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James C. Clark

Curriculum Vitae

1515 Orangewood Avenue Orlando, Florida 32806 • james.clark@ucf.edu • 407-810-5080

EDUCATION

University of Florida, Ph. D., History, December 1998. Dissertation Title: "Claude Pepper and the Path to Defeat: The 1950 Florida Primary." Dissertation Committee: David Colburn, Chair, Samuel Proctor, Michael Gannon, Bertram Wyatt-Brown, Robert Zieger.

Stetson University, M.A., History, August 1986. Thesis Title: "The Flight of the Confederate Government from Richmond." Dissertation Chair: Evans Johnson.

Lenoir-Rhyne College, B.A. History, August 1975. Major Chair: Carolyn Huff.


TEACHING

Senior Lecturer, University of Central Florida History Department, 2019-Present.

Lecturer, University of Central Florida History Department, 2012-Present.

Instructor, University of Central Florida History Department, 1999 to 2012.

Adjunct Professor, University of Central Florida, History Department, 1986-1999.

 

PUBLICATIONS: JOURNALS

Clark, James C., "Civil Rights Leader Harry T. Moore and the Ku Klux Klan in Florida," Florida Historical Quarterly,  73 Summer 1995, 166-183.

Clark, James C. "Claude Pepper and the Seeds of His 1950 Defeat, 1944-1948," Florida Historical Quarterly, 74 Summer 1995, 1-22.

Clark, James C., "The Murder of President James A. Garfield," Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives, 24 Summer 1992, 129-139.

Clark, James C., "The Fox Goes to France: Florida Secret Codes and the Election of 1876," Florida Historical Quarterly, April 1991, 430-456.

Clark, James C., "Cooling Garfield," The Journal of American Culture, 13 Summer 1990. 29-31.

Clark, James C., "Robert Henry Best: The Path to Treason, 1921-1945," Journalism Quarterly, 67 Winter 1990, 1051-1061.

Clark, James. C., "John Wallace and the Writing of Reconstruction History," Florida Historical Quarterly, 67 Spring 1989, 409-427.

Clark, James C., "The 1944 Florida Democratic Senate Primary," Florida Historical Quarterly, 66 Spring 1988, 365-384.

PUBLICATIONS: BOOKS

Clark, James C., Hidden History of Florida, Charleston: History Press, 2015.

Clark, James C., Florida: A Concise History, Charleston: History Press, 2014.

Clark, James C., Orlando, Florida: A Brief History, Charleston: The History Press, 2013.

Clark, James C., Red Pepper and Gorgeous George: Claude Pepper's Epic Defeat in the 1950 Democratic Primary, Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2011

Clark, James C., Presidents in Florida, Sarasota: Pineapple Press, 2012.

Clark, James C., 200 Quick Trips Through Florida History, Sarasota: Pineapple Press, 2000.

Clark, James C., The Murder of James A. Garfield, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1995.

Clark, James C., Faded Glory: Presidents Out of Power, New York: Praeger, 1986.

Clark, James C., Last Train South: The Flight of the Confederate Government from Richmond, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1985.

 

PUBLICATIONS: EDITED BOOKS

Clark, James C., editor, Pineapple Anthology of Florida Writers, Volume 3, Sarasota: Pineapple Press, 2016

Clark, James C., editor, Pineapple Anthology of Florida Writers, Volume 2, Sarasota: Pineapple Press, 2014.

Clark, James C., editor, Pineapple Anthology of Florida Writers, Volume 1, Sarasota: Pineapple Press, 2013.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Clark, James C., review of Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring. H-War, H-Net Reviews. August, 2019. URL: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=54051

Clark, James C. Clark, review of Showdown in the South: Jimmy Carter and the 1976 Florida Democratic Primary by Clay Ouzts. Journal of Southern History 85 (November 2019): 965-966.

James C. review of The Struggle for Black Freedom in Miami: Civil Rights and America's Tourist Paradise, 1896-1968 by Chanelle Nyree Rose. Journal of American History (June 2017): 126.

Clark, James C. review of The Biohistory of Florida by Francis William Zettler. Florida Historical Quarterly (Fall 2016): 246-247.

Clark, James C. review of The Door of Hope: Republican Presidents and the First Southern Strategy, 1877-1933, by Edward O. Frantz. Historian 74 (Winter 2012): 832-833.

Clark, James C. review of Mel Martinez and the American Dream by Richard Foglesong. Tampa Bay History 26 (2012): 112-114.

Clark, James C. review of Claude Pepper and Ed Ball: Politics, Purpose, and Power by Tracy E. Danese. Journal of Southern History 67 (November 2001): 898.

Clark, James C., review of Bridging The Gap: Continuing the Florida NAACP Legacy of Harry T. Moore by Robert W. Saunders Sr., Georgia Historical Quarterly 84 (Fall 2000) 546.

Clark, James C., review of A Jewish Colonel in the Civil War: Marcus M. Spiegel of the Ohio Volunteers, edited by Jean Powers and Frank L. Byrne. 74 (Spring 1996): 489-491.

Clark, James C. review of A Sacred Trust: Nelson Poynter and the St. Petersburg Times by Robert Pierce. Florida Historical Quarterly 73 (July 1994): 100-102.

Clark, James C. review of The 1990 Repap MediaGuide by Jude Wanniski, ed. Newspaper Research Journal 11 (March 1990): 103-105.

Clark, James C., review of The Angle-American Crisis of the Mid-Nineteenth Century: The Times and America, 1850-1862 by Martin Crawford. American Academy of Political and Social Sciences 503 (May 1989): 168-169.

Clark, James C. review of The Binghams of Louisville: The Dark History Behind One of America's Great Fortunes by David Leon Chandler and Mary Voltz Chandler. Florida Historical Quarterly 67 (April 1989): 503-505.

Clark, James C. review of House of Dream: The Bingham Family of Louisville by Marie Brenner. Florida Historical Quarterly 67 (April 1989): 503-505.

Clark, James C. review of No Ivory Tower McCarthyism and the Universities by Ellen W. Schrecker. Florida Historical Quarterly 66 (April 1988): 476-478.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES

"Claude Pepper" in American National Biography (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).

"James A. Garfield" in American National Biography New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).