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Curriculum Vitae

Jonathan S. Jones

Department of History
Binghamton University
jjones19@binghamton.edu
jonathansjones.net

EDUCATION

Ph.D. History, Binghamton University (ABD May 2017; expected May 2020)
Fields: 19th Century U.S., History of Medicine & Science, Gender
Dissertation: “A Mind Prostrate”: Opiate Addiction in the Civil War’s Aftermath
Supervisor: Diane Miller Sommerville

M.A. History, Texas Christian University (TCU), May 2013


Field: U.S. History
Thesis: “The Living Remained and Suffered”: Combat-Related Adjustment Issues and Civil War
Veterans in Post-War America
Supervisor: Steven E. Woodworth

B.A. History, Dallas Baptist University, May 2011

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters

“Opium Slavery: Civil War Veterans and Opiate Addiction” The Journal of the Civil War Era (under
review)
• Revise and resubmit issued January 7, 2019, resubmitted May 13, 2019

“Buying and Selling Masculinity: Civil War Veterans and Opiate Addiction Patent Cures,” in Buying and
Selling the Civil War, ed. Caroline E. Janney and James Marten (in progress)
• First draft submitted January 17, 2019, final draft due June 2019

Popular Magazines & Websites

“Purdue Pharma taps a Gilded Age history of pharmaceutical fraud,” The Conversation, March 4, 2019,
https://theconversation.com/purdue-pharma-taps-a-gilded-age-history-of-pharmaceutical-fraud-
112363.
• Republished by Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, Undark Magazine, and 12+ outlets

“Red Dead Redemption 2 Confronts the U.S.’s Racist Past and Lets You Do Something About It,” Slate
Magazine, February 4, 2019, https://slate.com/culture/2019/02/red-dead-redemption-2-racism-
civil-war-rockstar.html.
• Republished by History News Network

“Then and Now: How Civil War-Era Doctors Responded to Their Own Opiate Epidemic,” The Civil War
Monitor, November 3, 2017, https://www.civilwarmonitor.com/blog/then-and-now-how-civil-
war-era-doctors-responded-to-their-own-opiate-epidemic.

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“The ‘Right’ and ‘Wrong’ Kind of Addict: Iatrogenic Opioid Addiction in Historical Context,” Nursing
Clio, July 25, 2017, https://nursingclio.org/2017/07/25/the-right-and-wrong-kind-of-addict-
iatrogenic-opioid-addiction-in-historical-context/.

“Invisible Wounds: PTSD, the Civil War and Those Who ‘Remained and Suffered,’” WSKG, February
12, 2016, http://wskg.org/history/invisible-wounds-ptsd-the-civil-war-and-those-who-remained-
and-suffered.

Scholarly Blogs & Websites

“The ‘Worst Species of Inebriety’: Opiate Addiction in Antebellum New York City,” Gotham: A Blog for
Scholars of New York City History, March 12, 2019, https://www.gothamcenter.org/blog/the-
worst-species-of-inebriety-opiate-addiction-in-antebellum-new-york-city.

“Gilded Age Cures for Soldiers Suffering from Opiate Addiction,” The Devil’s Tale: Dispatches from the
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, February 20, 2019,
https://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/2019/02/20/gilded-age-cures-for-soldiers-suffering-
from-opiate-addiction/.

“Elusive Consensus? War Trauma and the American Civil War at the Southern 2018,” H-CivWar,
November 26, 2018, https://networks.h-net.org/node/4113/discussions/3182603/sha-2018-report-
war-trauma-and-american-civil-war-roundtable.

“‘A Mind Prostrate’: Physicians, Opiates, and Insanity in the Civil War’s Aftermath,” Consortium for
History of Science, Technology and Medicine, November 6, 2018, https://chstm.org/news/“-
mind-prostrate”-physicians-opiates-and-insanity-civil-war’s-aftermath.

“What Can (and Can’t) We Learn From 19th Century Physicians’ Account Books?,” Fugitive Leaves blog
of The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, September 12,
2018, www.histmed.collegeofphysicians.org/19th-century-physicians-account-books/.
• Republished by Medical Heritage Library

“A School Divided: The Civil War Era in the Secondary Classroom,” Muster blog of The Journal of the
Civil War Era, July 19, 2016, http://journalofthecivilwarera.org/2016/07/school-divided-civil-
war-era-secondary-classroom.

Book Reviews

Review of James J. Broomall, Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens
and Soldiers (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019) for The Journal of the
Gilded Age and Progressive Era (in progress)

“The Long American Anti-Alcohol Movement,” Review of W. J. Rorabaugh, Prohibition: A Concise


History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018) for The Journal of the Gilded Age and
Progressive Era 18, no. 1 (January 2019): 150-152, doi:10.1017/S1537781418000555

Review of Frank L. Grzyb, The Last Civil War Veterans: The Lives of the Final Survivors, State by State
(Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2016) for The Civil War Monitor, May 17, 2017,
https://www.civilwarmonitor.com/book-shelf/grzyb-the-last-civil-war-veterans-2016.

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Curriculum

“AP European History Stimulus-Based Practice Questions and Explanations,” Albert, February 2016,
https://www.albert.io/ap-european-history.

Editing

Coeditor, Binghamton Journal of History, Vol. 16 (2015), Vol. 17 (2016), Vol. 18 (2017)

FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS

Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Grant, Medical Historical Library, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney
Medical Library, Yale University, 2018-2019

Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship, Virginia Historical Society, 2018-2019

S. Allyn Peck Fellowship, New-York Historical Society, 2018-2019

Archie K. Davis Fellowship, North Caroliniana Society, 2018-2019

2018 Summer Visiting Research Fellowship, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018

History of Medicine Collections Travel Grant, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke
University, 2018-2019

Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Fellowship, New York State Archives, 2018-2019

Doctoral Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Binghamton University, Fall 2018

K. Garth Huston Fellowship, The Huntington Library, 2017-2018

Research Fellowship, Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine, 2017-2018

FC Wood Institute Travel Grant, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Fall 2017

Dissertation Year Fellowship, Binghamton University History Department, Fall 2017

Kramer Doctoral Research Grant in History, Binghamton University History Department, 2017-2018

Student Travel Grant, Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science Nineteenth Annual
Meeting, March 2017

Summer Fellowship, Binghamton University History Department, 2015-present


Teaching Assistantship, Binghamton University History Department, 2015-present

Graduate Assistantship, Texas Christian University History Department, 2011-2013

AWARDS

Graduate Excellence Award for Teaching, Binghamton University, 2019

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CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP PAPERS

“Gender in Civil War-era Medicine,” roundtable presentation, Society for Civil War Historians 2020
Biennial Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, June 4-6, 2020 (pending acceptance)

“Embodying the 1860s South: The Life and Death of Francis Clewell,” Microhistories of the Civil War
Era Conference, Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, May
30-June 1, 2019

“The Effects of Opiate Addiction on Civil War Veterans’ Postwar Lives,” Institute for Advanced Studies
in the Humanities, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, November 14, 2018

“‘How Much Woman and How Much Man?’: An Intersex Story in Late-Nineteenth Century Texas,”
conference paper, Eleventh Triennial Southern Association for Women Historians Conference,
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, June 8, 2018

The “‘Great Risk’ of ‘Opium Eating’”: Physicians Confront Veterans’ Opiate Addiction in the Civil War
Era,” conference paper, Society of Civil War Historians 2018 Biennial Conference, Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, June 2, 2018

“‘We Believe There is Need of Caution’: Prescribing Opiates in the Civil War Era,” workshop paper,
Upstate Modern U.S. History Workshop, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, March
23, 2018

“‘So Dreadful an Evil’: Elite Women and Opiate Misuse in Antebellum American Medical Discourse,”
conference paper, 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American
Republic, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 21, 2017

“‘So Dreadful an Evil’: Elite Women and the Gender of Opiate Misuse in Antebellum American Medical
Discourse,” conference paper, Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science
Nineteenth Annual Meeting, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina, March
18, 2017

‘“So Dreadful an Evil’: Elite Women and Opiate Misuse in Antebellum American Medical Discourse,”
workshop paper, Upstate Early American History Workshop, Binghamton University,
Binghamton, New York, December 2, 2016

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS & INVITED TALKS

“Curing the ‘Opium Habit’: The Civil War and the Rise of the Addiction Cure Industry,” public
presentation, 2019 Civil War Programming Series, Chemung County Historical Society, Elmira,
New York, April 4, 2019

“‘Opium Slavery’: The Post-Civil War Opiate Addiction Crisis,” public presentation, Virginia Historical
Society, Richmond, Virginia, March 20, 2019

“The Civil War and Opiate ‘Insanity,’” invited talk, Bullitt History of Medicine Club, University of North
Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, December 1, 2018. Recording
available: http://archives.hsl.unc.edu/bullitt-lectures/20181204-Jones.mp3

“Opioid Addiction After the Civil War,” invited talk, Foundry Series, American Civil War
Museum, Richmond, Virginia, November 15, 2018.

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“‘A Mind Prostrate’: The Civil War and Opiate Addiction,” public presentation, Wilson Special
Collections Library, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, August 23, 2018

“Drug Addiction in the Civil War’s Aftermath,” invited talk, Binghamton Civil War Historical Society
and Round Table, Binghamton, New York, February 20, 2018

“The ‘Great Risk’ of ‘Opium Eating’: Physicians Confront the Civil War-Era Opiate Addiction
Epidemic,” public presentation, 2017 Young Historians Series, National Museum of Civil War
Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, December 16, 2017
“‘A Mind Prostrate:’ Physicians, Opiates, and Insanity in the Civil War’s Aftermath,” public presentation,
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 26, 2017

“The ‘Great Risk’ of ‘Opium Eating’: Opiates, Army Doctors, and Civil War Veterans,” invited
presentation, 2017 Civil War Programming Series, Chemung County Historical Society, Elmira,
New York, May 11, 2017

INTERVIEWS & APPEARANCES

Interviewed by Kristen Uppercue for 100 Days in Appalachia public radio story on the historical
marketing of opioids, April 23, 2019, forthcoming

Interviewed for “Foundry Series Q&A,” American Civil War Museum, November 8, 2018,
https://acwm.org/blog/foundry-series-qa-jonathan-jones

Interviewed by Martha Bebinger for “As The Opium Trade Boomed In The 1800s, Boston Doctors
Raised Addiction Concerns,” CommonHealth, WBUR radio, Boston, Massachusetts, August 1,
2017, http://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2017/08/01/opium-history-addiction

“#TakeoverTuesday” Twitter takeover about best practices for teaching online via @SHAgradcouncil,
Southern Historical Association Graduate Council, June 13, 2017

TEACHING

Binghamton University, Vestal, New York, 2015-


Instructor-of-Record:
Teaching College History, Fall 2019
The Foundations of America (U.S. History survey to 1877) (online), Summer 2019
The Foundations of America (U.S. History survey to 1877) (online), Winter 2018/19
The Foundations of America (U.S. History survey to 1877) (online), Summer 2018
The Foundations of America (U.S. History survey to 1877) (online), Winter 2017/18
The Foundations of America (U.S. History survey to 1877) (online), Summer 2017
Teaching Assistant:
Modern American Civilization (U.S. History survey from 1877), Spring 2019
Civil War America, Spring 2018
History of Pre-modern Medicine and Disease, Spring 2017
History of Modern Medicine, Fall 2016
Cancer in the Modern World, Spring 2016
The Foundations of America (U.S. History survey to 1877), Fall 2015
Guest Lecturing & Teaching:
“Jim Crow and White Supremacy, 1877-1909,” February 18, 2019, Modern American
Civilization (lecture)
“‘Doing’ Civil War Medicine,” September 26, 2018, Civil War Medicine (seminar)

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“Racial Violence and Terrorism in the Reconstruction South,” April 25, 2018, Civil War
America (lecture)
“Medicine and Health in the Civil War,” April 9, 2018, Civil War America (lecture)
“The Civil War and the West,” March 23, 2018, Civil War America (lecture)
“‘Doing’ Civil War Medicine” February 21, 2018, Issues in Civil War America (seminar)
“Professionalization, Experts, and Social Control in American Medicine, 1860s-1920s,”
November 15, 2016, History of Modern Medicine (lecture)

McKinney Boyd High School, McKinney, Texas, 2013-2015


Secondary Social Studies Teacher:
Advanced Placement (AP) United States History (Grade 11)
Gifted and Talented Advanced Placement (AP) United States History (Grade 11)
Advanced Placement (AP) European History (Grade 12)

Grace Preparatory Academy, Arlington, Texas, 2012-2013


Secondary Social Studies Teacher:
United States Government & Economics (Grade 12)

Christian Life Preparatory School, Fort Worth, Texas, 2011-2012


Secondary Social Studies Teacher:
Medieval World History (Grade 10)
Modern World History (Grade 12)

Texas Christian University (TCU), Fort Worth, Texas, 2011-2012


Grading Assistant:
European History to 1348, Spring 2012
European History from 1348 to 1789, Spring 2012
American History since 1877, Fall 2011

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

Selected participant, “Science, Disasters, and Popular Culture” Graduate Research Seminar, 39th annual
meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
July 21, 2017

Reader, AP U.S. History Distributed Short Answer Question Reading, June 3-9, 2017

Teaching Online Certification Program, Binghamton University, December 2016

Reader, AP U.S. History Distributed Short Answer Question Reading, June 1-7, 2016

Advanced Placement Summer Institute for United States History, University of Dallas, Dallas, Texas,
July 14-17, 2014

Texas Gifted and Talented Training Certificate, Texas Region X, July 2014

TA/GA/Ph.D. Professional Development Teaching Pedagogy Certification, Texas Christian University


(TCU), December 2012

Research Assistant, Don M. Coerver, Associate Dean, AddRan College of Liberal Arts, Texas Christian
University (TCU), 2012-2013

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Graduate Student Council Representative, Southern Historical Association, 2018-2020

Graduate Student Representative, Professional Development Committee, Binghamton University History


Department, 2018-2020

(pending acceptance) Panel Organizer, “‘Old saw bones’ and all that? New Interpretations and Directions
in Civil War Medicine,” roundtable, Society for Civil War Historians 2020 Biennial Conference,
Raleigh, North Carolina, June 4-6, 2020

Panel organizer, “Coping Mechanisms: Dealing with Trauma and Insanity in the Civil War Era,” Society
of Civil War Historians 2018 Biennial Conference, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, June 2, 2018

“How to Teach Online,” workshop for Teaching Assistants, Department of History, Binghamton
University, April 30, 2018

Secretary, Graduate History Society, Binghamton University, 2016-2017

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

Texas Teaching Certificate - Social Studies (Grades 8-12) - Expires Oct. 31, 2019
Texas Teaching Certificate - History (Grades 8-12) - Expires Oct. 31, 2019
Texas Gifted and Talented Teaching Certificate

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

ESRI ArcGIS
Public History / Humanities

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Alcohol and Drugs History Society


American Association for the History of Medicine
American Historical Association
Society of Civil War Historians
Southern Association for Women Historians
Southern Historical Association