UCF | History Department

Robert Cassanello, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. from Florida State University (2000)

Research Interests

Social History, Southern History, Race, Gender, Historiography

Recent Research Activities

Robert Cassanello has published articles in the Journal of Urban History, Florida Historical Quarterly and 49th Parallel. He is researching the racial integration and segregation of omnibuses, horsecars and streetcars in the United States during the 19th century. He is author of To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville. He has co-edited two books Florida's Working-Class Past: Current Perspectives on Labor, Race, and Gender from Spanish Florida to the New Immigration with Melanie Shell-Weiss and Migration and the Transformation of the Southern Workplace since 1945 with Colin J. Davis.

Selected Publications

Books

Articles/Essays

  • “Avoiding “Jim Crow:” Negotiating Separate and Equal on Florida’s Railroads and Streetcars and The Progressive Era Origins of the Modern Civil Rights Movement, 1882-1905” Journal of Urban History, 34 (March 2008) 435-457.
  • “The Epic of Greater Florida: Florida’s Global Past,” With Daniel S. Murphree, Florida Historical Quarterly, 84 (Summer 2005), 1-9
  • “Racial Etiquette, Violence and African American Working Class Infrapolitics in Jacksonville during World War I,” Florida Historical Quarterly, Vol. 82, No. 2 (Fall, 2003), 155-169
  • “The Fluidity of Racial Hierarchy: Changing Ethnic Images of Germans and Czechs in the American Mind, 1877-1918," (March 2001) 49th Parallel

Book Sections/Chapters

  • with Melanie Shell Weiss "Epilogue: Florida and the Contemporary Labor Movement," in Florida's Working-Class Past: Current Perspectives on Labor, Race, and Gender from Spanish Florida to the New Immigration. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2009), 257-274
  • with Melanie Shell Weiss "Introduction: The Promise of Florida's Labor History" in Florida's Working-Class Past: Current Perspectives on Labor, Race, and Gender from Spanish Florida to the New Immigration. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2009), 1-16
  • with Colin J. Davis, "Introduction" in Migration and the Transformation of the Southern Workplace since 1945 (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2010), 1-12.
  • We Are White Men and Haven't Got Black Hearts Racialized Gender and the Labor Movement in Florida, 1900-1920. in Florida's Working-Class Past: Current Perspectives on Labor, Race, and Gender from Spanish Florida to the New Immigration. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2009

Awards

Harry and Harriette Moore Award, To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville (2014)

Hampton Dunn Internet Award, "A History of Central Florida Podcast" (2014)

International Jury Award for Best Documentary, Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, South Africa, "The Committee" (2014)

Love Your Shorts Film Festival, Best Documentary, "The Committee" (2014)

Florida Humanities Council, Mini Grants for Community Organizations, (2013)

Hampton Dunn Internet Award, RICHES Podcast Documentaries, (2013)

Hampton Dunn Broadcasting Award, Film “The Committee,” (2013)

UCF Teaching Incentive Program (2013)

Broadcast Education Association, Best of Competition Mixed Video, “The Committee,” (2012)

UCF Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, (2012)

Florida Humanities Council, Mini Grants for Community Organizations, (2011)

National Endowment for the Humanities, Extending the Reach Fellowship: Research Grant (2001-2002)

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
59580 AMH3422 Frontier Florida Web C - Not Online
No Description Available
51028 HIS4150 History and Historians Web C 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90872 AMH3422 Frontier Florida Web - Not Online
No Description Available
90295 AMH3930H Hon Special Topic Face2Face Tu 3:00PM - 5:50PM Not Online
No Description Available
82094 LAH4136 Colonial Florida Web 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19301 AMH3403 His of South Since 1865 Web - Not Online
No Description Available
11750 HIS4150 History and Historians Web 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50931 HIS4150 History and Historians Web C 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
61280 LAH4136 Colonial Florida Web C - Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
82126 AMH3422 Frontier Florida Web 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
91016 AMH3425 Sunbelt Florida Web - Not Online
No Description Available
91017 HIS4150 History and Historians Web - Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11754 AMH3403 His of South Since 1865 Web 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
11563 HIS4150 History and Historians Web 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available

Updated: Dec 1, 2014

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