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Curriculum Vitae

 

Greg Hall



Professor of History

Department of History

Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL, 61455

(309) 298-1575

G-Hall@wiu.edu


 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D., History, Washington State University, 1999



Dissertation: “Harvest Wobblies: The Industrial Workers of the World and Agricultural Laborers in the American West, 1905-1930”         

                       

M. A., History, Washington State University, 1994

            Thesis: "The Theory and Practice of Anarchism at Home Colony, 1896-1912"  

 

B.A., History, California State University, Fullerton, 1986



 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Assistant to Full Professor of History (tenured in 2007), Western Illinois University, 2003 – present



Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Idaho State University, 1999-2003

 

Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Antioch University Seattle, Summer 2000



            

History Instructor, Washington State, 1996-1999


COURSES TAUGHT
Graduate:

Historical Theory and Methods

Readings Seminar in U.S. History

Research Seminar in U.S. History

(Also directed and served on MA theses, written exam, and oral exam committees)
Undergraduate/graduate:

Illinois History

Global Environmental History

Industrialization and Reform in America

Modern America

Post-Modern America


Undergraduate:

Capstone Seminar in History

American West

American Environmental History

Writing and Research in History

American History to 1877

American History since 1877

Uses and Meaning of History

Modern European History 

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PROJECTS

 

Books:
The Agitator: Jay Fox, Anarchism, and the American Labor Movement (a work in progress)

 

Harvest Wobblies: The Industrial Workers of the World and Agricultural Laborers in the American West, 1905-1930 (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2001)

 

Journal Articles:
“Striping the Land of Lincoln: Reclaiming Surface Mined Lands in Illinois” (a work in progress)
“‘Light Work’: Women, Children, and Progressive Era Reform in West Coast Commercial Agriculture and Canning,” Journal of the West 55 (Winter 2016): 81-105
“Strip Coal Mining and Reclamation in Fulton County, Illinois: An Environmental History,” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 108 (Spring 2015): 53-73
“Labor Radicalism in the Wests of North America,” Journal of the West 53 (Winter 2014): 12-20
“Jay Fox: A Journey from Anarchism to Communism,” Left History 16 (Spring/Summer 2012): 9-36
“The Fruits of Her Labor: Women, Children, and Progressive Era Reformers in the Pacific Northwest Canning Industry,” Oregon History Quarterly 109 (Summer 2008): 226-51.

 

Book Chapter:

 

“Working the West” in Making the American West: People and Perspectives, ed. Benjamin H. Johnson (Oxford, England: ABC-CLIO, 2007): 211-238



 

Journal Editor:
Illinois History Teacher Volume 15:2 (2009)

Encyclopedia Entries:

 

"Nauvoo" in The World Book Encyclopedia. Vol. 14 (Chicago: World Book, Inc., 2009): 69.



 

“Agricultural Workers Organization (IWW),” “Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen,” “Migrant Farmworkers,” and “Wheatland Strike/’Riot’ (1913),” in Encyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working Class History, ed. Eric Arnesen (New York: Routledge, 2007): 34-35, 831-832, 890-894, 1507-1509


Book and Website Reviews:
Pacific Historical Review; Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society; Journal of American Ethnic History; Capitalism, Nature, Socialism: A Journal of Socialist Ecology; Great Plains Quarterly; Journal of American History; Western Historical Quarterly; American Historical Review; Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas; Social Anarchism; Journal of Illinois History; Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society; Bulletin of the Illinois Geographical Society; The Journal of San Diego History; Nevada Historical Society Quarterly; H-West; Labor; Anarchist Studies; Montana: The Magazine of Western History  

RECENT CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS
“The American Environmental Movement: Shallow versus Deep Ecology,” presentation at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Macomb, Illinois, 19 April 2015
“Harvest Wobblies: The IWW and Agriculture in the American West,” 39th Annual WIU History Conference, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, 5 April 2014 
“The Radical West, 1890-1920,” Western Historical Association’s 50th Annual Conference, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, 15 October 2010
“Labor, Coal, and Reclamation: The Rise and Fall of Coal Mining in Fulton County, Illinois,” Twelfth Annual Conference on Illinois History, Springfield, Illinois, 1 October 2010
“Jay Fox: Anarchist, Organizer, and Labor Journalist,” 34th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Long Beach, California, 13 November 2009
“Jay Fox: Anarchism in the Pacific Northwest,” Pacific Northwest Labor History Association 41st Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, 13 June 2009

 

“The Crucible of Radicalism: Chicago Labor in the Late Nineteenth Century,” 34th



Annual History Conference, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, 2 May 2009
“Consumption of the Countryside:  Commodifying Nature in Nineteenth Century America,” 33rd

Annual History Conference, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, 26 April 2008

 

“Damning the West: Water, Landscape, and the Consequences of Manipulating Nature in the 20th Century,” Dupage Valley Social Studies Conference, Naperville Central 29 February 2008



 

“The Fruits of Her Labor: Women, Children, and Progressive Era Reformers in the Pacific Northwest Canning Industry,” Social Science History Association 32nd Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois 18 November 2007 

 

MANUSCRIPT REVIEWS

           



Idaho Yesterdays

Oregon State Quarterly

Journal of Illinois History

Western Historical Quarterly

Great Plain Quarterly

Labor History

Journal of American History

Social Movement Studies

University of Nevada Press

Oxford University Press
HISTORICAL CONSULTATION

 

Review of Research Application for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2008



 

Public History Consultant, Clerk of the District Court, Bannock County, Idaho, 2002

 

Faculty Consultant, Education Testing Service at the Advanced Placement U.S. History Reading, San Antonio, Texas, Summer 2000 and Summer 2001



 

Faculty Consultant, University Writing Portfolio Program, WSU Writing Assessment Office, 1998-1999

 

RECENT AWARDS AND GRANTS

 

Western Illinois University Foundation Faculty Summer Stipend for 2012


Western Illinois University Foundation Faculty Summer Stipend for 2010
University Research Council Grant 2009

 

Western Illinois University Foundation Faculty Summer Stipend for 2006


Western Illinois University Foundation Faculty Summer Stipend for 2004

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS



 

American Society of Environmental History; Illinois State Historical Society; Pacific Northwest Labor History Association; Labor and Working Class History Association; University Professionals of Illinois, Local 4100


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