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Dr. Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

Associate Professor & History with Teacher Licensure in Social Science Coordinator

Office: 2556 - Coleman Hall
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Email: blaughlinschul@eiu.edu
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I am a historian of the 19th century United States who specializes in in American women's history. My first book, The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism, was published in 2013 and was named a Kansas Notable Book in 2014. I have written articles and book chapters about the 19th century women's rights movement, Civil War teaching, and other 19th century topics. I am currently at work on a book manuscript about the so-called "history wars" in the United States prior to 1865. Here at EIU, I teach the US survey, American women's history, Civil War era history, social studies teaching methods, and historical research/writing, and I serve as coordinator for History with Teacher Licensure in Social Science. I also work with the Illinois Civics Hub as the Preservice Teacher Liaison and write about civics teaching topics for IllinoisCivics.org. 

Fall 2021 Office Hours (email me for the Zoom link): Mondays & Wednesdays, 10am-12pm, and Tuesdays, 12pm-1pm


 

 

 

Frequently Taught Courses

HIS 2010: The United States to 1877
HIS 2500: Historical Research and Writing
HIS 3900: Women in American History
HIS 4775: The Civil War Era, 1831-1877

SOS 2400: Introduction to Social Studies Teaching
SOS 3400: Social Studies Teaching Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools
HIS 5340: The Long 19th Century
HIS 5150: History of American Women, Gender, and Sexuality

 

 

 

Education

PhD, Indiana University, 2009
MA, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2000
BA, Knox College, 1998

 

 

Research

 

 

 

Publications

  • "Having It All: Lucy Stone, Motherhood, and Woman's Rights," Women and Social Movements in the United States (Alexander Street Press, 2021)
  • "A Historical Inquiry into John Brown and His Raiders” (co-authored with Jay Bickford), in Teaching the Causes of the American Civil War, ed. Mike Karpyn et al. (Peter Lang, forthcoming)
  • “Confronting the Disconnect in Student Understanding of the Causes of the Civil War,” in Teaching the Causes of the American Civil War, ed. Mike Karpyn et al. (Peter Lang, forthcoming)
  • Is Justice Blind? An Inquiry into Judicial Decision Making in Flowers v. Mississippi
  • The Fate of Confederate Monuments in New Orleans, Illinois Civics Education Resource Site
  • "Women's Rights and Gender Ideology, 1848-1890," Routledge Companion to the Nineteenth Century, ed. Jonathan Wells (Routledge, 2018)
  • "Keep on Marching: The Women’s Marches of 1876, 1913, and 2017,” Nursing Clio, February 9, 2017, https://nursingclio.org/2017/02/09/keep-on-marchin-the-womens-marches-of-1876-1913-and-2017/
  • "How John Brown Smashed the Whiskey Barrel: John Brown's Children in Southern California and Memory of the American Civil War," California History 90 (fall 2015)
  • The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism (Cornell University Press, 2013)
  • “John Brown’s Widow in Topeka: The Contested over Brown’s Legacy in Kansas in 1882 and Beyond,” Kansas History (2013)

 

 

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