Dr. Oline Carmical, Jr.
Professor of History & Political Science
Dr. Oline Carmical, a native of Evarts, Kentucky, graduated from Cumberland College in 1966 with a B.A. in History. Eight years later, after earning both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Kentucky, he was invited to return to Cumberland College as a member of the faculty. In 1984, as the recipient of the prestigious James Still Fellowship, he completed post-doctoral study at the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Carmical specializes in United States constitutional and legal history, British North American colonial history, and pre-19 th century west European expansion and government. He is a member of the American Historical Association, the Southern Historical Association, and the Organization of American Historians.
For students engaged in research, Dr. Carmical’s office is frequently a first stop. Within the department, he is referred to as the "library man," in recognition of his encyclopedic knowledge of works published in all areas of history and political science.
- HIST 231 American History to 1877
- HIST 232 American History since 1877
- HIST 330 Topics in History: The B-Western Film, 1929-1954
- HIST 331 Kentucky
- HIST 333 American Diplomacy
- HIST 430 Selected Topics: The Middle Period in American History, 1789-1850
- HIST 431 Early America
- POLS 234 State and Local Government
- POLS 432 The American Constitution
- POLS 430 Selected Topics: British Constitution
- HIST 630 Social Studies’ Subject Matter Resources
Publications and Presentations
"The B-Western Film, 1929-1954." Phi Alpha Theta Lecture, Cumberland College, Williamsburg, KY, Fall 1999.
"Plans of Union, 1634-1783: A Study and Reappraisal of Proposals for Uniting England’s North American Colonies." Kentucky-Tennessee Chapter of the American Studies Association, March 1990.