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Dr. Thomas Hennessey

Dr. Thomas Hennessey

Dr. Thomas Hennessey
Associate Professor

Office: TSS 209B
Phone: 672-1117
Fax: 672-2074
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  • Ph.D. U.S. History, Northwestern University
  • B.A. History, Boston College
  • Teaching Member of Learning Community
  • Host-Producer- Jazz Heritage WFSS 91.9FM weekly jazz program from 1978-79, 1980-5, 1986 to present


  • Hist 210 African American History
  • Hist 212 U.S. Since 1865
  • Hist 390 North Carolina History


  • Jazz Musicians
  • History of Jazz


  • book review: Jazz and Blues Musicians of South Carolina : Interviews with Jabbo, Dizzy, Drink and Other. By Benjamin Franklin V in Journal of Southern History v75, n4 Nov. 2009.
  • “Hunter’s Serenaders”, “Cecil Scott”, 2002
  • “Jazz Spotlight” Prime Life. Fayetteville, NC Jan.2004-dEC 2009 in monthly column, 12 columns per year since Jan, 2004, 36 articles as of Dec. 2006, exs. include: “Mel Torme and the Christmas Song” Dec. 2006
  • From Jazz to Swing: African-American Jazz Musicians and their Music 1890-1935. Wayne State Press, Detroit, 1994.
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