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Jason Stacy

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History and Social Science Pedagogy
Office Phone: 618-650-3966
Location: Peck Hall, Rm. 1219

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PhD, Loyola University Chicago, 2006

MLA, University of Chicago, 2001

MA, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1994

BS, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1992

Research and Teaching Interests

19th Century US History

American Literature and Print Culture

Digital Humanities

Social Science Pedagogy

Current Projects

Spoon River America: Edgar Lee Masters and the Myth of the American Small Town, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, under contract.

The Collected Writings of Walt Whitman: The Journalism, vol. III. with Douglas Noverr and Zachary Turpin, eds. New York: Peter Lang Publishers, under contract.

Authored and Edited Books

Past Forward: Articles from the Journal of American History, Vols. I and II, ed. with James Sabathne, New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Documenting United States History: Themes Concepts and Skills, with Stephen Heller, Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2015.

Walt Whitman’s Selected Journalism, ed. with Douglas Noverr. Iowa Whitman Series, Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2015.

Leaves of Grass 1860: The 150th Anniversary Facsimile Edition, ed. Iowa Whitman Series. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2009.

Walt Whitman’s Multitudes: Labor Reform and Persona in Whitman’s Journalism and the First Leaves of Grass, 1840-1855, New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2008.

Articles and Book Chapters

"Walt Whitman's Journalism." In Joanna Levin and Ed Whitley, eds., Walt Whitman in Context. Cambridge University Press, 2018.

"Walt Whitman's Journalism." Walt Whitman Quarterly, Review 34 (2017), 358-361.

“Secondhand Arguments: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of the American Antismoking Campaign, 1900-2000,” with Stephen Hansen. Studies in American Culture, 37(1), 2014.

“Whitman, Lincoln, and a Forgotten Form of Freedom," in Stephen Hansen, Caroline Pryor (ed.), Teaching Lincoln, New York: Peter Lang, 2014.

“Morbid Inferences: Whitman, Wikipedia, and the Debate over the Poet’s Sexuality.” Polymath: An interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal, 3(4), 2013.

“Building Reading, Writing and Analysis in the AP US History Classroom," with Stephen Heller. Social Education 77(5), 2013.

“Becoming Illuminated: New York City’s Public School Society and Its Religious Discontents, 1805-1840,” American Education History Journal, 2010.

“Washington’s Tears: Sentimental Anecdote and Walt Whitman’s Battle of Long Island,” Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, 2010.

“An Appeal to the Unappealing: Some Thoughts on Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman’s Troubling Anti-Slavery Rhetoric,” Learning for Democracy: An International Journal of Thought and Practice, vol 3, no.2 (2009), 1-19.

“The Guide on the Stage: In Defense of Good Lecturing in the History Classroom.” Social Education. National Council for the Social Studies , October 2009, 274-277.

“Showing Their Condition: Walt Whitman and Ethical Aesthetics in the ‘Sun-Down Papers.’” The Mickle Street Review: an Electronic Journal of Whitman and American Studies. Camden, NJ: Rutgers Univ., 19/20 (2008).

“Dialectic for U.S. History (with apologies to Professor Hegel)” Journal of the Illinois Council for the Social Sciences, 67 (Fall 2007), 11-18.

“Strangers Across the Hall: Comparing the DBQ and Synthesis Questions," AP English Language and Composition Special Focus: Using Sources, Steven Heller, ed., Princeton, New Jersey: The College Board, 2007, 61-68.

“‘I do not think we can keep universities open with bayonets’: The May 1970 Riots at Southern Illinois University,”Journal of Illinois History, Winter 2006, 9(4): 283-306.

“Containing Multitudes: Whitman, the Working Class, and the Music of Moderate Reform,” Popular Culture Review (13:2) 2002, 137-54. (2002).

Digital Scholarship

Contributing editor, Walt Whitman’s Aurora editorials, Walt Whitman Archive, 2017.

Co-editor, Madison Historical: The Online Encyclopedia and Digital Archive of Madison County, Illinois.

Contributing editor, Walt Whitman's "Sun-Down Papers-From the Desk of a Schoolmaster," Walt Whitman Archive, 2016.

Contributing editor, Walt Whitman’s “Letters from a Traveling Bachelor,” Walt Whitman Archive, 2015.

Contributing editor, Walt Whitman’s “New York Dissected,” Walt Whitman Archive, 2014.

Contributing editor, Walt Whitman’s “Letters from Paumanok,” Walt Whitman Archive, 2014.

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