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David Voelker

David Voelker

Spring 2013

"Debating American History: An Argument-Based Textbook Alternative"

Research Scholar

Final Report: "I had a very productive semester, although my goals evolved along with the project as my co-author (Joel Sipress, UW-Superior) and I worked with our editor at Oxford University Press to define *We Hold These Truths?* in greater detail. We had the benefit of about a dozen reviews from professors in the field, and processing and responding to this feedback took a great deal of time and attention. One result is that we integrated a number of pedagogical aids into the module format. I spent considerable time preparing for (and responding to) a two-day authors’ meeting with my editor and other staff at the OUP office in New York City, which took place over spring break. In addition to working on *We Hold These Truths?*, I devoted considerable time during the semester to preparing a draft manuscript entitled "Seeking Balance: Strategies for Integrating American Indians into the Teaching of United States History.” This 60-page manuscript also reflects a research-based contribution to teaching. I will be seeking a publisher for this manuscript later this year. Although it is a separate project from *We Hold These Truths*, the two projects inform each other, and I applied the principles described in this essay to the module on the Powhatan-English struggle in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake region. I would like to thank the Research Council (and the Provost’s office) for supporting my work."


Fall 2010

"The Democratic Conundrum: Orestes Brownson and the Problem of individualism in Nineteenth Century America"

Grant in Aid of Research


Spring 2006

"Documenting American History: Editing Sources for the Classroom"

Grant for Integrating Research and Teaching


Spring 2005

"Documenting American History: Editing Sources for the Classroom"

Grant for Integrating Research and Teaching


Fall 2003

"The Failure of the Transcendental Revolution: Questioning Individualism in Antebellum New England"

Grant in Aid of Research