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Dr. Oline Carmical, Jr.
Professor of History & Political Science

A. Sharpe

Dr. Oline Carmical, a native of Evarts, Kentucky, graduated from Cumberland College in 1966 with a B.A. in History. Eight years later, after earning both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Kentucky, he was invited to return to Cumberland College as a member of the faculty. In 1984, as the recipient of the prestigious James Still Fellowship, he completed post-doctoral study at the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Carmical specializes in United States constitutional and legal history, British North American colonial history, and pre-19 th century west European expansion and government. He is a member of the American Historical Association, the Southern Historical Association, and the Organization of American Historians.

For students engaged in research, Dr. Carmical’s office is frequently a first stop. Within the department, he is referred to as the "library man," in recognition of his encyclopedic knowledge of works published in all areas of history and political science.

Courses Taught

  • HIST 231 American History to 1877
  • HIST 232 American History since 1877
  • HIST 330 Topics in History: The B-Western Film, 1929-1954
  • HIST 331 Kentucky
  • HIST 333 American Diplomacy
  • HIST 430 Selected Topics: The Middle Period in American History, 1789-1850
  • HIST 431 Early America
  • POLS 234 State and Local Government
  • POLS 432 The American Constitution
  • POLS 430 Selected Topics: British Constitution
  • HIST 630 Social Studies’ Subject Matter Resources

Publications and Presentations

"The B-Western Film, 1929-1954." Phi Alpha Theta Lecture, Cumberland College, Williamsburg, KY, Fall 1999.

"Plans of Union, 1634-1783: A Study and Reappraisal of Proposals for Uniting England’s North American Colonies." Kentucky-Tennessee Chapter of the American Studies Association, March 1990.