Selected Scholarly Publications

 

BOOKS

Adrienne Caughfield True Women and Westward Expansion. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2005.

David Cullen and Kyle Wilkison

The Texas Left: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Liberalism. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2010.

David Cullen and Kyle Wilkison

The Texas Right: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Conservatism. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2013.
Michael Phillips White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity and Religion in Dallas, Texas, 1841-2001. Austin:  University of Texas Press, 2006.
Michael Phillips The House Will Come to Order: How the Texas Speaker Became a Power in State and National Politics. Co-Written with Patrick Cox. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010.
Keith Volanto The American Challenge: A New History of the United States, Abigail Press, 2012.
Keith Volanto Beyond Myths and Legends: A Narrative History of Texas, Abigail Press, 2008.
Keith Volanto Texas, Cotton, and the New Deal, Texas A&M University Press, 2005.
Keith Volanto Texas Voices: Documents and Biographical Sketches, Abigail Press, 2010
Kyle Wilkison Yeomen, Sharecroppers and Socialists: Plain Folk Protest in Texas 1870-1914. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008.

 

CHAPTERS

David Cullen

“Black Communists: James W. Ford, Charlene Mitchell, and Angela Davis” with Kyle Wilkison in The African American Presidency: From Douglas to Obama, edited by Bruce Glasrud and Cary Wintz (Routledge Press, 2010).

Michael Phillips

“Why Is Big Tex Still a White Cowboy? Race, Gender, and the ‘Other Texans’” in Walter Buenger and Arnoldo de León, eds., Beyond Texas Through Time: Breaking Away From Past Interpretations (College Station: Texas A&M Press, 2011).
“‘The Current is Stronger’: Images of Racial Oppression and Resistance in North Texas Black Art During the 1920s and 1930s ” in Bruce A. Glasrud and Cary D. Wintz, eds., The Harlem Renaissance in the West: The New Negroes’ Western Experience (New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2011).
“‘Texan by Color: The Racialization of the Lone Star State,” in David Cullen and Kyle Wilkison, eds., The Texas Right: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Conservatism (College Station: University of Texas Press, 2014).

 

ARTICLES AND ESSAYS

Adrienne Caughfield

“Fighting the Cold War at Southern Methodist University.” Journal of Southern History (August 2015).
“Citizen Soldier: General Edwin A. Walker in Dallas.” Legacies (Spring 2014).
“One of the Boys: Challenging Postwar Domesticity on the Stock Show Circuit.” Southwestern Historical Quarterly (July 2011).
“Westering with Death: Scribbling Women in the Nineteenth Century American West.” Journal of the West (Spring 2002).

David Cullen

“Back to the Future: Eugenics, a Bibliographic Essay” The Public Historian: A Journal of Public Policy 29 (Summer 2007): 163-175.
“Greenwich Village” in The Encyclopedia of American Counter-Culture (M.E. Sharpe, 2008).
“Post World War II Non-Fiction” in Postwar America: An Encyclopedia of
Social, Political, Cultural and Economic History (M.E. Sharpe, 2006).
“Better Breeding Through Science: Eugenics, A Bibliographic Essay”
Choice Magazine (November 2005).
“Populism” in Encyclopedia of American Social Movements (M.E. Sharpe, 2004).

Michael Phillips

“White Violence, Hegemony, and Slave Rebellion in Dallas, Texas, Before the Civil War,” East Texas Historical Journal Vol. 37, No. 2 (Fall, 1999).

Keith Volanto

"To Advance Our Race through Good Health: African-American Physicians and Medical Practice in Jim Crow Texas," in Caduceus and the Lone Star State: Medicine in Twentieth-Century Texas (University of Oklahoma Press, forthcoming).
“Desertion, Disability, and Death in the Texas Civilian Conservation Corps,” Central Texas Studies (forthcoming in 2016).
“Beyond the Beltway: Significant State and Local Studies of the New Deal,” in The Oxford Handbook of the New Deal (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). 
“The Far Right in Texas Politics during the Roosevelt Era,” in The Texas Right: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Conservatism (Texas A&M University Press, 2014): 68-86.
“James E. Youngblood: Race, Family, and Farm Ownership in Jim Crow Texas,” in Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule:  African American Farmers since Reconstruction (University of Florida Press, 2012): 63-82.
“The Life and Work of Dr. Beadie Eugene Conner: An African American Physician in Jim Crow Texas,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 105 (January 2012): 258-280.
“Strange Brew: Recent Texas Political, Economic, and Military History,” in Beyond Texas through Time,  Walter L. Buenger and Arnoldo De León, eds. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2011): 85-124.
“Where are the New Deal Historians of Texas?: A Literature Review of the New Deal Experience in Texas,”  East Texas Historical Journal 47 (Fall 2010): 41-57.

Kyle Wilkison

“'The Evils of Socialism': The Religious Right in Early Twentieth-Century Texas" in The Texas Right: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Conservatism, Texas A&M University Press, 2014.
"My Reilly Springs: A Meditation," in Dan Utley and Milton Jordan, Just Between Us: Memories and Stories from the Texas Pines. Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2012.
“'The Right to Work, to Starve, to Die': Texas’ Forgotten Radical Heritage," with David Cullen in The Texas Left: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Liberalism, Kyle Wilkison and David Cullen, Eds. Texas A&M University Press, 2010.
"The Communist Party of the United States and African American Presidential Candidates,” with David Cullen in African Americans and the Presidency: The Road to the White House, edited by Bruce Glasrud and Cary Wintz. Routledge Press, 2009.
"James H. Conrad: The Making of an Oral Historian," The Sound Historian, 2009. 12:1-17.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

David Cullen

Review of The City in Texas: A History by David G. McComb for the Southwestern Historical Quarterly (forthcoming fall 2015).
 Review of Texas Labor History, eds. Bruce Glasrud and James Maroney for the Southwestern Historical Quarterly (spring 2014).
 Review of The Trials of Eroy Brown: The Murder Case that Shook the Texas Prison System , by Michael Berryhill for the Southwestern Historical Quarterly (winter 2013).
 Review of History Ahead: Stories Beyond the Texas Roadside Markers, by Dan K. Utley and Cynthia J. Beeman for the New Mexico Historical Review (summer 2011).
 Review of Seeking Inalienable Rights: Texans and Their Quests for Justice, ed. Debra A. Reid for the Journal of Agricultural History (Fall 2010).
 Review of Cold War Radio: The Dangerous History of American Broadcasting in Europe: 1950-1989, by Richard Cummings for Journal of Radio and Audio Media (summer 2010).
 Review of Telling History: A Manual for Performers and Presenters of First Person Narratives, by Joyce Thierer for The Sound Historian (summer 2010).
 Review of Defending the Master Race: Conservation, Eugenics and the Legacy of Madison Grant by Jonathan Peter Spiro for the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences (Fall 2009).
 Review of Radio by the Book: Adaptations of Literature and Fiction on the Airwaves by Tim DeForest for the Journal of Radio and Audio Media (Fall 2009).
 Review of The Dallas Myth: The Making and Unmaking of an American City by Harvey J. Graff for the Western Historical Quarterly (Fall 2009).
 Review of The Dallas Myth: The Making and Unmaking of an American City by Harvey J. Graff for the Western Historical Quarterly (forthcoming Spring 2009).

 

PRESENTATIONS

Adrienne Caughfield

“Texans in Transition: Major General Edwin Walker’s Run for Governor, 1962.” Texas State Historical Association Conference, March 2016.
“Women’s War for Civilization in Antebellum Texas.” East Texas Historical Association Conference, February 2014.
“Citizen-Soldier: General Edwin A. Walker in Dallas.” Legacies Dallas History Conference, January 2014.
“Ammie Wilson: A Maverick Agricultural Matriarch.” Cotton and Rural History Conference, April 2012.

Michael Phillips

“The Purifying Knife: The Strange Career of Eugenics in Texas, 1850-1940,” Texas State Historical Association Annual Meeting, March 5, 2016.
Session Chair: “The Working Life in Texas,” The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Inaugural Conference, Collin College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano, Texas, April 10, 2015.
“Uncertain and Moveable Boundaries: Texas Segregation and Resistance to the 1964 Civil Rights Act in the Lone Star State,” University of North Texas 2014 Texas History Symposium, April 12, 2014.
“Doctors, Planters, and Doomsday Preachers: The Surprising Failure of the Eugenics Movement in Early 20th Century Texas,” Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences 45th Annual Meeting, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas June 21, 2013.
“Free To Follow His Line of Employment: Race, Religion and the Dallas Open Shop Association,” Southern Labor Studies Association Biennial Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 9, 2013.
“The Strange Career of Eugenics in Texas, 1880-1930,” East Texas Historical Association Fall Meeting, Nacogdoches, Texas, September 28, 2012.
Session Chair: “African American Medicine in Jim Crow Texas,” Texas State Historical Association Annual Meeting,” March 4, 2010, Dallas, Texas.
“From Afterthought to Power Center: The Evolution of the House Speakership,” Texas State Historical Association Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, March 26, 2009.

Keith Volanto

“Far Right Politics in Texas during the New Deal,” presented June 15, 2013 at the New Deal in Texas Symposium, Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum, Greenville, Texas.
“The Far Right in Texas Politics during the Roosevelt Era,” presented September 28, 2012, Fall 2012 Meeting of the East Texas Historical Association, Nacogdoches, Texas.
“Cotton Culture, Politics, and Economics since 1870: A Panel Discussion,” presented September 20, 2012 at the 34th Annual Mid-America Conference on History, Springfield, Missouri.
“Texas Cotton Programs during the Great Depression and their Aftermath,” presented June 10, 2012 at the 2012 ALHFAM (Association for Living History, Farm, and Agricultural Museums) Conference, Farmers Branch, Texas.
“Recent Trends in Texas Economic Historiography,” presented April 30, 2011, 15th Annual Cotton and Rural History Conference, American Cotton Museum, Greenville, Texas.
“Beadie Eugene Conner: The Life and Work of an African American Physician in Jim Crow Texas,” presented March 4, 2010, 114th Meeting of the Texas State Historical Association, Dallas, Texas.
“Social and Cultural Impact of the New Deal,” panelist, February 26, 2010, Spring 2010 Meeting of the East Texas Historical Association, Fort Worth, Texas.

PRESENTATIONS ON TEACHING

Keith Volanto

“Teaching the Dust Bowl in Texas History,” presented February 1, 2016 at the Region 10 Energizing Texas History Conference, Richardson, Texas.
“Teaching the New Deal in Texas,” presented February 12, 2015 at the Region 4 Encountering Texas History Conference, Houston, Texas.
“Teaching Reconstruction,” presented January 28, 2015 at the Region 10 U.S. History Winter Conference, Richardson, Texas.
“The Gutierrez-Magee Expedition & the Fredonian Rebellion: Two Examples of Anglo-Mexican Conflict before the Texas Revolution,” presented August 5, 2014 at the Region 10 Energizing Texas History Conference, Richardson, Texas.
“American Expansion in the Pacific, 1867-1899,” presented July 29, 2014 at the Region 10 American History Workshop, Richardson, Texas.
“Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” Collin College History Department panel, presented February 18, 2014.
“The Exciting First Half of Twentieth-Century Texas History,” presented January 25, 2013 at the Region 10 Energizing Texas History Conference, Old Red Museum, Dallas, Texas.

MEMBERSHIPS

American Historical Association

Central Texas Historical Association

East Texas Historical Association

Organization of American Historians

Southern Historical Association

Southwestern Social Sciences Association

Texas State Historical Association

Texas Oral History Association

Western Historical Association