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I am a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of North Dakota and my fields are in North American History (with emphasis on new military history), Rural History, Public History and Geography. My areas of interest are in early American history, specifically military, which includes the Civil War and other early American wars.

I currently hold a Master of Arts degree from the University of North Dakota in History, with a major concentration in American history and a minor in Geography. My thesis explored camps of instruction in Illinois and focused on the transition from civilian to soldier as soldiers took their basic training in the camps. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts degree (magna cum laude) from Illinois College, with a major in History and double minors in Economics and Geography.

I currently work as a Reference Specialist with the North Dakota State Archives, where I assist patrons in accessing our materials for various types of research. My specialties will be on military history related collections and records.

I previously served as a History and Political Science Instructor at Northland Community and Technical College during the 2016-17 academic year. I also taught both History and Geography courses for the University of North Dakota and Lake Region State College.

Over the course of my time teaching college, I have taught the following courses:

United States to 1877 (both in class and online)
United States since 1877
United States History pre-1865
United States History since 1865
Western Civilization I (online)
Western Civilization II (online)
Western Civilization Pre-1500
American Minorities (both in class and online)
American Politics and Government
State and Local Government (both in class and online)
North Dakota History
The United States: The Roaring Twenties
Civil War and Reconstruction
World War II (online)
Historical Geography
Special Topics in Geography: Heritage Tourism

I originally hail from Jerseyville, IL, but have lived in Missouri, Germany, Kansas, and Texas while my dad was in the Army. I have also visited 20 other states, Washington, DC, and five other countries in my life. Outside of my academic pursuits, I am involved with the Civil Air Patrol, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and Sons of the American Legion. I also enjoy reading, writing, playing guitar, and firearms. I am an avid Civil War reenactor, currently serving as President/Lieutenant of Fifth Minnesota Infantry Regiment, Company D, where we do educational programming in the region, especially at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Site.

My areas of interest in the Civil War are camps of instruction, which are where soldiers took basic training, the Western theater of the war, and U. S. Grant. I like to focus on the soldiers from the “Old Northwest” (Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, etc.) as they are quite interesting and in many ways were better than their eastern counterparts.

Education

ABD for Ph.D. in History, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

Master of Arts in History, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 2008

Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) in History, Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL, 2006

Publications

Book Chapters:

Sauerwein, Daniel, “The Native Way of War,” A Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign. (New York: Wiley, 2015).

Book Reviews, Encyclopaedia Entries and Other:

Sauerwein, Daniel, Service and Sacrifice: Remembering the 164th Infantry Regiment in World War II. (Grand Forks, ND: Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, 2013). Booklet produced as exhibit catalogue.

Sauerwein, Daniel, “Review of Marshall, Albert O., Army Life: From a Soldier’s Journal: Incidents, Sketches, and Record of a Union Soldier’s Army Life, in Camp and Field, 1861-1864.” H-CivWar, H-Net Reviews. January, 2011. URL: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=32204

Sauerwein, Daniel, “Non-Partisan League,” The Thirties in America. Ed. Thomas Tandy Lewis (Salem Press, 2011).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “USS Ranger (1933),” The Thirties in America. Ed. Thomas Tandy Lewis (Salem Press, 2011).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.,” The Forties in America. Ed. Thomas Tandy Lewis (Salem Press, 2010).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “U.S. Army,” The Forties in America. Ed. Thomas Tandy Lewis (Salem Press, 2010).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “Review of Cubbison, Douglas R., The British Defeat of the French in Pennsylvania, 1758: A Military History of the Forbes Campaign Against Fort Duquesne.On Point: The Journal of Army History, (Fall 2010).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “Common Sense,” The Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America. Ed. Martin Manning (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2010).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “Confederate Battle Flag,” The Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America. Ed. Martin Manning (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2010).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “Barbary States,” The Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America. Ed. Martin Manning (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2010).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “Gettysburg Address,” The Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America. Ed. Martin Manning (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2010).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “Logan, John (1826-1886),” The Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America. Ed. William Pencak (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2009).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS),” The Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America. Ed. William Pencak (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2009).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “Non-Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA),” The Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America. Ed. William Pencak (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2009).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “Women’s History Month: Comparing Presidential Proclamations.” The History News Network (March 24, 2009).

Sauerwein, Daniel. “Letters to the President,” Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War. Ed. Steven E. Woodworth. Vol. 2. (Detroit: Gale, 2008).

Sauerwein, Daniel. “Souvenirs and Relics,” Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War. Ed. Steven E. Woodworth. Vol. 2. (Detroit: Gale, 2008).

Sauerwein, Daniel. “Balance between Free and Slave States: An Overview,” Gale Library of Daily Life: Slavery in America. Ed. Orville Vernon Burton. Vol. 2. (Detroit: Gale, 2008).

Sauerwein, Daniel. “Slavery and the Constitution,” Gale Library of Daily Life: Slavery in America. Ed. Orville Vernon Burton. Vol. 2. (Detroit: Gale, 2008).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “Review of Campaign for Corinth: Blood in Mississippi,” H-CivWar, H-Net Reviews, (March 2009), URL: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=23913.

Sauerwein, Daniel, “Review of Civil War on the Missouri-Kansas Border,” H-CivWar, H-Net Reviews, (October 2007), URL: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=13664.

Sauerwein, Daniel, “Review of The First American Army: The Untold Story of George Washington and the Men Behind America’s First Fight for Freedom,” On Point: The Journal of Army History, (Fall 2006).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “Review of Sheridan’s Lieutenants: Phil Sheridan, His Generals, and the Final Year of the Civil War,” Journal of Military History, (Jul 2006).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “How Does My Lai Compare to the Incident at Haditha?” The History News Network (July 03, 2006).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “CIA Director Michael Hayden: A Student of History.” The History News Network (May 29, 2006).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “Whatever Happened to the Plagiarism Charges Leveled Against Don Heinrich Tolzmann?” The History News Network (May 08, 2006).

Sauerwein, Daniel, “When Did Presidents of the United States Begin to Worry about Our Dependence on Foreign Oil Supplies?” The History News Network (February 27, 2006).

Sauerwein, Daniel (2006), “How Cardinal Ratzinger Dealt with Germany’s Past.” The History News Network (February 13, 2006).

Memberships

Society for Military History–serving as the Assistant Regional Coordinator for Membership for the Great Plains Region

Society of Civil War Historians

Company of Military Historians

Army Historical Foundation

Midwest Archives Conference

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