Michael Trochim

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Michael Trochim

Michael Trochim Professor of History
School of Arts and Humanities

University of Illinois, Chicago - BA 1972
University of Illinois, Chicago - MA 1975
University of Illinois, Chicago - PhD 1983
Email: mtrochim@ferrum.edu
Office phone: (540) 365-4403
Personal web page: None listed
Office: Richeson Hall 8
Teaching at Ferrum since: 1983

Courses taught:

  • Latin American History
  • United States-Latin American Relations
  • The American Revolution
  • The American Civil War
  • Civil War Battlefield Tour
  • Reason and the Individual: 18th-Century Anglo-American Culture
  • Historical Dramatization


  • Book Review, Eva Sheppard Wolf's Race and Liberty in the New Nation, Virginia Libraries, Quarterly Journal of the Virginia Library Association (2009)
  • Subject Matter Expert, Virginia CHILD Project, US Dept. of Education (2002-05)
  • Book Review, Rebecca Reichmann's Race in Contemporary Brazil, South Eastern Latin Americanist, Quarterly Review of SECOLAS (2000)
  • The Vision, with Dr. R. Rex Stephenson (Board of Higher Ed., UMC, 1998), on the origins of Methodist education
  • Galileo, Man of Science, with Dr. R. Rex Stephenson (New Plays for Children, 1996)
  • Book Review, George Reid Andrews' Blacks & Whites in Sao Paulo, South Eastern Latin Americanist, 1992
  • "Humor as a Response to Repression: The Orange Question and the Birth of the Brazilian Republic," New World, a journal of Latin American Studies, 1988
  • "Retreat From Reform: The Fall of the Brazilian Empire, 1888-89," PhD dissertation, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1983, supervised by Dr. Robert Conrad and Dr. Bruce Calder

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