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Dr. Whitney Snow

Email Addresses
whitney.snow@mwsu.edu
My Websites

History
Assistant Professor

Office Location
O'Donohoe Hall 223
Office Hours

Tuesday: 8:00-11:00 A.M.; and 12:00-2:00 P.M.

Thursday: 8:00-11:00 A.M.; and 12:00-2:00 P.M.

Phone
Voice: (940) 397-8917
  Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2017 HIST 4043/5053 101 Old South Prothro-Yeager Hall 202

MWF 11:00-11:50

Details Fall 2017 HIST 1233 101 Survey American History since 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF 10:00-10:50

Details Fall 2017 HIST 1133 101 Survey American History to 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF 8:00-8:50

Details Fall 2017 HIST 1133 102 Survey American History to 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF 9:00-9:50

Details Spring 2017 HIST 4933 201 Special Topics: American History through Film Prothro-Yeager Hall 202

TR 9:30-10:50 A.M.

Details Spring 2017 HIST 1233 201 Survey American History since 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF 8:00-8:50 A.M.

Details Spring 2017 HIST 1233 202 Survey American History since 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF 9:00-9:50 A.M.

Details Spring 2017 HIST 1133 201 Survey American History to 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF 10:00-10:50 A.M.

Details Fall 2016 HIST 1233 101 Survey American History since 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF  10:00-10:50 A.M.

Details Fall 2016 HIST 1233 102 Survey American History since 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF  11:00-11:50 A.M.

Details Fall 2016 HIST 1133 101 Survey American History to 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF 8:00-8:50 A.M.

Details Fall 2016 HIST 1133 102 Survey American History to 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF  9:00-9:50 A.M.

Details Spring 2016 HIST 4933 202 Special Topic: American Environmental History Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF: 10:00-10:50

Details Spring 2016 HIST 4933 X20 Special Topic: Festivals Prothro-Yeager Hall

TR: 4:00-5:15

Details Spring 2016 HIST 1133 201 Survey American History to 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF: 8:00-9:50

Details Spring 2016 HIST 1133 202 Survey American History to 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF: 9:00-9:50

Details Fall 2015 HIST 4043/5043 The Old South Prothro-Yeager Hall 202

MWF: 11:00-11:50

Details Fall 2015 HIST 1233 101 Survey American History since 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF: 8:00-8:50

Details Fall 2015 HIST 1233 102 Survey American History since 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF: 9:00-9:50

Details Fall 2015 HIST 1233 103 Survey American History since 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF: 10:00-10:50

Details Spring 2015 HIST 6003 Seminar in Rural American History O'Donohoe Hall 231

M: 5:30-8:20

Details Spring 2015 HIST 1133 201 Survey American History to 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF: 8:00-8:50

Details Spring 2015 HIST 1133 202 Survey American History to 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF: 9:00-9:50

Details Fall 2014 HIST 5383 101 Popular Culture Prothro-Yeager Hall 202

MWF: 11:00-11:50

Details Fall 2014 HIST 3383 101 Popular Culture Prothro-Yeager Hall 202

MWF: 11:00-11:50

Details Fall 2014 HIST 1133 103 Survey American History to 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

TR: 9:30-10:50

Details Fall 2014 HIST 1133 104 Survey American History to 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

TR: 11:00-12:20

Details Fall 2014 HIST 1133 105 Survey American History to 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

TR: 12:30-1:50

Details Spring 2014 HIST 5143 201 New South Prothro-Yeager Hall 202

MWF: 11:00-11:50

Details Spring 2014 HIST 4143 201 New South Prothro-Yeager Hall 202

MWF: 11:00-11:50

Details Spring 2014 HIST 1233 207 Survey American History since 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

TR: 12:30-1:50

Details Spring 2014 HIST 1233 206 Survey American History Since 1865 Bolin Hall 127

TR: 11:00-12:20

Details Spring 2014 HIST 1233 205 Survey American History Since 1865 D.L. Ligon Coliseum 223

TR: 9:30-10:50

Details Fall 2013 HIST 1233 101 Survey American History Since 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF: 9-9:50

Details Fall 2013 HIST 1133 101 Survey American History to 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

MWF: 8-8:30

Details Fall 2013 HIST 1133 105 Survey American History to 1865 Martin Hall 108

TR: 11:00-12:20

Details Fall 2013 HIST 1133 106 Survey American History to 1865 Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

TR: 12:30-1:50

Institution Degree Graduation Date
The University of Alabama in Huntsville B.A. 2006-12-10 0:0:0
The University of Alabama in Huntsville M.A. 2008-12-13 0:0:0
Mississippi State University PhD 2013-5-13 0:0:0
Institution Position Start Date End Date
Mississippi State University Graduate Teaching Assistant 2008-Aug 2013-May
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor 2013-Aug Present

Publications:

Books

  • Pink Clouds in Dixie: The Gulf South Tung Oil Industry.  Lincoln, NE: The University of Nebraska Press (accepted/forthcoming, 2019).
  • Lake Guntersville.  Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing (accepted/forthcoming, 2018).
  • Cathedral Caverns.  Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2017.

Editorial Contributor Essays

  • "The Motion Picture Productions Code (1930)."  In Our Western World: From the Scientific Revolution to the Present, vol. II., edited by Zachary Alexander et al., 116-117.  2nd ed.  Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2017.
  • "The Comedy Genre during the Great Depression."  In Our Western World: From the Scientific Revolution to the Present, vol. II., edited by Zachary Alexander et. al., 118-119.  2nd ed.  Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2017.

Journal and Magazine Articles

  • "Lily Flagg."  Submitted to Alabama Heritage (accepted/forthcoming).
  • "From 'Fuller's Folly' to National Natural Landmark: Huntsville's Shelta Cave."  Submitted to the Huntsville Historical Review (accepted/forthcoming).
  • "Pink Clouds in Dixie: The Southern Tung Oil Industry."  Submitted to The Journal of Mississippi History (accepted/forthcoming).
  • "Bound by Blood and Feud: The Murders of John, Arnold and General William Brantley."  The Journal of East Texas History 54, no. 1 (Spring 2016): 18-27.
  • “‘A Great Dream for this Valley’: Louis Bromfield and Wichita Falls Malabar Farm, 1949-1954." Southwestern Historical Quarterly cxix, no. 4(April 2016): 379-405.
  • "Frank James's Muscle Shoals Trial."  The Alabama Review 68, no. 4 (October 2015): 322-344.
  • "A Life on the Lam: James Neely and the Death of Hiram Cooley.”  The Old Tennessee Valley Magazine & Mercantile Advertiser no. 243 (June 2015): 40-46.
  • “Arab’s Poke Salat Festival.”  Alabama Living 68, no. 5 (May 2015): 16.
  • “L-Rancho still going, so guess what else, too.”  Good Life Magazine: Marshall County (Summer 2015): 10.
  • “Cherishing Wilderness? The Toll of Tourism on The Great Smoky Mountain National Park” (1,000 word essay). In Earth’s Landscape: An Encyclopedia of the World’s Geographic Features edited by Joyce Quinn.  ABC-CLIO, 2015.
  • “Cornel Wilde and Cathedral Caverns.”  Alabama Heritage no. 116 (Spring 2015): 58-59.
  • “Industry Rising: Madison County Cotton Mills, 1809-1885.”  Huntsville Historical Review 39, no. 2 (Fall 2014): 23-37.
  • “Tung Trees in Alabama.”  Alabama Heritage no. 112 (Spring 2014): 58-59.
  • “Mississippi” (2,500 word essay). In America Goes Green: An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture in the United States edited by Kim Kennedy White.  ABC-CLIO, 2012.
  • “Teaching Young Dogs New Tricks: Early Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs in Central Mississippi.” The Journal of Mississippi History 73, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 1-22.
  • “‘A Great Step Forward?’: Senator John C. Stennis and the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act of 1960.”  Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture 9, no. 2 (July 2011): 134-157.
  • “Cotton Mill City:  The Huntsville Textile Industry, 1880-1989.” The Alabama Review 63, no. 4 (Oct 2010): 243-281.
  • “Slave Owner, Slave Trader, Gentleman: Slavery and the Rise of Andrew Jackson.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 80 (2008): 46-60.
  • “The Quest for the Tomb of Tutankhamun.”  The University of Alabama in Huntsville, The Journal of Graduate and Undergraduate Research in History x (2006): 221-238.

Book Reviews

  • Review of The Georgia Peach: Culture, Agriculture, and Environment in the American South by William Thomas Okie.  Journal of Southern History (forthcoming).
  • Review of The Long Shadow: The Lutcher-Stark Lumber Dynasty by Ellen Walker Rienstra and Jo Ann Stiles.  Journal of Southern History (forthcoming).
  • Review of Transforming the South: Federal Development in the Tennessee Valley, 1915-1960.  Alabama Review 70, no. 3 (July 2017): 270-273.

Newspaper Contributions

  • The Advertiser-Gleam (frequent contributor).
  • The Arab Tribune (occasional contributor).

Website Contributions

Guntersville Historical Society, Guntersville, Marshall County, Alabama, http://www.guntersvillehistoricalsociety.org/genealogy-research/

Current Research Projects

  • Teenage Civil War Diarist Catherine Fennell
  • Alabama Bill and the Bowery: Letters of a Genteel Hobo
  • Poke salat
  • Frank James

Online Course

Certificate of Completion, "Preparing to Teach Online," Center for Continuing, Professional & Distance Education, Midwestern State University, March 26, 2017

Pedagogical Workshops

  • Teaching History in the 21st Century, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, May 5-6, 2017.
  • Undergraduate Teaching Workshop, American Historical Association, Denver, CO, January 6, 2017.
  • Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Digital Humanities Workshop (unofficial), Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA, May 14-17 (meeting with co-instructor of a then pending COPLAC course on festivals).
  • Getting Started with Oral History Online Workshop, Baylor University, April 1, 2015.
  • Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Digital Humanities Workshop, University of Mary Washington, Arlington, VA, March 6-7, 2015 (one of 6 participants selected.)

Conference Presentations

  • " 'They Can All Go to the Devil': Frank James and the Shaping of James Brothers' Mythology  in Huntsville, Alabama," 11th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies, Montgomery, AL, June 16-17, 2017.
  • "Hillbillies in Hiatus: The Hillbilly Image in Television and Film," Celebration of Scholarship Faculty and Graduate Student Podium Presentations, Midwestern State University, April 26, 2017.
  • "This Class was Crazy: Digital Liberal Arts and the Power of a Consortium," Panel Member, American Historical Association, Denver, CO, January 5-8, 2017.
  • "Samoa: A Precursor to World War I."  Southern Conference on British Studies, St. Petersburg, FL, November 3-4, 2016.
  • "Underground Wonderland: A History of Cathedral Caverns."  Gulf South History & Humanities Conference, Mobile, AL, October 13-15, 2016.
  • "Of Myth and Moo: Huntsville's Lily Flagg."  Alabama Association of Historians, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL, February 20, 2016.     
  •  “Huntsville’s Trial of the Century: The Frank James Trial for the Muscle Shoals Robbery,” Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Conference, Orlando, FL, January 6-10, 2016.
  • “The Baltzell-Brantley Feud in Texas and Mississippi: The Murders of John, Arnold, and William Brantley, 1859-1870,” Gulf South History & Humanities Conference, Natchez, MS, Oct 1-3, 2015.
  • “A Great Dream for this Valley”: Louis Bromfield and Wichita Falls Malabar Farm, 1949-1954,” Agricultural Historical Society Conference, Lexington, KY, June 3-6, 2015.
  • “The Dream that Failed”: Louis Bromfield and Wichita Falls Malabar Farm, 1949-1954,” Celebration of Scholarship, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX, April 28, 2015.
  • “Ambitious Youth: Andrew Jackson’s Quest for Honor in the Interstate Slave Trade,” Southern Historical Association 80th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 13-16, 2014.
  • “Pink Clouds in Dixie: Tung Tree Tourism in the Gulf South,” Gulf South History & Humanities Conference, Galveston, TX, October 9-11, 2014.
  • “American Tung Oil: A Cultural Remaking,” Agricultural Historical Society Conference, Provo, UT, June 19-22, 2014.
  • “‘No Wilderness Left to Cherish’: The Toll of Tourism on The Great Smoky Mountains National Park,” Midwestern State University’s 5th Annual Scholarship Colloquium, Wichita Falls, TX, April 24-25, 2014.
  • "The Empress Tree: Paulownia tomentosa and its Transition from Blessing to Bane over the Course of the Twentieth Century,” Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Convention, Albuquerque, NM, January 2-5, 2014.
  • “Conservation and the American Tung Tree: The Remaking of Cut-over Pinelands along the Gulf Coast,” East Texas Historical Association Conference, Nacogdoches, TX, September 26-28, 2013.
  • “What’s in a Name? The Gulf South Tung Oil Industry in Popular Culture,” Alabama Association of Historians Conference, Northwest-Shoals Community College, February 22-23, 2013.
  • “Toiling the Soil and Reaping Oil:  The Cultivation of a Tree Called Tung,” Agricultural Historical Society Conference, Manhattan, KS, June 6-9, 2012.
  • “A Tough Nut to Crack: Tung Oil and Agricultural Policy, 1938-1976,” Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS, April 13-14, 2012.
  • “The Quest for a Domestic Tung Oil Industry, 1902-1945: Early Motivations, Obstacles, and the Impact of World War II,” The Center for the History of Agriculture, Science, and the Environment in the South (CHASES): The Experiment Station Forum, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, February 3, 2012.
  • “Tung Oil Turmoil: The Rise and Fall of a Gulf Coast Crop, 1930-1969,” Gulf South History and Humanities Conference, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL, October 20-22, 2011.
  • “Science and The Domestic Tung Oil Industry,” Ohio Valley Historical Conference, Murray State University, Murray, KY, October 6-8, 2011.
  • “Tung Tide: Chemurgy and The Domestic Tung Oil Industry,” Agricultural History Society Conference, Springfield, IL, June 15-18, 2011.
  • “The Roots of the 1934 National Textile Strike: Huntsville, Alabama,” Southern Labor Studies Conference, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, April 7-10, 2011.
  • “Along The Flint River: The Early Mills of Madison County,” University of Alabama in Birmingham History Forum, University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, March 5, 2011.
  • “Strike Out: The 1934 National Textile Strike in Huntsville, Alabama,” Ohio Valley Historical Conference, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN, October 14-16, 2010.
  • “‘A Great Step Forward?’: Senator John C. Stennis and the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act of 1960,” Mid-America Conference on History, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, September 23-25, 2010.
  • “Teaching Young Dogs New Tricks: Early Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs in Central Mississippi,” Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, April 10, 2010.

Panels Chaired

Chair (2 panels), Northeast Texas Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference, Denton, TX, April 5, 2014.

Other Conferences

  • Symposium for History Undergraduate Research (SHUR), Misissippi State University, Starkville, MS, May 1-2, 2015.
  • Symposium for History Undergraduate Research (SHUR), MIssissippi State University, Starkville, MS, May 2-3, 2014.
  • Southwest Social Sciences Association, San Antonio, TX, April 17-19, 2014.
  • Southern Historical Association, 78th Annual Meeting, Mobile, AL, November 1-4, 2012.
  • Morrill Land-Grant Conference, Mississippi State University, Starkvile, MS, October 3-6, 2012.

Solicited Speeches

  • "Guntersville's Teenage Civil War Diarist: Catherine Fennell," Tennessee Valley Civil War Roundtable, Huntsville, AL, August 10, 2017.
  • "Cathedral Caverns," Guntersville Museum, Guntersville, AL, June 3, 2017.
  • "Cathedral Caverns," Guntersville Historical Society, Guntersville, AL, March 5, 2017.

Solicited Interviews

  • Campbell, Anthony.  "Her Gleam articles are her 'fun' writing."  Advertiser-Gleam, January 6, 2016.
  • Hodges, Dave. “Reviving an Industry,” Tallahassee Democrat, September 4, 2013.
  • Aleman, Lazaro.  “Why the Tung Oil Industry Might be Making a Comeback.”  850: The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida (Oct-Nov 2014).

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for State and Local History (2017-present)
  • Council on Undergraduate Research (2015-present)
  • Texas Historical Association (2015-present)
  • American Historical Association (2014-present)
  • Southern Historical Association (2013-present)
  • Gulf South History and Humanities Society (2011-present)

Organization Board Memberships

  • Board of Directors, Gulf South History and Humanities Society (2016-present)
  • Faculty Editorial Board, Ibid: A Student History Journal, Texas Woman's University (2014-present)

Organization Committee

Program Committee, Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) 2019 Annual Meeting (2017-present)

Grants

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar/Institute, Mississippi in the National Civil Rights Narrative, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, June 11-30, 2017 ($2,700)
  • College Research and Development Committee Research Grant, Midwestern State University, November 30, 2016 ($720)
  • College Research and Development Committee Travel Grant, Midwestern State University, November 1, 2016 ($2,477)
  • COPLAC Travel Grant for Digital Humanities Workshop, Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA, May 14-17, 2015 ($600)
  • COPLAC Travel Grant for Digital Humanities Workshop, University of Mary Washington, Arlington, VA, March 6-7, 2015 ($362.70)
  • College Research and Development Committee Research Grant, Midwestern State University, 2014 ($500)
  • College Research and Development Committee Travel Grant, Midwestern State University, 2013 ($1,275)
  • Agricultural History Society Travel Grant, 2012 ($250)
  • Phi Alpha Theta, Gamma-Nu Chapter Travel Grant, 2012 ($150)
  • Agricultural History Society Travel Grant, 2011 ($250)
  • Phi Alpha Theta, Gamma-Nu Chapter Travel Grant, 2010 ($75)

Academic Service

Faculty Sponsor

Tau-Gamma Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, Midwestern State University (2015-present)

College Committee

Perkins-Prothro Scholarship Committee (2015-present)

University Committees

  • University Assessment Committee (alternate)(2016-present)
  • Who's Who Committee (2015-present)
  • Speakers and Issues Series Committee (2014-present)
  • EURECA Advisory Committee (2014-present)

Other Committee

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (2014-present)

Review Board

Moffett Library Research Award Committee (2014-present)