Department of History
College of Liberal Arts
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts
BA, College of the Holy Cross; Ph.D., University of Rochester
Edwards, R.A.R. and Amanda Keenan. "Oceans Unheard." Historic Nantucket. (2021). Print.
Full Length Book
Edwards, R.A.R. Deaf Players in Major League Baseball. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2020. Print.
Edwards, Rebecca. Words Made Flesh: Nineteenth-Century Deaf Education and the Growth of Deaf Culture. New York, NY: New York University Press, 2012. Print.
Edwards, R.A.R., Michael Brown, and Tina Lent. "Remembering Kate Gleason: Introducing a Twentieth-Century Businesswoman to Twenty-First Century Students." The Seneca Falls Dialogues Journal 2. (2017): 0-0. Web.
Edwards, R.A.R. "A Tale of Two Umpires; Or, Restoring the Legacy of Dummy Hoy." A Tale of Two Umpires; Or, Restoring the Legacy of Dummy Hoy 23. 2 (2015): 1-32. Print.
Edwards, Rebecca. "No Dummies: Deafness, Baseball, and American Culture." Sign Language Studies 12. 2 (2012): 171-187. Print.
Edwards, R.A.R. "Saying It Was So: Exploring the Black Sox Scandal." Rev. of The Black Prince of Baseball and The Betrayal, by Don Dewey, Nick Acocella, and Charles Fountain. Reviews in American History Mar. 2017: 117-119. Print.
Edwards, R.A.R. Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf. 28 Apr. 2017. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Exhibit.
Decker, Rebecca Edwards, Michael Brown, Juilee. When Rochester Was Royal: Professional Basketball in Rochester, 1945-1957. By Apr. 2016. Sunken Gallery in the Wallace Center, Rochester,NY. Exhibit.
Edwards, R.A.R. "200 Years of Innovation: The Legacy of the American School for the Deaf." for Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf. Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT. 13 Jul. 2017. Guest Lecture.
Edwards, R.A.R. "No Dummy: The Brief Career of Dick Sipek." Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Cooperstown, NY. 1 Jun. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Edwards, Rebecca. "Seeing the Signs: Doing Deaf History at Holy Cross and Beyond." Inauural lecture for the series "Opening Doors: 40 Years of Women at Holy Cross". College of the Holy Cross. Worcester, MA. 20 Sep. 2012. Address.
Themes in US History
This introductory-level course will examine the social, cultural, political, technological and/or economic development of modern America as it is revealed through a particular historical topic or theme. The theme or topic of the course is chosen by the instructor, announced in the subtitle, and developed in the syllabus.
American Deaf History
This course explores the history of the deaf community in the United States. It offers a broad survey of American deaf history from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. Major events in American deaf history will be considered, including the foundation of schools for the deaf, the birth of American Sign Language, the emergence of deaf culture, the challenge of oralism, the threat of eugenics, and the fight for civil rights.
Great Debates in US History
This course offers an analysis and interpretation of the main themes in the history of the United States over a broad period of time that extends to the modern era. We will look at how issues such as race, class, gender, and the environment have shaped American history, as well as debates over the multiple meanings of that history.
Get hands-on experience researching, interpreting, and writing history. The class will tackle a common historical theme (announced in the subtitle), then do original historical research on a topic of your choice within the overall theme. Our themes do not just rehash old topics with little new information to uncover. Instead, we focus on relatively unexplored areas of the past, where your research can shed new light on unknown topics. You will learn about history by doing it! All majors are welcome.
Advanced Research in History
This course is an elective sequence to the capstone seminar. Upon successful completion of the capstone seminar, qualified students may engage in enhanced research under the supervision of and collaboration with a faculty member. Students will further explore and investigate their senior project or will work with a faculty member on a piece of original research for which the student will be the primary author.
In the News
October 16, 2019
How gambling built baseball – and then almost destroyed it
Essay by Rebecca Edwards, professor of history, published by The Conversation.