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Edward S. Slavishak
I am completing a book (under contract with Duke U. Press) on the links between civic displays and industrial labor in Pittsburgh, 1880-1915.
I am also working on a project on eugenics and industrial workers in the early twentieth century.
|List Affiliations:||Reviewer for H-SHGAPE
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Labor History / Studies
Urban History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Edward S. Slavishak
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D., History, May 2002
Dissertation : Bodies of Work: Industrial Workers’ Bodies in Pittsburgh, 1880–1915
Second field : Anthropology
M.A., History, May 1998
Carnegie Mellon University
B.S., Social History, May 1996, with honors
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Susquehanna University, 2003–
Courses taught: United States History, 1877–1990s
Work and Play in the U.S.A.
Making a Multiethnic United States
Social History of the United States
Lecturer, Department of History, University of North Carolina, 2002–2003
Course taught: United States History since 1865
Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of North Carolina
Research Grants and Fellowships
Wissinger Award, School of Arts, Humanities, and Communications, Susquehanna University,
Dorris Quinn Dissertation Fellowship, Department of History, University of North Carolina,
American Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Labor and Working-Class History Association
Pennsylvania Historical Association
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
“Working-Class Muscle: Homestead and Bodily Disorder in the Gilded Age,” The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 3 (October 2004): 339-68.
“Artificial Limbs and Industrial Workers’ Bodies in Turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh,” Journal of Social History 36 (Winter 2003): 365–88.
“Civic Physiques: Public Images of Workers in Pittsburgh, 1880–1910,” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 127 (July 2003): 309–338.
“Travel” and “Travel Narratives,” American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia (Thousand
Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2003).
“Great Labor Uprising,” Encyclopedia of American Labor (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004): 207-10.
Review essay of Sam Stephenson, Dream Street: W. Eugene Smith’s Pittsburgh Project in Western Pennsylvania History 85 (Summer 2002): 51–2.
“The “Matinee at the Mills”: Industrial Tourism and Civic Boosterism.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, 3 April 2004.
“Made of Iron: Industrial Masculinity in the Steel City, 1888–1908.” Ohio Valley History Conference, 24 October 2003.
“A Tale of Two Bodies: Industrial Workers in the Turn-of-the-Century City.” Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association annual meeting, 3 November 2002.
“Pittsburgh Physiques: Industrial Workers’ Bodies at the Turn of the Century.” Pennsylvania Historical Association annual conference, 18 October 2002.
“Civic Images: The Body of Work in Pittsburgh, 1892–1908.” University of North Carolina at
Charlotte Graduate History Forum, 23 March 2002. Awarded Best Paper in Conference.