Thomas   A.  Britten

Professor  

Office: BSETB BookBee
Phone: (956) 882-5130
Email: thomas.britten@utrgv.edu

Dr. Thomas A. Britten

Born in Lansing, MI. 4th of six children born to Norman and Jean Britten. Married in 1987 to Connie R. Thornton.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Federal Indian policy
  • Education

    • PhD, History, Texas Tech University, 1994
    • MA, History, Hardin Simmons University, 1990
    • BA, History and English, Texas Tech University, 1986
  • Currently Teaching

    HIST 3300 01 - Historiography & Methods:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Thomas Britten. Review of Wars for Empire: Apaches, the United States, and the Southwest Borderlands. Austin, Texas: Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 122, no. 1 July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2018: 111-112.

  • Thomas Britten. "Prudence and Moderation: The Federal Indian Policies of George H.W. Bush," Indigenous Policy Journal 29, no. 1 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2018).

  • Thomas Britten. Review of Ethnic Cleansing and the Indian. Bryan, Texas: Central Texas Studies, 1, no. 1 July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2017: 111-112.

  • Thomas Britten. Review of The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy who started the longest war in American history. Austin, Texas: Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 70, no. 4 April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2017: 518-520.

  • Thomas Britten. "Urban American Indian Centers in the late 1960s-1970s: An examination of their Function and Purpose," Arizona State University: Indigenous Policy Journal 37, no. 3 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017): 1-18.

  • Thomas Britten. "Abraham Lincoln as Great Father: A Look at Federal Indian Policy, 1861-1865," UCLA: American Indian Culture and Research Journal 40, no. 3 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2016): 107-126.

  • Thomas Britten. Review of Brummett Echohawk: Pawnee Thunderbird and Artist. Ypsilanti, Michigan: Michigan War Studies Review, June 2016.

  • Thomas Britten. Review of A Lenape among the Quakers. Ohio Wesleyan University: The Historian, 78, no. 1 April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2016: 100-101.

  • Thomas Britten. Review of Little Hawk and the Lone Wolf: A Memoir. Iowa City, IA: Annals of Iowa, 74, no. 4 October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2015: 435-436.

  • Thomas Britten. Review of American Indians in U.S. History. Choice (American Library Association), 52, no. 9 May 2015.



Selected Presentations


  • Thomas Britten. "Prudence and Moderation: Federal Indian Policy Under George H.W. Bush," Southwest Social Science Association Conference, Southwest Social Science Association, Austin, Texas (April 2017)

  • Thomas Britten. "Lincoln as Great White Father," The Roosevelt Century Conference, Louisiana State University at Shreveport, Shreveport, Louisiana (October 2015)

  • Thomas Britten. "The Roosevelts' Indian Policy," The Roosevelt Century Conference, Louisiana State University at Shreveport, Shreveport, Louisiana (October 2015)

  • Thomas Britten. "Uneasy Allies: Lipan Apaches and the Republic of Texas," Battle of San Jacinto Symposium 2015, San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy, Houston (April 2015)

  • Thomas Britten and Mary Gallegos. "Using Peer Tutors in Linked Study Sessions," 44th Annual International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning Conference, ISETL, Denver (October 2014)

  • Thomas Britten. "Manifest Destiny and Indian Wars," Region I Teacher Workshop, Humanities Texas, Edinburg, TX (February 2014)

  • Thomas Britten. "Manifest Destiny and Indian Wars," Region II Teacher Workshop, Humanities Texas, Corpus Christi, TX (February 2014)

  • Thomas Britten. "Native Peoples of Spanish Texas," Region XIII Teacher Conference, Region XIII, Austin, TX (August 2012)

  • Thomas Britten. "Andrew Jackson and Indian Removal," Humanities Texas Seminar, Humanities Texas, Brownsville, TX (June 2012)

  • Thomas Britten. "The NCIO and Indian Self-Determination," Texas State Historical Associaiton Annual Meeting, TSHA, El Paso, TX (March 2011)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • Thomas Britten. "People of the Pines," PBS. Brownsville, TX (2009)

  • Thomas Britten. "The Way of the Warrior," PBS. Madison, WI (2008)

Current Courses

HIST 3300 01 - Historiography & Methods:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses