ACADEMICS

  • Peter Holloran 

    Contact Information
    Office Sullivan 327E
    508-929-8806
    pcholloran@worcester.edu

    Education
    Ph.D., Boston University
    M.A., Boston University
    B.A., Suffolk University

  • Courses Taught
    • 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

    Publications
    Honors and Grants
    Books
    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)

    Articles
    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.