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David C. Williard

Assistant Professor
Degree
Ph.D. History, Univ of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2012.

Office
JRC 417
Phone
(651) 962-5736
Fax
651-962-5741
Mail
JRC 432
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul MN 55105
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David C. Williard is a historian of the United States.  He specializes in the transformative effects of war on the meaning of citizenship, with a particular interest in the Civil War and Reconstruction.  More broadly, his teaching and research interrogate how contested identities emerge from the intersection of ideology and experience.  He is at work on a book titled Confederate Legacy: The Problem of Soldierhood in the Post-Civil War South, and has a chapter titled "An Ideology Beyond Defeat" in Paul Quigley, ed, The Civil War and the Transformation of American Citizenship, currently under review at Louisiana State University Press.  He teaches courses in modern United States history, the Civil War era, United States military history, slavery, emancipation, and civil rights, and violence in American history.  

Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 114 - W41 HONORS Mod Us/Global Perspect M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC 481
CRN: 20149 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David C. Williard Social, political, cultural, and economic history of the peoples of the United States from the Reconstruction period following the Civil War to the present. Special emphasis is given to the relation of racial minorities, ethnic groups, and immigrants to the dominant culture, and to the changing role of the U.S. within its larger global context. Major themes include: Reconstruction, domestic and overseas expansion, industrialization, racism and nativism, world wars, cold war, movements of liberation and reform, and other contemporary issues. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum.

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HIST 465 - D01 Capstone: Viol in Am Pol Trad M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 SCB 206
CRN: 22240 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David C. Williard History seminars involve students (primarily, though not exclusively, majors and minors) with the methodological and historiographical dimensions of research in the seminar's topic. Students in the seminar will complete and present to other members of the class a significant research project. Prerequisites: at least three History courses numbered 200 or above, including one of the following: HIST 210, 262, 266, 268, 353, 355, 358, 366, 371, 372.

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Summer 2017 Courses

Summer 2017 Courses
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Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 202 - W02 Marching for Civil Rights M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200
CRN: 42485 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David C. Williard, David T. Lawrence This course examines a body of literary texts in the framework of a discipline other than literary or English studies per se--e.g., the physical or social sciences, religion/theology, history, the other arts. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

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HIST 114 - PW4 Mod Us/Global Perspective M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440
CRN: 40431 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David C. Williard Social, political, cultural, and economic history of the peoples of the United States from the Reconstruction period following the Civil War to the present. Special emphasis is given to the relation of racial minorities, ethnic groups, and immigrants to the dominant culture, and to the changing role of the U.S. within its larger global context. Major themes include: Reconstruction, domestic and overseas expansion, industrialization, racism and nativism, world wars, cold war, movements of liberation and reform, and other contemporary issues. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum.

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HIST 263 - 01 United States Military History M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700
CRN: 42507 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David C. Williard This course provides and overview of the military history of the United States from its revolutionary origins to its contemporary challenges. It examines the composition and employment of the United States military as a product of the larger political and cultural aims of American society while also paying attention to the reciprocal effect that wars have on the societies that engage in them. Special attention will be devoted to the human experience of warfare as an ethical, social, and intellectual problem.

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