David Hamilton Golland, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Coordinator of History and Social Sciences
Vice President, Faculty Senate
Governors State University

Committee on Research and Government, Organization of American Historians
Vice President, Park Forest Historical Society

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What I've Published Lately:

"Digitizing the Fletcher Papers: A Unique Historical Experience"
Perspectives on History (April, 2015)

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What I'm Teaching:

HIST 4920: Senior Capstone II: Thesis
Spring 2017, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00-12:15

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What I'm Writing:

A Terrible Thing to Waste: Arthur Fletcher and the Conundrum of the Black Republican

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What I'm Reading:

Laura Visser-Maessen, Robert Parris Moses: A Life in Civil Rights and Leadership at the Grassroots (UNC Press, 2016)

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The next time you see me, ask about my lapel pin!

In the Press
  • 1/19/17: David Hamilton Golland
  • 1/13/17: Obama as symbol of hope, possibility for blacks, key to racial legacy, scholars say
  • 12/23/16: 75 years later, residents share memories of Christmas 1941
  • 2/12/14: If history teachers could time travel...
  • 6/16/04: Torture, Then and Now (in response to After Abu Ghraib; Fight Fire With Compassion)

    On the Road
  • May 30, 2017: Mt. Sinai College of Medicine, New York, NY

    Latest Blog Entry
    1/21/17: The America We Lost When Trump Won
    This op-ed from the New York Times fairly sums up how I've been feeling since the election. It serves as a sad counterpoint to my very first blog entry on this page, when so many of us felt flush with the victory and hope expressed in November 2008. "The America We Lost When Trump Won," by Kevin Baker. NO, Iím not over it. On Election Day I felt as though I had awakened in America and gone to sleep in Ecuador, or.... Read more

    Reviews of Constructing Affirmative Action
  • American Historical Review
  • Journal of American History
  • Labor History

  • 2014 Governors State University Research Grant
  • 2013 Governors State University Research Grant
  • 2011 Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Travel Grant
  • 2011 Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Travel Grant
  • 2007 National Society of Colonial Dames Fellowship
  • 2007 Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation Travel Grant

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