Douglas Bristol, Ph.D.
Current CV [PDF]
Knights of the Razor: Black Barbers in Slavery and Freedom. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
Academic Articles & Book Chapters
“Regional Identity, Black Barbers, and the African American Tradition of Enterprise.” The Southern Quarterly 43 (Winter 2005).
“From Outposts to Enclaves: A Social History of Black Barbers from 1750 to 1915.” Enterprise and Society: The International Journal of Business History 5 (Dec. 2004).
“The Victory of Black Barbers Over Reform in Ohio, 1902-1913.” Essays in Economic and Business History 16 (1998).
“Black Enterprise between Reconstruction and the Great Depression.” In African Americans in Business: The Path Towards Empowerment, edited by Larry L. Martin. Washington, D.C.: Associated Publishers, 1998.
Book Reviews & Reference Works
Review of Anthony E. Kaye, Joining Places: Slave Neighborhoods in the Old South, in the Journal of Mississippi History LXX (Spring 2008).
“Barbers,” Encyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working Class History, edited by Eric Arnesen. New York: Routledge, 2006.
“Barbers.” Encyclopedia of the Great Black Migration, edited by Steven A. Reich. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2006.
Work in Progress
“Afro Entrepreneurs & Black Power: Examining the Intersection of Commerce & the Counterculture.” Submission to the Business History Review in spring 2009.
“Race & Economic Development in the South, 1870-1970”
This book will compare black and white business leaders in the South to determine if they shared a common vision of prosperity that would help explain how the business community shaped race relations and influenced southern society.
PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS
“Japanese Soul Brothers? The Afro Meets the U.S. Military in Japan, 1970.” Submitted as part of a proposed panel on race and business in modern Japan for the Annual Meeting of the Business History Conference, Milan, Italy, June 2009.
Discussant. “Cultural Authority in the Workplace.” Annual Meeting of the Business History Conference, Sacramento, California, April 2008.
“The Bush Doctor Cometh: Putting the Soul in the Soul Market.” Annual Meeting of the Business History Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, May 2007.
“’Big Labor Can Dominate the Little Shop Owner’: Defending Small Business as the Battle Cry of Free Enterprise.” Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Portland, Oregon, November 2005.
“Regional Identity, Black Barbers, and the African American Tradition of Enterprise.” Invited paper presented at the Natchez Literary and Cinema Festival, February 2005.
“A Heritage of Success: The History of Black Barbers in America.” Black History Month Speech, Louisiana Tech University, February 2005.
“From Barbershops to Boardrooms: Transforming African American Enterprises for Urban Enclaves in the Twentieth Century.” Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Chicago, Illinois, November 2004.
“Black Barbers and the African American Tradition of Enterprise.” Invited paper presented the colloquium of the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institute, June 29, 2004.
“From Outposts to Enclaves: A Social History of Black Barbers from 1750 to 1915.” Kroos Dissertation Prize Panel, Annual Meeting of the Business History Conference, LeCreusot, France, June 2004.
"Empowering Beauty: Female Entrepreneurs, Women's Culture and the Emergence of the Cosmetics Industry." Women's History Month Lecture, Georgian Court College, Lakewood, New Jersey, March 15, 2004.
“Uncivil Rights: Understanding the Paradox of Desegregating Black-Owned Businesses.” Race and Place, Annual Conference at the University of Alabama, March 2004.
"A Black Outpost in a White Downtown: Black Barbers and the History of First-Class Barbershops in the Nineteenth Century" Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, November 2003.
"'Breaking the Barbershop Habit: Shaving and the Packaging of Scientific Expertise." Ambiguities of Work Conference, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware, November 2003.
"Breaking the Barbershop Habit: Shaving and the Packaging of Science." Invited paper presented to the colloquium of the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institute, April 15, 2003.
"From Downtown to Our Side of Town: The Impact of Jim Crow on Black Barbers in Mobile, Alabama." 85th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, October 2000.
“African-American Men & Their Different Strategies for Exploiting the Barbering Trade in Antebellum America.” 84th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, October 1999
“Whose Job Opportunities Were Declining? Free Black Barbers in Baltimore, 1850-1860.” 23rd Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, November 1998.
“George Myers and the Struggle Against Licensing Laws in Ohio, 1902-1913.” 22nd Annual Conference of the Economic and Business History Society, April 1997.
AWARDS, GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
Faculty Service Learning Fellow, University of Southern Mississippi, Spring, 2006.
John Hope Franklin Fellow, Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, Summer 2005
Mississippi Humanities Council Grant, October, 2004. Wrote the successful grant application that funded honorarium and travel costs for key speakers at conference that I organized with my colleague Dr. Tom Lansford, “Managing Globalization: The Role of Business and the State.”
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Summer 2004.
Finalist, One of four finalists for the 2004 Kroos Dissertation Award of the Business History Conference.
Outstanding Advisor Award. Division of Student Life, Coppin State College, May 2002.
Distinguished Teaching Assistant. Center for Teaching Excellence & Office of the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean for Undergraduate Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, 1997-1998
Hearst Travel and Research Grant. History Department, University of Maryland, College Park, 1997 & 1998
Research and Travel Grant. Committee on Africa and the Americas, University of Maryland, College Park, 1997.
Survey of United States History up to 1877 (HIS 201)
Survey of United States History Since 1877 (HIS 202)
Research Methods Seminar (HIS 300)
Mississippi History (HIS 370)
African American History Survey, 1619-1890 (HIS 373)
African American History Survey, Since 1890 (HIS 374)
History of Blacks in American Cities (Coppin State College)
Economic History of the United States (HIS 375)
The Gilded Age & Progressive Era, 1877-1919 (HIS 464/564)
The Old South (HIS 468/568)
The New South (HIS 469/569)
History of American Beauty Culture (492/592)
Interpretations & Themes in American History to 1865 (HIS 725)
Interpretations & Themes in American History Since 1865 (HIS 726)
Seminar in African American History (HIS 773)
Ann Pond, “The Ritualized Construction of Status: The Men Who Made Mardi Gras, 1830-1900.” Defended April 2006.
Senior Honor Theses Chaired
Damon Westfaul, “The Republic of West Florida: A Nation Formed Out of a Need for Self-Preservation.” Defended March 2005.
University, College, Departmental
Member, Faculty Senate, 2008-present
Member, Academic Council, 2008-present
Chair, Steering Committee, Gulf Coast Service Learning Initiative, 2008-present
Chair, Steering Committee, Associate Provost’s Twenty-First Century Professor Initiative, 2006-present.
Member, Selection Committee for the Summer Grants for the Improvement of Instruction, 2007-2008
Member, Search Committee for a Pre-Modern European historian, 2007-2008
Member, Nominating Committee for Who’s Who in American Colleges & University Students, 2007-present
Member, Search Committee for a Nineteenth-Century Southern historian, 2006-2007
Member, Space Allocation Committee, 2006-2007
President, Gulf Coast Faculty Council, 2006-2007
Chair, “The Nature of Persecution,” Session at the Phi Alpha Theta Mississippi Regional Conference, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, April 2, 2005
Member, Gulf Coast Faculty Council, 2004-2006
Member, Search Committee for a U.S. Cultural historian, 2004-2005
Member, Graduate Committee, History Department, 2004-present
Faculty Advisor, Phi Alpha Theta Honors Society, 2004-present
Community of Southern Mississippi
Member, Bay St. Louis Historic Commission, 2008-present.
Member, Bay St. Louis Chamber of Commerce, 2004-2008.
Mentor, Career Day, Long Beach Middle School, March 31, 2004