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Volume 47, No. 1
November 2013

Curriculum and Textbooks in High School History

Cover: The Boss of the Ring Prime Quality Smoking Tobacco. Woodcut, c. 1869. An advertisement featuring a caricature of New York City's William Marcy "Boss" Tweed promotes a tobacco brand manufactured by Ch. Reinhardt. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-31130.

Tobacco companies have used clever and catchy advertisements to entice consumers to partake in the various configurations of their products, such as chewing and dipping tobacco, smoking tobacco, cigars, and cigarettes. Major tobacco companies are now also developing new products to enter a booming market of smokeless, non-tobacco "electronic cigarettes."

Martha N. Gardner shares intriguing lessons and astonishing primary source documents from her university course, The Cigarette in American Culture, in "Risk, Pleasure, and Change: Using the Cigarette to Teach U.S. Cultural History," which begins on page nine of this issue.

The History Teacher
Volume 47, No. 1
November 2013

Front Matter | Back Matter


Risk, Pleasure, and Change: Using the Cigarette to Teach U.S. Cultural History
  by Martha N. Gardner   (pp. 9-24)

Much Ado About Texas: Civics in the Social Studies Curriculum
  by J. Kelton Williams and Christie L. Maloyed   (pp. 25-40)

"Georgia on My Mind": Writing the "New" State History Textbook in the Post-Loewen World
  by Scott L. Roberts   (pp. 41-60)

Teaching for Historical Understanding in the Advanced Placement Program: A Case Study
  by Sarah Brooks   (pp. 61-76)

The Search for Resistance: A Layperson's Reflections on the Historiography of Slavery in the African Atlantic
  by M. A. Dodge   (pp. 77-90)


  by Jane Dabel, The History Teacher   (pp. 91-92)

The Great Railroad Strike of 1877: A Catalyst for the American Labor Movement
  by Jessica Piper, Senior Division   (pp. 93-110)

Pivotal Politics—The Marshall Plan: A Turning Point in Foreign Aid and the Struggle for Democracy
  by Alexander D. Weissman, Junior Division   (pp. 111-129)


Full Reviews Section   (pp. 131-156)

Allgor, Catherine. Dolley Madison: The Problem of National Unity
  by Sara Brooks Sundberg

Amar, Akhil Reed. America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By
  by David A. Reichard

Dal Lago, Enrico. American Slavery, Atlantic Slavery, and Beyond: The U.S. "Peculiar Institution" in International Perspective
  by Patricia Ann Owens

Donald, Aida D. Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman
  by Nicholas Katers

House, Jonathan M. A Military History of the Cold War, 1944-1962
  by Christopher A. Maynard

Knepper, Cathy D. Jersey Justice: The Story of the Trenton Six
  by David Noon

Lantzer, Jason S. Mainline Christianity: The Past and Future of America's Majority Faith
  by Jerry Hopkins

Neiberg, Michael. The Blood of Free Men: The Liberation of Paris, 1944
  by Thomas Saylor

Northrop, Douglas, ed. A Companion to World History
  by Mark Soderstrom

Orvell, Miles. The Death and Life of Main Street: Small Towns in American Memory, Space, and Community
  by James P. Cousins

Preston, Andrew. Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy
  by Jeff Bloodworth

Read, Piers Paul. The Dreyfus Affair: The Scandal That Tore France in Two
  by Michael Clinton

Regulska, Joanna and Bonnie G. Smith, eds. Women and Gender in Postwar Europe: From Cold War to European Union
  by Maria Bucur-Deckard

Skotnes, Andor. A New Deal for All? Race and Class Struggles in Depression-Era Baltimore
  by Theodore Rosenof

Smith, Robert W. Amid a Warring World: American Foreign Relations, 1775-1815
  by Robert Shaffer

Stearns, Peter N. Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society
  by Lynn Y. Weiner

Stone, Norman. World War Two: A Short History
  by Thomas S. Lamont

Vile, John R. The Writing and Ratification of the U.S. Constitution: Practical Virtue in Action
  by Naomi Rendina

Witt, John Fabian. Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American History
  by Robert C. Kenzer

Wolfe, Audra J. Competing with the Soviets: Science, Technology, and the State in Cold War America
  by Christopher Cumo

Zunz, Olivier. Philanthropy in America: A History
  by Richard L. Hughes


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157   Questionnaire for Potential Reviewers
158   Membership/Subscription Information
160   Submission Guidelines for The History Teacher


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Sarah Brooks is an Assistant Professor of Education at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois. She taught seventh and eighth grade social studies for five years in New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Virginia before receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Her scholarship focuses on the fostering and display of historical understanding and has been published in Theory and Research in Social Education, Social Studies: Research and Practice, and The Journal of Social Studies Research.

M. A. Dodge received his M.Ed. from the University of New Hampshire in 1996, and has been a history teacher ever since. For the last thirteen years, he has worked for one of the finest overlooked urban school districts in America—Buffalo Public Schools. While he continues to teach high school history and geography, he is currently working toward a Ph.D. in History, focusing on early modern economics and trade in several of the world's oceans.

Martha N. Gardner is an Assistant Professor of History and Social Science at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science University. She received her Ph.D. in American History from Brandeis University in 2002. Her historical research currently focuses on the cultural history of the cigarette and the history of chemicals used in soaps and cleansers.

Christie L. Maloyed completed her Ph.D. in Political Science at Texas A&M University. She is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Nebraska Kearney, and her research focuses on civic education and religion and politics.

Jessica Piper is a junior at Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado. She keeps busy as part of her high school cross country and track teams and the speech and debate team. She also volunteers at her local library and spends her free time hanging out with friends and listening to music.

Scott L. Roberts is an Assistant Professor of Elementary Social Studies Education at Central Michigan University. He received his Ph.D. in Social Studies Education from the University of Georgia. He has written several articles and curriculum guides concerning Georgia studies, co-authored the textbook Time Travel Through Georgia, and authored Teaching Middle Level Social Studies: A Practical Guide for Teaching 4th-8th Grades.

Alexander D. Weissman is an eighth grader at Hamilton Middle School in Denver, Colorado. His interest in international events and political history was sparked by his involvement with CISV, an organization dedicated to promoting peace by building global friendships among young people. Through this program, Alex has traveled to Argentina, Brazil, and Turkey attending seminars dedicated to breaking down stereotypes and encouraging cooperation. In his free time, Alex enjoys skiing, basketball, tennis, music, and friends. He lives with his parents and his younger brother, Zach.

J. Kelton Williams completed his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at Texas A&M University. He is an Assistant Professor of Educational Studies at Knox College, and his research focuses on education history, civic education, and education policy.

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