Oklahoma Baptist University

Dr. Carol Humphrey

Professor of History

Owens Hall 313

OBU Box 61201
500 W. University
Shawnee, OK 74804


Dr. Carol Humphrey’s interest in history is apparent in her lively discussions on the press’ role during war time. She has received numerous awards for her papers through the American Journalism Historians Association. She also has served as a manuscript reviewer for various journals and publishers. She is the author of numerous published articles as well as seven books on topics such as the Revolutionary War, The War of 1812, and the role of New England Newspapers during the American Revolution. Dr. Humphrey is the historian for the Shawnee chapter of Habitat for Humanity. She is also an active member of First Baptist Church in Shawnee where she is a member of the sanctuary choir and works as the church clerk.


B.A., University of North Carolina, Wilmington
M.A., Wake Forest University
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Dissertation: “‘This Popular Engine’: An Institutional Study of New England Newspapers,

Courses Taught

HIST 1013: US to 1877
HIST 1023: United States History from 1877
HIST 2013: European Civilization: History
HIST 2023: Contemporary World: History
HIST 4223: Civil War and Reconstruction: U.S. 1848-1877
HIST 4243: A Global Power: U.S. 1932-Present
HIST 4203: Colonial and Early National U.S. History
HIST 4263: American Women's History
POLI 1223: American National Government
HIST 2273: Oklahoma History
HIST 4283: African-American History


Member, American Journalism Historians Association, Secretary since 1998
Member, Organization of American Historians
Grader, ETS Advanced Placement US History Exams, 1993-present

Selected Publications

Voices of Revolutionary America: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life , Greenwood Press, 2011. Revolutionary War, Part 2 of Volume 1 of Greenwood Library of American War Reporting, Greenwood Press, 2005.
The War of 1812, Co-authored with David Copeland. Part 1 of Volume 2 of The Greenwood Library of American War Reporting, Greenwood Press, 2005.

Debating Historical Issues in the Media of the Time: The Revolutionary Era. Greenwood Press, 2003.

The Press of the Young Republic, 1783-1833. Volume 2 of The History of American Journalism, edited by William David Sloan and James D. Startt. Greenwood Press, 1996.

This Popular Engine: The Role of New England Newspapers During the American Revolution. University of Delaware Press, 1992.

The American Revolution and the Press: The Promise of Independence . Northwestern University Press, forthcoming 2012.

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