Dr. Gregory Michna
History and Political Science
407 West Q Street
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: (479) 968-0265
BA - Texas Woman's University
MA - Texas Woman's University
PHD - West Virginia University
Recently Taught Courses
HIST 1903 - SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY
HIST 2003 - U.S. HISTORY TO 1877
HIST 2513 - SOURCES/METHODS IN HIST
HIST 3013 - COLONIAL AMERICA
HIST 3023 - ERA OF AMER REVOLUTION
HIST 3033 - EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC
HIST 4714 - SOC STUDIES METH/SEC TEA
HIST 6533 - SEMINAR/WORLD HISTORY:ATL WRLD
Dr. Michna specializes in colonial America, and his research focuses on Algonquian and Iroquoian relations with British and French missionaries in Northeastern America. His wider research interests include religious history, the development of slavery, indigenous history across the American continents, and the development of Atlantic culture. His current book manuscript is tentatively titled "A Communion of Churches: Indian Christians, English Ministers, and Congregations in Colonial New England, 1600-1775."
Stephen Williams, 1694-1782: The Life and Times of a Colonial New England Minister. Second book project in initial stages of research.
"The Haunting Legacies of Childhood Displacement: Stephen Williams and the Memory of the 1704 Raid on Deerfield, Massachusetts", for Displacement in the Texts of the Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1815. Eds. Linda Zionkows and Cynthia Klekar. Book chapter under revision.
“Sad Symtoms of dark times”: Revolutionary Anxiety and the Problem of Ministerial
Neutrality in Western Massachusetts, 1770-1777. Journal article in preparation.
"Puritan Fatherhood and Childrearing in the Borderlands: The Early Life of Stephen Williams in Deerfield Massachusetts, 1694-1704." New England Journal of History 79.2 (2023): 56-87.
“The Long Road to Sainthood: Indian Christians, the Doctrine of Preparation, and the Half-Way Covenant of 1662.” Church History 89 (2020): 43-73.
Review: John Loftus, ed., “The Case Against Miracles.” Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry (SHERM) 2.1 (2020): 228-234.
Review: Lisa Blee & Jean M. O’Brien, “Monumental Mobility: The Memory Work of Massasoit.” Journal of Early American History 9 (2019): 233-235.
Review: Douglas Winiarski, “Darkness Falls on the Land of Light: Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England.” Journal of American Studies 53 (2019): 1058-1061.
Review: Steven G. Ogden, “The Church, Authority, and Foucault: Imagining the Church as an Open Space of Freedom.” Church History 87 (September 2018): 967-970.
Review: Anna Maria Forssberg, “The Story of War: Church and Propaganda in France and Sweden 1610-1710.” Global Military Studies Review 1 (May 2018): 4-7.
Review: “Illustrating the Lives of Fort Mackinac’s British and American Soldiers.” Phil Porter, ‘The Soldiers of Fort Mackinac: An Illustrated History.” H-War Reviews, H-Net (June 2018): http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=52301
Review: Drew Lopenzina, “Through an Indian’s Looking Glass: A Cultural Biography of William Apess, Pequot.” Methodist History 56 (2018): 118-119.
“‘A Prey to Their Teeth’: Puritan Sermons and Ministerial Writings on Indians during King Philip’s War.” Sermon Studies 1 (2017): 24-43.
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