Dr. Mary Hoffschwelle

Professor

Dr. Mary Hoffschwelle
615-898-5806
Room 268, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 23, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University (1993)
  • M.A., College of William and Mary (1980)
  • B.A., Chatham College (1977)

Areas of Expertise

  • Tennessee History
  • U.S. and Southern Women's History

Publications

  • "'Bringing New Hope and Confidence to the People': Children and the Rosenwald Schools of the American South, 1912-1932," in Designing Modern Childhoods: Landscapes, Buildings, and Material Culture, ed. Marta Gutman and Ning deConinck-Smith (Rutgers University Press, 2008).
  • "Rosenwald Schools in the Rural Southern Landscape," in We Will Independent Be: African American Place-Making and the Struggle to Claim Space in the U.S., ed. Leslie M. Alexander and Angel David Nieves (Uni...
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  • "'Bringing New Hope and Confidence to the People': Children and the Rosenwald Schools of the American South, 1912-1932," in Designing Modern Childhoods: Landscapes, Buildings, and Material Culture, ed. Marta Gutman and Ning deConinck-Smith (Rutgers University Press, 2008).
  • "Rosenwald Schools in the Rural Southern Landscape," in We Will Independent Be: African American Place-Making and the Struggle to Claim Space in the U.S., ed. Leslie M. Alexander and Angel David Nieves (University Press of Colorado, 2008).
  • The Rosenwald Schools of the American South, New Perspectives on the History of the South (University Press of Florida, 2006). Award of Excellence, Southeast Society of Architectural Historians; Honorable Mention, History of Education Society Outstanding Book Award.
  • "Preserving Rosenwald Schools" Preservation Book series, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2003.
  • Rebuilding the Rural Southern Community (University of Tennessee Press, 1998). Co-winner, Tennessee History Book Award, 1998.
  • "'Better Homes on Better Farms': Domestic Reform in Rural Tennessee," Frontiers 22:1 (2001).
  • "Organizing Rural Communities for Change: The Commonwealth Fund Child Health Demonstration in Rutherford County," Tennessee Historical Quarterly 53 (Fall 1994)
  • "The Science of Domesticity: Home Economics at George Peabody College for Teachers," Journal of Southern History 57 (November 1991).

Works in Progress

  • Study of Jeanes Supervising Industrial Teachers in Alabama, 1907-1925.

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Research/Scholarly Activity

Other Interests/Public Service
National Trust for Historic Preservation; Rosenwald School Task Force; American Association of University Women; Delta Kappa Gamma

Courses

  • HIST 2030 Tennessee History
  • HIST 4730/5730 American Social History
  • HIST 4770/5770 Women in America to 1890
  • HIST 6020 Historical Research Methods
  • HIST 6550/7550 Seminar in American Material Culture