Dan Margolies   Professor of History, Virginia Wesleyan College

Email: dmargolies@vwc.edu        phone: 757.455.5716       Office: Blocker 15



                                Photo from Guk-wan Temple show

in my office…                                                         Playing banjo with a haegum player at GukWan Buddhist Temple Music Festival                …and with a swarm of bees

                in CheonAn, ChungCheongNam-Do, South Korea, spring, 2008…



I am a historian concentrating on the United States foreign relations/ U.S. in the world.  

I also teach courses on Southern history and music and on topics in modern Asian history.  And one on bees.



{Research}  {Courses  {Publications}

{Old Time, Conjunto, and Mexican Music Links } {Other Links} {Blog}  {Random Koans}

{some of the links on these pages are working oddly, I am trying to fix things, please be patient}



I have two new books and one new photographic project:


My photographic essay:  Latinization of Southern Space and Place is hosted by the University of Richmond Digital Scholarship Lab



Spaces of Law in American Foreign Relations (2011)            A Companion to Harry S. Truman (2012)




University of Georgia Press                                               Wiley-Blackwell


 My first book: Henry Watterson and the New South:  The Politics of Empire, Free Trade, and Globalization (2006)


University Press of Kentucky



“One who is virtuous and wise
shines forth like a blazing fire;
like a bee collecting nectar
one acquires wealth by harming none.”

            --Dīgha Nikāya 3.265 (Pali, Sutta Pitaka)

            (Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika (English)




Click here for available books for review in the Journal of American Culture.  Click here for book reviewing style guidelines



Somewhat Random Collections of Links


History, mostly                                                               other subjects


Appalachia                                                                                        Beekeeping Links   and  Beekeeping at VWC

Iraq War and “War on Terrorism” Links                                     Buddhism

Kentucky                                                                                           Korea

 Primary Document Sites                                                                (I was a Fulbright Senior Scholar/Lecturer at Sogang University in Seoul, 2007-2008)

Selected Civil War Sites                                                                 Mexican and Mexican-American Links

Southern history and culture                                                         Miscellaneous other links I have found interesting    

U.S. foreign relations and globalization                                                  Old Time, Conjunto, and Mexican Music Links 






Henry Watterson's Secret of Perpetual Youth:

Washington Post, January 5, 1907

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Updated, 2012    (broken links? Let me know dmargolies@vwc.edu )