Charles J. Holden
Chuck Holden has taught at SMCM since 1999. He has published two books: In the Great Maelstrom: Conservatives in Post-Civil War South Carolina (2002) and The New Southern University: Academic Freedom and Liberalism at UNC (2011). He is currently a co-author on a forthcoming book about Spiro Agnew and the roots of today’s Republican party.
Courses Recently Taught
- CORE 101. The Many Lives of Abraham Lincoln
- HIST 317. In Our Time: U.S. History Since 1945
- HIST 200. United States History, 1776-1990
- HIST 425. The Great Depression and New Deal
- 1985 - B.S. - Business Administration - St. John's University (MN)
- 1990 - M.A. - History - Creighton University
- 1997 - Ph.D. - United States History - Penn State University
Areas of Expertise
- 19th and 20th Century U.S. History
- History of American South
- History of Academic Freedom
- 19th and 20th U.S. History
- The Great Depression and New Deal
- The Civil War Era
The New Southern University: Academic Freedom and Liberalism at UNC
This book examines the emergence of the University of North Carolina as a modern southern university. It focuses especially on the university’s embrace of academic freedom as an institutional value.
In the Great Maelstrom: Conservatism in Post-Civil War South Carolina
This book examines the persistence of a southern conservative ideological tradition following defeat in the Civil War. It features intellectual biographies of four South Carolinians and covers the 1830s through the 1930s.