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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

Jason Stacy’s interests are in nineteenth-century US history and social science pedagogy. He has taught courses on antebellum US history, US intellectual history, social science pedagogy, and applied historical methods, including digital editing. Stacy also teaches in the university’s honors program.

Stacy has authored or edited Walt Whitman’s Multitudes: Labor Reform and Persona in Whitman’s Journalism and the First Edition of Leaves of Grass: 1840-1855 (Lang 2008), Leaves of Grass, 1860: The 150th Anniversary Facsimile Edition (Iowa 2009), Walt Whitman’s Selected Journalism (Iowa 2015) with Douglas Noverr, Documenting United States History: Themes, Concepts, and Skills (Bedford/St. Martin’s 2015) with Stephen Heller, and Past Forward: Articles from the Journal of American History, vols. I and II (Oxford 2016) with James Sabathne. Stacy also recently edited George Lippard’s Legends of Mexico (1847) with his class “History of American Ideas” (in production with Hastings College Press).

Currently, Stacy is working on Spoon River America: Edgar Lee Masters and the Myth of the American Small Town (under contract with University of Illinois Press) and Fabric of a Nation: A Brief History with Skills and Sources for the AP Course (under contract with Bedford/St. Martin’s Press).

Stacy is a contributing editor to the Walt Whitman Archive where he has edited Whitman’s editorials from the New York Aurora (1842) and the four series by Whitman published between 1840 and 1856: “Sun-Down Papers” (1840-1841), “Letters from a Traveling Bachelor” (1849-1850), “Letters from Paumanok” (1851), and “New York Dissected” (1856). Stacy is also a co-editor of Madison Historical: The Online Encyclopedia and Digital Archive of Madison County.

Selected Articles and Book Chapters

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

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

“Becoming Illuminated: New York City’s Public School Society and Its Religious Discontents, 1805-1840,” American Educational History Journal, 37:2 (2010) 455-471.

"Washington's Tears: Sentimental Anecdote and Walt Whitman's Battle of Long Island." Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 27 (2010), 213-226.

“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).

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