Douglas Hales

Professor, History 9 Month


Department

Social Sciences

Contact Information

Courses Taught

HIST 1301: UNITED STATES HISTORY I

A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of pre-Columbian, colonial, revolutionary, early national, slavery and sectionalism, and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I includes: American settlement and diversity, American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, and creation of the federal government.

HIST 1302: UNITED STATES HISTORY II

A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization, immigration, world wars, the Great Depression, Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, urbanization and suburbanization, the expansion of the Federal government, and the study of U.S. foreign policy.

HIST 2311: WESTERN CIVILIZATION I

A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious and intellectual history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from human origins to the 17th century. Themes that should be addressed in Western Civilization I include the cultural legacies of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, Islamic civilizations, and Europe through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformations.

HIST 2312: WESTERN CIVILIZATION II

A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from the 17th century to the modern era. Themes that should be addressed in Western Civilization II include absolutism and constitutionalism, growth of nation states, the Enlightenment, revolutions, classical liberalism, industrialization, imperialism, global conflict, the Cold War and globalism.

HIST 2301: TEXAS HISTORY

A survey of the political, social, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of Texas from the pre-Colombian era to the present. Themes that may be addressed in Texas history include: Spanish colonization and Spanish Texas; Mexican Texas; the Republic of Texas; statehood and secession; oil, industrialization, and urbanization; civil rights; and modern Texas.

Education

Texas Tech University:
PhD in History
MA in History

West Texas State University:
MA in Political Science
BA in Political Science

Previous Teaching Experience

Fall 2001 to Present: Instructor of History, Temple College

Fall 2001 through Summer 2001: Visiting Professor of History, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Fall 1996 through Summer 2000: Graduate Instructor of History, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Previous Professional Experience

Summers of 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999: Archival Assistant in Oral history, Southwestern Collection, Lubbock, Texas

Professional Publications

A Southern Family in White and Black: The Cuneys of Texas (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2003.

Black Cowboy: Daniel Webster 80 John Wallace in Paul H. Carlson, editor, The Cowboy way: An Exploration of History and Culture (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2000).

Jim Crow Laws in the Great Plains, in David Wishart, editor, Encyclopedia of the Great Plains (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. 2004).

Contributed 10 articles to The New Handbook of Texas Ron Tyler and Douglas Barnett, editors, 6 volumes (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1996).

Professional Presentations

“Norris Wright Cuney and the Politics of Patronage in Late
Nineteenth Century Texas,” The Texas State Historical
Association Annual Meeting

“The Great Plow-Up” Texas Historical Commissions Annual
Preservation Conference

Panhandle Agriculture During The Great Plow-Up,
West Texas Historical Association Annual Meeting

“Violence Perpetrated Against African Americans by Whites
in Texas During Reconstruction, 1865-1868,” Sixth Annual
African Americans in Texas Conference, April 1995