Office:Arts & Technologies, Memorial Building, MSC 30, Plymouth, NH 03264
BA, University of Massachusetts-Boston
MA, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
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.
“‘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)
“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
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
HS 5100 Heritage Studies Foundations
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.