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The History Teacher
Volume 48, No. 3
May 2015

The History Teacher

Volume 48, No. 3
May 2015

Front Cover: We Can Edit.jpg. Digital image [based on the "We Can Do It!" poster by J. Howard Miller, ca. 1942] uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by user "Tom Morris" on 8 March 2012. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:We_Can_Edit.jpg.

Back Cover: We Can Do It!.jpg. Digital image [of the original "We Can Do It!" poster by J. Howard Miller, ca. 1942] uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by user "Pharos" on 10 April 2007. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:We_Can_Do_It!.jpg.

The Wikimedia Commons description of We Can Edit.jpg reads: "A parody of the famous 'We Can Do It!' poster (see File:We Can Do It!.jpg) but with the words 'Do It' replaced with a MediaWikistyle section edit link. At the bottom, the Westinghouse logo has been replaced with a Wikipedia puzzle piece logo (File:P wiki letter w.svg) and the words 'WAR PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE' have been replaced with 'WIKIPEDIA: THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA'."

In our human search for information, we must question who is providing the information, as well as what information is being provided. In "Wiki Women: Bringing Women Into Wikipedia through Activism and Pedagogy," Jennifer C. Edwards specifically urges us to consider who is not providing the information, as well as what information is not being provided. Edwards further offers possibilities for teachers--and their students--to address individual and systemic deficiencies in our global body of knowledge.


The History Teacher
Volume 48, No. 3
May 2015

Front Matter | Back Matter

THE CRAFT OF TEACHING

Women of History, Women in History

Wiki Women: Bringing Women Into Wikipedia through Activism and Pedagogy
  by Jennifer C. Edwards   (pp. 409-436)

Never A Fight of Woman Against Man: What Textbooks Don't Say About Women's Suffrage
  by Joe C. Miller   (pp. 437-482)

History Education Online

Bridge the Gap: Replicating the Interactivity of the Physical Classroom in an Online Environment
  by Alisa Stern   (pp. 483-504)

Official Eyes on History: Digital Access to Foreign Relations of the United States
  by Kelly J. Evans and Jeanie M. Welch   (pp. 505-515)

History Education Outside

How to Make Field Trips Fun, Educational, and Memorable: Balancing Self-directed Inquiry with Structured Learning
  by Gregory Rohlf   (pp. 517-528)

The Lens of the Local: Teaching an Appreciation of the Past through the Exploration of Local Sites, Landmarks, and Hidden Histories
  by Libby Bischof   (pp. 529-559)

NOTES AND COMMENTS

"I had to double check my thoughts": How the Reacting to the Past Methodology Impacts First-Year College Student Engagement, Retention, and Historical Thinking
  by Russell Olwell and Azibo Stevens   (pp. 561-572)

Why I Still Assign E. P. Thompson
  by Christopher Ferguson   (pp. 573-580)

REVIEWS

Full Reviews Section   (pp. 581-596)

Goucher, Candice. Congotay! Congotay! A Global History of Caribbean Food
  by Rick Warner

Kaplan, Temma. Democracy: A World History
  by Kathryn Green

Mac Austin, Hillary and Kathleen Thompson. Examining the Evidence: Seven Strategies for Teaching with Primary Sources
  by Greg Ahlquist

Merriman, John. Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune
  by Robert H. Blackman

Rediker, Marcus. The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom
  by Brenda Santos

Rupp, Leila J. and Susan K. Freeman, eds. Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History
  by Finn Enke

Schrijvers, Peter. Those Who Hold Bastogne: A True Story of the Soldiers and Civilians Who Fought in the Biggest Battle of the Bulge
  by Christopher Thomas

Simon, Richard B., Mojgan Behmand, and Thomas Burke, eds. Teaching Big History
  by Craig Benjamin

Soll, Jacob. The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations
  by Julian J. DelGaudio

Woolford, Andrew, Jeff Benvenuto, and Alexander Laban Hinton, eds. Colonial Genocide in Indigenous North America
  by Garrett W. Wright

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CONTRIBUTORS

Libby Bischof (Ph.D., Boston College) is an Associate Professor of History and the Chair of the Department of History and Political Science at the University of Southern Maine, where she teaches courses in nineteenth-century U.S. history, cultural history, the history of photography, research methods, and the history of Maine. She enjoys working with K-12 teachers in partnership with the Maine Humanities Council and is the author of Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland, 1900-1940 (Yale University Press, 2011).

Jennifer C. Edwards is an Associate Professor of History at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, where she teaches medieval and ancient history. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently completing her book, Superior Women: Asserting and Challenging Female Authority in Poitiers' Abbey of Sainte-Croix.

Kelly J. Evans is an Assistant Professor and Reference Librarian at Eastern Washington University, and author of several articles in professional journals. She earned her B.A. from Virginia Wesleyan University and M.L.S. from Indiana University.

Christopher Ferguson (Ph.D., Indiana University) is an Assistant Professor of History at Auburn University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in modern British, European, and world history. He is currently completing a microhistory based on the life and writings of the nineteenth-century English tailor, James Carter.

Joe C. Miller was born in Massachusetts and educated in Canada, receiving a B.A. from York University and a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Western Ontario. He began reading about women's history in 1980 while teaching in San Francisco. More recently, he has investigated suffrage archives at the University of California, Berkeley; Stanford University; the Huntington Library; and the New York Public Library.

Russell Olwell received a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Teaching Certificate from Wellesley College. He is a Professor of History at Eastern Michigan University and Director of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Project at EMU.

Gregory Rohlf is an Associate Professor of History at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. He is a specialist in modern Chinese history and has published on Western China and Tibet, gender, and frontiers and urbanization. He is completing a book on agricultural resettlement to Qinghai provinces in the 1950s. Other projects include a global history of international voluntary service.

Alisa Stern is a Chancellor's Fellow in the Department of History at CUNY Graduate Center, currently doing research on the Holocaust in Hungary. She has taught face-to-face and online versions of European history and Holocaust history courses at Lehman College (CUNY). Stern has a J.D. and also works as an attorney specializing in Holocaust survivor claims.

Azibo Stevens is a Ph.D. candidate in Urban Education in the Department of Teacher Education at Eastern Michigan University. He is also a liaison for Ann Arbor Public Schools, coordinating with students and parents living in unconventional or unstable housing situations.

Jeanie M. Welch is a retired Professor and Reference Librarian from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She obtained her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Denver and Master of International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. In addition to publishing articles, she is author of The Spice Trade and The Tokyo Trials.


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