University of Wisconsin - Green Bay


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David Voelker

David Voelker

Fall 2010

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

Grant in Aid of Research

Final Report: "The Grant in Aid of Research that I received in the fall of 2010 was very useful in helping me continue my historical research project on Orestes Brownson and the problem of individualism within America’s democratic society. As I proposed, I used the GIAR funds to purchase a set of books to support my research. In addition to purchasing all 16 books on my list, I was able to purchase several additional books using the funds allotted, as I found used copies of some volumes in order to stretch my budget. Over the spring semester, I managed to read and take substantial notes on six of the books that I purchased with GIAR funds. Through this research, I enhanced my understanding of the political discourse regarding individualism and democracy not only from the early national period but also from more recent times. I plan to continue working on this project through the summer. By the fall, I hope to submit an article on this subject for publication. I’d like to thank the Research Council for its support of my work."


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