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Michael S. Martin <email@example.com>
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
I have just completed a local history book entitled Historic Lafayette and am working on revisions of another entitled Russell Long and the Politics of Transcendence. My next projects will include an edited volume on race and civil rights in twentieth-century Louisiana, an essay on the political and religious uses of Fischer Ames, and an essay on meanings of "authenticity" in Cajun Louisiana.
|Address:||Dept. of History and Geography
Lafayette, Louisiana 70504-2531
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Louisiana
|Interests:||African American History / Studies
American History / Studies
Political History / Studies
Ph.D. in History, 2003: Fulbright College, University of Arkansas.
M.A. in History, May 1997: University of Southwestern Louisiana
B.A. in History, Dec. 1994: University of Southwestern Louisiana
Chemical Engineering at the University of Arkansas: A Centennial History, 1902-2002. Fayetteville, Arkansas: Phoenix International, 2002, xiv, 214.
“‘High Time We Put Behind Us the Blind Prejudice of the Past’: Russell Long and Louisiana Politics, 1948-1952” Louisiana History 46 (Spring 2005): 133-153.
“‘A Peaceful Demonstration of Our Feelings Toward the Death’: University Students in Lafayette, Louisiana, React to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassination,” Louisiana History 41 (Summer 2000): 301-316.
“Earl K. Long and the Media, May 26-July 21, 1959,” Louisiana History 40 (Spring 1999): 197-209. Reprinted in The Age of the Longs, 1928-1960, Vol. VIII of the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Series in Louisiana History. Lafayette, La.: Center for Louisiana Studies, 2001: 454-463.
“‘I Thought This Was Lafayette, the City Where We All Got Along’: Lafayette, Louisiana’s Reaction to the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King,” Ozark Historical Review, (Spring 1998).
“New Orleans Becomes a Big-League City: The NFL-AFL Merger and the Creation of the New Orleans Saints” in Horsehide, Pigskin, Oval Tracks, and Apple Pie: Essays on Sports and American Culture, ed. Jim Vlasich (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2006): 119-131. Reprinted in Arts and Entertainment in Louisiana, Vol. XII of the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Series in Louisiana History. Lafayette, La.: Center for Louisiana Studies, forthcoming.
“Francois Xavier Martin,” chapter in Great American Judges, Vol. 2, L-Z, ed. John Vile, (Santa Barbara, Ca.: ABC-CLIO, 2003): 502-510.
U. S. History to 1877
The Longs in Fact and Fiction
Colonial and Revolutionary America
Corporate & Institutional Histories (Applied Public History)
Local History (Applied Public History)
Public History Readings: Directed Independent Study (Graduate)
American Diplomacy between the Wars: Directed Independent Study (Undergraduate)
Louisiana Politics, 1898-1960: Directed Independent Study (Graduate)
Louisiana and Southern Politics, 1928-present: Directed Independent Study (Graduate)
Historical Editing (Graduate)
The Longs of Louisiana (Graduate)
The United States since 1945 (Graduate)
The American Colonial Experience (Graduate)
Readings in American History Seminar (Graduate)
recent conference papers:
March 24, 2006: “Russell Long and States’ Rights, 1948-1968.” 2006 Louisiana Historical Association meeting
January 6, 2006: “Nascent Neo-Con or New Deal Liberal?: Senator Russell B. Long of Louisiana.” Phi Alpha Theta Biennial National meeting, Philadelphia, Pa.
February 24, 2005: “’Congress is Perhaps Better Off Without the Smell of This Sort of Proposed Legislation on its Hands’: Russell Long and the Second Reconstruction,” The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965: A Conference, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana
July 10, 2004: “’A Fabulously Complex and Unworkable Monstrosity’: Russell Long and the Family Assistance Plan, 1969-1972,” Organization of American Historians Southern Regional Meeting
March 13, 2004: “Russell Long, the Family Assistance Plan, and the Politics of Poverty, 1969-1972,” Louisiana Historical Association
October 2003: “The Anti-Gore Candidates in the 1970 Tennessee Senate Campaign,” with Anthony J. Badger, Tennessee Conference of Historians
March 2003: “New Orleans Becomes a Big-League City: The NFL-AFL Merger and the Creation of the New Orleans Saints,” Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association meeting
March 2003: “Russell Long and the Cold War,” Louisiana Historical Association
October 2002: “Albert A. Gore, Sr., and the World,” with Anthony J. Badger, Tennessee Conference of Historians
March 2002: “T. Harry Williams, Russell Long, and the Making of Huey Long,” Louisiana Historical Association
other recent presentations:
April 5, 2006: “Russell Long and the Politics of Transcendence.” Invited Lunchtime Lecture at the Louisiana State Museum, Baton Rouge.
February 22, 2006: Invited comment on “The Legal History of the Civil Rights Struggle and the Voting Rights Act of 1965,” a lecture by Dr. Stanley Halpin, Jr. Dupre Library, UL Lafayette.
January 23, 2006: “Huey Long and the Great Depression,” lecture and discussion, part of The Great Depression: A Teaching American History Workshop. Smithsonian Institute and Lafayette Parish Schools.
October 9, 2005: “The Perils of Baptist Intellectualism,” luncheon address, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Lafayette, Louisiana.
September 2005: “The Researchers Reality: Russell Long and Religious Revolutionaries,” inaugural presentation of UL Lafayette Department of History’s Brown Bag Lunch Research Discussions.
April 14, 2005: “Why the Longs Still Matter,” invited Keynote Address, Pi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta initiation, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana.
December 18, 2004: Invited Commencement Speaker for UL Lafayette College of Liberal Arts graduation ceremonies.
September 3, 2004: “Commemorating UL Lafayette’s Fiftieth Anniversary as a Desegregated Institution.” Keynote Address, UL Lafayette Alumni Association 2004 Leadership Weekend.
June 11, 2004: guest on “Louisiana Live” radio program; discussed Reagan presidency.
May 1, 2004: “How to Connect Your Club History to Community History.” Rotary District 6200, District Conference and Meeting.
March 29, 2004: Invited introduction of Professor Anthony Badger, “Brown v. Board of Education and the Failure of Southern White Liberals.” Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia.
March 29, 2004: “The Effects of Brown v. Board in Norfolk, Virginia.” In-class discussion with Anthony Badger, Jeffrey Littlejohn, and Dan Margolies. Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, Virginia.
October 2003: “History and Reality TV,” keynote speech, Epsilon-Xi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta induction ceremony, UL Lafayette.
November 2002: “Chemical Engineering and Alpha Chi Sigma at the University of Arkansas,” with William A. Myers. Dinner talk at “Celebration of 50 Years of Service to the American Chemical Society by Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering James Riley Couper.” Fayetteville, Arkansas.
August 2002: “Chemical Engineering and Alpha Chi Sigma at the University of Arkansas,” with William A. Myers, American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Education.
Faculty Advisor, Epsilon-Xi chapter, Phi Alpha Theta, UL-Lafayette (2004-)
Coordinator, UL Lafayette-New Orleans Notarial Archives internship cooperative endeavor (2005)
Fellow, Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism, UL Lafayette (2005-)
Member, Board of Directors, Louisiana Historical Association (2004-)
Member, Committee on Teaching, Louisiana Historical Association (2005-)
Member, Editorial Board, Center for Louisiana Studies (2004-)