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November 2020

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November 2020
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The History Teacher
Volume 54, No. 1
November 2020

Front Matter | Back Matter

THE CRAFT OF TEACHING

The Student

Evaluating the "Professionalizing History Majors" Course: Historical Knowledge and Co-Curricular Activities
  by Daniel S. Murphree   (pp. 9-37)

In Search of the Right Words: A History Teacher's Exploration of College Students' Epistemic Beliefs about History
  by Lucia Antonelli-Carter   (pp. 39-67)

History by the Numbers: A Quantitative Approach to Teaching the Importance of Conflicting Evidence
  by Peter Burkholder   (pp. 69-106)

NOTES AND COMMENTS

How Do History Majors Fare in the Job Market?
  by H. Robert Baker and Gregory B. Lewis   (pp. 107-128)

SPECIAL FEATURE
NATIONAL HISTORY DAY 2020 PRIZE ESSAYS

Introduction
  by Jane Dabel, The History Teacher   (pp. 129-130)

Too Strong For a Woman: How Bernice Sandler Created Title IX to Break Barriers for Female Faculty in Higher Education
  by Natalie Miller, Senior Division   (pp. 131-153)

The Fifth Circuit Four: The Unheralded Judges Who Helped to Break Legal Barriers in the Deep South
  by Max Grinstein, Junior Division   (pp. 155-179)

REVIEWS

Full Reviews Section   (pp. 181-193)

Austin, Brad and Pamela Grundy, eds. Teaching U.S. History through Sports
  by Ashley Brown

Balto, Simon. Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power
  by Sarah E. Doherty

Getz, Trevor R. A Primer for Teaching African History: Ten Design Principles
  by Jonathan T. Reynolds

Guelzo, Allen C. Reconstruction: A Concise History
  by Bradley R. Clampitt

Levin, Kevin M. Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth
  by Stanley Harrold

Rembis, Michael, Catherine J. Kudlick, and Kim E. Nielsen, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Disability History
  by David Neumann

Townsend, Robert B. History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880-1940
  by James P. Cousins

Wineburg, Sam. Why Learn History (When It’s Already on Your Phone)
  by Jeffery D. Nokes

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194   The History of The History Teacher
197   Questionnaire for Potential Reviewers
198   Membership/Subscription Information
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CONTRIBUTORS

Lucia Antonelli-Carter is originally from Bologna, Italy. She received an advanced degree in Modern European History from the University of Bologna in 1998. She is an Associate Professor of History at Mars Hill University, where she teaches European and world history courses. Her current research interest reflects on the ways in which historical consciousness and historical thinking prepare college graduates to face with confidence the challenges and opportunities of the current political and economic environment.

H. Robert Baker holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of History at Georgia State University, and a Chancellor's Learning Scholar.

Peter Burkholder is a Professor of History at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is on the editorial board of The Teaching Professor, is a consulting editor for College Teaching, and serves on the advisory boards of the Society for History Education and the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in History. His article on content and critical thinking, published in The History Teacher in 2014, won the American Historical Association's 2015 Gilbert Award for the best article on teaching history.

Max Grinstein is a student of Belmont Home School in Houston, Texas. He won first place in the Junior Paper division at the 2020 National History Day contest for his essay, "The Fifth Circuit Four: The Unheralded Judges Who Helped to Break Legal Barriers in the Deep South."

Gregory B. Lewis holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Syracuse University. He is a Professor and Chair of Public Policy in the Department of Public Management and Policy in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.

Natalie Miller is a student at East High School in Duluth, Minnesota. Her paper, "Too Strong For a Woman: How Bernice Sandler Created Title IX to Break Barriers for Female Faculty in Higher Education," won first place in the Senior Paper division at the 2020 National History Day contest.

Daniel S. Murphree received his Ph.D. from Florida State University and currently is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Florida. A proponent of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), his research focuses on how to improve undergraduate history instruction and has been published in venues such as Perspectives on History, Teaching History, and The Journal of American History.


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