History & Anthropology
Dr. Jessica Cannon
Assistant Professor of History
Hometown: Frederick, Maryland
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarly Research/Creative Activities Award (2012)
UCM Honors College Faculty Fellow (2011-2012)
NASA Johnson Space Center History Office Internship (2007–2008).
Lord Baltimore Fellowship, Maryland Historical Society (2006).
James Scott Peterson Distinguished Service Award, Rice University (2006).
Graduate Assistant and Editorial Intern, Journal of Southern History (2004–2005).
Civil War and Reconstruction; Nineteenth-century America; U.S. South
“Owls in Space: Rice University’s Connections to the Johnson Space Center,” Houston History magazine, v. 6 (Fall 2008), pp. 30–33.
“Thoreau and His American Hero: In Support of John Brown’s ‘Raid,’” in Michael Powell and Bruce Thompson, eds., Mid-Maryland: A Crossroads of History, vol. I (Charleston, SC: History Press, 2005).
Dennis K. Boman, Lincoln and Citizens Rights in Civil War Missouri: Balancing Freedom and Security. Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2011. Forthcoming in the Missouri Historical Review, vol. 106 (2012).
John S. Salmon, Historic Photos of Gettysburg, and Emily J. and John S. Salmon, Historic Photos of the Siege of Petersburg. Nashville, Tenn.: Turner Publishing Co., 2007. (Journal of Southern History, vol. 75, Nov. 2009, p. 1132).
William L. Andrews and Regina E. Mason, Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. (Journal of Southern History, vol. 75, May 2009, p. 516–7).
Center for Texas Studies at TCU, Going to Texas: Five Centuries of Texas Maps. Fort Worth, Tex.: TCU Press, 2007. (Journal of Southern History, vol. 74, Nov. 2008, p. 1035).
David L. Lightner, Slavery and the Commerce Power: How the Struggle Against the Interstate Slave Trade Led to the Civil War. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2006. (Maryland Historical Magazine, vol. 102, Fall 2007, pp. 221–22).
Donald R. Jermann, Antietam: The Lost Order. Gretna, La.: Pelican Publishing Co., 2006. (Journal of Southern History, vol. 73, Nov. 2007, p. 973).
“Antietam at 150: Memory and Meanings through Time,” keynote address at 30th Anniversary Honors Student Association Celebration, Frederick Community College, Frederick, Maryland, September 2012.
“Maryland’s Journey North: Changing Identities in a Border State,” Society for Civil War Historians (SCWH) Biennial Meeting, June, 2012.
“Those Industrious Dens of Iniquity: The Border State Identity Crisis,” Honors College Faculty Fellows Lecture Series, University of Central Missouri, March 2012.
“Dissent on the Maryland Homefront,” Organization of American Historians (OAH) Annual Meeting, March 2009.
“‘Colonel! we’re in God’s country again!’: The Soldiers’ South becomes North,” Penn State University Richards Civil War Era Center Graduate Student Conference, February 2008.
HIST 1350: U.S. History to 1877
HIST 1351: U.S. History since 1877
HIST 4314: Jacksonian America
HIST 4315: Civil War and Reconstruction
HIST 5350: Graduate Colloquium: The Civil War Era
SOSC 3010: Writings in the Social Sciences- Topics in Southern History
HONR 3000: History of Flight
HONR 3000: War and Society