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Irvin D.S. Winsboro

Professor
Phone: (239) 590-7176
E-Mail: iwinsbor@fgcu.edu
Office: Library 451

Professor, U.S. History

Ph.D., History, University of Akron, 1983
M.A., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 1973
B.S., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 1971

Here is the link to Dr. Winsboro's Personal Info Page: http://itech.fgcu.edu/faculty/idswinsboro/

Research and Teaching Interests

African American history, civil rights protest and praxis, U.S. social and cultural history, Florida history and culture.

Courses Offered

  • AMH 2010 U.S. History to 1877
  • AMH 2020 U.S. History since 1877
  • AMH 3172 The Civil War
  • AMH 3201 U.S. History, 1877-1929
  • AMH 3252 U.S. History, 1929 to Present
  • AMH 3423 Modern Florida History
  • AMH 4428 Southwest Florida History
  • AMH 3571 African-American History to 1865
  • AMH 3572 African-American History since 1865 
  • AMH 3930 Biography of America
  • HIS 4936 Pro-Seminar in History
  • AMH 6424 Modern Florida
  • AMH 6576 African-American History to 1865
  • AMH 6577 African-American History since 1865
  • AMH 6915 Research in American History: Historiography of Race, Gender, and Class in the Making of Modern
    America
  • AMH 6939 Graduate Seminar in American History

Selected Books:

  • Editor, Florida’s Freedom Struggle: The Black Experience in Florida From Colonial Times to the New Millennium (Cocoa, FL: Florida Historical Society Press, 2011).
  • Editor, Old South, New South, or Down South?: Florida and the Modern Civil Rights Movement (Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press, 2009).
  • Editor, Florida’s Civil War: Explorations into Conflict, Interpretations, and Memory (Cocoa, FL: Florida Historical Society Press, 2007).
  • Feminism and Black Activism in Contemporary America: An Ideological Assessment. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1989; second printing, 1994.

Booklet:

  • Make It Happen: A Comprehensive Guide and Directory for Americans Wishing to Teach Overseas. Orlando, FL: Impact Communication, 1985.

Selected Articles, Book Chapters, and Essays (published, 59; I am the lead author of all coauthored articles listed here):

  • “Solidarity Means Inclusion: Race, Class, and Ethnicity within Tampa’s Transnational Cigar Workers’ Union,” Labor History, 55, no. 3 (2014): 271-293, with Alexander Jordan.
  • “Race, Education, and Regionalism: The Long and Troubling History of School Desegregation in the Sunshine State,” Florida Historical Quarterly, vol. 92, no. 4 (2014): 714-45, with Abel A. Bartley.
  • “Old South versus New South: The School Desegregation Movements in Lee County and Dade Counties Florida,” History/Miami, vol. 41, no. 1-3 (2014): 9-14.
  • “Florida Slaves, the ‘Saltwater Railroad’ to the Bahamas, and Anglo-American Diplomacy,” Journal of Southern History, vol. 74, no. 1 (February 2013), 51-78, with Joe Knetsch.
  • “Blue Water, Brown Water, and Confederate Disloyalty: The Peculiar and Personal Naval Conflict in South Florida during the Civil War,” Florida Historical Quarterly, Vol. 90, no. 2 (2011): pp. 34-60, with William Mack.
  • “Florida’s Troubling and Violent Racial Past,” in Irvin D.S. Winsboro, ed., Florida’s Freedom Struggle: The Black Experience from Colonial Time to the New Millennium (Cocoa, FL: Florida Historical Society Press, 2011), pp. 265–279.
  • “Image, Illusion, and Reality: Florida and the Modern Civil Rights Movement in Historical Perspective,” in Irvin D.S. Winsboro, ed., Old South, New South, or Down South?: Florida and the Modern Civil Rights Movement (Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press 2009), pp. 1–21.
  • “Religion, Culture, and the Cold War: Bishop Fulton J. Sheen and America’s Anti-Communist Crusade of the 1950s,” The Historian, Vol. 71, no. 2 (Summer 2009), pp. 209–233, with Michael Epple.
  • “Brotherhood of Defiance: The State-Local Relationship in the Desegregation of Lee County Public Schools, 1954–1969,” in Irvin D.S. Winsboro, ed., Old South, New South, or Down South?: Florida and the Modern Civil Rights Movement (Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press, 2009), pp. 68–86.
  • “Utopia’s Healing Messiah: Dr. Cyrus R. Teed of Chicago and the National Mind-Cure Movement,” Journal of Illinois History, Vol. 11, no. 2 (Summer 2008): 74-94, with Donald K. Routh.
  • “Conflict, Interpretations, and Memory from 1909 to 1999,” in Irvin D.S. Winsboro, ed. Florida’s Civil War: Explorations into Conflict, Interpretations and Memory (Cocoa, FL: Florida Historical Society Press, 2007), pp: 215–219.
  • “Give Them Their Due: A Reassessment of African-American and Union Military Service in Florida During the Civil War,” The Journal of African American History, Vol. 92, no. 3 (Summer 2007): 327–346.
  • “Paradigms from the Past: Radical Feminism and the Contemporary Movement in North America,” McNeese Review, Vol.44 (2006): 1-22.
  • “The Koreshan Communitarians: Papers and Publications in Estero, 1894–1963,” Florida Historical Quarterly, Vol. 83, no. 2 (Fall 2004): 173-190.
  • “Latin American Women in Literature and Reality,” in Harold Bloom, ed., 100 Years of Solitude: Modern Critical Interpretations, Essays in Honor of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2003), pp. 151–160.
  • “Lead Us Not into Temptation: Race, Rhetoric, and Reality in Southern Populism,” The Historian, Vol. 65, no. 6 (Winter 2003): 1354–1374, with Moses S. Musoke.
  • “The New Life is Here: The Koreshan Unity and Its Commercial Enterprises in South Florida, 1894–1961,” Communal Societies: Journal of the Communal Studies Association, Vol. 22 (2002): 45–66.
  • “Is There a Job Crisis? A Reality Check,” American Historical Association’s Perspectives, vol. 42, no. 5 (2004): 37-39.
  • “Crimes against Humanity and the NAACP: A Teaching Tool for the Social Studies Classroom,” Trends and Issues, Vol. 14, no. 2 (Summer 2002): 42–45.
  • “Technology and Distance Learning Lessons from the Nation’s Newest University: Perceptions and Reality,” Educational Forum, Vol. 66, no. 3 (Spring 2002): 247–252.
  • “Elijah Muhammad,” in Robert L. Jenkins and Mfanya Donald Tryman, eds. The Malcolm X Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002, 12-16 (opening chapter of Part I of the book).
  • “Creating the History Curriculum for the 21st Century: Experiences and Issues,” American Historical Association’s Perspectives, Vol. 38, no. 6 (2000): 62-65.
  • “The 1900s: Immigrant Cigar-Makers,” in James Horgan and Lewis N. Wynne, eds., Florida Decades: A Sesquicentennial History, 1845–1995 (St. Leo, FL: St. Leo College Press, 1995), pp. 93–108.
  • “Reinventing History Education for the New Millennium: An Experiential Model,” in Irvin D. S. Winsboro, ed., Selected Annual Proceedings of the Florida Conference of Historians, vols. 8/9 (Jacksonville, FL: Florida Conference of Historians/Jacksonville University, 2002), pp. 147–153.
  • "Race and Gender Conflict in Ann Petry's The Street: Lessons in Symbolic Interactionism from the 'Middle Period' of Black Literature," The McNeese Review, vol. 37 (1999): 1-13, with Marty Ambrose.
  • “Shared Spheres: The Public Policy of Contemporary Feminism and Civil Rights,” in David B. Mock, ed., History and Public Policy (Melbourne, FL: Krieger, 1993), pp. 175–195.

Book Reviews, 33

Professional Papers, 46

Newspaper Sunday Insight and Op-Ed Articles, 35

Selected Grants, Awards, and Service

  • State of Florida Bonus Award, 2014.
  • Appointed by the Florida Secretary of State to the Florida Historical Marker Council in Tallahassee for the 2008/2010 and the 2011/2012 terms.
  • Honored as a featured author of the year at e Florida F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival, Daytona Beach, FL, January 4-6, 2013.
  • Honored as a featured author of the year at the Florida Heritage Book Festival Book Festival and Writers Conference, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL, 13-15 September, 2012.
  • Senior Faculty Scholar Excellence Award, Florida Gulf Coast University, 2011.
  • Florida Historical Society’s Stetson Kennedy Book Award 2011 for Florida’s Freedom Struggle: The Black Experience in Florida From Colonial Time to the New Millennium.
  • Florida Historical Society’s Harry V. and Harriettee T. Moore Book Award for Old South, New South, or Down South?: Florida and the Modern Civil Rights Movement, 2010.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Florida Historical Society, 2010-present.
  • Member, Board of Editors, Florida Historical Quarterly, 2008-present.
  • Distinguished Alumni Educator Award, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 2000.
  • President, Florida Conference of Historians, 1999-2000.
  • Winner of the State of Florida Teaching Incentive Pay Award (TIP Award) for the 1998/99 AY.
  • Winner with Grace Erhart of the Florida Historical Society's Arthur W. Thompson Award for the best scholarly article in the Florida Historical Quarterly for “Race and Civil War in South Florida.”
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of South Florida, Fort Myers campus, 1997.
  • Graduating Class Student Service Award, University of South Florida, Fort Myers campus, 1995.
  • Outstanding Educator Award, Columbia College, Orlando campus, 1985.

Military

  • Veteran, U.S. Army.