ACADEMICS

Charlotte Haller

Professor

Trained in U.S. Women's history and American History, Dr. Haller's academic interests include women's history, African American history, the history of the American Revolution, and the history of food.

Education

1990
Brown University
American Civilization
BA
2000
University of Wisconsin - Madison
History
Ph.D.
Skills Women's History American Revolution African American History Women's Studies Pedagogy

Achievements

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J. Willard Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History
University of Wisconsin-Madison, June 2003
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CHAViC Summer Seminar, "Culinary Culture: The Politics of American Foodways, 1765-1900"
American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts, July 12-15, 2015.
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Publications

  • Articles
Articles
"'And Made Us to be a Kingdom': Race, Antislavery, and Black Evangelicals in North Carolina's Early Republic," North Carolina Historical Review 80 (April 2003): 125-152. Read More
Articles
co-authored with Colleen Sullivan. "First-Year Seminar Program Evaluation: A Focus Group Study," Currents 10 (May 2018). Read More

Service Projects

Coordinator and Co-Coordinator of the First Year Experience

Director of Women's Studies

Coordinator and Co-Coordinator of the First Year Experience

2011-2016, Worcester State University.

Director of Women's Studies

2018-19, Worcester State University.

Research

Finding Freedom in a Revolutionary Era: Slavery and Free Blacks in North Carolina, 1760-1810

Book manuscript under review with the University of Georgia Press.

"The Convenience of Cold: Refrigerators, Consumerism, and Gender Roles During the Great Depression"

Article in progress.

The Story of Midge: Tragedy, War, and Coming to Terms with Women's Lives in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Article and digital humanities site in progress.

Courses

History 111

U.S. History I


Survey of United States history to 1877.
3 credits
History 112 - ONLINE

U.S. History II


Survey of United States history from 1877 to the present.
3 credits
History 205

Native America


A survey of Native American history, focusing upon North America from pre-contact through the present.
3 credits
History 356

American Revolution


The era of the American Revolution is one that is often evoked but rarely explored in depth. Cardboard cutouts of George Washington sell cars on President's Day. The Boston Marathon is run on Patriot's Day but few know that the day celebrates Lexington and Concord. References to the founding fathers and their vision for the country often pepper modern-day constitutional battles. The coming of the Revolution is standard fare in the history curriculum (especially in Massachusetts), but few seem to notice or care that almost all of the stories (Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party) take place in Massachusetts. Because the story of the American Revolution is the story of the founding of the United States, our understanding of this time period is more mythic than real. As this course will reveal, the era of the American Revolution was much more interesting and complex than our popular conceptions of it. To study the American Revolution is to raise important and fascinating questions about the nature of historical change, the potential of popular revolt, and the deeply-embedded paradoxes of slavery and freedom in American history.
3 credits
History 200

The Historian's Craft


Designed for the history major or minor (but open to anyone), “The Historian’s Craft” provides hands-on exploration of history as both a professional field and a scholarly discipline. This course will provide students an overview of historiography and methods in history, and offers opportunities to build your research, writing, and interpretive skills through intensive work with sources, texts, and other historical evidence. By the end of this course, you will understand how historians work and how history is made and constructed. You will also feel confident in approaching your own historical investigations because you will possess the necessary practical skills and methodological tools. Over the course of the semester, you will build and polish a portfolio of your work, a solid foundation for more advanced and independent future work in the history major/minor and beyond.
3 credits
History 910

The Study and Writing of History


Graduate course on history methods.
3 credits
History 936

Southern History


Graduate course.
3 credits
History 990

War and American Society


Graduate Research Seminar.