322 Humanities Building

Martin, TN 38238


(731) 881-7470


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David Coffey, Chair




Dr. Donna Cooper Graves


Associate Professor





American Social and Cultural History

Women's History

Public History


Coordinator of the Public History Program

  • History 302: Introduction to Public History
  • History 450: Public History Internship (3-6 hrs.)

Published Book:



This book has been awarded The Adele Mellen Prize for its distinguished contribution to scholarship.


Published Articles:


Biographical enteries on Sarah Parker Remond and Laura Ratclife, in Encyclopedia of Women in the American Civil War, Lisa Tendrick Frank, editor, ABC-CLIO Press


"Rape History in the United States: Seventeenth Century," in Encyclopedia of Rape, by Merril Smith, editor, (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004).


"'We'll Fight It Out Fair Right Now': Homicide, Felony Assault, and Gender in Kansas City, Kansas, 1890-1920, In Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains (2003).


"Subject as Audience: The Politics of Public Exhibits on Women" (with Carol Green) in Gender and History 1994.


Published Book Reviews:


Book Review of Constructing Townscapes: Space and Society in Antebellum Tennessee, by Lisa Tolbert, Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Vol. LIX no. 3 (Fall 2000), 238-239.


Book Review of Spirited Lives: How Nuns Shaped Catholic Culture and American Life, 1836-1920, by Martha Smith and Coral K. Cohurn, Amazon.com, Sept 1999 [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807824739/002-4724362-8047453].


Book Review of Peopling the Plains: Who Settled Where in Frontier Kansas, by James R. Shortridge, Kansas History: Journal of the Central Plains, 20:4 (Winter 1997-98), 261-262.


Book Review of Eggs in the Coffee, Sheep in the Corn: My Seventeen Years as a Farmwife, by Marjorie Myers Douglas, Michigan Historical Quarterly, 21:2 (Fall 1995), 147-148.




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