David Hamilton Golland, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Coordinator of History and Social Sciences
Governors State University

Board of Directors, National Association for Ethnic Studies
Vice President, Park Forest Historical Society

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What I've Published Lately:

"Poverty in a Sea of Wealth: Arthur Fletcher in California, 1959-1965"
California History Vol. 91, No. 2 (Summer 2014), pp. 58-73

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What I'm Teaching:

HIST 4000: Public History and Civic Engagement
Spring 2015, Tuesdays, 11:00-12:15

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What I'm Writing:

A Terrible Thing to Waste: Arthur Fletcher and the Conundrum of Black Conservatism

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What I'm Reading:

Harvard Sitkoff
King: Pilgrimage to the Mountaintop
(NY: Hill & Wang, 2009)

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What I'm Doing:

Governors State University's Yearlong Commemoration of the
Fiftieth Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Freedom Summer

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On the Road
January 2-5, 2015American Historical Association
New York, NY
March 27-28, 2015National Association for Ethnic Studies
Mississippi State, MS
May 26, 2015Mt. Sinai College of Medicine
New York, NY
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Latest Blog Entry
12/04/14: A Nation of Racism: Remarks at Understanding Ferguson
We are a nation of racism and we have been since at least 1710 when Virginia formalized its racial slave code. We were founded by slaveholders and when we agreed to end slavery most whites favored second-class status for African Americans. Each arriving wave of European immigrants was gradually encouraged to jump into a melting pot.... Read more

Read Reviews of My Last Book
  • American Historical Review
  • Journal of American History
  • Labor History

    Read my New York Times letter on torture in Iraq
    (in response to this article by Donald P. Gregg)

  • 2014 Governors State University Research Grant
  • 2013 Governors State University Research Grant
  • 2011 Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Travel Grant
  • 2011 Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Travel Grant
  • 2007 National Society of Colonial Dames Fellowship
  • 2007 Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation Travel Grant

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