Tammy S. Gordon, Associate Professor

Morton Hall 264 | 910.962.4244 | gordont@uncw.edu



The Spirit of 1976 Book CoverPrivate History in Public Book Cover

Tammy S. Gordon is an associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She specializes in historical exhibition, public history, and US social history. She received her PhD from Michigan State University in 1998 and was Assistant Curator of Exhibits at the Michigan State University Museum from 1999 to 2005. In that capacity she worked on numerous exhibits, most significantly a major environmental history interpretation project for the State of Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Dr. Gordon is the author of Private History in Public: Exhibition and the Settings of Everyday Life (Alta Mira Press, 2010). Her book The Spirit of 1976: Commerce, Community, and the Politics of Commemoration (University of Massachusetts Press, 2013) examines the ways in the new social history and marketing innovations combined to make historical observance more contentious than ever before.

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