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History at UCM

Understanding today's complex world and seeking the best vision for tomorrow.

M.A. in History at UCM

Explore the depths of history and discover new ways to think about the past.

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Dr. Sara Brooks Sundberg

Professor of History

Office: Wood Hall 136K

Office Phone: (660) 543-8698


Dr. Sara Brooks Sundberg received her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. She has taught courses at UCM in early American history and women’s history since 2002. Her research centers on women’s lives in frontier and borderland regions in North America from the colonial period through the early twentieth century. She also researches and writes about U.S. history instruction and curriculum design. Dr. Sundberg has received research grants from the American Philosophical Society, American Historical Association and National Endowment for the Humanities.  Recent publications by Dr. Sundberg include: “Lucy Alston Pirrie: A Woman’s Life in Early Louisiana (1772-1833),” pp. 85-100 in Mary Farmer Kaiser and Shannon Frystak eds. Louisiana Women Their Lives and Times Volume 2 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2016) and “Women and Property in Early Louisiana: Legal Systems at Odds,”Journal of the Early Republic” 32 (Winter 2012), 633-665.

For more information see Dr. Sundberg’s Curriculum Vitae.