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JUNIUS PETER RODRIGUEZ, JR.

 

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email: jrodrig@eureka.edu

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

August 1997 - Present -- Associate Professor of History

Eureka College, Eureka, Illinois

 

August 92 – May 1997 -- Assistant Professor of History

            Eureka College, Eureka, Illinois

 

September 1988 - June 1992 -- Graduate Teaching Assistant

Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

 

September 1989 - June 1992 -- Adjunct Instructor

Southern Union State Junior College, Opelika, Alabama

 

March 1989 - August 1990 -- Adjunct Instructor

Troy State University, Fort Benning, Georgia

 

September 1989 – December 1989 -- Adjunct Instructor

Central Alabama Community College, Alexander City, Alabama

 

September 1988 - December 1988 -- Adjunct Instructor

Alexander City Junior College, Alexander City, Alabama

 

September 1979 - July 1988 -- Teacher

Central Lafourche High School, Mathews, Louisiana

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

MEMBERSHIP

Louisiana Historical Association - member since 1986

Southern Historical Association - member since 1988

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. Auburn University June 1992

concentration: Southern and African American History

M.A. Louisiana State University August 1987

concentration: U.S. Frontier and Trans-Mississippi West

B.A. Nicholls State University May 1979

Social Studies Education; English minor.

 

Foreign Languages: Reading proficiency in French and German

Major Field

U.S. to 1865; Dr. James Lee McDonough

Minor Fields

U.S. since 1865; Dr. Frank L. Owsley, Jr.

Early Modern Europe; Dr. Donna J. Bohanan

Modern Europe; Dr. Allen Cronenberg

Latin America; Dr. Donathon Olliff

 

DISSERTATION TOPIC

Ripe for Revolt: Louisiana and the Tradition of Slave Insurrection, 1803-1865

Advisor: Dr. James Lee McDonough

 

BOOKS

The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery, two vols. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio Press, 1997).

"Best Reference Source 1997" — Library Journal

"Outstanding Reference Source 1997" — Reference and User Services Association/American Library Association

"Outstanding Academic Books for 1998" — Choice

Chronology of World Slavery (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio Press, 1999).

“Outstanding Reference Source 2000 - RUSA/ALA”

The Louisiana Purchase: A Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio Press, 2002).

"Editors' Choice 2002 Reference Source" -- Booklist

"Best Reference Source 2002" -- Library Journal

Encyclopedia of Slave Resistance and Rebellions, two vols. (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2007).

Slavery in the United States: A Social, Political and Historical Encyclopedia, two vols. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio Press, 2007).

            "Editors' Choice 2007 Reference Source" -- Booklist

Encyclopedia of Emancipation and Abolition in the Transatlantic World, three vols. (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2007).

            "Editors' Choice 2007 Reference Source" -- Booklist

 

BOOKS IN DEVELOPMENT

“Slavery in the Modern World: A History of Political, Social, and Economic Oppression” (under contract with ABC-Clio for January 2009 publication).

 

ARTICLES

"Wired to the World: Antebellum Telegraphy and the Origins of Southern Anti-Technology Mentality," Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South 5(Spring and Summer 1994): 137-153.

"‘We’ll Hang Jeff Davis on the Sour Apple Tree’: Civil War Era Slave Resistance in Louisiana," Gulf Coast Historical Review 10(Spring 1995): 7-23.

"Benign Indifference or Malicious Intent: The Diplomatic and Legal Entanglement Regarding James Dyson, Insurrectionist," published in The Proceedings of the National Conference on African-American Studies (1993).

"Always 'En Garde': The Effects of Slave Insurrection upon the Louisiana Mentality, 1811-1815," Louisiana History 33(Fall 1992): 399-416.

"Touched by Land, People, and the Passage of Time: Unique Features of Louisiana Slavery," published in The Proceedings of the Southern Conference on Afro-American Studies (1992).

 

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

"Ulrich Bonnell Phillips and the Beginnings of Southern History" in Reading Southern History: Essays on Interpreters and Interpretations, Glenn A. Feldman, ed. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2001), 14-24.

"‘We’ll Hang Jeff Davis on the Sour Apple Tree’: Civil War Era Slave Resistance in Louisiana," Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Series in Louisiana History. Volume XI: The African American Experience in Louisiana, Charles Vincent, ed. (Lafayette, LA: Center for Louisiana Studies, 2000), 298-311.

"Always 'En Garde': The Effects of Slave Insurrection upon the Louisiana Mentality, 1811-1815," Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Series in Louisiana History. Volume III: Louisiana: The Purchase and its Aftermath, 1800-1830, Delores E. Labbé, ed. (Lafayette, LA: Center for Louisiana Studies, 1998), 479-492.

"Complicity and Deceit: Lewis Cheney’s Plot and Its Bloody Consequences" in Lethal Imagination: Violence and Brutality in American History, Michael Bellesiles, ed. (New York: New York University Press, 1999), 139-147.

"Rebellion on the River Road: The Ideology and Influence of Louisiana’s German Coast Slave Insurrection of 1811" in Antislavery Violence: Essays in Sectional, Racial, and Cultural Conflict, Stanley Harrold and John R. McKivigan, eds. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1999), 65-88.

"‘We’ll Hang Jeff Davis on the Sour Apple Tree’: Civil War Era Slave Resistance in Louisiana," in The Price of Freedom; Slavery and the Civil War, Volume 2: The Preservation of Liberty, Martin Harry Greenberg, ed. (Nashville, TN: Cumberland House, 2000).

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES

"Pan-Africanism" and "Pan-African Congresses" in Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, Cary Wintz, ed. (2004, Routledge/Taylor and Francis).

"Kwanzaa" in Dictionary of American History, a project of Charles Scribner's Sons (2003).

"Contrabands," "Fugitive Slave Act (1850)," "Personal Liberty Laws," and "Strader v. Graham" in The Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: A Political, Social, and Military History, David and Jeanne Heidler, eds. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio Press, 2000).

"Villere Plantation," "Edward Livingston," "Thomas Flournoy," and "W.C.C. Claiborne," The War of 1812: An Encyclopedia, David and Jeanne Heidler, eds. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio Press, 1997).

"George Sanders," "James Williams," and "W.C.C. Claiborne," American National Biography, a project of Oxford University Press.

"Race Riots," in W.E.B. DuBois: An Encyclopedia, Gerald Horne and Mary Young, eds. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001).

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Hodges, Graham Russell, ed. Black Itinerants of the Gospel: The Narratives of John Jea and George White. Reviewed in Journal of the Early Republic 13(Winter 1993): 545-46.

Bolsterli, Margaret Jones, ed. A Remembrance of Eden: Harriet Bailey Bullock Daniel’s Memories of a Frontier Plantation in Arkansas, 1849-1872. Reviewed in The Journal of Southern History 61(February 1995): 149-50.

Wilson, Clyde N., ed. The Papers of John C. Calhoun, Volume 21 (January-June 1845). Reviewed in Louisiana History 36(Spring 1995): 218-20.

Watson, Ritchie Devon Jr. Yeoman Versus Cavalier: The Old Southwest’s Fictional Road to Rebellion. Reviewed in The Journal of Southern History 61(May 1995): 379-80.

Kolchin, Peter. American Slavery, 1619-1877. Reviewed in Louisiana History 36(Summer 1995): 341-43.

Giraud, Marcel. A History of French Louisiana, Vol. II. Years of Transition, 1715-1717. Reviewed in Gulf Coast Historical Review 11(Spring 1996): 103-05.

Johnson, Isaac. Slavery Days in Old Kentucky. Reviewed in Illinois Historical Journal 88(Spring 1995): 67-8.

Wilson, Carol. Freedom at Risk: The Kidnapping of Free Blacks in America, 1780-1865. Reviewed in The Register [Kentucky Historical Society] 92(Autumn 1994): 419-20.

Wilson, Clyde N., ed. The Papers of John C. Calhoun, Volume 22 (1845-1846). Reviewed in Louisiana History 37(Summer 1995): 378-80.

Powers, Bernard E. Jr. Black Charlestonians: A Social History, 1822-1885. Reviewed in The Journal of Social History 29(Summer 1996): 1016-18.

Palaudan, Philip Shaw. The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Reviewed in Illinois Historical Journal 88(Winter 1995): 284-85.

Jordan, Ervin L. Jr. Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia. Reviewed in Civil War History 42(June 1996): 154-55.

Koger, Larry. Black Slaveowners: Free Black Masters in South Carolina, 1790-1860. Reviewed in Atlanta History: A Journal of Georgia and the South 41(Spring 1997): 52-3.

Sundquist, Eric J. ed. The Oxford W.E.B. DuBois Reader. Reviewed in The Alabama Review 51(3): 216-17.

Niven, John, ed. The Salmon P. Chase Papers, Volume 3 (Correspondence, 1858-March 1863). Reviewed in Illinois Historical Journal 90(Spring 1997): 72.

Walsh, Lorena S. From Calabar to Carter’s Grove: The History of a Virginia Slave Community. Reviewed in Journal of Social History 33(Spring 2000): 721-23.

Parrish, William E. Frank Blair: Lincoln’s Conservative. Reviewed for Journal of Illinois History 2(Spring 1999): 73-74.

Clegg, Claude Andrew III. An Original Man: The Life and Times of Elijah Muhammad. Reviewed for Journal of Southern History 65(November 1999): 897-98.

Adams, Charles. When in the Course of Human Events: Arguing the Case for Southern Secession. Reviewed for Journal of Illinois History 3(Winter 2000): 322-23.

Gillespie, Michele. Free Labor in an Unfree World: White Artisans in Slaveholding Georgia, 1789-1860. Reviewed for Louisiana History 42(Fall 2001): 484-86.

Davis, Jack, ed. The Civil Rights Movement. Reviewed for History: Reviews of New Books. 29(4): 148-49.

Dailey, Jane, Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, and Bryant Simon, eds. Jumpin' Jim Crow: Southern Politics from Civil War to Civil Rights. Reviewed for History: Reviews of New Books. 29(4): 153.

Klingaman, William K. Abraham Lincoln and the Road to Emancipation, 1861-1865. Reviewed for Journal of Illinois History 5(Spring 2002): 74-75.

Davis, David Brion. In the Image of God: Religion, Moral Values, and Our Heritage of Slavery. Reviewed in History: Reviews of New Books 30(Spring 2002): 103.

Paquette, Robert Louis, and Louis A. Ferleger. Slavery, Secession, and Southern History. Reviewed in Louisiana History 43(Fall 2002): 481-83.

Berwanger, Eugene H. The Frontier Against Slavery: Western Anti-Negro Prejudice and the Slavery Extension Controversy. Reviewed for Journal of Illinois History (issue forthcoming).

O'Toole, James M. Passing for White: Race, Religion, and the Healy Family, 1820-1920. Reviewed for History: Reviews of New Books 31(Spring 2003): 107-08.

Griffler, Keith P. Front Line of Freedom: African Americans and the Forging of the Underground Railroad in the Ohio Valley. Reviewed for the Journal of Illinois History (Winter 2004): 335-36.

Davis, David Brion. Challenging the Boundaries of Slavery. Reviewed for History Review of New Books (Winter 2004): 56-57.

Schafer, Judith Kelleher. Becoming Free, Remaining Free: Manumission and Enslavement in New Orleans, 1846-1862. Reviewed for Louisiana History 45(Fall 2004): 484-85.

Moser, Harold D., and J. Clint Clifft. The Papers of Andrew Jackson: Volume VI, 1825-1828. Reviewed for Louisiana History

Bigham, Darrel E. On Jordan’s Banks: Emancipation and Its Aftermath in the Ohio River Valley. Reviewed for the Journal of Illinois History (Spring 2006): 74-75.

Rothman, Adam. Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South. Reviewed for the Journal of American History (March 2006): 1425-26.

Berlin, Ira. Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves. Reviewed for Louisiana History

Taylor, Eric Robert. If We Must Die: Shipboard Insurrections in the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade. Reviewed for the Journal of American History (March 2008):

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

"Southern Gothic: Reflections upon a Death," Alpha Chi Recorder: Alumni Issue 40 (1): 23-25.

“Slavery and the Constitution” – an online essay published for Constitution Day 2006. A joint project of the National Constitution Center, the History Channel, and ABC-Clio Press.

“Giving Liberty another Chance,” The Journal Star (Peoria, IL) 20 July 2003.

"Ideas Can Change World: Reagan’s Eureka Speech Foretold End of Cold War," The Journal Star (Peoria, IL), 9 May 1997.

"Law of Gravity," a poem published in Eureka Literary Magazine 6 (1): 69.

"Lessons of a House with Heart," The Christian Science Monitor (Boston, MA), 1 April 1996.

"Tales from Gehenna," a poem published in the anthology Amidst the Splendor (Fall 1996).

 

INTERVIEWS

24 June 2000 --- live interview on Michael Feldman's "Whad'ya Know?" - this NPR program was broadcast from Peoria, IL. For the audio of the interview, click here.

30 July 2007 --- live interview on Australian National Public Radio on Modern-Day Slavery. 

PRESENTATIONS

29 March 2003 --- Louisiana Historical Association --- Lafayette, Louisiana.

Participant in round-table "The Historian as Editor, Compiler, and Commissioning Agent: Three Historians Discuss Their Work"

 

20 March 2003 --- Symposium 2003 Lewis & Clark: Observations on an Expedition --- St. Louis, Missouri.

"The Provenance of Lesser Gods: A Retrospective Evaluation of the Hunter-Dunbar and Freeman-Custis Expeditions"

 

29 October 2000 --- Social Science History Association --- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Discussant for session on "Slavery and Serfdom in Comparative Perspective"

 

25 September 1999 --- Great Lakes History Conference --- Grand Rapids, Michigan

Session Chair/Discussant for session on "The African American Voice"

 

7 March 1998 --- European Social Science History Conference --- Amsterdam, The Netherlands

"Victory through Defeat: Slave Revolts, Conspiracies, and White Paranoia as Contributing Elements of an Antebellum Moral Economy,"

 

17 October 1997 --- Social Science History Association --- Washington, D.C.

"The End(s) of Justice: Political Violence, Racial Unrest, and Judicial Fortitude in Post-Reconstruction Louisiana"

 

27 September 1997 --- Great Lakes History Conference --- Grand Rapids, Michigan

Session Chair/Discussant for session on "Multiculturalism and Black Historical Consciousness in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century America".

 

31 October 1996 --- Southern Historical Association --- Little Rock, Arkansas

"Complicity and Deceit: Lewis Cheney’s Plot and its Bloody Consequences in Rapides Parish, Louisiana."

 

11 October 1996 --- Social Science History Association --- New Orleans, Louisiana

"‘The Negroes Were Scattered to the Winds’: Political Violence and Cruel Consequences in Tensas Parish, Louisiana, 1878-79"

 

5 October 1996 --- Great Lakes History Conference --- Grand Rapids, Michigan

Session Chair/Discussant for session on "African-American Communities, 1865-1920".

 

20 June 1996 --- Fourth International Symposium on Telecommunications History --- Denver, Colorado

"Galvanized Resistance: Telegraphic Communication and the Development of Southern Anti-Technology Mentality."

 

17 July 1994 --- Society for Historians of the Early American Republic --- Boston, Massachusetts

"Ombudsman to Orleans: The Tumultuous Career of Pennsylvanian George Thompson Ross in the Territory of Orleans, 1803-1816."

 

10 March 1994 --- Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery --- Colorado Springs, Colorado

"Galvanized Resistance: Slave Unrest and the Telegraph as Contributing Factors to the Antebellum South’s Anti-Technology Mentality."

 

12 February 1993 --- National Conference on African-American Studies --- Petersburg, Virginia

"Benign Indifference or Malicious Intent: The Diplomatic and Legal Entanglement Regarding James Dyson, Insurrectionist"

 

13 March 1992 --- National Conference on the Black Family in America --- Louisville, Kentucky

"Always 'En Garde': The Effects of Slave Insurrection upon the Louisiana Mentality, 1811-1815"

 

19 February 1992 --- Southern Conference on Afro-American Studies --- Petersburg, Virginia

"Touched by Land, People, and the Passage of Time: Unique Features of Louisiana Slavery"

 

26 October 1990 --- Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History --- Chicago, Illinois

"Terror along the River Road: The Louisiana Slave Insurrection of 1811"

 

16 March 1990 --- Louisiana Historical Association --- Alexandria, Louisiana

"Raising Cane: Attempts at Organizing Louisiana Cane Laborers in 1887"

 

PUBLIC LECTURES

September – October 2007 “Liberty Lines: The Underground Railroad in Central Illinois

ˇ         Local Legacies Program - Alliance Library System

ˇ         Lectures presented in ten communities in Central Illinois

 

10 May 2007 – keynote speaker welcoming the 5th Engineering Battalion back from its second tour of duty in Iraq

ˇ         Fort Leonard Wood - Rolla, Missouri

 

5 February 2005 “Through Their Eyes: Making a History and Sustaining a Legacy for 150 Years”

ˇ         Founder’s Day Address for the Eureka College Sesquicentennial

ˇ         Eureka CollegeEureka, Illinois

 

25 April 2002 "The Cosmology of Race: Looking upon the Heavens as Symbol and Metaphor in the African American Experience"

  • The Fourteenth Major Robert H. Lawrence, Jr. Lecture
  • Bradley University - Peoria, Illinois

 

11-12 February 1999 --- Educational Consultant for Black History Month Programs

  • Lafourche Parish School Board
  • Thibodaux, Louisiana

 

17-18 February 1999 "Black History and the Future" and ""Slave Revolt in a Larger Context: The Hidden Meanings of Conspiracy and Insurrection"

  • Texas Christian University
  • Fort Worth, Texas

 

15 October 1998 "Christian Ethics and the Enigma of Slavery"

  • The University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

1 April 1998 Keynote Speaker for the Smithsonian traveling exhibit opening — "Before Freedom Came: African American Life in the Antebellum South"

  • Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
  • Thibodaux, Louisiana

CONSULTING

2001 Consultant to Educational Web Adventures in the development of "Understanding Slavery" - an interactive learning module for the Discovery Channel's DiscoverySchool.com Learning Adventure website.

2000 Consultant to MPH Entertainment for the development of the documentary "Human Bondage." The program first appeared on the History Channel's series "History's Mysteries" on December 6, 2000.

1999 Educator for Illinois Museum and Library Services grant for "Illinois Alive!: The Heritage and Texture of a Pivotal State During the First Century of Statehood, 1818-1918."

1999 Anti-Slavery International, London, England

 

SYMPOSIA

January 1998 --- Participant, "Ghana and the Dynamics of Economic Development"

University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

 June 2006 --- Participant, “Slavery and Public History”

            Columbia University, New York City

            Sponsored by the Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History

EXHIBITIONS

March/April 2007 --- Organizer, “Free at Last: A History of the Abolition of Slavery in America

Developed by the Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History (New York City). Hosted by Eureka College, Eureka, IL

 

February 1999 --- Organizer, "The Changing Face of Slavery" — the first North American showing of this exhibit

Developed by Anti-Slavery International (London, England). Hosted by Eureka College, Eureka, IL

 

AWARDS

May 1989 --- Phi Alpha Theta Outstanding Colloquium Award, Auburn University

May 1990 --- Robert L. Partin Award for Outstanding Service to the History Department, Auburn University

May 1991 --- Robert L. Partin Award for Outstanding Service to the History Department, Auburn University

September 1991 --- Milo Howard Fellowship, Auburn University

February 1992 --- Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges

May 1992 --- W.C. Bradley Award for Student Achievement in the Humanities, Auburn University

May 1993 --- PRIDE Service Award, Eureka College

May 1997 --- Helen Cleaver Distinguished Teaching Award, Eureka College

June 1998 --- Who’s Who among America’s Teachers

November 1998 --- Who’s Who in the World

September 1999 --- Who's Who in the United States

December 1999 - International Who's Who of Professionals

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE

2008 – President, Tri-County Regional Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission

1999 – Present Board Member, Ronald Reagan Trail Association

2003-2005 – Lecturer for the “Road Scholars Program” sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council

2003 – Membership Committee, Southern Historical Association

1996-2002 Chair, Grants and Technology Committee, Eureka College

Spring 1996 Chair, Vision Team A: "Eureka College, A Vision for the Future," Eureka College

1995-present Board Member, Eureka Area United Fund

1995-present Board Member, Heart House [homeless shelter]; currently Vice President of the Board.

1994-present Manuscript evaluator for Louisiana History.

1996-present Manuscript evaluator for The Alabama Review.

September 1994 Appointed to Editorial Advisory Board by Collegiate Press for revision of A Turbulent Voyage: Readings in African-American Studies.

1994-2006 Faculty Consultant to the Advanced Placement U.S. History Reading, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey

January 1994 Member of the "Celebrating African Cultures" Task Force established by Illinois Central College.

1991-1992 President, Auburn University Graduate Student Organization

1991-1992 Graduate Student Representative, Auburn University Graduate Council

1991-1992 Member, Student Development Services Principal Study Committee for S.A.C.S. Evaluation, Auburn University

1987-1991 District Coordinator for the National Bicentennial Competition on the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Third Congressional District; Louisiana

1980-1984 Elected Parish Councilman, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

 

REFERENCES

Dr. Jerry McCoy

408 East Pearson Street

Eureka, Illinois 61530

(309) 467-2732

 

Dr. J. Wayne Flynt

1224 Penny Lane

Auburn, Alabama 36830-2628

(334) 821-5825

 

Dr. James Lee McDonough

800 Lakehill Drive

Lewisburg, Tennessee 37091-4024

(931) 359-5713