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Christopher Young

Associate Professor of History

Arts and Sciences Building, Room 2073


Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor of History

Ph. D. - University of Illinois at Chicago
M. A. - Northern Illinois University
B. A. - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Areas of Expertise

Colonial and revolutionary America
Early American Republic


“Memory by Consensus: Remembering the American Revolutionary War in Chicago,” Journal of American Studies (Published online, September 2015), 1-27. (Print version forthcoming.)

“From Mr. Lincoln to Abraham Lincoln, from the Personal to the Historical: Google’s Ngram Viewer
             as a Research Tool,” For the People: A Newsletter of the Abraham Lincoln Association 17, no.
             1 (Spring 2015), 6-8.

“Serenading the President: John Adams, the XYZ Affair, and the 18th-Century American Presidency,”
             Federal History 6 (January 2014), 108-122.

“Minding the Realm: William Least Heat-Moon and the Blue Highways of Public Memory,” South
             Shore Journal
, Vol. 5 (2013), 203-209.

“Barnet Hodes’s Quest to Remember Haym Salomon, the Almost Forgotten Jewish Patriot of the
              American Revolution,” American Jewish Archives Journal 63, no. 2 (December 2011), 43-62.

“The ‘Goddard Broadside’: Mary K. Goddard’s Printing of the Declaration of Independence,”
             Maryland Historical Society News (Fall 2011), 26-27.

“Connecting the President to the People: Washington’s Neutrality, Genet’s Challenge, and
             Hamilton’s Fight for Public Support,” Journal of the Early Republic 31, no. 3 (Fall 2011), 435-466.

“The Gentle Power of Opinion: The Federalist Campaign against the Massachusetts Constitutional
              Society,” Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians 19 (April 2011), 12-51.
              “Proclamations and the Founding Father Presidents, 1789-1825,” Federal History 3 (January 2011),

"`When Fans Wanted to Rock, the Baseball Stopped': Sports, Promotions, and the Demolition of
              Disco on Chicago's South Side," Baseball Research Journal 38, no. 1 (Summer 2009), 11-16.

“The Primary Documents of John Hancock,” Milestone Documents of American Leaders: Exploring
              the Primary Sources of Notable Americans
.  Vol. 2.  Eds. Paul Finkelman and James Percoco        (Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2009), 932-949.

“An American Founder’s Dream: Using Benjamin Rush’s Subconscious as an Introduction to the
              Study of History,” Teaching History: A Journal of Methods 34, no. 1 (Spring 2009), 11-16.

“The College’s Honorable Presence in the Pacific Theater during World War II,” Mac News:
             The Alumni Magazine of MacMurray College
26, no. 2 (Summer 2006), 28-29.

“St. Stanislaus Kostka: A Brief History of a Landmark Chicago Church,” Illinois Heritage 8, no.
             4 (July/August 2005), 18-19.

"Rites of Passage: Postal Petitioning as a Tool of Governance in the Age of Federalism," [with
             Richard R. John], The House and Senate in the 1790s: Petitioning, Lobbying, and
             Institutional Development
, eds. Kenneth R. Bowling and Donald R. Kennon.
             (Miami, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2002), 100-138.

"'That Eye Is Now Dim and Closed For Ever': The Purported Image of Mary K. Goddard,"
              Maryland Historical Magazine, 96, no. 2 (Summer 2001), 221-225.

"Mary K. Goddard: A Classical Republican in a Revolutionary Age," Maryland Historical
, 96, no. 1 (Spring 2001), 5-27.

Newspaper and Encyclopedia Articles

“Two founders died on nation's 50th birthday,” The Times (Munster, Ind.), July 4, 2008.

“Declaration of Independence guided Lincoln,” (Online version: “What Honest Abe
            honestly thought of the Declaration of Independence”) The Times (Munster, Ind.), July 4, 2007.

“Charles Carroll,” “Fraunces’ Tavern,” and “Liberty Incident,” Encyclopedia of the American
           Revolutionary War: A Political, Social, and Military History
.  Eds. Gregory Fremont-
           Barnes and Richard A. Ryerson (Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2006).

“Love, humanity resonate in slavery’s story,” Journal-Courier (Jacksonville, Ill.), February 15, 2004.

Book Reviews

James Madison, the South, and the Trans-Appalachian West, 1783-1803. By Jeffrey Allen Zemler
           Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014. North Carolina Historical Review, 91, no. 4 (October 2014), 455-456.

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe. Ed. by Stuart Leibiger. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell,
           2013. Journal of American History, 100, no. 3 (December 2013), 825-826.

Rustic Warriors: Warfare and the Provincial Soldier on the New England Frontier, 1689–1748. By
           Steven C. Eames. New York, NY: New York University Press, 2011. The Historian, 75, no. 1
           (Spring 2013), 140-141.

Celebrating the Republic: Presidential Ceremony and Popular Sovereignty, from Washington to
.  By Sandra Moats.  DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2010.  Journal
           of American History,
97, no. 3 (December 2010), 793-794.

Prodigal Daughters: Susanna Rowson’s Early American Women.   By Marion Rust.  Chapel Hill:
          University of North Carolina Press, 2008.  Maryland Historical Magazine, 104, no. 3
          (Fall 2009), 337-338.

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: The Untold Story of the Gangland Bloodbath that Brought
          Down Al Capone
.  By William J. Helmer and Arthur J. Bilek.  Nashville: Cumberland
          House, 2004, paperback edition, 2006.  Illinois Heritage, 10, no. 1 (January-February 2007),

The Jay Treaty Debate, Public Opinion, and the Evolution of Early American Political Culture.
         By Todd Estes.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2006.  The Register of the
         Kentucky Historical Society
104, no. 4 (Autumn 2006), 707-708.

Labor, Loyalty, and Rebellion: Southwestern Illinois Coal Miners and World War I.  By Carl R.
        Weinberg.  Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 2005.  Illinois Heritage,
        8, no. 6 (November-December 2005), 21.

His Brother’s Blood: Speeches and Writings, 1838-64, by Owen Lovejoy.  Edited by William F.
        Moore and Jane Ann Moore.  Foreword by Paul Simon.  Urbana: University of Illinois
        Press, 2004.  Illinois Heritage, 8, no. 2 (March-April 2005), 22-23.

George Washington Reconsidered.  Edited by Don Higginbotham.  Charlottesville: University
        Press of Virginia, 2001.  Maryland Historical Magazine, 96, no. 4 (Winter 2001), 496-497