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Jeffrey Powell

Jeffery Powell

Title: Special Lecturer
Office: 466 Varner Hall
Phone: (248) 370-3521
Fax: (248) 370-3528
Email: [email protected]

Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), Wayne State University

Major Fields:
U.S. History, Early America, Modern Europe

Jeffrey Powell is a social historian and Ph.D. candidate at Wayne State University. He has taught Early American, Modern American and Modern European history at both Wayne State University and the College for Creative Studies. His dissertation research is focused on how patriotic commemorations during the American centennial worked to reshape the nation's historic memory. In addition to his teaching and research, Powell is a certified archival administrator and was one of the archivists who processed the Mike Gold and Mike Folsom papers at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Publications and Presentations:

“The Pan-American Exhibition of 1901,” "Eugenics" and “Buck v. Bell” in Elizabeth Faue, ed., The Emergence of Modern America 1900-1928: The Encyclopedia of American History, Vol. 7 (New York: Facts on File, 2008).

"A Contested Past: The American Centennial and the Reshaping of American History," History Comes Alive Lecture Series, Oakland University, February 2008.

Review of Jeffrey D. Kleiman, Strike!: How the Furniture Workers Strike of 1911 Changed Grand Rapids (Ann Arbor, 2006), in The Michigan Historical Review 33:1 (Spring 2007).

"The Taftville Strike of 1875 and the Struggles of Labor at the Beginning of the Gilded Age," North American Labor History Conference, Detroit, October 2006.

"The American Centennial and the Transformation of American Patriotism," Dearborn Historical Museum Lecture Series, May 2005.

Department of History

Varner Hall, Room 415
371 Varner Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3510
fax: (248) 370-3528