Hutchins Lecture

In 2016, I was invited to deliver a Hutchins Lecture at the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. My talk was entitled “Unbecoming Southern: The Roots of Texas Exceptionalism.”

Adventures of Sam and Ripley

In 2016, I developed my Texas History to 1850, HIST 3363, as an on-line course. I spent some of my time driving around the state, filming short video clips at historic sites with my dog, Ripley. Check out the “exciting” teaser!

Texas to 1850 Course Introduction

Here’s the course introduction to my online Texas History course. To my surprise, Ripley proved to be remarkably well-behaved.

Border Land talk (coming soon)

Here’s a talk I gave with Digital Creation director Ramona Holmes at UT Arlington in January, 2017, to introduce the new “Border Land” website, which maps sites of interethnic violence in early nineteenth century Texas.