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Scholarly and Public Lectures

Upcoming Presentations
“The Texas Revolution,” George Memorial Branch, Fort Bend County Library, Richmond, Texas.  April 4, 2017.  Link 

“Plantation Life in Early Fort Bend,” Fort Bend Museum Lecture Series, Richmond, Texas.  April 7, 2017.  Link 
 
“One-Party Kentucky?: Relief and Anti-Relief Politics of the 1820s,” Era of Good Feelings Conference, Lebanon Valley College, Lebanon, Pennsylvania. May 27, 2017.

"The Pony Express," George Memorial Branch, Fort Bend County Library, Richmond, Texas. September 12, 2017.


 Past Presentations
“The Alamo,” Sienna Branch, Fort Bend County Library, Missouri City, Texas. March 7, 2017.

“Fake News!: What Can Educators Do About It?” Houston Community College System Faculty Conference, Houston, Texas, March 4, 2017.

“Cultivating Majors: Tuning, Transfer, and Lessons Learned,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.  January 6, 2017.

“The Texas Rangers,” Fort Bend County Libraries, Richmond, Texas, September 20, 2016.

“Internment and Security in Texas During World War Two: Crystal City Internment Camp,” as part of a series of events related to Gulf Coast Reads selected book Jan Jarboe Russell’s The Train to Crystal City, Fort Bend County Libraries, Missouri City, Texas, October 4, 2016.

“Emancipated Children: Wards and Apprentices in Reconstruction Era Fort Bend County,” East Texas Historical Association, Fall 2016 Meeting, Stephen F. Austin University, October 14, 2016.

“Native Americans in Texas,” Fort Bend County Libraries, Richmond, Texas, November, 2016.

“The Battle of San Jacinto,” Fort Bend County Libraries, Missouri City, Texas, April 19, 2016.

Moderator, “The Texas Revolution: Was It What You Think It Was?” with Raul Ramos and Omar Valerio-Jimenez, Lone Star Book Festival, Lone Star College-Kingwood, April 9, 2016.

Moderator, “The Texas Challenge: Are Texans Up to It?” with Stephen Murdock and Michael Cline, Lone Star Book Festival, Lone Star College-Kingwood, April 8, 2016.

“Remembering the Alamo,” Fort Bend County Libraries, Fulshear, Texas, March 7, 2016.

“From Slavery to Civic Service: Former Slaves of Fort Bend County, Texas in Reconstruction Era County Government,” Texas State Historical Association Annual Meeting, Irving, Texas, March 3, 2016.

“From Slavery to Civic Service: Emancipation in Fort Bend County,” Black History Month, Fort Bend County Libraries, Missouri City, Texas, February 11, 2016.

“The Great Hurricane of 1900,” Fort Bend County Libraries, Missouri City, Texas, October 8, 2015.

“The Battle and Fall of the Alamo,” Fort Bend County Libraries, Missouri City, Texas, March 5, 2015.

“Choctaw Sons, 1825-1845: Col. Richard Mentor Johnson’s Indian Boarding School and the Limits of Native American Slave Mastery,” Houston Area Seminar in History, Rice University, Houston, Texas, October 28, 2014.

“Doughface Anti-Capitalism,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Annual Meeting, Baltimore, July 21, 2012.

“Richard Mentor Johnson’s Choctaw Sons,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, July 15, 2011.

“Richard Mentor Johnson: A Research Symposium,” The Filson Society, Filson Fellowship Roundtable, July 2010.

“Mulatto Daughters and Choctaw Sons: The Children of Julia Chinn,” Phi Alpha Theta Research Colloquium, University of Houston, November 18, 2009.
 
Beloved as Cathartic Art,” Graduate Research Symposium on African American Women: Fiction and Film, University of Houston, December 3, 2008.

“Neither Sally nor Celia: The Red, White, and Black Wives of Vice President Richard M. Johnson,” Student Conference for Research and Creative Arts, University of Houston-Clear Lake, April 16-18, 2008.

“Mike Walsh, Subterranean Doughface: The Convergence of Irish Labor Advocacy and Pro-Slavery Sentiment in the Urban North,” Sixth Graduate Student Conference on History, University of Missouri-Columbia, April 11-12, 2008.

“Transcendentalists, Doughfaces, and Young America,” Phi Alpha Theta Research Colloquium, University of Houston, November 29, 2007.
“The Hungry Years: State and Federal Repression in the 1840s,” Phi Alpha Theta Consortium, University of Houston, April 14, 2007.

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