Faculty Profile

Richard McCaslin

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

    

Education

PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 1988.
Major: History/Dissertation: "Tainted Breeze: The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas"
MA, Louisiana State University, 1983.
Major: History/Thesis: "The Mexican Revolution, 1914-1915: Cardoso de Oliviera and the Protection of American Interests"
BA, Delta State University, 1982.
Major: Major: History/Political Science

Current Scheduled Teaching*

HIST 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
HIST 5100.004, Seminar in United States History, Fall 2021 Syllabus
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Fall 2021 Syllabus
HIST 4700.501, Texas, Fall 2021 Syllabus

* 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 6950.712, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
HIST 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
HIST 5110.002, Studies in United States History, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4700.501, Texas, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2020
HIST 6950.712, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
HIST 5100.002, Seminar in United States History, Spring 2020 Syllabus
HIST 5900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2020
HIST 5900.719, Special Problems, Spring 2020
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Spring 2020 Syllabus
HIST 4700.501, Texas, Spring 2020 Syllabus
HIST 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
HIST 2675.001, Honors United States History to 1865, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6950.712, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
HIST 6940.730, Individual Research, Spring 2019
HIST 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Spring 2019
HIST 5900.719, Special Problems, Spring 2019
HIST 5110.001, Studies in United States History, Spring 2019 SPOT
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
HIST 5950.718, Master's Thesis, Fall 2018
HIST 4860.001, The Civil War and Reconstruction, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2610.008, United States History to 1865, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Summer 5W1 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6950.712, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
HIST 6940.730, Individual Research, Spring 2018
HIST 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Spring 2018
HIST 5900.719, Special Problems, Spring 2018
HIST 6900.705, Special Problems, Spring 2018
HIST 4700.031, Texas, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 2610.010, United States History to 1865, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
HIST 6940.718, Individual Research, Fall 2017
HIST 5950.718, Master's Thesis, Fall 2017
HIST 5100.003, Seminar in United States History, Fall 2017 SPOT
HIST 2620.006, United States History Since 1865, Fall 2017
HIST 2610.010, United States History to 1865, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6950.818, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2017
HIST 5950.718, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2017
HIST 4700.031, Texas, Summer 5W2 2017 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6950.712, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2017
HIST 6940.730, Individual Research, Spring 2017
HIST 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Spring 2017
HIST 5900.719, Special Problems, Spring 2017
HIST 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2016
HIST 5950.718, Master's Thesis, Fall 2016
HIST 4900.713, Special Problems, Fall 2016
HIST 6900.734, Special Problems, Fall 2016
HIST 5110.002, Studies in United States History, Fall 2016 SPOT
HIST 2610.010, United States History to 1865, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6940.818, Individual Research, Summer 5W2 2016
HIST 5900.804, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2016
HIST 6900.807, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2016
HIST 6950.712, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2016
HIST 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Spring 2016
HIST 5900.719, Special Problems, Spring 2016
HIST 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2015
HIST 5900.734, Special Problems, Fall 2015
HIST 2610.012, United States History to 1865, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 5900.706, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2015
HIST 6950.712, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2015
HIST 6940.730, Individual Research, Spring 2015
HIST 6940.738, Individual Research, Spring 2015
HIST 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Spring 2015
HIST 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2014
HIST 6940.718, Individual Research, Fall 2014
HIST 5950.718, Master's Thesis, Fall 2014
HIST 5110.004, Studies in United States History, Fall 2014
HIST 5950.718, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2014
HIST 5900.804, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2014
HIST 6950.730, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2014
HIST 6940.730, Individual Research, Spring 2014
HIST 5950.730, Master's Thesis, Spring 2014
HIST 5900.730, Special Problems, Spring 2014
HIST 6900.730, Special Problems, Spring 2014
HIST 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2013
HIST 6940.718, Individual Research, Fall 2013
HIST 5950.718, Master's Thesis, Fall 2013
HIST 5100.001, Seminar in United States History, Fall 2013
HIST 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2013
HIST 6950.818, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2013
HIST 6940.718, Individual Research, Summer 5W1 2013
HIST 6940.818, Individual Research, Summer 5W2 2013
HIST 5950.718, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2013
HIST 5900.834, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2013
HIST 6950.730, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2013
HIST 6940.730, Individual Research, Spring 2013
HIST 5950.730, Master's Thesis, Spring 2013
HIST 5100.001, Seminar in United States History, Spring 2013
HIST 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2012
HIST 6940.718, Individual Research, Fall 2012
HIST 5950.718, Master's Thesis, Fall 2012
HIST 5110.004, Studies in United States History, Fall 2012
HIST 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2012
HIST 6940.718, Individual Research, Summer 5W1 2012
HIST 5900.834, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2012
HIST 6950.730, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2012
HIST 5940.002, Historical Bibliography, Spring 2012
HIST 6940.730, Individual Research, Spring 2012
HIST 5950.730, Master's Thesis, Spring 2012
HIST 5900.730, Special Problems, Spring 2012
HIST 6900.730, Special Problems, Spring 2012
HIST 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2011
HIST 6940.718, Individual Research, Fall 2011
HIST 6940.723, Individual Research, Fall 2011
HIST 5950.718, Master's Thesis, Fall 2011
HIST 5100.003, Seminar in United States History, Fall 2011
HIST 5900.734, Special Problems, Fall 2011
HIST 6900.734, Special Problems, Fall 2011
HIST 6950.818, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2011
HIST 5900.834, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2011
HIST 6900.834, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2011
HIST 6950.730, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2011
HIST 5940.002, Historical Bibliography, Spring 2011
HIST 6940.730, Individual Research, Spring 2011
HIST 5100.002, Seminar in United States History, Spring 2011
HIST 5900.730, Special Problems, Spring 2011
HIST 6900.730, Special Problems, Spring 2011
HIST 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2010
HIST 6940.718, Individual Research, Fall 2010
HIST 5900.735, Special Problems, Fall 2010
HIST 6900.734, Special Problems, Fall 2010
HIST 6900.735, Special Problems, Fall 2010
HIST 5110.001, Studies in United States History, Fall 2010
HIST 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2010
HIST 6950.818, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2010
HIST 6940.818, Individual Research, Summer 5W2 2010
HIST 5900.735, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2010
HIST 5900.835, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2010
HIST 6900.834, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2010
HIST 6950.730, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2010
HIST 6940.730, Individual Research, Spring 2010
HIST 4900.730, Special Problems, Spring 2010
HIST 6950.715, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2009
HIST 5900.714, Special Problems, Fall 2009
HIST 2610.011, United States History to 1865, Fall 2009 Syllabus
HIST 6950.707, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2009
HIST 6940.701, Individual Research, Summer 5W1 2009
HIST 4900.703, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2009
HIST 5900.726, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2009
HIST 6950.730, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2009
HIST 6940.730, Individual Research, Spring 2009
HIST 5100.001, Seminar in United States History, Spring 2009
HIST 5900.730, Special Problems, Spring 2009
HIST 6950.715, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2008
HIST 6940.709, Individual Research, Fall 2008
HIST 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Fall 2008
HIST 5110.001, Studies in United States History, Fall 2008
HIST 6950.703, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2008
HIST 5900.003, Special Problems, Summer 3W1 2008
HIST 6900.702, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2008
HIST 6900.706, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2008
HIST 2620.001, United States History Since 1865, Summer 3W1 2008
HIST 6940.730, Individual Research, Spring 2008
HIST 5950.730, Master's Thesis, Spring 2008
HIST 5900.730, Special Problems, Spring 2008
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Spring 2008
HIST 2610.011, United States History to 1865, Spring 2008
HIST 6940.709, Individual Research, Fall 2007
HIST 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Fall 2007
HIST 5900.714, Special Problems, Fall 2007
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Fall 2007
HIST 2620.008, United States History Since 1865, Fall 2007
HIST 6940.704, Individual Research, Summer 10W 2007
HIST 6940.704, Individual Research, Summer 5W1 2007
HIST 5950.726, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2007
HIST 5900.726, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2007
HIST 6910.701, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2007
HIST 6940.730, Individual Research, Spring 2007
HIST 5950.730, Master's Thesis, Spring 2007
HIST 5100.001, Seminar in United States History, Spring 2007
HIST 4900.730, Special Problems, Spring 2007
HIST 5900.731, Special Problems, Spring 2007
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Spring 2007
HIST 5940.001, Historical Bibliography, Fall 2006
HIST 5110.005, Studies in United States History, Fall 2006
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Fall 2006
HIST 6940.702, Individual Research, Summer 5W1 2006
HIST 4910.701, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2006
HIST 5900.706, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2006
HIST 5900.726, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2006
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Summer 5W1 2006
HIST 4261.001, Topics in US History, Summer 3W1 2006
HIST 5950.730, Master's Thesis, Spring 2006
HIST 4900.730, Special Problems, Spring 2006
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Spring 2006
HIST 2610.013, United States History to 1865, Spring 2006
HIST 5940.001, Historical Bibliography, Fall 2005
HIST 4900.713, Special Problems, Fall 2005
HIST 5900.714, Special Problems, Fall 2005
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Fall 2005
HIST 2610.024, United States History to 1865, Fall 2005
HIST 6940.702, Individual Research, Summer 5W1 2005
HIST 5900.701, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2005
HIST 5900.706, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2005
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Summer 5W2 2005
HIST 5100.004, Seminar in United States History, Spring 2005
HIST 6900.704, Special Problems, Spring 2005
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Spring 2005
HIST 5110.003, Studies in United States History, Fall 2004
HIST 4700.001, Texas, Fall 2004

* 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

Book
McCaslin, R. B. (2021). Capt. William L. Wright of the Texas Rangers.
McCaslin, R. B. (2017). Sutherland Springs: Saratoga on the Cibolo.
McCaslin, R. B. (2016). Washington-on-the-Brazos: Cradle of the Texas Republic.
McCaslin, R. B., Belshaw, S. H., Boatman, N. (2014). Galveston's Maceo Family Empire.
McCaslin, R. B. (2011). Fighting Stock: John S. "Rip" Ford of Texas.
McCaslin, R. B. (2007). At the Heart of Texas: One Hundred Years of the Texas State Historical Association , 1897-1997.
McCaslin, R. B. (2007). Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War.
McCaslin, R. B. (2003). The Last Stronghold: The Campaign for Fort Fisher.
McCaslin, R. B. (2001). Lee in the Shadow of Washington.
McCaslin, R. B. (1997). Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of North Carolina in the Civil War.
McCaslin, R. B. (1995). Remembered Be Thy Blessings: High Point University--The College Years, 1924-1991.
McCaslin, R. B. (1994). Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of South Carolina in the Civil War.
McCaslin, R. B. (1994). Tainted Breeze: The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas, October 1862.
McCaslin, R. B. (1992). Andrew Johnson: A Bibliography.
McCaslin, R. B., Gloyna, E. F. (1986). Commitment to Excellence: One Hundred Years of Engineering Education at The University of Texas.
Book Chapter
McCaslin, R. B. (2019). Pompeo Coppini: Defining the Historical Landscape in Texas. The Art of Texas: 250 Years. TCU Press.
McCaslin, R. B. (2018). Foreword. Palmito Ranch: From Civil War Battlefield to National Historic Landmark,. Texas A&M University Press.
McCaslin, R. B. (2016). A Texas Reign of Terror: Anti-Unionist Violence in North Texas. Lone Star Unionism, Dissent, and Resistance.
McCaslin, R. B. (2016). Bitter Legacy: Military Operations in the Indian Territory during the Civil War. The Indian Territory in the Civil War.
McCaslin, R. B. (2014). Defending the Lone Star. Discovering Texas History.
McCaslin, R. B. (2013). Texas Reconstruction in Popular Memory: What Really Happened in Hill County in 1871. This Corner of Canaan.
McCaslin, R. B. (2012). Introduction. The Great Hanging at Gainesville, 1862.
McCaslin, R. B. (2012). Rangers, 'RIP' Ford, and the Cortina War. Tracking the Texas Rangers.
McCaslin, R. B. (2012). Steadfast in His Intent: John W. Hargis and the Integration of the University of Texas at Austin. The Texas Book Two.
McCaslin, R. B. (2012). William Longworth: Republican Villain. Still the Arena of Civil War.
McCaslin, R. B. (2011). Foreword. Boys of Diamond Hill.
McCaslin, R. B. (2008). The Price of Liberty: The Great Hanging at Gainesville.
McCaslin, R. B. (2007). In the Shadow of Washington: Robert E. Lee and the Confederacy. Robert E. Lee: Commemorative Essays.
McCaslin, R. B. (2000). Foreword. Brush Men and Vigilantes.
McCaslin, R. B. (1999). The Texas Senate: Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889.
McCaslin, R. B. (1991). The Texas Senate: Republic to the Civil War, 1836-1861.
McCaslin, R. B. (1986). Science and Technology in Texas Before World War II. 100 Years of Science and Technology in Texas.
Edited Book
McCaslin, R. B., Torget, A. J., Chipman, D. E. (2013). This Corner of Canaan: Essays in Honor of Randolph B. Campbell.
McCaslin, R. B. (2008). A Soldier's Letters to Charming Nellie: J. B. Polley's Civil War.
McCaslin, R. B., Bergeron, P. (1991). The Papers of Andrew Johnson, Volume 9.
McCaslin, R. B., Bergeron, P. (1989). The Papers of Andrew Johnson, Volume 8.
Encyclopedia Article
McCaslin, R. B. (2006). Fort Fisher. Encyclopedia of North Carolina.
McCaslin, R. B. (2006). Gettysburg Monument. Encyclopedia of North Carolina.
McCaslin, R. B. (2006). High Point. Encyclopedia of North Carolina.
McCaslin, R. B. (2006). High Point Female College. Encyclopedia of North Carolina.
McCaslin, R. B. (2006). High Point University. Encyclopedia of North Carolina.
McCaslin, R. B. (2006). Yadkin College. Encyclopedia of North Carolina.
McCaslin, R. B. (2004). Andrew Johnson. Americans at War: Society, Culture, and the Homefront.
McCaslin, R. B. (1996). Great Hanging at Gainesville. The New Handbook of Texas.
McCaslin, R. B. (1996). James G. Bourland. The New Handbook of Texas.
McCaslin, R. B. (1996). John Sutherland Jr.. The New Handbook of Texas.
McCaslin, R. B. (1996). John W. Hargis. The New Handbook of Texas.
McCaslin, R. B. (1996). Joseph H. Polley. The New Handbook of Texas.
McCaslin, R. B. (1996). Menard Creek. The New Handbook of Texas.
McCaslin, R. B. (1996). Polk County. The New Handbook of Texas.
McCaslin, R. B. (1996). Sutherland Springs. The New Handbook of Texas.
McCaslin, R. B. (1996). Thomas Ulvan Taylor. The New Handbook of Texas.
McCaslin, R. B. (1995). Ely S. Parker. Ready Reference: American Indians.
McCaslin, R. B. (1995). Osceola. Ready Reference: American Indians.
Journal Article
McCaslin, R. B. (2015). A Curious War: Franklin A. G. Gearing in the Civil War. East Texas Historical Journal.
McCaslin, R. B. (2014). Reflections on "Where Do We Stand?". Civil War History.
McCaslin, R. B. (2014). United States Regulars in Gray: Edward Ingraham and Company A, 1st Regular Confederate Cavalry. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
McCaslin, R. B. (2013). Rip Ford: Confederate or Texan?. Military History of the West.
McCaslin, R. B. (2010). Who Was Charming Nellie: A Research Note. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
McCaslin, R. B. (1994). Dark Corner of the Confederacy: James G. Bourland and the Border Regiment. Military History of the West.
McCaslin, R. B. (1993). Wheat Growers in the Cotton Confederacy: The Suppression of Dissent in Collin County, Texas, During the Civil War. Southwester Historical Quarterly.
McCaslin, R. B. (1991). Conditional Confederates: The Eleventh Texas Cavalry West of the Mississippi River. Military History of the Southwest.
McCaslin, R. B. (1991). Steadfast in His Intent: John W. Hargis and the Integration of the University of Texas at Austin. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
McCaslin, R. B. (1991). Voices of Reason: Opposition to Secession in Angelina County, Texas. Locus.
McCaslin, R. B. (1990). Reconstructing a Frontier Oligarchy: Andrew Johnson's Amnesty Proclamation and Arkansas. Arkansas Historical Quarterly.
Magazine/Trade Publication
McCaslin, R. B. (2001). In the Shadow of Washington: Robert E. Lee and the Confederacy. North & South.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
McCaslin, R. B. (Principal), "Portal to Texas History Fellowship," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, Funded. (20182019).
McCaslin, R. B. (Other), "NEH Summer Seminar Fellowship," Sponsored by Duke-UNC Summer Program in Latin American Studies, Federal, Funded. (19921994).
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Challenge and
Engagement Index
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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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