Faculty


David Vaught

Professor and Head

Jason Parker

Specialty:

American Agriculture, Labor, Gilded Age, and the Progressive Era

Biography:

Dr. Vaught joined the department in 1997. His fields of specialization are American rural history, labor, and the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. He enjoys teaching upper-division, honors, and graduate courses in those fields, as well as both halves of the U.S. history survey. He is the author of Cultivating California: Growers, Specialty Crops, and Labor, 1875-1920 (1999) and After The Gold Rush: Tarnished Dreams in the Sacramento Valley (2007), both published by Johns Hopkins University Press, and, most recently, Teaching the Big Class: Advice from a History Colleague (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2011). His current book project examines baseball in rural America since 1839.

 

Publications:

The Farmers' Game:  Baseball in Rural America The Farmers' Game: Baseball in Rural America

Cultivating California: Growers, Specialty Crops, and
           Labor, 1875-1920 Cultivating California: Growers, Specialty Crops, and Labor, 1875-1920

After The Gold Rush: Tarnished Dreams in the Sacramento
          Valley After The Gold Rush: Tarnished Dreams in the Sacramento Valley

Teaching the Big Class: Advice from a History Colleague