Kenneth J. Winkle
Kenneth J. Winkle is Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1954, Professor Winkle attended Miami University, where he received a B.A. in History in 1976. He went on to study U.S. History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied American political and social history and quantitative historical methods under the direction of Professor Allan G. Bogue. After receiving an M.A. in 1978 and a Ph.D. in 1984, Winkle taught History at Purdue University, Southwest Texas State University, and finally the University of Nebraska. In 1989, his first book, The Politics of Community: Migration and Politics in Antebellum Ohio (Cambridge University Press), received the Allan Sharlin Award of the Social Science History Association as the best history book employing social science methods published during the preceding year. Winkle has published his research in The Journal of Social History, The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Civil War History, History Teacher, The Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, Social Science History, Reviews in American History, The Lincoln Newsletter, and other publications. As a teacher, Winkle has taught more than a dozen different courses in nineteenth-century U.S. history, family history, community history, and quantitative methods. His latest book, The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln (Taylor Publishers), combines several genres of history, including biography, community history, family history, and quantitative methods to reinterpret Abraham Lincoln's remarkable rise within social, cultural, and intellectual context and to explain his development into a national leader and statesman up to his departure for Washington, D.C., to become president.
1984: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison
2001-: Professor, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
"The Great Body of the Republic': Abraham Lincoln and the Idea of a Middle West," in Progess and Its Discontents in the American Midwest: Essays in Regional History, ed. Andrew R. L. Cayton and Susan Gray (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, forthcoming).
(with Benjamin G. Rader) "Baseball's Great Hitting Barrage of the 1990s," Nine (forthcoming).
Study Guide for Pauline Maier, et al., Inventing America, Vol. I (New York: W. W. Norton, forthcoming).
The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln (New York: Cooper Square Press/Taylor, 2001).
"Bison: The Past, Present, and Future of the Great Plains," Great Plains Quarterly, 21 (Spring 2001), 99-100.
"Abraham Lincoln, Self-Made Man," Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, 21 (Summer 2000), 1-16.
"The Second Party System in Lincoln's Springfield," Civil War
History, 44 (December 1998),
"Abraham Lincoln's Sojourn in New Salem," The Lincoln Newsletter, 17 (Winter 1998), 1, 6-8.
Introduction to Ida M. Tarbell, Abraham Lincoln and His Ancestors (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1997).
"The United States Census and Community History," History Teacher, 28 (November 1994), 87-101.
"Ohio's Informal Polling Place: Nineteenth-Century Suffrage in Theory and Practice," in Andrew R. L. Cayton and Jeffrey Brown, eds., The Pursuit of Public Power: Political Culture in Ohio, 1787-1861 (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1994), 169-84.
"The Voters of Lincoln's Springfield: Migration and Politial Participation in an Antebellum City," Journal of Social History, 25 (Spring 1992), 595-611.
"The U.S. Census as a Source in Political History," Social
Science History, 15 (Winter 1991),
"The U.S. Census and Community History," Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, (1991), 359-64.
"The Census and Society," Reviews in American History, 17 (September 1989), 341-45.
The Politics of Community: Migration and Politics in Antebellum Ohio
(New York: Cambridge
"A Social Analysis of Voter Turnout in Ohio, 1850-1860," Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 13 (Winter 1983), 411-35.
"Abraham Lincoln, from Springfield to Gettysburg," Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, 2001.
"My Political Education': Lessons Lincoln Learned in Springfield," The Annual Lincoln Colloquium, 2001.
"An American Journey: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln," Abraham Lincoln Institute of the Mid-Atlantic, 2000.
(with Benjamin G. Rader) "A New Game: The 1990s Hitting Barrage," National Association for the Advancement of Sports History, 2000.
"Abraham Lincoln, Self-Made Man," Civil War Roundtable of Milwaukee, 1999.
"The Village on the Bluff: New Salem's Role in the Rise of Abraham Lincoln," Civil War Roundtable of Chicago, 1999.
"The Representative Man of the Unsophisticated People: Participatory Democracy and the Rise of Abraham Lincoln," Organization of American Historians, 1999.
"More Painful Than Pleasant: Abraham Lincoln and His Father in Family History," Thirteenth Harmon Memorial Lincoln Lecture, Washburn University, 1999.
"Abraham Lincoln's Midwestern Regionalism," Miami University, 1998.
"The Middle-Class Marriage of Abraham and Mary Lincoln," American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch, 1998.
"Abraham Lincoln, Self-Made Man," Abraham Lincoln Association, 1998.
"Lincoln and the Politics of Community," Mid-America Conference, 1997.
"The Second Party System in Lincoln's Springfield," Social Science History Association, November 1992.
"The U.S. Census and Community History," American Statistical Association, 1991.
"The Census and Society," Reviews in American History, 17 (September 1989), 341-45.
"The U.S. Census as a Source in Political History," Social Science History Association, 1989.
"Social Foundations of the Second Party System: Community Politics in Springfield, Illinois, 1828-1848," Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, 1989.
"The Social Context of Election Fraud in the Nineteenth-Century Midwest," Missouri Valley History Conference, 1988.
"The Voters of Lincoln's Springfield," Organization of American Historians, 1986.
"Political Friends: Migration and Officeholding in Lincoln's Springfield," Social Science History Association, 1986.
"Lincoln's Springfield Revisited: Politics and Community in the Antebellum Midwest," Social Science History Association, 1985.
"Voting Unit or Community? Ecological Inference and Community Studies," Social Science History Association, 1982.
"Voter Turnout and the Midwestern Social Order, 1850-1860," Social Science History Assocation, 1980.
Abraham Lincoln Association, 1996.
Missouri Valley History Conference, 1996.
Social Science History Association, 1995.
Social Science History Association, 1988.
Masur, Louis P., 1831: Year of Eclipse (New York: Hill & Wang, 2001), in Choice, 39 (November 2001).
Henig, Gerald S., and Eric Niderost, Civil War Firsts: The Legacies of America's Bloodiest Conflict in Choice, 39 (November 2001).
Blight, David W., Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001), in Choice, 39 (October 2001).
Lockley, Timothy J., Lines in the sand : race and class in lowcountry Georgia, 1750-1860 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2001), in Choice, 39 (October 2001).
Ferrie, Joseph P., Yankeys Now: Immigrants in the Antebellum U.S., 1840-1860 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), in American Historical Review (forthcoming).
Holzer, Harold, Lincoln Seen and Heard (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas), in Presidential Studies Quarterly (forthcoming).
Schwartz, Barry, Abraham Lincoln and the Forge of National Memory (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), in Choice (forthcoming).
Ratcliffe, Donald J., The Politics of Long Division: The Birth of the Second Party System in Ohio, 1818-1828 (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2000), in Annals of Iowa (forthcoming).
Simon, John Y., ed., The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, Vols. 23 and 24 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000), in Journal of Illinois History (forthcoming).
Clanton, Gene, Congressional Populism and the Crisis of the 1890s (Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1999), in Agricultural History, 74 (Winter 2000), 98-99.
Gray, Susan E., The Yankee West: Community Life on the Michigan Frontier (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996) and Carr, Kay J., Belleville, Ottawa, and Galesburg: Community and Democracy on the Illinois Frontier (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1996), in American Historical Review, 102 (December 1997), 1565-68.
R. Douglas Hurt, The Ohio Frontier: Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720-1830 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996), in Western Historical Quarterly, 28 (Summer 1997), 232-33.
Donald A. Hutslar, Log Construction in the Ohio Country, 1750-1850 (Athens:
Ohio University Press, 1992), in Journal of the Early Republic, 14 (Winter
Jeffrey S. Adler, Yankee Merchants and the Making of the Urban West: The Rise and Fall of Antebellum St. Louis (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991), in Journal of Social History, 27 (Fall 1993), 161-62.
Joan E. Cashin, A Family Venture: Men and Women on the Southern Frontier (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991), in Mississippi Quarterly, 46 (Spring 1993), 332-35.
James W. Oberly, Sixty Millions Acres: American Veterans and the Public
Lands before the Civil War (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1990),
in Annals of Iowa, 51 (Spring 1992),
Vernon L. Volpe, Forlorn Hope of Freedom: The Liberty Party in the Old Northwest, 1838-1848 (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1990), in Ohio History, 101 (Winter-Spring 1992), 56-57.
Stanley, Kelley, Jr., Interpreting Elections (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1983), in Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 15 (Autumn 1984), 358-60.
"House Divided: Abraham and Mary Lincoln," PBS Video, 2000, in American Historical Review, 106 (October 2001), 1510-11.
Honors and Awards:
Lincon Prize, Finalist, 2002.
UNL Parents Association "Recognition Award for Contributions to Students," 2000-2001.
Appointed to Lincoln Prize Advisory Council, 2000.
Appointed to Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize Committee, 2000.
UNL Parents Association "Recognition Award for Contributions to Students," 1999-2000.
Elected to Board of Directors, Abraham Lincoln Association, 1999.
Affiliated Faculty Member, Native American Studies, 1999.
UNL Parents Association "Recognition Award for Contributions to Students," 1997.
Appointed to Museum Studies Faculty, 1996.
UNL Parents Association "Recognition Award for Contributions to Students," 1993.
UNL Parents Association "Recognition Award for Contributions to Students," 1992.
Services for Students with Disabilities Recognition Award (for creating an enabling classroom environment), 1991.
Fellow, Graduate Faculty 1991.
Allan Sharlin Memorial Award for Social Science History, Social Science History Association (for outstanding book employing social science methods published in 1988), for The Politics of Community: Migration and Politics in Antebellum Ohio (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988), 1989.
Fellow, Center for Great Plains Studies, 1988.
Member, Graduate Faculty, 1987.
Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching (University Teaching Award), Southwest Texas State University, 1986.
M.A. with Distinction, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1977.
Honors in History, Miami University, 1976.
Phi Beta Kappa, 1976.
Phi Alpha Theta, 1974.
Kansas History, 2001.
Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, 2000.
Great Plains Quarterly, 2000.
Journal of Illinois History, 1999.
Kansas History, 1999.
American Historical Review, 1997.
William and Mary Quarterly, 1996.
Great Plains Research, 1996
Journal of Southern History, 1996.
Congress and the Presidency, 1996.
Journal of Sports History, 1992.
Journal of American History, 1991.
Journal of Sports History, 1990.
Social Science Journal, 1990.
Middleton, Stephen, The Black Laws: Race and the Legal Process in Ohio, 1787-1860 (Athens: Ohio University Press, forthcoming).
Maier, Pauline, et al., Inventing America (New York: Norton, 2001).
Herring, George, America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 4th ed. (New York: Hill and Wang, 2000).
Campbell, Ballard, et al., The Challenge of America: A History of the United States (New York: Addison Wesley Longman, 1999-2000).
McPherson, James P., Ordeal By Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction, CD-ROM and Website (New York: McGraw Hill, 1999).
McPherson, James P., Ordeal By Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction, 3rd ed. (New York: McGraw Hill, 1998).
Ethington, Philip J., The Public City : The Political Construction of Urban Life in San Francisco, 1850-1900 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994).
Ransom, Roger L., Conflict and Compromise: The Political Economy of Slavery, Emancipation, and the American Civil War (New York: Cambridge University Press,1989).
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