WVWC Faculty
Stephen Cresswell

Department: History
Campus Phone: (304) 473-8019
Campus Box: 47
Office Address: 20E Haymond Hall
E-mail Address: cresswell@wvwc.edu
Home Phone: (304) 472-8179

Educational Biography:

Ph.D., History, University of Virginia, 1986.
M.A., History and M.L.S., Catholic University, 1981.
B.A., University of Virginia, 1979.

Courses Taught:

U.S. History II
Civil War and Reconstruction
American Legal History
American Labor History

Grants and Fellowships:

National Endowment for the Humanities, two travel to collections grants.
Appalachian Colleges Association, faculty-student collaborative research grant.
Appalachian Colleges Association, major research grant.

Honors and Awards:

Wesleyan Teacher of the Year Award from Methodist Board of Higher Education.

Activities and Services:

Served on President's Commission on the Future of the College, Faculty Senate (two terms), Professional Affairs Committee (two terms), and Curriculum Committee, among others.

Students in January term class published a booklet on Socialists in Adamston, West Virginia, and presented a paper to the West Virginia Historical Association.

Served as department chair, 1993-1998.



Mormons and Cowboys, Moonshiners and Klansmen: Federal Law Enforcement in the South and West, 1870-1893. University of Alabama Press, 1991.

Multiparty Politics in Mississippi, 1877-1902. University Press of Mississippi, 1995.

After Reconstruction: Change and Continuity in Mississippi, 1877-1917. Written for the Mississippi Historical Society. Now completed and undergoing peer evaluation. Title is tentative.


"Enforcing the Enforcement Acts: the Department of Justice in Northern Mississippi, 1870-1890." Journal of Southern History, 53 (1987): 421-440.

"Grassroots Radicalism in the Magnolia State: Mississippi's Socialist Movement at the Local Level, 1910-1919." Labor History, 33 (1992): 81-101.

Comments to: cresswell@wvwc.edu