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Dr. Michael J. Connolly

Ph.D. - The Catholic University of America
M.A. - The Catholic University of America
B.A. - St. Michael's College

 

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Michael J. Connolly

Associate Professor of History
Department of Social Sciences
Purdue University North Central

Jacksonian America
History of New England
19th Century American Political and Economic History

Co-Editor, Praeger Series on American Political Culture
List Editor, H-New England

Dr. Michael J. Connolly is Associate Professor of History at Purdue University North Central in Westville, Indiana.  Born and raised in Georgetown, Massachusetts, he received his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Political Science from St. Michael’s College in Winooski, Vermont (1993), and his Masters (1995) and Ph.D. (2000) from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.  He is married and lives in Valparaiso, Indiana. Dr. Connolly’s research interests are in 19th century American History generally, and he published Capitalism, Politics, and Railroads in Jacksonian New England with University of Missouri Press in 2003.  He is also the author of a number of articles and serves as List Editor for H-New England.  He brags a large collection of bowties, roots passionately for the Boston Red Sox, and scandalizes northwest Indiana with his distinct New England accent.

 

Course Information:
U.S. History to 1877 (HIST 15100)
U.S. History since 1877 (HIST 15200)
20th Century American History (HIST 36700)
Early National America, 1787-1850 (HIST 37800)
History of American Railroads (HIST 49200)
The Coming of the Civil War (HIST 49200)
Great Issues  I  (IDIS 43500)
Great Issues II  (IDIS 43600)

 

mconnolly@pnc.edu
Phone: 219.785.5618
Fax: 219.785.5526

30E Schwarz Hall
1401 South U.S. Highway 421
Westville, IN 46391

At the Warren Harding Memorial in Marion, Ohio

At the Warren Harding Memorial in Marion, Ohio

 

Pondering at the Warren G. Harding Home in Marion, Ohio

Pondering at the Warren G. Harding Home in Marion, Ohio

 

Typical Winter in Hancock, New Hampshire

Typical Winter in Hancock, New Hampshire

 

President Franklin Pierce's Home in Hillsborough, New Hampshire

President Franklin Pierce's Home in Hillsborough, New Hampshire

 

Monsignor Pierre Hevey's Memorial in Manchester, New Hampshire

Monsignor Pierre Hevey's Memorial in Manchester, New Hampshire