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Dan Schafer

Dan Schafer

DANIEL L. SCHAFER
Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of North Florida
1 University Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32224-2645 dschafer@unf.edu
(904-620-2886)
Home address and phone (preferred): 1718 Osceola Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204 
(904-384-3724).  E-mail address: dschafer@unf.edu

DEGREES
University of Minnesota, Ph.D. in History, 1973
University of North Dakota, B.S., 1960

ACADEMIC POSITIONS AND TITLES 
Professor of History, University of North Florida. September 1972–.Chairperson, Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, 1984-88; 1995-1999;  2006-2007 (Interim).  Member, Graduate Studies Faculty, University of Florida, 1986–. Instructor, the General College, University of Minnesota, 1965-1972,and Acting Director, Project Upward Bound, 1967-1970.Classroom Teacher, Minnesota Secondary Schools (Faribault and Robbinsdale), 1960-1964.

AWARDS AND HONORS       
Charlton Tebeau Book Award, Florida Historical Society, 2004. Recognizing Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner (Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2003).
Historic Preservation Award from the City of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission for publication of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley.Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching, St. Augustine Historical Society, 2003;

1994.   
“Florida History Online: A Digital History Archive,” director, 2002–. Funded by grants from the
Florida Humanities Council, the Lewis and Sybil Ansbacher Foundation, and the UNF
Board of Trustees.
Florida On-Line Encyclopedia, Florida Humanities Council, Steering Committee & co-editor of
the History section 2002-2004.
Advisory Council for the Resource Center for Florida History and Politics, University of South Florida Libraries. 2001–.    
Scholar/Humanist Fellowship, Florida Humanities Council, 2001.
Florida History Documentary Advisory Committee, Florida Public  Broadcast System, Inc. "The Florida Story," 1998.
Professional Excellence Program Award, Florida State University System,1996-1997
Distinguished Professor, University of North Florida, 1996
Research Associate, St. Augustine Historical Society. 
Historian, Jacksonville Historical Society, 1988-2000.
Editor, Northeast Florida History, Jacksonville Historical
Society, 1992-2000.
Research Fellowship, Eastern National Parks and Monuments, National Park Service, 1993-95.
Teaching Incentive Program Award, 1994.
Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1991.
Arthur Thompson Memorial Prize for the best article published in the Florida Historical
Quarterly, 1984-1985.

 

BOOKS
Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess; Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner      (Gainesville, Fl.: University Press of Florida, 2003).

St. Augustine’s British Years, 1763-1784, a book issue of El Escribano: The St. Augustine Journal of History St. Augustine Historical Society, April 2002. 

Governor James Grant’s Villa: A British East Florida Indigo Plantation, a book issue of El Escribano: The St. Augustine Journal of History(January 2001).

Anna Kingsley (St. Augustine, Florida: St. Augustine Historical Society, revised and expanded edition, 1997; copyright 1994).  

Jacksonville's Ordeal By Fire; A Civil War History (Florida Publishing Company, Jacksonville, 1984).  Richard A. Martin, principal author.

From Scratch Pads and Dreams: A Ten Year History of the University of North Florida    (Jacksonville: University of North Florida, 1982).

EDUCATIONAL FILMS
WEST AFRICA:  An Introduction to the Peoples and Cultures (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Audio-Visual Services, 1973). Color, 16mm.  [with Thomas O'Toole].
            The Atlantic Slave Trade       
            Two West African Fishing Villages
            The Dogon of Mali: Cliff Dwellers of Bandiagara   
            The Fulbe of M'Bantou, Senegal  
            The Bambara of Mali
            Maninka Villages in Transition  
            Trade and Markets in West Africa

THE TRACES PROGRAM:  Afro-American History in Florida (A film series funded by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities and the Jacksonville Urban League, 1978).
Black Art  
Black Religion  
Criminal Justice, Part I; Part II.

BOOK CHAPTERS 
“An Overview of the Life of Zephaniah Kingsley,. Jr., and Anta Majigeen Njaay Kingsley 
(Anna Kingsley”). Forthcoming in a book on Kingsley Plantation at Fort George Island, Duval County Florida, currently in press at the National Park Service.
“The Royal Botanist and the St. Johns River,” in St. Augustine’s British Years, 1763-1784  
a book issue of El Escribano: The St. Augustine Journal of History (St. Augustine Historical Society, April 2002).
"'a swamp of an investment'?: Richard Oswald's British East Florida Plantation Experiment," in Jane Landers, ed., East Florida's Colonial Plantations and Economy (University Press of Florida, July 2000).
"Zephaniah Kingsley's Laurel Grove Plantation," in Jane Landers, ed., East Florida’s Colonial Plantations and Economy (University Press of Florida, July 2000).
"a wide beautiful highway, not a stump of a tree to be found," in William R. Adams, Daniel L. Schafer, Robert Steinbach, and Paul L.Weaver,The King's Road: Florida's First Highway (Volusia County Council, 1997).
"Shades of Freedom: Anna Kingsley in Senegal, Florida and Haiti," in Jane G. Landers, ed., Against the Odds: Free Blacks in the Slave Societies of the Americas (London: Frank Cass, 1996).
"United States Territory and State," in Michael Gannon, ed., The New History of Florida (University Press of Florida, 1996).
"'yellow silk ferret tied round their wrists'; African Americans in British East Florida, 1763-1784,";
"Freedom Was as Close as the St. Johns River: The African Americans of Northeast Florida and the Civil War," in Jane Landers and David Colburn, ed., The African American Heritage of Florida (University Press of Florida, 1995).
"The Gayest Town in America:  St Augustine under the British," in Jean Parker Waterbury, ed.,  The Oldest City: St. Augustine, Saga of Survival (St. Augustine Historical Society, 1983).
"White, Eartha Mary Magdalene," in Notable American Women; The Modern Period  (Edited by Barbara Sicherman and Carol Hurd Green, Harvard University Press, 1980).

EDITOR
Northeast Florida History: The Journal of the Jacksonville Historical Society (Vol. 3, 1996; Vol. 2, 1994; Vol. 1, 1992).

ARTICLES
“The Mystery Ruin: Pondering the Origin of the Tabby Structural Ruin at the Entrance to Fort George Island,” in Archaeological Testing in Support of Historic Structures Report on the 
Munsilna McGundo/Thomson Ruins at Fort George Island Cultural State Park, Duval County, Florida
. Prepared for Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Natural and Cultural Resources. Prepared by Lucy B. Wayne and Martin F. Dickinson, SouthArc, Inc., 2005. 
“The Duval County Crypts, 8 Du149," in Archaeological Testing in Support of Historic 
Structures Report on the Munsilna McGundo/Thomson Ruins at Fort George Island Cultural State Park, Duval County, Florida
. Prepared for Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Natural and Cultural Resources. Prepared by Lucy B. Wayne and Martin F. Dickinson, SouthArc, Inc., 2005. 
“Favorite Florida Places: Kingsley Plantation,” Forum: The Magazine of the Florida Humanities Council, Vol. XXV, No. 1 (Spring 2002), 6-7.
Family Ties That Bind: Anglo-African Slave Traders in Africa and Florida, John Fraser and his descendants,” in Slavery and Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies, Vol. 20 (December 1999).
Mount Oswald Plantation at Tomoka and Halifax Rivers,” Florida Anthropologist (Feb. 1999).
"Shades of Freedom: Anna Kingsley in Senegal, Florida, and Haiti," in Slavery and Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies Vol. 17 (April, 1996).  
"'the forlorn state of poor Billy Bartram"; Locating the St. Johns River Plantation of William Bartram," El Escribano: The St. Augustine Journal of History, Vol. 32 (1995).
"Anna Madgigine Jai," a six-part feature, Florida Times-Union, Dec. 6-12, 1993.  With Michael Nyenhuis.
"'A class of people neither freemen nor slaves'; From Spanish to American Race Relations in Florida, 1821-1861," Journal of Social History(March, 1993).
"A New Englander on the Indian River Frontier: Caleb Lyndon Brayton and the View from Brayton's Bluff," Florida Historical Quarterly (January, 1992).  With Edward Coker.
"A Guide to Historic Sites in Northeast Florida," (Florida Humanities Council, June 1992).
"A West Point Graduate in the Second Seminole War: William Warren Chapman and the View from Fort Foster," Florida Historical Quarterly(April, 1990).  With Edward Coker.
"Manuscript Collections in Duval County," in Paul S. George, editor, A  Guide to the History of Florida (New York: Greenwood Press, 1989).
"Freedom Was as Close as the St. Johns River: The Blacks of Northeast Florida During the Civil War," El Escribano: The Journal of the St. Augustine Historical Society (Vol. 23, 1987). 
"Plantation Development in British East Florida; A Case Study of the Earl of Egmont," Florida Historical Quarterly (October 1984). Arthur Thompson Memorial Prize, 1984-85.
"'Everything carries the face of Spring'; Biscayne Bay in the 1770's," Tequesta: The Journal of South Florida History (December, 1984).
"Early Plantation Development in British East Florida," El Escribano (Vol.19, 1982).
"The Governor's Rice Plantation," in The Beaches Leader, June 1982.
“West Africa: An Introduction to the Peoples and Cultures. A Teachers Guide” (written to accompany a film series published by the University of Minnesota Audio-Visual Services, 1975). 
"Clearing the Jungle Out of African Studies," African Studies Review  (Summer 1974).  With Thomas E. O'Toole.
"The Afro-American Experience," General Education Sounding Board  (University of Minnesota, Winter, 1970).
"Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Philosophy of Nonviolence," Minnesota Council for the Social Studies (Minneapolis, Winter 1966).

WEB PUBLICATIONS 
See http://www.unf.edu/floridahistoryonline/. Completed with student partners.

“John Bartram’s Travels on the St. Johns River, 1765-1766.”
“British Farms and Plantations on the St. Johns River, 1763-1784.” 
“Indigo Cultivation in British East Florida”
“Rice Cultivation in British East Florida”
“Smyrnea: Dr. Andrew Turnbull and the Mediterranean Settlement at New Smyrna and  Edgewater, Florida, 1766-1777.
“Black Floridians and the Civil War; The 33rd, 34th, and 21st United States Colored Infantry Regiments.”
“‘Everything carried the face of Spring’: Biscayne Bay in 1773.”

WORK IN PROGRESS
Florida History Online: A Digital History Archive,” various projects.
“William Bartram and the Ghost Plantations on the St. Johns River.” A book manuscript, completed.
“Thunder on the River: Jacksonville, the St. Johns, and the Civil War in Florida,” a book manuscript, completed,  being considered for publication by the University Press of Florida.
Dr. Andrew Turnbull and the Mediterranean Community at New Smyrna, Florida, 1766-1777.
Biography of Zephaniah Kingsley, Jr.