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Steve Campbell

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Spring 2014 (current)


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US history: early-19th cent. political economy


Lecturer
Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara (2013)

Office: HSSB 3236
Spring 2014 Hours: Wednesday 2-4 pm

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I am interested in questions of political economy, media, and finance in the antebellum period of US history.

Dissertation Title

  • "Media Wars: Public Institutions, Private Newspapers, and the Second Bank of the United States, 1828-1834" (2013)

Teaching Fields

  • 19th Century U.S. political economy
  • General U.S. history
  • Modern Europe
  • Environmental History

Courses Taught

  • History 231: Survey of US History to 1877
    California State University, Bakersfield, Fall 2012
  • History 232: Survey of US History, 1865 to present
    California State University, Bakersfield, Fall 2012
  • History 351: Colonial North America 1492-1776
    California State University, Bakersfield, Fall 2012
  • History 162: America in the Early Republic
    University of California, Santa Barbara, Summer 2011
  • Writing 2: Introduction to Academic Writing
    University of California, Santa Barbara, Summer 2011
  • HIST 17A: United States history, Pre-colonial to 1877
    Yuba Community College, Spring and Summer 2007
  • History 270: Survey of California History
    California State University, Bakersfield, Winter 2013
  • History 370: Early California
    California State University, Bakersfield, Spring 2013
  • History 371: Modern California
    California State University, Bakersfield, Winter 2013
  • Survey of US History to 1877
    Crafton Hills Community College, Yucaipa, California Fall 2013

Teaching Assistantships

  • HIS 17A: The American People, Colonial through Jacksonian Period.
    Fall 2007 Professor Cohen
  • HIS 17B: The American People, Jacksonian through Progressivism
    Winter 2008 Professor Majewski
  • HIS 17C: The American People, World War One to Present
    Spring 2008 Professor Kalman
  • HIS 17A: The American People, Colonial through Jacksonian Period
    Fall 2008 Professor Plane
  • HIS 2B: World History, 1000 to 1700 CE
    Winter 2009 Professor Roberts
  • HIS 2C: World History, 1700 to present
    Spring 2009 Professor Bergstrom
  • HIS 2A: World History, 3000 BCE to 1000 CE
    Fall 2009 Professor Depalma-Digeser
  • HIS 17B: The American People, Jacksonian through Progressivism
    Winter 2010 Professor Majewski
  • HIS 17C: The American People, World War One to Present
    Spring 2010 Professor Kalman

Publications

  • “Hickory Wind: Andrew Jackson's Bank War in Missouri, 1831-1837," Missouri Historical Review, 101, no. 3 (April 2007): 146-167.
  • review of America's First Great Depression by Alasdair Roberts
    Business History Review 87, no. 1 (March 2013): 161-163
  • "The Spoils of Victory: Amos Kendall, the Antebellum State, and the Growth of the American Presidency in the Bank War, 1828-1834"
    Ohio Valley History 11, no. 2 (Summer 2011): 3-25.
  • "Money Matters," review of The Baltimore Bank Riot: Political Upheaval in Antebellum America, by Robert E. Shalhope
    Common-place Vol 11, no. 2.5, March 2011
  • Book Chapter: "Internal Improvement," in Sean Patrick Adams, ed., A Companion to the Era of Andrew Jackson
    Blackwell Companion to American History Series
    Wiley-Blackwell Publishing (2013)

Awards

  • Dissertation Fellowship, History Department, UCSB, Spring 2012
  • Phi Alpha Theta Nels Andrew Cleven Prize, Fall 2010
  • Dissertation Fellowship, Filson Historical Society, Louisville, KY, May 2010
  • History Associates Prize, Spring 2011
  • All-UC Group in Economic History Research Grant Award, June 2010

Conferences Presented

  • "Fear Itself: Biddle's Panic, 1833-34"
    presented at the Colloquium for Work, Labor, and Political Economy, UCSB, Friday June 8, 2012
  • commentator on Michael Masket, "Government's Role in the Transportation Revolution: A Case Study of the Pennsylvania Canal"
    UCSB History Department Senior Honors Thesis Colloquium, May 25, 2012
  • "Blurring the Public-Private Divide: Federal Patronage in the Antebellum Era"
    presented at the annual meeting of SHEAR, Philadelphia, PA, July 2011
  • "Buying the Media: The Influence of Federal Subsidies and Loans during the Bank War."
    presented at the Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference (RMIHC), September 11, 2010
  • "'A Webb of Lies': How Business Decisions Shaped Public Opinion in the 1830s"
    2013 Business History Conference, Columbus, OH, March 22, 2013