Stephen E. Maizlish
Associate Professor


Spring 2019
History 3325


                         Professional Experience

                         Administrative Experience

                         Major Publications

                               "A Strife of Tongues"

                         Current Research
                          Fields of Interest

                          Courses Taught
                          Recent Awards


        AddressDepartment of History
                        Box 19529
                        University of Texas-Arlington
                        Arlington, Texas 76019
                        University Hall, Room 313

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Ph.D.  (History) University of California, Berkeley, August 1978
M.A.  (History) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, August 1968
B.A.   (History) University of California, Berkeley, June 1967


1984-         Associate Professor (University of Texas at Arlington)
1978-1984 Assistant Professor (University of Texas at Arlington)
1976           Acting Instructor (University of California, Berkeley)


2002-2010 History Graduate MA Advisor (University of Texas at Arlington)
2001-2003 Faculty Senate Executive Committee (University of Texas at Arlington)
2000-2001 Chair, College Committee on Tenure and Promotion (University of Texas at Arlington)
1999-2010 History Department Webmaster (University of Texas at Arlington)
1998-1999 Chair, University Faculty Development Leave Committee (University of Texas at Arlington)
1996-2010 Co-Chair, History Department Scheduling (University of Texas at Arlington)
1987-1993 Chair, Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures (University of Texas at Arlington)                                                 
1985-1986 History Graduate Advisor (University of Texas at Arlington)



          A 'Strife of Tongues:' The Compromise of 1850 and the Ideological
                      Foundations of the American Civil War 
                                 (Charlottesville: The University of Virginia Press, 2018).
                                      Follow this link to learn more about
                                               "A Strife of Tongues" and how to purchase a copy.

                                      Follow this link for a podcast interview about the book 


The Triumph of Sectionalism:
            The Transformation of Ohio Politics, 1844-1856.
                        (Kent: Kent State University Press, 1983).

Edited Books:

Co-Editor, Essays on Africa and the African Diaspora.
                       (College Station: Texas A&M Press, 1996).
Co-Editor, New Perspectives on Race and Slavery in America.
                       (Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 1986).
Co-Editor, Walter Prescott Webb and the Teaching of History.
                        (College Station: Texas A&M Press, 1985).
Co-Editor, Essays on American Antebellum Politics, 1840-1860.
                        (College Station: Texas A&M Press, 1982).


"Rehearsing for the Great Debate of 1850: The Controversy over Seating  
              Father Theobald Mathew on the Floor of the Senate," Civil War History,            
              December, 2018.
"The Cholera Panic in Washington and the Compromise of 1850,"
              Washington History, April, 2017.
"Salmon P. Chase: The Roots of Ambition and the Origins of Reform,"
              The Journal of the Early Republic, Spring, 1998.
"Ohio and the Rise of Sectional Politics,"
             in Andrew R. L. Cayton and Jeffery B. Brown, editors,
             The Pursuit of Public Power (Kent: Kent  State University
             Press, 1994).
"Race and Politics in the Antebellum Northern Democracy,"
             in New Perspectives on Race and Slavery in America.
"The Meaning of Nativism and the Crisis of the Union,"
             in Essays on American Antebellum Politics, 1840-1860.


"Slavery Expansion: The History of an Idea, 1787-1861"


Antebellum America; Civil War and Reconstruction;
United States Political History


The United States, 1607-1865 -------------------------- (History 1311)
The United States, 1865-Present ------------------------ (History 1312)
The Study of History  -----------------------------------  (History 3300)
The Coming of the Civil War  ---------------------------  (History 3324)
Civil War and Reconstruction ---------------------------  (History 3325)
Colloquium in Nineteenth-Century U. S. History --------  (History 5301)
Research Seminar in Nineteenth-Century U. S. History -- (History 5321)
Issues and Interpretations in American History ----------- (History 5340)


Faculty Development Leave, 2010-2011
                 University of Texas--Arlington

Travel and Professional Development Award, 2009
                College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas-Arlington

Outstanding New Advisor--Faculty Academic Advisor, 2004
                National Academic Advising Association

Outstanding Academic Advisor--Faculty Graduate Academic Advisor, 2003-2004
                University of Texas--Arlington



UTA Library

UTA Library--History Guides

UTA Department of History                                              

UTA Department of History Faculty

Links to articles of general interst

Liberal Arts Education: "What Are You Going to Do With That?"

Student Loan Crisis: A Generation Hobbled


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