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Casper, Scott E. 1964-

Casper, Scott E. 1964-

PERSONAL:

Born November 20, 1964. Education: Princeton University, A.B., 1986; Yale University, M.A. and M.Phil., both 1990, Ph.D., 1992.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Department of History, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, visiting lecturer in history, 1991; University of Nevada, Reno, assistant professor, 1992-97, associate professor, 1997-2007, professor of history, 2007—, director of graduate studies in history, 1999-2003, department chair, 2003-05, 2007—.

MEMBER:

American Antiquarian Society, Organization of American Historians, American Studies Association, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, Phi Beta Kappa.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson fellow, American Antiquarian Society, 1990, 1998-99; Stanley J. Kahrl fellow in literary manuscripts, Houghton Library, Harvard University, 1993; fellow of National Endowment for the Humanities at Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, 1998-99; Book Prize, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, 2000, for Constructing American Lives: Biography and Culture in Nineteenth-Century America; fellow of Virginia Historical Society, 2004, National Humanities Center, 2005-06, and Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 2006.

WRITINGS:

(Editor, with Richard O. Davies) Five Hundred Years: Exploring American Traditions, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1995, 5th edition, Pearson Education (Upper Saddle River, NJ), 2006.

Of Sagebrush and Slot Machines: This Curious Place Called Nevada, Prentice-Hall (Upper Saddle River, NJ), 1997, 2nd edition, 2007.

Constructing American Lives: Biography and Culture in Nineteenth-Century America, University of North Carolina Press (Chapel Hill, NC), 1999.

(Editor, with Lucinda M. Long) Moving Stories: Migration and the American West, 1850-2000, Nevada Humanities Center (Reno, NV), 2001.

(Editor, with Jeffrey D. Groves and Joanne D. Chaison) Perspectives on American Book History: Artifacts and Commentary, with CD-ROM, University of Massachusetts Press (Amherst, MA), 2002.

(Editor, with Jeffrey D. Groves, Stephen W. Nissenbaum, and Michael Winship) A History of the Book in America, Volume 1: The Industrial Book, 1840-1880, University of North Carolina Press (Chapel Hill, NC), 2007.

Sarah Johnson's Mount Vernon: The Forgotten History of an American Shrine, Hill & Wang (New York, NY), 2008.

Contributor to books, including Reading Books: Essays on the Material Text and Literature in America, edited by Michele Moylan and Lane Stiles, University of Massachusetts Press (Amherst, MA), 1997; and reference books. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including American Art, Journal of Women's History, American Literary History, Nineteenth-Century Prose, Victorian Periodicals Review, and Common Place.

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