Worcester State University
History & Political Science Department


Peter Holloran

Contact Information

Office: Sullivan 327E
Phone: 508-929-8806
Email: pcholloran@worcester.edu


PhD, Boston University
MA, Boston University
BA, Suffolk University

Areas of Specialization

19th Century American Social History, Massachusetts History.


U.S. Social History in the 1980s, (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2008)

The Historical Dictionary of the Progressive Era, (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2008)

Historical Dictionary of New England, (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2004)

Boston’s Wayward Children: Social Services for Homeless Children, 1830-1930, (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1994)

Alan Watts, Dictionary of American Biography
Orphanages, Oxford Companion to American History
L. L. Bean, Arthur Fiedler and Thomas H. Perkins, American National Biography
James Michael Curley, Encyclopedia of New England Culture
Francis Parkman, Encyclopedia of Historians
Daniel Webster, Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia
'70s Lifestyles, American Decades, 1970-1979
Muddy Waters, Popular Musicians
Yogi Berra, Encyclopedia of Sports History
William Monroe Trotter, W.E.B. Du Bois Encyclopedia
Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, James Cagney, American Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Mack Sennett, St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

Professional Activities:
Secretary and Newsletter Editor, New England Historical Association
Book Review Editor, The Journal of Popular Culture
Board of Directors, American Culture Association
Executive Secretary (and former President), Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
Board of Editors, H-Net Discussion Lists for H-TEACH and H-SHGAPE.


HI 111 and 112 US History I & II
HI 207 The American West
HI 208 American Immigrant History*
HI 240 American Popular Culture*
HI 310 Massachusetts History*
HI 349 America on Film: Cultural History and the Movies*
HI 352 The Civil War and Reconstruction

* Offered every three years

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