Linda Upham-Bornstein

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Research Assistant Professor

BA, University of Massachusetts-Boston; MA, PhD, University of New Hampshire
Email: luphambornstein@plymouth.edu

Contact Information

Memorial 006
Phone: (603) 535-3072
MSC 30

About Professor Upham-Bornstein

Northern New Hampshire has been Dr. Upham-Bornstein’s home for most of her adult life.  The region’s rich history, heritage, and culture were the impetus for her pursuit of a Ph.D. in United States history at the University of New Hampshire.  Dr. Upham-Bornstein’s dissertation, “The Taxpayer as Reformer: ‘Pocketbook Politics’ and the Law, 1860 – 1940,” examines taxpayers as political and legal actors, who saw paying taxes as a source of political legitimacy and empowerment, and the development and expansion of the taxpaying citizen’s right to hold public officials accountable. While she is primarily a legal and socio-political historian, her research and teaching also embrace race, labor, and immigration history in the United States.  Dr. Upham-Bornstein’s additional position as the History, Heritage and Culture Coordinator for the Center for Rural Partnerships provides her with opportunities to continue working on northern New Hampshire history and heritage projects.

Publications

  • “‘Men of Families’: The Intersection of Labor Conflict and Race in the Norfolk Dry Dock Affair, 1829 – 1831,” Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, 4, no. 1 (Spring 2007) 65 – 97.
  • “Citizens With a ‘Just Cause’: The New Hampshire Farmer-Labor Party in Depression-Era Berlin,” Historical New Hampshire, 62, no. 2 (Fall 2008) 117 – 137.
  • Review of Jeff Forret, Race Relations at the Margins: Slaves and Poor Whites in the Antebellum Southern Countryside (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006) for American Nineteenth-Century History, 8, no. 2 (June, 2007) 236 – 237.
  • “Americanization Programs,” Encyclopedia of American Immigration (California: Salem Press, 2010)
  • “Immigration Act of 1907,” Encyclopedia of American Immigration (California: Salem Press, 2010)

Papers presented

  • “The Taxpayer As Reformer: ‘Pocketbook Politics’ and the Law in New York City, 1900 – 1930,” American Society for Legal History, November 2009.
  • “Progressive Era Taxpayers’ Actions as a Means of Eliminating Corruption and Promoting Reform in Local Government,” Northeast Law and Society Meeting , Amherst College, May 22, 2007.
  • “‘Men of Families’: The Intersection of Labor Conflict and Race in the Norfolk Dry Dock Affair, 1829 – 1831,” British Association for American Studies, Cambridge University, April 2005.

Awards and Honors

  • Doctoral Fellowship, Department of History, UNH, 2007-2008
  • Dissertation Fellowship, University of New Hampshire, 2007-2008 (declined)
  • Rutman Family Graduate Fellowship in History, Department of History, UNH 2006-2007
  • Participant, Law and Society Graduate Student Workshop, Law and Society Conference, 2003
  • Wilcox Prize, Department of History, UNH, 2003 (Prize for the best graduate research paper for 2002/2003), “‘Men of Families’: The Intersection of Labor Conflict and Race in the Norfolk Dry Dock Affair, 1829 – 1831″
    Wilcox Prize, Department of History, UNH, 2000 (Prize for the best graduate research paper for 1999/2000), “The Berlin Farmer-Labor Party and Political Reform Movements of the 1930s.”

Courses Taught at Plymouth State University

Undergraduate courses

  • HIDI 1210 U.S. Society in the Vietnam Era
  • HIDI 1307 Creating A Nation
  • HIDI 1308 Gilded Ages in American History
  • HI 3115 U.S. Legal History
  • HI 3340 New Hampshire and New England History
  • HI 4358 Public History and Local History Methods

Graduate Courses

  •  HS 5100 Heritage Studies Foundations

Other

  • Center for Rural Partnerships, History, Heritage and Culture Coordinator
  • White Mountains Institute Heritage Programs
  • Exhibit: Industrial Explorers: Research and Development at Brown Company, Berlin NH 1915-1968
  • Project Humanist. Protecting the Forest: The Weeks Act of 1911, 2009 – 2010.

Contact Us

Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Studies Education

Chair: Marcia Schmidt Blaine

Memorial Hall, Room 109

Phone: 603-535-3071
Email: nanunes@plymouth.edu
Fax: 603-535-2358

Administrative Assistant
Nikki-Ann Nunes
Memorial 110
Phone: 603-535-3071

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #30
Plymouth, NH 03264