Professor of History
Professor Bushnell arrived in 1966 from Vanderbilt University, where he had been active
in the Civil Rights movement. At Illinois Wesleyan University he began teaching one
of the first African American history courses in the country. He has also been a member
of the Bloomington-Normal Black History Project
and a long time advocate for diversity issues on campus.
Paul is our nineteenth-century Americanist, though he also teaches a wide array of
courses in American social-intellectual history, slavery, and the history of religion.
Together with Robert Bray, Paul published the critical edition Diary of a Common Soldier in the American Revolution, 1775-1783.
In 1993 Paul was awarded the University's Dupont Teaching Award.
||The United States Since 1877
||Slavery, Civil War, and Reunion
||The Civil Rights Movement
||White Power/Black Leadership, 1880-1920
||History of Religion in the United States
||Social and Cultural History of the United States
||Senior Seminar: Reforming the American Republic, 1820-50