Gregg Cantrell

Professor
History
Reed Hall 218

g.cantrell@tcu.edu | 817-257-7035

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Education

Ph.D., Texas A&M University (1988)
MBA, Texas A&M University (1980)
BBA, Texas A&M University (1979)

Courses Taught

HIST 10603 United States History: A Survey to 1877
HIST 40743 History of Texas
HIST 70603 Reading Seminar in U.S. History
HIST 80603 Research Seminar in U.S. History
HIST 80083 History as a Profession: Teaching, Research, and Service

Areas of Focus

Texas history, especially nineteenth-century Texas politics

“Stephen F. Austin, Empresario of Texas,” Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1999.

“The History of Texas, 5th ed.”, Coauthored with Robert A. Calvert and Arnoldo De León, Harlan Davidson Press, Wheeling, Illinois, 2002.

“Lyndon’s Granddaddy: Samuel Ealy Johnson, Sr.,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 118 (Oct. 2014), 133-56.

“Our Very Pronounced Theory of Equal Rights to All”: Race, Citizenship, and Populism in the South Texas Borderlands,” Journal of American History 100 (Dec. 2013), 663-90.

“Lone Star Pasts: Memory and History in Texas,” co-edited with Elizabeth Hayes Turner, Texas A&M University Press, College Station, 2007.

“Kenneth and John B. Rayner and the Limits of Southern Dissent,”  University of Illinois Press, Champaign-Urbana and Chicago, 1993.

“A Matter of Character: Stephen F. Austin and the Papers Concerning Robertson’s Colony in Texas,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 104 (October 2000), 231-61.

“The Partnership of Stephen F. Austin and Joseph H. Hawkins,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 99 (July 1995), 1-24.

“Sam Houston and the Know-Nothings: A Reappraisal,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 96 (January 1993), 326-43.

T.R. Fehrenbach Award, awarded by the Texas Historical Commission for Lone Star Pasts: Memory and History in Texas, May 2008.

Michael P. Malone Award (best article on state or territorial history), awarded by the Western History Association, 2006, for “The Bones of Stephen F. Austin: History and Memory in Progressive-Era Texas.”

H. Bailey Carroll Award (best article of the year in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly), awarded by the Texas State Historical Association, 2005, for “The Bones of Stephen F. Austin: History and Memory in Progressive-Era Texas.”

Elected member of the Texas Institute of Letters, 2002.

H. Bailey Carroll Award (best article of the year in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly), awarded by the Texas State Historical Association, 2001, for “A Matter of Character: Stephen F. Austin and the Papers Concerning Robertson’s Colony in Texas.

Philosophical Society of Texas Book Award, for the best book on Texas (fiction or nonfiction), for Stephen F. Austin, Empresario of Texas, December 2000.

T.R. Fehrenbach Award, awarded by the Texas Historical Commission for Stephen F. Austin, Empresario of Texas, May 2000.

H. Bailey Carroll Award (best article of the year in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly), awarded by the Texas State Historical Association, 1996, for “The Partnership of Stephen F. Austin and Joseph H. Hawkins.”

Summerlee Research Fellowship, William H. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University, 1996-1997 academic year.

Fellowship for College Teachers, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1994-1995 academic year. Resulted in publication of Stephen F. Austin, Empresario of Texas (Yale University Press, 1999; reprint edition by Texas State Historical Association, 2016).

  • Texas State Historical Association
  • Southern Historical Association
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Dallas Area Society of Historians

President, Texas State Historical Association, 2013-2014