Mr. McClintock

Social Studies Department Chair

Founders Hall, Room 503

Email (preferred):
rmcclintock@stjohnshigh.org

Phone: 508-842-7934 ext. 579

Courses

For information on my
U.S. History or Comparative Government policies and procedures, please see the accompanying pages for those classes.  I have also provided a list of recommended U.S. history websites.

History Club

In addition to teaching history, I am moderator of the SJ chapter of the National History Club
.  If you think you might be interested, please come by Room 503 any Friday afternoon between 2:30 and 3:30.

Letters of Recommendation

If you are thinking of asking me for a college recommendation, take a look at
my recommendation policy first, then come down to room 503 to talk to me.

Educational Background

B.A. in History, Siena College, 1995
M.A. in US History, Providence College, 1997
Ph.D. in US History, Clark University, 2004 

                  

The Book

My study of the Northern decision to use force to prevent Southern secession -- the decision that triggered the Civil War -- was published in 2008 as Lincoln and the Decision for War: The Northern Response to Secession.  It was a Main Selection of the History Book Club and a Featured Alternate of the Military Book Club, was voted Best Civil War Book of 2008 by History Book Club readers, and got positive reviews in numerous academic journals.  If you're interested, you can watch an 
interview I did in Chicago shortly after the book came out and a presentation I gave in Washington, DC, in March 2009.  If you're really desperate for something to do, here's another interview.  Finally, those who have way too much time on their hands and clearly have not been given enough homework by their teachers can take a look at some short Civil War-themed essays I wrote for the New York Times a couple of years back.