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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 1972–2007, Chairperson, 1984-88; 1995-1999;  2006-2007. Instructor, the General College, University of Minnesota, 1965-1972, and Acting Director, Project Upward Bound, 1967-1970. Classroom Teacher, Minnesota Secondary Schools, 1960-1964.

AWARDS AND HONORS      
The Charlton Tebeau Award, and the Stetson Kennedy Award, Florida Historical Society, 2014,  and Florida Book Award, Silver Medal in Florida Nonfiction, recognizing Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator (2013).

Charlton Tebeau Award, Florida Historical Society, 2004, recognizing Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner (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,” online since 2002 at http://unf.edu/floridahistoryonline/.

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, FSUS, 1994.

Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of North Florida, 1991.

Arthur Thompson Memorial Prize, Florida Historical Quarterly, 1984-1985.

BOOKS

Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator (University Press of Florida, 2013).

William Bartram and the Ghost Plantations of British East Florida (University Press of Florida, 2010).

Thunder on the River: The Civil War in Northeast Florida (University Press of Florida, 2010).

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

St. Augustine’s British Years, 1763-1784 (St. Augustine Historical Society, 2002).

Governor James Grant’s Villa: A British East Florida Indigo Plantation (St. Augustine Historical Society, 2001).

Anna Kingsley (St. Augustine Historical Society, 1994, 1997). 

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

"Raids, Sieges, and International Wars," in Michael Gannon, ed., The History of Florida (University Press of Florida, 2013).

"British Rule in the Floridas," in Michael Gannon, ed., The History of Florida (University Press of Florida, 2013). With Robin F.A. Fabel.

"U.S. Territory and State," in Michael Gannon, ed., The History of Florida (University Press of Florida, 2013).

“An Overview of the Life of Zephaniah Kingsley,. Jr., and Anta Majigeen Njaay Kingsley," in Kingsley Plantation: A Companion Guide (Eastern National, National Park Service, 2009).

"William Elliot, Stobs Farm at Mosquito Lagoon, and the Elliot Sugar Plantation at Indian River," in Canaveral National Seashore Historic Resource Study (Cultural Resources Division, Southeast Regional Office, National Park Service: Atlanta, Georgia, 2008).

"'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, 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, eds., 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," in Jane Landers and David Colburn, ed., The African American Heritage of Florida (University Press of Florida, 1995).

"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”; and “The Duval County Crypts, 8 Du149," in Lucy B. Wayne and Martin F. Dickinson, Archaeological Testing in Support of Historic Structures Report on the Munsilna McGundo/Thomson Ruins at Fort George Island Cultural State Park, Duval County, Florida (Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Natural and Cultural Resources,  2005).

“Favorite Florida Places: Kingsley Plantation,” Forum: The Magazine of the Florida Humanities Council, Vol. XXV, No. 1 (Spring 2002).

“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). Reprinted in Gad Heuman and James Walvin, eds., The Slavery Reader (Routledge, 2003).

“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," The 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, ed., 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 (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

Dr. Andrew Turnbull and the Mediterranean Community at New Smyrna, Florida, 1766-1777.