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  • Barry Joyce, Professor in the History Department at the University of Delaware

    Coordinator, Social Studies Education Program
    University of Delaware
    214 John Munroe Hall
    Newark, DE 19716
    M/W 10:30-12


    ​Barry Joyce is the Co-Coordinator of the History/Social Studies Secondary Education program and coordinator of the Master of Arts in Social Studies in World History program at the University of Delaware. He received his Ph.D. in American History from the University of California, Riverside, in 1995. He came to the University of Delaware in 2000. His latest book is The First U.S. History Textbooks: Constructing and Disseminating the American Tale in the Nineteenth Century (Rowman and Littlefield). He is currently working on a project that investigates historical representations and perceptions of shared sacred space in the American Southwest. His first published work in this area will be “The Temple and the Rock; James W. Lesueur and the Synchronization of Sacred Space in the American Southwest,” in the April 2017 issue of the Journal of Mormon History. He is also currently collaborating on a quantitative study that analyzes student and instructor conceptual understanding of world history in higher education. He teaches courses on the American West and Native American History on campus and in the American Southwest, in addition to offering various social studies education, American History and World History courses.



    • The First U.S. History Textbooks: Constructing and Disseminating the American Tale in the Nineteenth Century. Rowman and Littlefield Press, 2015.
    • The Shaping of American Ethnography: The Wilkes Exploration Expedition, 1838-1842 (University of Nebraska Press, 2001).
    • A Harbor Worth Defending: A Military History of Point Loma (Cabrillo Historical Association, 1995)





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