Faculty Profile

Andrew Torget

Title
Associate Professor
Department
History
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, University of Virginia, 2009.
Major: American History
MA, University of Virginia, 2002.
Major: American History
BA, Texas A&M University, 2001.
Major: History

Current Scheduled Teaching*

HIST 6950.733, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2022

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

HIST 6950.719, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2022
HIST 5420.001, Research Seminar in Local History, Spring 2022 SPOT
HIST 6900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2022
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4261.001, Topics in US History, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6950.733, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
HIST 4830.001, Rise and Fall of the Slave South, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6900.901, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2021
HIST 6940.708, Individual Research, Spring 2021
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2620.008, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6940.733, Individual Research, Fall 2020
HIST 5950.733, Master's Thesis, Fall 2020
HIST 6900.719, Special Problems, Fall 2020
HIST 4830.001, The Old South, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 5950.733, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2020
HIST 5900.703, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2020
HIST 6950.713, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
HIST 6940.708, Individual Research, Spring 2020
HIST 5950.710, Master's Thesis, Spring 2020
HIST 6900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2020
HIST 5110.001, Studies in United States History, Spring 2020
HIST 4830.001, The Old South, Spring 2020 Syllabus
HIST 6950.733, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
HIST 6900.719, Special Problems, Fall 2019
HIST 5950.710, Master's Thesis, Spring 2019
HIST 5950.800, Master's Thesis, Spring 2019
HIST 5950.733, Master's Thesis, Fall 2018
HIST 4900.711, Special Problems, Fall 2018
HIST 4900.721, Special Problems, Fall 2018
HIST 5900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2018
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2620.002, United States History Since 1865, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6940.708, Individual Research, Spring 2018
HIST 5100.002, Seminar in United States History, Spring 2018 SPOT
HIST 4830.001, The Old South, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4261.002, Topics in US History, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 3996.701, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, Fall 2017
HIST 6900.719, Special Problems, Fall 2017
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4900.703, Special Problems, Spring 2017
HIST 5110.001, Studies in United States History, Spring 2017 SPOT
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 5900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2016
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6940.733, Individual Research, Summer 5W1 2016
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Summer 3W1 2016 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 5900.713, Special Problems, Spring 2016
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2620.009, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 5900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2015
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 5950.733, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2015
HIST 5900.703, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2015
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Summer 5W1 2015 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4951.002, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2015
HIST 5950.710, Master's Thesis, Spring 2015
HIST 5100.001, Seminar in United States History, Spring 2015
HIST 5900.713, Special Problems, Spring 2015
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Spring 2015 Syllabus
HIST 4261.004, Topics in US History, Spring 2015 Syllabus
HIST 4951.002, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Fall 2014
HIST 6940.733, Individual Research, Fall 2014
HIST 5950.733, Master's Thesis, Fall 2014
HIST 5900.765, Special Problems, Fall 2014
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Fall 2014 Syllabus
HIST 5900.703, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2014
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Summer 5W1 2014 Syllabus
HIST 6940.708, Individual Research, Spring 2014
HIST 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Spring 2014
HIST 5100.001, Seminar in United States History, Spring 2014
HIST 4900.733, Special Problems, Spring 2014
HIST 5900.713, Special Problems, Spring 2014
HIST 6900.781, Special Problems, Spring 2014
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Spring 2014 Syllabus
HIST 6940.733, Individual Research, Fall 2013
HIST 5950.733, Master's Thesis, Fall 2013
HIST 5900.764, Special Problems, Fall 2013
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Fall 2013 Syllabus
HIST 6940.708, Individual Research, Spring 2013
HIST 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Spring 2013
HIST 5900.713, Special Problems, Spring 2013
HIST 5110.002, Studies in United States History, Spring 2013
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Spring 2013 Syllabus
HIST 6940.733, Individual Research, Fall 2012
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Fall 2012 Syllabus
HIST 6940.708, Individual Research, Spring 2012
HIST 6940.733, Individual Research, Fall 2011
HIST 4900.711, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2011
HIST 6900.764, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2011
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Summer 5W1 2011
HIST 5900.713, Special Problems, Spring 2011
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Spring 2011 Syllabus
HIST 2620.002, United States History Since 1865, Spring 2011 Syllabus
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Fall 2010 Syllabus
HIST 4900.711, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2010
HIST 4900.711, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2010
HIST 5900.765, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2010
HIST 6900.764, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2010
HIST 6900.864, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2010
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Summer 5W1 2010
HIST 5110.001, Studies in United States History, Spring 2010
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Spring 2010
HIST 6900.703, Special Problems, Fall 2009
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Fall 2009

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts and Proceedings
Torget, A. J. (2011). Topic Modeling on Historical Newspapers. (June 2011), 96-104. Association for Computational Linguistics workshop on Lanugage Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities.
Book
Torget, A. J. (2007). Two Communities in the Civil War: A Norton Casebook in History.
Torget, A. J. (2006). Crucible of the Civil War: Virginia from Secession to Commemoration.
Book Chapter
Torget, A. J. (2016). The Problem of Slave Fight in Civil War Texas. Lone Star Unionism, Dissent, and Resistance: Other Sides of Civil War Texas. University of Oklahoma Press.
Torget, A. J. (2015). The Saltillo Slavery Debates: Mexicans, Anglo-Americans, and Slavery’s Future in Nineteenth-Century North America. Linking the Histories of Slavery: North America and Its Borderlands.
Torget, A. J. (2013). "Stephen F. Austin's Views on Slavery in Early Texas". This Corner of Canaan: Essays on Texas in Honor of Randolph B. Campbell.
Book Review
Torget, A. J. (2018). Review of "The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire" by Karl Jacoby. 98(4), 735-737.
Torget, A. J. (2018). Review of "This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy," by Matthew Karp. Journal of Southern History. 84(3), 735-737.
Torget, A. J. (2015). Review of Railroaded website (digital appendix of Richard White’s 2011 Railroaded). Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
Torget, A. J. (2011). Review of Nexus of Empire: Negotiating Loyalty and Identity in the Revolutionary Borderlands, edited by Gene Smith and Sylvia Hilton.
Torget, A. J. (2011). Review of Why Texans Fought in the Civil War, by Charles Grear.
Torget, A. J. (2007). Review of The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar museum in Richmond, Virginia.
Torget, A. J. (2004). Review of The Slavery Debates, 1952-1990: A Retrospective by Robert Fogel.
Edited Book
McCaslin, R., Torget, A. J., Chipman, D. E. (2013). This Corner of Canaan: Essays in Honor of Randolph B. Campbell. University of North Texas Press.
Encyclopedia Article
Torget, A. J. (2011). "Texas" in Encyclopedia of Slavery in the Americas, Edward Baptist, ed..
Torget, A. J. (2008). "Andrew Jackson" and "Quanah Parker" in Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty , Donald Fixico, ed., 3 vols..
Torget, A. J. (2007). "Mexico City Plot (1612)" in The Encyclopedia of Slave Resistance and Rebellion, Junius P. Rodriguez, ed..
Journal Article
Torget, A. J. (2012). "A Conversation with Digital Historians".
Torget, A. J. (2012). "Building New Windows into Digitized Newspapers".
Torget, A. J. (2012). "Mapping Texts: Visualizing American Historical Newspapers".
Torget, A. J. (2011). "Topic Modeling on Historical Newspapers".
Torget, A. J. (2009). "The History Engine: Doing History with Digital Tools,".
Torget, A. J. (2006). "Unions of Slavery: Slavery, Politics, and Secession in the Valley of Virginia," in Crucible of the Civil War: Virginia from Secession to Commemoration.
Magazine/Trade Publication
Torget, A. J. (2016). Cotton Farms, Horse Raids, and the Opening of Texas. 7:2(October 2016), . Texas Insights.
Torget, A. J. (2012). "La Gran Inundacion de San Antonio de Bexar".
Torget, A. J. (2009). "History Engine: Creating a Writing Assignment for the Digital Age,".
Monograph
Torget, A. J. (2015). Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850. University of North Carolina Press.
Webpage
Torget, A. J. (2021). The Digital Austin Papers (digitalaustinpapers.org). digitalaustinpapers.org
White Paper
Torget, A. J. (2012). Mapping Texts: Visualizing Digitized Historical Newspapers. National Endowment for the Humanities.
Torget, A. J. (2010). Visualizing the Past: Tools and Techniques for Understanding Historical Processes. National Endowment for the Humanities.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Torget, A. J., "Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship," University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20122012).
Torget, A. J., "David J. Weber Research Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America," Sponsored by William Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southwestern Methodist University, State, $50000 Funded. (20112012).
Grant - Service
Torget, A. J., "Texas History for Teachers," Sponsored by Summerlee Foundation, State, $25000 Funded. (20212022).
Beebe, K. (Co-Principal), Martin, J. (Co-Principal), Torget, A. J. (Co-Principal), Moye, T. (Co-Principal), "Learning from Mentors to Create a Center for Digital Humanities at UNT," Sponsored by Office of the Provost, University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (September 1, 2021May 13, 2022).
Torget, A. J., "Texas History for Teachers," Sponsored by Pevehouse Family Foundation, State, $5000 Funded. (20212021).
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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