Professor of History
Chuck Holden has taught at SMCM since 1999. His books include: In the Great Maelstrom: Conservatives in Post-Civil War South Carolina (2002) and The New Southern University: Academic Freedom and Liberalism at UNC (2011). He is also a co-author on Republican Populist: Spiro Agnew and the Origin of Donald Trump's America (2019). His op-eds have appeared in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The Charlotte Observer, the Des Moines Register. and the History News Network.
Areas of Research Specialization
- 19th and 20th Century U.S. History
- History of American South
- History of Academic Freedom
Areas of Teaching Specialization
- 19th and 20th U.S. History
- The Great Depression and New Deal
- The Civil War Era
B.S. in Business Administration at St. John's University (MN), 1985
M.A. in History at Creighton University, 1990
Ph.D. in United States History at Penn State University, 1997
- The New Southern University: Academic Freedom and Liberalism at UNC
This book examines the emergence of the University of North Carolina as a modern southern university. It focuses especially on the university's embrace of academic freedom as an institutional value.
- In the Great Maelstrom: Conservatism in Post-Civil War South Carolina
This book examines the persistence of a southern conservative ideological tradition following defeat in the Civil War. It features intellectual biographies of four South Carolinians and covers the 1830s through the 1930s.