Dr. Donald Maxwell

Dr. Donald Maxwell
Assistant Professor
History, Department of
Arts and Sciences, College of
Stalker Hall, Room 312
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Education

  • Ph.D. - U.S. history, Indiana University - 2010
  • M.A. - U.S. history, Indiana University - 2002
  • M.L.S. - library science, Indiana University - 1984
  • B.S. - arts administration, Butler University - 1983

Licensures and Certifications

Teaching Interests

  • twentieth-century U.S. social and cultural history, emigration, public history<br><br>courses taught:<br>HIST 102 Studies in World Civilization since 1500<br>HIST 110 Past and Present: 1968<br>HIST 113 Topics in History: Leaving America: The Hidden History of American<br>Emigration and Migration<br>HIST 113 Topics in History: The United States in the World<br>HIST 113 Topics in History: America to 1877<br>HIST 113/213 Topics in History: The 1970s<br>HIST 113/213/313 Topics in History: 1968: The Year That Rocked the World<br>HIST 201 The United States to 1877<br>HIST 202 The United States since 1865<br>HIST 213 Topics in History: How the United States Got Its Shape<br>HIST 213 Topics in History: The United States in the Americas<br>HIST 302 United States History<br>HIST 313 Topics in History: Colonial North America, 1500-1800<br>HIST 336 The Sixties: Counterculture and Protest<br>HIST 404 Internship in Public History<br>HIST 494 Topics in U.S. History: The United States since 1974<br>HIST 598 1968: A Global History<br>G H 101 Freshman Honors: Contemporary Issues Seminar: The North in the American Imagination<br><br><br>

Intellectual Contributions

  • Unguarded Border: American Émigrés in Canada during the Vietnam War - Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersey - 2023
  • “‘These are the things you gain if you make our country your country’: U.S. Vietnam War Draft Resisters and Military Deserters and the Meaning of Citizenship in 1970s North America” - Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research, WIley Blackwell - 2015
  • Canadian War Museum - Journal of American HIstory, Bloomington, Indiana - 2015

Research Interests

  • twentieth-century U.S. emigration history, history of the counterculture

University Service

  • Role: Member - University Archives committee 2018
HIST 102 Studies in World Civilization since 1500
HIST 110 Past and Present: 1968
HIST 113 Topics in History: Leaving America: The Hidden History of American Migration and Emigration
HIST 113 Topics in History: America to 1877
HIST 113 Topics in History: 1968: The Year That Rocked the World
HIST 113 Topics in History: The United States in the World
HIST 202 The United States since 1865
HIST 213 Topics in History: The 1970s
HIST 213 Topics in History: The United States in the Americas
HIST 313 Topics in History: Colonial North America, 1500–1800
HIST 336 The Sixties: Counterculture and Protest
HIST 598: 1968: A Global History
GH 101: The North in the American Imagination (Freshman Honors: Contemporary Issues Seminar)

Ph.D., Indiana University, 2010

M.A., Indiana University

M.L.S., Indiana University

B.S., Butler University

Peer-reviewed journal articles

“‘These are the things you gain if you make our country your country’: U.S. Vietnam War Draft Resisters and Military Deserters and the Meaning of Citizenship in North America in the 1970s,” Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research 40 (October 2015), 437–461.

“Religion and Politics at the Border: Canadian Church Support for American Vietnam War Resisters,” Journal of Church and State 48 (Autumn 2006), 807–829.

Non-peer-reviewed journal article

Canadian War Museum (exhibition review), Journal of American History 102 (December 2015), 812–817.

“Young Americans and the Draft,” OAH Magazine of History 20 (October 2006), 37–39.

Contributions to edited collections

“Religion and Politics at the Border: Canadian Church Support for American Vietnam War Resisters,” in War Resisters in Retrospect: Papers from the 2007 Our Way Home Peace Event and Reunion, ed. Joseph Jones and Lori Olafson (Ottawa: National Research Council of Canada, 2009), 77–83.

Co-editor of “Primary Source Documents” appendix, in History and September 11, ed. Joanne Meyerowitz (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2003), 221–261.

Encyclopedia entries

“Helen Hunt Jackson,” “Liberia,” “Northwest Territory,” and “Oregon Treaty,” in Imperialism and Expansionism in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection, ed. Chris J. Magoc and David Bernstein (New York: ABC-Clio, 2015).

Conference presentations

“American Vietnam War–Era Émigrés to Canada and the Blurring of the 49th Parallel,” Colloque international de l’Association française d’études canadiennes (International Colloquium of the French Association of Canadian Studies), Paris, France, 16 June 2017

“The Welcome Mat Will Be Spread All along the Border: How American Vietnam War Draft Resisters Found Their Way to Canada,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, 22 March 2016 (panel chair)

“‘It wasn’t the manly thing to do by any standards’: American Men as Expatriates to Canada in the Vietnam War Era,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 11 April 2014 (panel convener)

“‘Knowledge has no national character’: Canadian Culture and American Men during the Vietnam Conflict,” Peace History Society, Carbondale, Illinois, 26 October 2013

“‘You were right all along, it was a stupid war’: Citizenship and American Men in Canada during the Vietnam War,” Meaning of Citizenship Conference, Center for the Study of Citizenship, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 23 March 2013

“Blurring the 49th Parallel: American Émigrés in Canada during the Vietnam War,” Association for Canadian Studies in the United States Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 19 November 2011

“American Vietnam War–Era Émigrés to Canada and the Blurring of the 49th Parallel,” Humanities Education and Research Association Conference, San Francisco, California, 4 March 2011 (panel chair)

“‘I knew I wanted those classes’: Americans in Canadian Universities in the Vietnam War Era,” Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 25 June 2010 (panel convener)

“‘These are the things you gain if you make our country your country’: American Military Deserters and the Meaning of Citizenship in 1970s North America,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, 28 March 2009

“Grow Lights in Closets of YMCAs: American Vietnam War Exiles and Canadian Cannabis Culture,” New World Coming Conference—The Sixties and the Shaping of Global Consciousness, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 16 June 2007

“Canada as Destination for Americans from the Vietnam War Era to the Present,” Organization for the History of Canada Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 13 May 2006

“Canada as Destination and Destiny for Americans in the Vietnam War Era and the Early 21st Century,” Association for Canadian Studies in the United States Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, 19 November 2005

“Religion and Politics at the Border: Canadian Church Support for American Vietnam War Resisters,” Organization for the History of Canada Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 14 May 2004

“Escaping over the Wall: Popular Magazine Coverage of Vietnam War–Era Draft Dodgers Who Went to Canada” (revised), Peace History Society Conference, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, 26 April 2003

“Escaping over the Wall: Popular Magazine Coverage of Vietnam War–Era Draft Dodgers Who Went to Canada” (revised), Graduate Student History Conference, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1 March 2003

“Escaping over the Wall: Popular Magazine Coverage of Vietnam War–Era Draft Dodgers Who Went to Canada,” Great Lakes History Conference, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 26 October 2002

“‘I Would Rather Leave My Country Than Go to War’: Popular Press Coverage of Vietnam War–Era Draft Dodgers Who Went to Canada,” Indiana University History Graduate Student Association Annual Conference, Bloomington, Indiana, 6 April 2002

“Hiding Americans: The Diary of a Canadian Diplomat during the Iran Hostage Crisis,” Indiana University History Graduate Student Association Annual Conference, Bloomington, Indiana, 31 March 2001

Invited speaker

“Unguarded Border: American Émigrés in Canada in the Vietnam War Era,” Franklin College Canadian Studies Speakers Series, Franklin, Indiana, 18 November 2010

“Vietnam War Draft Resisters and Military Deserters from the United States and the Meaning of Citizenship in 1970s North America,” Indiana University Department of American Studies Emerging Scholars Lecture, Bloomington, Indiana, 8 April 2009

“Religion and Politics at the Border: Canadian Church Support for American Vietnam War Resisters” (revised version), Second Annual Our Way Home Peace Event and Reunion [of war resisters who went to Canada in the Vietnam War era], Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada, 8 July 2007

“Religion and Politics at the Border: Canadian Church Support for American Vietnam War Resisters,” Indiana University Department of American Studies Graduate Student Colloquium, Bloomington, Indiana, 27 October 2004

Guest lectures

“‘The pursuit of happiness’ in American History,” Professor Fritz Lieber’s course, “The Pursuit of Happiness,” Hutton Honors College, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 24 January 2011

“Canada and Other Military Draft Options in the Vietnam War Era,” Professor Ralph Guentzel’s course, “Introduction to Canada,” Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana, 18 April 2008

“Anti-war Demonstrations and Draft Evasion during the Vietnam War,” Professor Nick Cullather’s course, “The Vietnam War,” Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 10 April 2007

Commentary

“Youth and Universities” panel, Indiana University History Graduate Student Association Annual Conference, Bloomington, Indiana, 1 March 2008

“Politics and Identity” panel, Indiana University History Graduate Student Association Annual Conference, Bloomington, Indiana, 26 March 2005