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Daniel McInerney

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Department of History

Professor - Slavery and antislavery, the art and science of memory, U.S. cultural history

Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: Old Main 323H
DialPhone: 435-797-1283
SendEmail: daniel.mcinerney@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, History American Studies, Purdue University, 1984
MA, History American Studies, Purdue University, 1974
BA, with honors, Manhattan College, 1972

Biography

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Daniel McInerney majored in history at Manhattan College, where he was named to Phi Beta Kappa. He completed his graduate work in Indiana, earning his M.A. and Ph.D. in American Studies-History at Purdue University. Dr. McInerney joined the faculty at Utah State in 1986, and served as director of the University's Honors Program from 1993 to 1997. He currently holds the rank of full professor.


Teaching Interests

Dr. McInerney teaches the lower-division U.S. history survey as well as upper-division courses on the Age of Jefferson and Jackson, Civil War and Reconstruction, and American Religious History. At the graduate level, he leads seminars in American Studies as well as history.

Research Interests

Dr. McInerney is the author of two books: The Fortunate Heirs of Freedom: Abolition and Republican Thought (1994) and The Travellers' History of the United States (2000). His articles have appeared in Civil War History and The Journal of the Early Republic. Since 1994, he has served as an associate editor of The Social Science Journal. His current research involves nineteenth-century interest in mnemonics (the science of improving memory). Research areas: American intellectual history; U.S. Early Republic; social reform; American Studies

Awards

Edward Glatfelter Outstanding Service Award, 2017

College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Utah State University

Troyer Steele Anderson Prize, 2017

American Historical Association

Humanist of the Year, 2006

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Teacher of the Year, 2005

Department of History, Utah State University

Recognition Award, 2001

The Social Science Journal

Faculty Minigrant for Course Development and Instructional Design, 1991

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

University Faculty Research Grant, 1990

Utah State University

Louis Schneider Memorial Award, 1984

Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Purdue University

Phi Beta Kappa, 1972

Phi Beta Kappa

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Books

    • McInerney, D.J, (2009). A Traveller’s History of the USA (Chinese translation). Shanghai: Shanghai Jiaotong University Press
    • McInerney, D.J, (2009). A Traveller’s History of the USA (Russian translation). St. Petersburg, Russia: Midgard
    • McInerney, D.J, (2000). A Traveller’s History of the USA. Windrush Press; Interlink Books
    • McInerney, D.J, (1994). The Fortunate Heirs of Freedom: Abolition and Republican Thought. . University of Nebraska Press

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • McInerney, D.J, (2015). "Tuning and Degree Profiles: U.S. Projects in Departments, Universities, States, Regions, and Disciplinary Societies, 2009-Present". National Institute for Educational Policy Research (Japan) Research Bulletin, No. 144:31 March 2015, 27-50.
        • McInerney, D.J, (2012). "Accounting 101: How Disciplines Can Answer the "So What?" Question about Their Work and Their Contributions to Higher Education". Western Social Science Association News, 44, 6-7.
        • McInerney, D.J, (2011). Building a Stronger K–20 Community: Public School Teachers, the Teaching American History Program, and the Western History Association Annual Conference. Western Historical Quarterly
        • McInerney, D.J, (2010). Rubrics for History Courses: Lessons from One Campus. American Historical Association Perspectives on History, 48:7
        • McInerney, D.J, (1991). `A Faith for Freedom': The Political Gospel of Abolition. Journal of the Early Republic, 11:3, 371-93.
        • McInerney, D.J, (1991). `A State of Commerce': Marketpower and Slavepower in Abolitionist Political Economy. Civil War History, 37, 101-119.
        • McInerney, D.J, (1980). Suggestions on the Theme of the One and the Many in Henry James, Senior, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and William James. Eros: A Journal of Philosophy and Literary Arts, 7, 1-17.
        • Professional Journal

        • McInerney, D.J, (2017). Tuning History in the United States. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education , 16:2, doi: DOI: 10.1177/1474022216686523
        • McInerney, D.J, (2016). The American Historical Association’s Tuning Project: An Introduction. The History Teacher, 49:4, 491-501.
        • McInerney, D.J, (2016). The Introductory History Course as an Introduction to Curricular Reform. World History Connected / University of Illinois PressJune 2016
        • McInerney, D.J, (2014). "Tuning History in Utah: Winning Friends and Influencing Policymakers". American Historical Association Perspectives on History, 52:4

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

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              Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                Publications - Other

                  Other

                • McInerney, D.J, (1999). `A Faith for Freedom': The Political Gospel of Abolition. New York & London: Garland Publishing

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                Scheduled Teaching

                Age of Jefferson and Jackson,

                American Cultur. / Intellec. History,

                American History Survey, 1877-Pres,

                American Religious History,

                Civil War and Reconstruction,

                Graduate: 19TH C. American Reform,

                Graduate: American Studies Methods,

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                Seminar: Historical Research and Writing,

                Seminar: Slavery and Antislavery,

                HIST 4990 - Undergraduate Research Capstone (CI), Spring 2017

                HIST 3750 - Civil War and Reconstruction, Fall 2016

                HIST 2700 - United States to 1877, Fall 2016

                HIST 3750 - Civil War and Reconstruction, Spring 2016

                HIST 2700 - United States to 1877, Fall 2015

                HIST 3750 - Civil War & Reconstruction, Spring 2014

                HIST 3750 - Civil War and Reconstruction, Spring 2014

                HIST 4990 - Special Topics in History, Fall 2013

                HIST 2700 - United States to 1877, Fall 2013

                HIST 3750 - Civil War and Reconstruction, Spring 2013

                HIST 3750 - The Civil War and Reconstruction, Spring 2013

                HIST 2700 - American History Survey to 1877, Fall 2012

                HIST 4990 - Slavery and Antislavery, Fall 2012

                HIST 4990 - Special Topics in History, Fall 2012

                HIST 2700 - United States to 1877, Fall 2012

                HIST 3750 - Civil War and Reconstruction, Spring 2012

                HIST 2700 - United States to 1877, Spring 2012

                HIST 4990 - Special Topics in History, Fall 2011

                HIST 2700 - United States to 1877, Fall 2011

                HIST 4880 - History Workshop: Special Topics, Summer 2011

                HIST 6880 - Special Topics: Advanced History Workshop, Summer 2011

                HIST 3750 - CIVIL WAR/RECONSTRUCT, Spring 2011

                HIST 4990 - SPECIAL TOPICS (CI), Spring 2011

                HIST 4880 - WK: U.S. RELIGUIOUS WORLD HIST, Spring 2011

                HIST 3740 - United States in the Age of Jefferson and Jackson, Fall 2010

                HIST 2700 - United States to 1877, Fall 2010


                Graduate Students Mentored

                Jon Alfred, History
                Joseph Foster, History 2012