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Dr. Joshua R. Greenberg

jrgreenberg@me.com     @joshrgreenberg

Education:

PhD, American University, 2003

Dissertation Title: “Advocating ‘the Man’: Masculinity, Organized Labor, and the Market Revolution in New York, 1800-1840”  

Dissertation Director: Karin Wulf

MA, American University, 1998

BA, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1995 (History honors)

Professional Experience:

Ohlone College                            

  • Lecturer: 2018-Present

Bridgewater State University      

  • Professor: 2014-2016
  • Associate Professor: 2009-2014
  • Assistant Professor: 2004-2009

University of Miami                    

  • Visiting Assistant Professor: 2003-2004

American University                   

  • Lecturer: 2001

Commonplace: The Journal of Early American Life (commonplace.online)

  • Editor: 2019-Present
  • Book Review Editor: 2011-2018

Books:

Bank Notes and Shinplasters: The Rage For Paper Money in the Early Republic (University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming July 2020) https://www.amazon.com/Bank-Notes-Shinplasters-Paper-Republic/dp/0812252241

Advocating the Man: Masculinity, Organized Labor, and the Household in New York, 1800-1840 (Columbia University Press, 2008) https://www.amazon.com/Advocating-Man-Masculinity-Organized-Gutenberg/dp/0231135424

Articles and Book Chapters:

“Will Covid-19 End the Use of Paper Money,” Washington Post, May 15, 2020.  https://wapo.st/2yQJ7DB

“Introducing Commonplace.online,” Uncommon Sense-OIEAC (blog), September 30, 2019, https://blog.oieahc.wm.edu/introducing-commonplace-online/

“The Era of Shinplasters: Making Sense of Unregulated Paper Money” in Brian P. Luskey and Wendy A. Woloson eds., Capitalism by Gaslight: Illuminating the Economy of Nineteenth- Century America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015) https://books.google.com/books?id=g2RzBgAAQBAJ

“Radicalism in the Age of Jackson,” in Sean Adams, ed., A Companion to the Era of Andrew Jackson (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013) http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1444335413.html

“Josiah Warren’s Labor Notes,” Common-place (October, 2012) http://commonplace.online/article/josiah-warrens-labor-notes/

“‘Powerful—Very Powerful is the Parental Feeling’: Fatherhood, Domestic Politics, and the New York City Working Men’s Party,” Early American Studies (Spring, 2004) https://muse.jhu.edu/article/222430

“Workshop” in Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century (Scribner’s Sons, 2001)

“‘The Little Boy Who Behaved Like a Man’: Prescriptive Literature, Youth, and Gender in Late Eighteenth Century New England,” The Graduate Review (Spring, 2000)

“Richea Gratz” in Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, (Routledge Pub., 1997) and Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia (Shalvi Pub., 2004) https://www.amazon.com/Jewish-Women-America-Historical-Encyclopedia/dp/0415919363

Peer Review:

Johns Hopkins University Press, Journal of the Early Republic, Common-place: The Journal of Early American Life

Select Book Reviews:

John Laurtiz Larson, The Market Revolution in America: Liberty, Ambition, and the Eclipse of the Common Good, review for the Business History Review (June, 2012)

Richard Stott, Jolly Fellows: Male Milieus in Nineteenth-Century America, review for The Journal of American History (December, 2010)

David Anthony, Paper Money Men: Commerce, Manhood, and the Sensational Public Sphere in Antebellum America, review for H-SHEAR, H-Net Reviews (October, 2010)

Marla R. Miller, The Needle’s Eye: Women and Work in the Age of Revolution, review for Labor History (May, 2010)

Alice Kessler-Harris, Gendering Labor History, for Michigan Historical Review (Fall, 2007)

David N. Gellman, Emancipating New York: The Politics of Slavery and Freedom 1777-1827, review for William & Mary Quarterly (July, 2007)

Stephen P. Rice, Minding the Machine: Languages of Class in Early Industrial America, review for Common-Place (July, 2005)

Donna J. Rilling, Making Houses, Crafting Capitalism: Builders in Philadelphia, 1790-1850, review for H-SHEAR, H-Net Reviews (September, 2002)

Select Conferences and Seminar Presentations:

Pen and Paper Money: Writing on Early Republic Bank Notes, Business History Conference, April 2018

Monetary Velocity Equals Distance Divided by Time, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Conference, July 2017

Robert Dale Owen’s Moral Physiology and the Debate about Birth Control in the Early Republic, Bay Area History of Medicine Society, January 2017

Legal Tender Mercies, Faculty Colloquium University of California, Hastings, October 2016

A Sound and Uniform Currency: Biddle’s Contraction and Personal Political Economy, Front Range Early American Consortium, October 2016

Bank Notes and Queries: Writing on Paper Money, Early American Material Texts, May 2016

Unhealthy Circulation: Disease and Paper Money in Nineteenth Century America, Bay Area History of Medicine Society, March 2016

Small Town Values: Creating a Paper Economy in Monroe, Michigan, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Conference, July 2014

Bank Note Statements: Writing on Paper Money in the Early Republic, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Conference, July 2013

Local Focos: The Equal Rights Party and its Influence on National Politics, Organization of   American Historians Annual Meeting, April 2013

Era of Shinplasters, Capitalism by Gaslight Conference, Library Company of Philadelphia, June 2012

Most Working Men Were Not Thomas Skidmore, Plenary Session, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Conference, July 2011

Lemons and Diddles: The Culture of Early Republic Paper Money, American Antiquarian Society Seminar, February 2011

Face to Face Value: Intimacy and Paper Money in the Early Republic, Imaging: A New Century Conference of C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, May 2010

Splitting Rails and Frontier Tales: The Politics and Myth of Abraham Lincoln, Celebration of Lincoln’s 200th Birthday, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, February 2009

Ye Scoundrels! Go and Pay Your Tailor’s Bills: Dandies and Unmanly Economics in the Early Republic, Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, March 2008

The Panic of 1837 as an Opportunity for Radical Economic Ideas, The Library Company’s Program in Early American Economy and Society Annual Conference, October 2007

Shinning and Shaving: The Cultural World of Money Markets in the Early Republic, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Conference, July 2007

‘Kill-the-Damned-Irish’ and ‘Poland Shall Be Free’: The Catholic Conundrum in 1830s New York City, New England Historical Association Conference, April 2006

Bread, Meat, Rent, and Fuel: Loco Foco Household Politics, the New York City Flour Riot, and the Panic of 1837, American Studies Association Conference, November 2005

A Hit on the Dandies: Working Men, Cultural Expression, and Market Engagement in Early Nineteenth-Century New York, American Studies Association Conference, November 2004

‘Powerful—Very Powerful is the Parental Feeling’: Fatherhood, Domestic Politics, and the New York City Working Men’s Party, joint seminar of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and Washington Area Early American Seminar, April 2003

‘Every Man is a Voter’: Masculinity, Fatherhood, and the New York Working Men’s Party, Organization of American Historians Conference, April 2002

‘Bachelors, Look Out’: Creating a Masculine Worker Identity Through Prescriptive Literature in 1830s New York City Labor Newspapers, SHEAR Conference, July 1999

Select Fellowships and Awards:

CARS Faculty/Library Research Grant, Bridgewater State University, 2014

Massachusetts Historical Society—National Endowment For the Humanities Long Term Fellowship, 2011-2012

American Historical Association and Columbia University Press, Gutenberg-e Prize 2003-2004

McNeil Center for Early American Studies Dissertation Fellowship, 2002-2003

New-York Historical Society Research Fellowship, Fall 2001

Huntington Library, Mayers Research Fellowship, Fall 2001

Library Company of Philadelphia and HSP, Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, Summer 2001

New York State Archives Partnership Trust, Larry J. Hackman Research Residency, Summer 2001

American University, College of Arts and Sciences Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2001-2002

Courses:

Panic in the Early Republic*

Antebellum New York*

Hard Cider and The Little Magician: The Election of 1840*

Masculinity in 19th Century America*

Pirates in American History and Memory*

Reel American History*

Religion in Early America*

Sex in Early America*

Sensational Trials in Early America*

19th Century American Social Movements*

History of Early America Capitalism

Early National Period: 1783-1828

Antebellum America: 1828-1860

Slavery, Religion, and Political Economy in the British Atlantic World, 1500-1800

Colonial America: 1607-1763

US to 1877 & US Since 1865

(*Seminar)