Kurt Hackemer

Kurt Hackemer

Chair, History, Philosophy & Native Studies / Professor

HISTORY

East Hall 203

Phone: (605) 677-5569

Email: Kurt.Hackemer@usd.edu

Website: http://www.kurthackemer.com

Teaching Interests:

American Military History, European Military History, War & Society


Research Interests:

American Civil War, American Naval History, Veterans on the Western Frontier


Education:

  • Ph D, History, Texas A&M University, 1994
  • MA, History, Texas A&M University, 1991
  • BA, History, University of Chicago, 1989

Grants:

  • Expanding Native Retention Efforts at the University of South Dakota, SD College Access Challenge Grant Program. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2011 - 2012)
  • Tribal Youth Governance Camp, Bush Foundation. Grant Role: Principal. (2011 - 2011)
  • Expanding Native Retention Efforts at the University of South Dakota, SD College Access Challenge Grant Program. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2011 - 2011)
  • South Dakota Oral History Center Digitization Project, United States Congress. (2009 - 2012)

Publications:

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  • Hackemer, Kurt. Wartime Trauma and the Lure of the Frontier: Civil War Veterans in Dakota Territory, 75-103. Vol. 81, Iss. 1. Journal of Military History, 2017.
  • Hackemer, Kurt. "'The Educational Interest of the State': Vermillion, Dakota Territory's First Schoolhouse.", 17. Vol. 4. Country School Journal, 2016.
  • Hackemer, Kurt. Naval Development and Warfare. In A Companion to the U.S. Civil War, edited by Aaron Sheehan-Dean, 386-409. Vol. I. Boston: Blackwell Publishing, 2014.
  • Hackemer, Kurt. Finding Dakota Territory's Civil War: A Call for Further Research, 147-67. Vol. 43, Iss. 2. South Dakota History, 2013.
  • Hackemer, Kurt. More than a COIN Flip: Improving Honors Education With Real Time Simulations Based On Contemporary Events, 75-84. Vol. 6. Honors in Practice, 2010.
  • Hackemer, Kurt. The U.S. Navy, 1860-1920. In A Companion to American Military History, Volume I: Wars, The Armed Forces, edited by James C. Bradford, 388-98. Boston, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2010.
  • Hackemer, Kurt, and Peterson, Douglas. The University of South Dakota Palm Initiative: A Case Study. In Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Educators and Trainers, edited by Agnes Kukulska-Hulme and John Traxler, 157-63. London: RoutledgeFalmer, 2005.
  • Hackemer, Kurt. "To Rescue My Native Land": The Civil War Letters of William T. Shepherd, First Illinois Light Artillery, 344. Nashville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 2005.
  • Hackemer, Kurt. Marinetechnologie und wirtschaftlicher Aufschwung in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika 1860 bis 1890, [Naval Technology and Economic Prosperity in the United States of America: 1860-1890]. In Das Militär und der Aufbruch in die Moderne 1860 bis 1890: Armeen, Marinen und der Wandel von Politik, Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft in Europa, den USA sowie Japan, edited by Michael Epkenhans and Gerhard P. Groß, 269-90. Munich: R. Oldenbourg Verlag, 2003.
  • Hackemer, Kurt. The U.S. Navy and the Origins of the Military-Industrial Complex, 1847-1883, 181. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2001.
  • Hackemer, Kurt. Building the Military-Industrial Relationship: The U.S. Navy and American Business, 1854-1883, 89-111. Vol. 52, Iss. 2. Newport, RI: Naval War College Review, 1999.
  • Hackemer, Kurt. Response to War: Civil War Enlistment Patterns in Kenosha County, WI, 31-62. Vol. 29. Denton, TX: Military History of the West, 1999.
  • Hackemer, Kurt. The Nikolaevsk Massacre and Japanese Expansion in Siberia, 601-23. Vol. 16. American Asian Review, 1998.
  • Hackemer, Kurt. Strategic Dilemma: Civil-Military Friction and the Texas Coastal Campaign of 1863, 187-214. Vol. 26. Denton, TX: Military History of the West, 1996.
  • Hackemer, Kurt. The U.S. Navy and the Late Nineteenth-Century Steel Industry, 703-12. Vol. 57. The Historian, 1995.
  • Hackemer, Kurt. Patronage and Administrative Structure at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1850s, 251-70. Vol. 22. Journal of Political and Military Sociology, 1995.
  • Hackemer, Kurt. The Other Union Ironclad: The USS Galena and the Critical Summer of 1862, 226-47. Vol. 40. Civil War History, 1994.
  • Hackemer, Kurt. "War on the Waters". In The Cambridge History of the American Civil War. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
  • Hackemer, Kurt. "Civil War Veteran Colonies in the Western Frontier". In The Unfinished Work: New Perspectives on Civil War Veteranhood. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press.
  • Hackemer, Kurt. "More Than Faction and Economic Interest: A Reexamination of Dakota Territory's Political Culture During the Civil War". In The Plains Political Tradition: Essays on South Dakota Political Culture, vol. 3.. Pierre, SD: South Dakota State Historical Society Press.
  • Hackemer, Kurt. Review of Ian Michael Spurgeon, Soldiers in the Army of Freedom: The 1st Kansas Colored, the Civil War's First African American Combat Unit. Middle West Review.

Awards and Honors:

  • Truman & Beverly Schwartz Distinguished Faculty Award, College of Arts & Sciences, 2004
  • Belbas-Larson Excellence in Teaching Award - Honorable Mention, University of South Dakota, 2004
  • Regents Award for Research Excellence, Office of Research, USD, 2003
  • Victor Gondos Memorial Service Award, Society for Military History, 2003

Presentations:

  • Hackemer, Kurt. Settlement Patterns of Civil War Veterans in Dakota Territory. Presented at the Waging Peace Conference, New Orleans, LA. (September 9, 2016)
  • Hackemer, Kurt. Wartime Trauma and the Lure of the Frontier: Civil War Veterans in Dakota Territory. Presented at the Society for Military History Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Canada. (April 16, 2016)
  • Hackemer, Kurt. De-mystifying the Hiring Process: The View from the Other Side of the Table. Presented at the Society for Military History Annual Meeting, Montgomery, AL. (April 11, 2015)
  • Hackemer, Kurt. The Civil War and Dakota Territory: A Reappraisal. Presented at the Society for Military History Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (March 16, 2013)
  • Hackemer, Kurt. Rediscovering Dakota Territory's Civil War: Historians vs. the Newspapers. Presented at the Dakota History Conference, Sioux Falls, SD. (April 29, 2011)
  • Hackemer, Kurt. The Academic Hiring Process from an Administrator's Perspective. Presented at the Society for Military History Annual Meeting, Lexington, VA. (May 21, 2010)
  • Hackemer, Kurt. The Evolution and Economic Impact of the Late Nineteenth Century Naval-Industrial Relationship. Presented at the Society for Military History Annual Meeting, Frederick, MD. (April 21, 2007)
  • Hackemer, Kurt. Naval Technology and Economic Prosperity in the United States of America, 1860-1890. Presented at the 44th International Symposium on Military History, Reinbek, Germany. (September 12, 2002)
  • Hackemer, Kurt. Rethinking Walt Whitman: Drum-Taps and the Realities of War. Presented at the Central New York Conference on Language and Literature, Cortland, NY. (October 29, 2001)
  • Hackemer, Kurt. Integrating Technology into the Classroom Environment. Presented at the 34th Annual Northern Great Plains History Conference, St. Cloud, MN. (October 9, 1999)
  • Hackemer, Kurt. The U.S. Navy, Origins of the Military-Industrial Complex, and the Integration of New Technology into the Fleet, 1854-1883. Presented at the Society for Military History Annual Meeting, Wheaton, IL. (April 25, 1998)
  • Hackemer, Kurt. Summary and Descriptive Statistics and Civil War Enlistment Patterns. Presented at the Society for Military History Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA. (April 21, 1996)
  • Hackemer, Kurt. Managing New Technology in the Antebellum and Civil War Navy. Presented at the Twelfth Naval History Symposium, Annapolis, MD. (October 26, 1995)
  • Hackemer, Kurt. Civil War Enlistment Patterns in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. Presented at the Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX. (March 24, 1995)
  • Hackemer, Kurt. The Brooklyn Navy Yard: Structure of Power, 1850-1860. Presented at the Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX. (March 24, 1995)
  • Hackemer, Kurt. Economic and Ethnic Factors in Civil War Enlistment in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. Presented at the Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. (April 1, 1994)
  • Hackemer, Kurt. The Role of Civilian/Military Relations in the Conduct of the Texas Coastal Campaign of 1863. Presented at the Mid-America Conference on History, Fayetteville, AR. (September 21, 1990)