods of War, Gods of Peace: How the Meeting of Native and Colonial Religions Shaped Early America', William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'Hero of the Heartland: Billy Sunday and the Transformation of American Society, 1862-1935', William Vance Trollinger

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Review: Jacob Dorn's 'Socialism and Christianity in Early 20th-century America', William Vance Trollinger

Submissions from 2002

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Census as a Techology of Empire, David W. Darrow

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Statistics and Sufficiency: Toward an Intellectual History of Russia's Rural Crisis, David W. Darrow

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Doing 'True Science': The Early History of the 'Institutum Divi Thomae,' 1935-1951, John Alfred Heitmann

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Review: 'Portraits in Steel: An Illustrated History of Jones & Laughlin Corporation', John Alfred Heitmann

Anarchist Motherhood: Toward the Making of a Revolutionary Proletariat in Illinois’ Coal Towns, Caroline Waldron Merithew

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Is There a Center to American Religious History?, William Vance Trollinger

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Review: Stuart Banner's 'The Death Penalty: An American History', William Vance Trollinger

Submissions from 2001

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From Commune to Household: Statistics and the Social Construction of Chaianov's Theory of Peasant Economy, David W. Darrow

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Review: 'Brush with Death: A Social History of Lead Poisoning', John Alfred Heitmann

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Faith, History, and the Conference on Faith and History, William Vance Trollinger

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In Lockdown America: The Corruption of Capital Punishment, William Vance Trollinger

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Managing a Merger, William Vance Trollinger

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Nonviolent Voices: Peace Churches Make a Witness, William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'Evangelizing the Chosen People: Missions to the Jews in America, 1880–2000', William Vance Trollinger

Submissions from 2000

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The Politics of Numbers: Zemstvo Land Assessment and the Conceptualization of Russia's Rural Economy, David W. Darrow