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Babicz, Martin Charles

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research overview

  • I am researching the impact of the Beatles' 1964 North American tour on American culture and politics. I am researching the connection between self-governing charter colonies in the 1760s and 1770s and the American Revolution. I am also continuing to research the connection between baseball and American life.


  • Colonial governments during the American Revolution, Baseball in America, The Beatles impact on American culture and politics in 1964



courses taught

  • ETHN 2014 - Themes in American Culture 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Enables students to explore various themes in post-1865 American culture. Examines these themes, which vary each year, in their social context.
  • HIST 1015 - American History to 1865
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2021
    Examines American history from pre-Columbian times to the Civil War, including ancient cultures, exploration, colonization, Native American responses, the rise of race slavery, the American Revolution, political developments, Anglo-American expansion, slave life and culture, the market revolution, industrialization, reform and disunion. Introduces students to history as a dynamic discipline that shapes our understanding of the past and present. Meets MAPS requirement for social science: general or U.S. history.
  • HIST 1025 - American History since 1865
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Explores political, social and cultural changes in American life since Reconstruction. Focuses on shifting social and political relations as the U.S. changed from a nation of farmers and small-town dwellers to an urban, industrial society; the changing meaning of American identity in a society divided by ethnicity, race and class; and the emergence of the U.S. as a world power.
  • HIST 2316 - History of American Popular Culture
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2023 / Spring 2024
    Traces changes in American popular culture from the Revolution to the present. Focuses on the increasing levels of mediation represented by print, spectacular performance, radio, television, and recorded music. The study of popular culture offers clues to decipher shifting patterns of consumption, globalization, race, gender, politics, technology, and media. Degree credit not granted for this course and HIST 4546.
  • HIST 2516 - America Through Baseball
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Baseball could not have existed without America. Explains how the game fit into the larger context of social, cultural, economic and political history from the 19th century to the present. Studies the events and people who made baseball the national pastime. Similar to HIST 4556.

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