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Morris Pierce

  • Adjunct Professor of History

PhD, University of Rochester, 1993

401 Rush Rhees Library

Office Hours: MW 4:30-5:30 pm in person preferable but virtual if needed


Global History


Global History

Research Overview

Technology and energy have played an enormous role in the development of civilization, but the process by which technologies and various energy resources were developed and utilized remains an area of great opportunities for historical researchers.

My research interest is to deeply explore the history of these fields and present them in ways that offer new insights and understanding about their role in our modern world.

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • HIST 174:  American Military History, Syllabus
  • HIST 179:  History of New York, Syllabus
  • HIST 180:  History of Technology, Syllabus
  • HIST 186:  History of Energy Resources and Utilization, Syllabus

Selected Publication Covers

Selected Publications

  • General Editor, Encyclopedia of Energy, 4 volumes, Salem Press, 2012
  • Documentary History of American Waterworks, Digital History,