David Bruce

  • Associate Professor and Department Chair
  • History Department
  • Ph.D., Marquette University, 2009
  • EMAIL: bruce@uwp.edu
I received my B.A. from Carthage College in 1996, and my Ph.D. from Marquette University in 2009. I began teaching in 2002 and have been fortunate to be a part of the UW-Parkside community since 2006.

Teaching Interests

My primary area of interest and research is social history in early modern Great Britain. I have taught on a number of related subjects, including our Western Civilization survey classes, the history of Britain, Napoleonic Europe, and the World Wars.

Research Interests

In December 2013, Lexington Books released my book, "The Life of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton: Extraordinary Perseverance," a biography of one of Great Britain's most active social reformers. I have also written encyclopedia articles for Gale/Cengage, and am currently beginning research on a project involving the Afro-British experience in Elizabethan/Stuart Britain.

Consulting Interests

Selected Publications

2016: "City Surrounded by Stones": The History of Great Zimbabwe, Gale Researcher World History Online Database

2016: Ancient Africa: The Kingdomes of Kush and Meroe, Gale Researcher World History Online Database

2016: Late Neolithic Copper Age: Eastern Europe, Gale Researcher World History Online Database

2013: The Life of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton: Extraordinary Perserverance, Lexington Books / Rowman & Littlefield (250 pp.)

Departmental Service

2022: Chairperson - Department Chair, History Department
2020: - Co-Department Chair, History Department
HIST 118 - West Civ I: Antiquity to 1300
HIST 119 - West Civ II: Midl Ages to 1815
HIST 120 - West Civ III: 1815-the Present
HIST 250 - Sources and Methods in History
HIST 260 - International Conflict:
HIST 290 - Special Topics in History:
HIST 326 - Age of Napoleon, 1770-1825
HIST 327 - History of Britain I: to 1603
HIST 328 - Hist of Britain II: 1603-Pres
HIST 460 - International Conflict:
HIST 490 - Special Topics in History:
HIST 499 - Independent Study:
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