CCSU Faculty
Matthew Warshauer

Matthew Warshauer

Professor of History

Department of History
Social Sciences Hall
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050

Phone: (860) 832-2803
Fax: (860) 832-2804

Areas of Specialization: Jacksonian Era, Sectionalism and the Civil War, U.S. Political History

Matthew Warshauer received his B.A. in history from Central Connecticut State University in 1990. He completed his M.A. (1993) and Ph.D. (1997) in American Studies at Saint Louis University. He joined the faculty at CCSU in the fall of 1997, and has served as editor of Connecticut History from 2003 to 2011. In 2007, Dr. Warshauer won the Connecticut State University Trustees Research Award.

Dr. Warshauer’s teaching interests include American political and constitutional history, historiography, sectionalism, the Jacksonian Era, and the Civil War. He was a finalist for CCSU’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2001. Dr. Warshauer continues his research on Jacksonian America while developing new research projects on aspects of Connecticut’s history. He coordinates Connecticut Commemorates the Civil War, a collaborative endeavor of numerous historical societies and organizations, planning events for the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.

Selected publications:

  • Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice, and Survival (Middetown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2011).
  • Andrew Jackson: First Men, America’s Presidents (Hauppage, NY: NOVA Science Publishers, 2009).
  • Andrew Jackson and the Politics of Martial Law: Nationalism, Civil Liberties and Partisanship (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2006).
  • "Andrew Jackson: Chivalric Slave Master," Tennessee Historical Quarterly 54, no. 3 (Fall 2006): 203-229.
  • "Contested Mourning: The New York Battle over Andrew Jackson’s Death," New York History 87, no. 1 (Winter 2006): 29-65.
  • "Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Changing Conception of the American Dream," American Studies Online Today (February 2003). Available at American Studies Today Online.
  • "Shooting From the Hip: A Review Essay of Michael Bellesiles’ Arming America, Connecticut History 40, no. 2 (Fall 2001): 275-298.
  • "Ridiculing the Dead: Andrew Jackson and Connecticut Newspapers," Connecticut History 40, no. 1 (Spring 2001): 13-31.
  • "Andrew Jackson as a ‘Military Chieftain’ in the Presidential Elections of 1824 and 1828: The Ramifications of Martial Law on Republicanism," Tennessee Historical Quarterly 37 (Spring/Summer 1998): 4-21.
  • "The Battle of New Orleans Reconsidered: Andrew Jackson and Martial Law," Louisiana History 39, no. 3 (Summer 1998): 261-291.