History

 

Patrick Pospisek, Office # D-1-106 MAK, Phone # 331-8568, pospisep@gvsu.edu

Visiting Assistant Professor

Fields:  Early American Republic; Public History; Midwest

Degrees:             B.A., North Central College, 2002

                             M.A., University of Illinois-Springfield, 2004

                             Ph.D., Purdue University, 2013

Courses:

HST 103 (American Civilizations)
HST 204 (World History since 1500)
HST 205 (American History to 1877)
HST 206 (American History since 1877)
HST 377 (History of Warfare)

Patrick’s research focuses on the development of the Old Northwest Territory in the years preceding the Civil War.  He is currently working on a manuscript tentatively titled The Rise and Fall of Frontier Urbanization in the American Midwest: Galena, Illinois: 1820-1870 which examines the growth of an Upper Mississippi Valley city and its subsequent decline as early benefits became comparative liabilities.  He has begun work on a second project exploring the history of Midwestern mining regions previous to the California gold rush and the evolution of a federal mining policy to manage these public lands.

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