Dr. Daniel Hutchinson

Dr. Daniel Hutchinson
Associate Professor,
History

Meet Dr. Daniel Hutchinson

OF NOTE:
Graduated from Belmont Abbey College in 2002 with a B.A. in History and returned to teach in 2011 after receiving his M.A. from University of Alabama-Birmingham and his Ph.D. from Florida State University. Teaches classes including US History, World War II, Civil Rights Movement, Cold War and Digital Humanities.

KNOWN FOR:
Received the Adrian Award for Excellence in Teaching from Belmont Abbey College in 2015. Is a member of Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society (of which he served as Faculty Advisor for 4 years).

WHEN NOT IN THE CLASSROOM, CAN OFTEN BE FOUND:
Presenting research on 20th century US history, World War II, and the history of the American south.

POPULAR QUOTE:
“While history doesn’t repeat itself, the past can offer us guidance, inspiration, and solace in the present.”

Examples of the classes taught by Dr. Daniel Hutchinson:

  • FS101 – The First Year Symposium (Fall 2011-2013, 2015)
  • HI101 – The History of Western Civilization, Part I (annually)
  • HI102 – The History of Western Civilization, Part II (annually)
  • HI204 – The History of the United States Since 1877 (Fall 2011)
  • HI301 – Socrates vs. Confucius: Comparative Political Cultures in World
  • History (Fall 2013)
  • HI313 – The Old South (Fall 2014)
  • HI333 – World War II (Spring 2012 & 2015)
  • HI334 – Religion and Revolution in Early America (Fall 2012 & 2015)
  • HI385 – The Cold War (Spring 2013 & 2016)
  • HI400 – Thomas More Scholars History Seminar (Spring 2014)
  • HI401 – Coordinating Seminar for the Senior Thesis (Spring 2012-2016)
  • HI403 – The Civil Rights Movement (Fall 2013 & Summer 2015)
  • HO455 – Honors Institute History Seminar (Spring 2014)
  • PhD. – American History, Florida State University (2011)
  • M.A. – History, University of Alabama-Birmingham (2005)
  • B.A. – History, Belmont Abbey College (2002)

Publications

  • “Defending the Lands of Their Ancestors: The African American Military Experience in Africa During World War II.” Judith Byfield and Carolyn Brown, eds. Africa During World War II (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015): 401-420.
  • “’We are the most fortunate of prisoners’: The Axis POW Experience At Camp Opelika, Alabama, During World War II.” Alabama Review 64 (October 2011): 285- 320. Winner of the Milo B. Howard Award from the Alabama Historical Association, for the best article published in The Alabama Review from 2010-2011.
  • “Catholics and Jim Crow: Recent Scholarship on Southern Catholicism during the Civil Rights Movement,” Journal of Southern Religion 12(2010):
  • “The Oasis: The Fort McClellan Prisoner of War Camp During World War II,” Alabama Heritage 89 (Summer 2008): 40-52. “Guests Behind Barbed Wire: German Prisoner of War Camps In Alabama During World War II,” Vulcan Historical Review, 9 (Fall 2005): 118-131
  • “Spirits, Flim-Flam, and Exposé: The Tumultuous Relationship of Harry Houdini and Spiritualism,” Vulcan Historical Review, 1 (Spring 2003): 22-41 Book Reviews: Civil Rights Movement: People and Perspectives. Michael Ezra, ed. (Perspectives in American Social History Series. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2009). H-Net Reviews. October 2009.
  • The American Enemy: The History of French Anti-Americanism. By Philippe Roger, translated by Sharon Bowman. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005) NeoAmericanist, Volume 5 (Spring/Summer 2009).
  • “I Must Be a Part of This War”: One Man’s Fight Against Hitler and Nazism. By Patricia Kollander, with John O’Sullivan (Fordham University Press, 2005) H-Net Reviews. November 2006.
  • Rip It Up And Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984. By Simon Reynolds. (Penguin Books, 2006). NeoAmericanist, Volume 2 (Fall 2006/Winter 2007).
  • Given Up For Dead: American GI’s in the Nazi Concentration Camp at Berga. By Flint Whitlock (Westview Press, 2005) On Point: The Journal of Army History. Vol. 12, No. 2 (Fall 2006): 43-44. POWs and the Great War: Captivity in the Eastern Front. By Alon Rachamimov (Berg Publishers, 2002). Vulcan Historical Review, Volume 9 (Fall 2005): 162-164.
  • No Saloon in the Valley: The Southern Strategy of Texas Prohibitionists in the 1880’s. By James D. Ivy (Baylor University Press, 2003). The Southern Historian. Volume 25, 1 (Spring 2004): 91-93.
  • Schools Behind Barbed Wire: The Untold Story of Wartime Internment and the Children of Arrested Enemy Aliens. By Karen L. Riley (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002). The Southern Historian. Volume 25, 1 (Spring 2004): 107-109.
  • International Conferences July 2013: Conference Rapporteur, Young Leader’s Conference, American Council on Germany. Munich and Berlin, Germany. April 2009:
  • “I am ready for death now any minute”: Resistance, Motivation, and Repatriation of Soviet POWs Held in America During the Second World War.” Coming Home? Conflict and Return Migration in Twentieth-Century Europe. University of Southampton, United Kingdom. November 2005 – Moderator, “Prisoners of War,” Memory Hall Session at International World War Two Conference. National D-Day Museum, New Orleans, LA. (POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE KATRINA)
  • National Conferences July 2015 – “1929 Loray Mill Strike Prototype for Reacting to the Past.” Reacting to the Past Game Development Conference, Athens, GA.
  • March 2013 – “The Bus As Battleground: African American Soldiers and Public Transportation during World War II.” Society of Military History Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • October 2012 – “Between Scylla and Charybdis: The Repatriation of Soviet POWs in the United States During World War II.” German Studies Association Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI.
  • June 2011 – “Southern (In)Hospitality: Military Bases and Civil-Military Relations in the American South During World War II.” The Society of Military History Annual Meeting, Lisle, IL.
  • November 2010 – “Caught Between Sickle and Swastika: The Odyssey and Repatriation of Soviet POWs Held in the United States During the Second World War.” Southern Historical Association Meeting, Charlotte,, NC.
  • June 2010 – “Hamlets Into Boomtowns: Military Installations and the Transformation of the Rural South During World War II.” Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

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