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Kenneth Nivison <email@example.com>
Southern New Hampshire University
I am currently examining the educational programs of five New England Colleges in an effort to understand the development of leadership and character in the antebelum and Civil War era.
|Address:||2500 North River Road
Manchester, New Hampshire 03104
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-NewEngland
Former Review Editor for H-NewEngland
Reviewer for H-SHEAR
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Environmental History / Studies
Political History / Studies
Doctor of Philosophy, with distinction, history, The Catholic University of America, 2000
Dissertation Title: “Proving Grounds: New England Colleges and the Emergence of Liberal America, 1790-1870.”
Master of Arts, history, The Catholic University of America, 1996
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, politics, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, N.H., 1994
Assistant Professor of History, DeSales University 2004-Present
Lecturer of History, University of Northern Colorado 2003-2004
Lecturer/Assistant Professor of History, Saint Anselm College ,1999-2000
Instructor of Humanities, Saint Anselm College, 1997-1998
Teaching Assistant, Catholic University, 1995-1997
“‘Purposes at once just and pacific’: The Foreign Policy of Franklin Pierce,” in Michael Connolly, ed., From Under a Shadow: Reconsidering the Life and Legacy of Franklin Pierce. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, publication forthcoming, 2005.
“Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain,” in Charles F. Ritter and Jon L. Wakelyn, eds., Leaders of the American Civil War. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1998.
“Review of John L Fitzmier, New England’s Moral Legislator: Timothy Dwight, 1752-1817.” History of Education Quarterly, Vol. 40, No. 3 (Fall 2000).
“Review of Richard Francis, Transcendental Utopias: Individual and Community at Brook Farm, Fruitlands, and Walden.” H-SHEAR, H-Net Reviews, June 1998.
“But a step from college to the judicial bench:” New England Faculty and the Persistence of Republicanism.” Delivered at the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic Conference, Philadelphia, Penn., July 2005.
“‘Solid Columns in Church and State’: Religion, Masculinity, and Character Formation at New England Colleges, 1790-1850.” Delivered at the History of Education Society Annual Meeting, Yale University, October 2001.
“The Employment and Application of Mapping Software in American History, 1830-1940.” Delivered at the Cincinnati Symposium on Computers and History, The University of Cincinnati, May 1997.
“Recreating Historical Communities Using Mapping and Spatial Analysis.” Delivered at the Defining Community, Reexamining Society Conference, The University of Michigan at Flint, September 1996.
New World Slavery
Marriage and Family in Early America
Colonial America to 1763
(graduate and undergraduate)
The New American Nation, 1763-1800
New England History
20th Century U.S. History
U.S. Cultural History
U.S. History to 1877
U.S. History from 1877
Western Civilization to 1600
Western Civilization since 1600
Humanities (Antiquity to Early Modern Period)