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Brooks Simpson

brooks.simpson@asu.edu

Professor
Barrett Honors College
Faculty
Mail Code: 1612

Sage South 151 (Map)
(480)727-2506

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HON 394 Special Topics
HON 494 Special Topics
HST 493 Honors Thesis
HST 499 Individualized Instruction
HST 599 Thesis
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HON 394 Special Topics
HST 408 Civil War & Reconstruction
HST 492 Honors Directed Study
HST 493 Honors Thesis
HST 499 Individualized Instruction
HST 592 Research
HST 599 Thesis
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 799 Dissertation

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HON 394 Special Topics
HON 494 Special Topics

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 204 Historical Themes in the US
HST 591 Seminar
HST 790 Reading and Conference

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 204 Historical Themes in the US
HST 300 Historical Inquiry
HST 498 Pro-Seminar

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 300 Historical Inquiry
HST 306 Studies in US History
HST 408 Civil War & Reconstruction
HST 598 Special Topics

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 599 Thesis
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 590 Reading and Conference
HST 599 Thesis
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 204 Historical Themes in the US
HST 300 Historical Inquiry
HST 692 Research

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 408 Civil War & Reconstruction
HST 591 Seminar

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Simpson, Brooks D.. The Civil War in the East, 1861-1865. Potomac Books (2013).

  2. Edited book: Simpson, Brooks D.. The Civil War: The Third Year Told By Those Who Lived It. Library of America (2013).

  3. C-SPAN. Abraham Lincoln's War Policies in 1863. Abraham Lincoln Association (2013).

  4. C-SPAN. Generalship at Gettysburg. National Park Service/Gettysburg National Military Park (2013).

  5. C-SPAN. The Chattanooga Campaign. Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission (2013).

  6. Fox News. Gettysburg Sesquicentennial. Fox News (2013).

  7. History (The History Channel). The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents. History (2013).

  8. History (The History Channel). The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents (1). History (2013).

  9. History (The History Channel). The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents (2). History (2013).

  10. History (The History Channel). The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents (4). History (2013).

  11. Book chapter: Brooks D. Simpson. "Hit Him Again!": The Caning of Charles Sumner. Congress and the Crisis of the 1850s. Ohio University Press (2012).

  12. Book chapter: Brooks D. Simpson. "What Happened on Orchard Knob?". Chattanooga. Southern Illinois University Press (2012).

  13. Book chapter: Brooks D. Simpson. Revisiting Republican Reconstruction Policy. A Political Nation: New Directions in Mid-Nineteenth Century American Political History. University Press of Virginia (2012).

  14. Loren Farr, interviewer; Brooks Simpson, interviewee.. Interview. Tulsa Studio 21 (2012).

  15. Albert Castel with Brooks D. Simpson. Victors in Blue. University Press of Kansas (2011).

  16. Simpson, Brooks D.. The Civil War in the East, 1861-1865. ABC-CLIO (2011).

  17. Edited book: Brooks D. Simpson, Stephen W. Sears, and Aaron Sheehan-Dean. The Civil War: The First Year Told By Those Who Lived It. Library of America (2011).

  18. Review of: Bluecoats and Tar Heels: Soldiers and Civilians in Reconstruction North Carolina. American Historical Review (2010).

  19. Book chapter: Brooks D. Simpson. Fugitive Slave Law of 1850. Milestone Documents of African American History. Schlager (2010).

  20. Book chapter: Brooks D. Simpson. US v. Cruikshank. Milestone Documents of African American History. Schlager (2010).

  21. Simpson, Brooks D.. Grant, Ulysses S.. The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law. Yale University Press (2009).

  22. Simpson, Brooks D.. The Reconstruction Presidents. University Press of Kansas (2009).

  23. Edited book: David W. Blight and Brooks D. Simpson. Union and Emancipation: Essays on Politics and Race in the Civil War Era. Kent State University Press (2009).

  24. Book chapter: Brooks D. Simpson. After Shiloh: Grant, Sherman, and Survival. Shiloh. Southern Illinois University Press (2009).

  25. Book chapter: Simpson, Brooks D.. Daniel Webster. Milestone Documents of American Leaders. Schlager Group (2009).

  26. Book chapter: Simpson, Brooks D.. James Buchanan. Milestone Documents of American Leaders. Schlager Group (2009).

  27. Book chapter: Simpson, Brooks D.. Robert E. Lee. Milestone Documents of American Leaders. Schlager Group (2009).

  28. Book chapter: Simpson, Brooks D.. Robert F. Kennedy. Milestone Documents of American Leaders. Schlager Group (2009).

  29. Book chapter: Simpson, Brooks D.. Ulysses S. Grant. Milestone Documents of American Leaders. Schlager Group (2009).

  30. Brooks D. Simpson. Battles, Leaders, Stories. The Ambrose Bierce Journal (2008).

  31. Book chapter: Brooks D. Simpson. Earvin "Magic" Johnson. African American Icons of Sport. Greenwood (2008).

  32. Book chapter: Brooks D. Simpson with Rebecca A. Simpson. Derek Jeter. African American Icons of Sport. Greenwood (2008).

  33. Review of: Vicksburg: The Campaign That Opened the Mississippi. Journal of Southern History (2006).

  34. Simpson, Brooks D. Bobby Orr. Encyclopedia of New England. Yale University Press (2005).

  35. Simpson, Brooks D. Boston Bruins. Encyclopedia of New England. Yale University Press (2005).

  36. Review of: For Free Press and Equal Rights. Alabama Review (2005).

  37. . Review of: Frederickburg! Frwedericksburg!. H-Net (H-Civil War) (2005).

  38. Book chapter: Simpson, Brooks D (Author) . Ex parte Milligan (1866). The Public Debate over Controversial Supreme Court Decisions. Congressional Quarterly (2005).

  39. Book chapter: Simpson, Brooks D (Author) . The Doom of Slavery: Ulysses S. Grant, War Aims, and Emancipation, 1861-1863. Annual Editions/American History: Volume 1. McGraw Hill (2005).

  40. Review of: In the Presence of Mine Enemies. Journal of American History (2004).

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Presentations

  1. Simpson, Brooks D. "The Rise of Ulysses. S. Grant". Liberty University Civil War Conference. (Sep 2012).
  2. Simpson, Brooks D. The US Army and the Road to Emancipation. Sacred Trust Presentations @ Gettysburg NMP. (Jul 2012).
  3. Simpson, Brooks D. The Rise of Ulysses S. Grant, 1862. 2012 Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. (Jun 2012).
  4. Simpson, Brooks D. Civil War Blogging. 2012 Civil War Institute. (Jun 2012).
  5. Simpson, Brooks D. Mark Grimsley's The Hard Hand of War. 2012 Civil War Institute. (Jun 2012).
  6. Simpson, Brooks D., and Grimsley, Mark Antietam Battlefield Tour. 2012 Civil War Institute. (Jun 2012).
  7. Simpson, Brooks D. Lincoln, Grant, Congress, and the Lieutenant General Act. United States Capitol Historical Society. (May 2012).
  8. Simpson, Brooks D. The Civil War and Its Aftermath. United States Capitol Historical Society. (May 2012).
  9. Simpson, Brooks D. Civil War Generalship. Society of Military Historians Annual Meeting. (May 2012).
  10. Simpson, Brooks D. The Road to Emancipation. Tulsa CC Series on the American Civil War. (Apr 2012).
  11. Simpson, Brooks D. Barack Obama: Promise and Reality. Barack Obama and American Democracy Conference, Tufts Univ.. (Mar 2012).
  12. Brooks D. Simpson The Fruits of Victory: Ulysses S. Grant and the Legacy of the Civil War. Great Lakes History Conference. (Oct 2011).
  13. Brooks D. Simpson Origins of the Department of Justice. OAH Convention. (Apr 2011).
  14. Simpson, Brooks D. "Union War Planning in 1861". US Capitol Historical Society. (May 2010).
  15. Simpson, Brooks D. "Nationalism in the Civil War Era". Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting. (Nov 2009).
  16. Simpson, Brooks D. "Lincoln, Congress, and the Management of Military Affairs". US Capitol Historical Society. (May 2009).
  17. Simpson, Brooks D. "Lincoln and His Contemporaries". Lincoln Bicentennial: ALPLM. (Feb 2009).
  18. Simpson, Brooks D. "Lincoln and the Civil War". Lincoln Bicentennial: ALPLM. (Feb 2009).
  19. Simpson, Brooks NEW APPROACHES TO CIVIL WAR MILITARY HISTORY. Southern Historical Association. (Nov 2006).
  20. Simpson, Brooks Abraham Lincoln: Flawed Warlord. The Art of Command in the Civil War Conference. (Oct 2005).
  21. Simpson, Brooks Homefront and Battlefront in the Civil War. Grand Valley State University/Great Lakes History Conference. (Oct 2005).
  22. Simpson, Brooks The Grant/Lincoln Relationship. The Art of Command in the Civil War. (Oct 2005).
  23. Simpson, Brooks Ulysses S. Grant. The Ohio Eight: Ohio in Presidential Politics. (Oct 2004).
  24. Simpson, Brooks Ulysses S. Grant and the 1864 Overland Campaign. Central Virginia Battlefield Trust. (May 2004).
  25. Simpson, Brooks Declaration of Independence Presentation/Naturalization Ceremony.
  26. Simpson, Brooks Home Front and Battle Front. Massachusetts School of Law Civil War Symposium.
  27. Simpson, Brooks The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
  28. Simpson, Brooks The Politics of Command. Massachusetts School of Law Civil War Symposium.
  29. Simpson, Brooks The Road to Gettysburg. Blue and Gray Education Society.
  30. Simpson, Brooks PFF and Graduate Training. American Historical Association.
  31. Simpson, Brooks The Education of Historians in the 21st Century. American Historical Association Meeting.
  32. Simpson, Brooks George B. McClellan. History America Tours, United States Military Academy.
  33. Simpson, Brooks Searching for Ulysses. Illinois History Symposium.
  34. Simpson, Brooks Explaining Victory. Southern Historical Association.
  35. Simpson, Brooks Grant at Shiloh. Civil War Institute.
  36. Simpson, Brooks Working to Define the Meaning of Victory: U. S. Grant and the Memory of the Civil War. Southern Historical Association.
  37. Simpson, Brooks Combating Catastrophe: Ulysses S. Grant from Cold Harbor to the Crater. Deep Delta Civil War Symposium.
  38. Simpson, Brooks Grant and the Wilderness Campaign. Mosby heritage Association.
  39. Simpson, Brooks How Did Freedom Come?: A Reappraisal of the Emancipation Debate. Abraham Lincoln Symposium.
  40. Simpson, Brooks The American Sphinx?. Conference on Presidential Rhetoric, Bush Presidential Library.

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Batalden,Stephen K * , Lalo,Alexei , Simpson,Brooks D , . 2011 Youth Leadership Program with Azerbaijan. AMER. COUN. FOR INTERNAT'L ED. (9/6/2011 - 3/31/2014).
  2. Stowe,Noel James * Simpson,Brooks D . PREPARING FUTURE FACULTY PROGRAM IN HISTORY WITH THE AHA. AMER HISTORICAL ASSN (6/1/2000 - 12/1/2002).

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Service

  1. Barrett, The Honors College, Honors Faculty Advisory Council (2013 - present)
  2. Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, Associate Director (2011 - present)
  3. Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, Associate Director (2011 - present)
  4. University Press of Kansas, Manuscript Reviewer (2010 - present)
  5. Civil War History, Editorial Board (2010 - present)
  6. Civil War History, Editorial Board (2010 - present)
  7. Civil War History, Editorial Board (2010 - present)
  8. ABC-CLIO African American Academic Solutions, Editorial Board member (2010 - present)
  9. Barrett, The Honors College, Adviser (2009 - present)
  10. Barrett, The Honors College, Adviser (2009 - present)
  11. Barrett, The Honors College, Adviser (2009 - present)
  12. Harlan Davidson, Inc, Advisory Editor (2003 - present)
  13. Harlan Davidson, Inc, Advisory Editor (2003 - present)
  14. University of Nebraska Press/Great Campaigns of the Civil War, Co-editor (1994 - present)
  15. University of Nebraska Press/Great Campaigns of the Civil War, Co-editor (1994 - present)
  16. University of Nebraska Press/Great Campaigns of the Civil War, Co-editor (1994 - present)
  17. Organization of American Historians, OAH Distinguished Lecturer (2010 - 2016)
  18. Abraham Lincoln Association, Board of Directors (1996 - 2015)
  19. Melikian Center, Speaker/PI for CSRD (2012 - 2014)
  20. Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, Chair (2008 - 2014)
  21. PIP/ASU, Faculty Mentor (2013 - 2014)
  22. Arizona Humanities Council, Speaker (2013)
  23. Organization of American Historians, OAH Distinguished Lecturer (2010 - 2013)
  24. ASU Downtown: Evaluator for Promotion, Evaluator (2013)
  25. ASU NEH Summer Stipends Internal Evaluator, Evaluator (2013)
  26. Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, Associate Director (2011 - 2013)
  27. Rio Verde Community Center, Speaker (2013)
  28. Peter Seaborg Award Jury, Juror (2012)
  29. Abraham Lincoln Association, Board of Directors (1996 - 2012)
  30. FinnFest, Tucson, AZ, Speaker (2012)
  31. Arizona Humanities Council/Phoenix Public Library/Making Sense of the Civil War, Speaker (2012)
  32. Arizona Humanities Council/Scottsdale Civic Center, Speaker (2012)
  33. MindQuest of Scottsdale, Speaker (2012)
  34. Melikian Center, Speaker/PI for CSRD (2012)
  35. APS Back to School, Speaker (2012)
  36. Arizona Humanities Council/Yuma Public Library/Making Sense of the Civil War, Speaker (2012)
  37. National Air Filtration Association, Keynote Speaker (2012)
  38. Arizona Humanities Council/Safford Public Library/Making Sense of the Civil War, Speaker (2012)
  39. SHPRS Transition Committee, Member (2001 - 2012)
  40. Huntington Library Conference "Civil War Lives", Speaker (2011)

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Curriculum Vitae / Resume

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Areas of Expertise

Media Expert,

Spoken Languages:

Expertise in:
  • Biography; Grant, Henry Adams, collective biographical studies
  • History: American; American presidency, American national politics, Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Politics: American; American presidency, American national politics
  • Sports; Professional team sports (MLB, NHL, NFL); Teams, fans, facilities, community identity.
  • War and War Crimes; Military history, military policy and strategy, dissent in wartime, presidential war powers