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Coordinator and advisor, Integrated Social Sciences minor


Ph.D., Rice University

Research interests

Civil war

Teaching areas

Southern history (Antebellum, Civil War, Reconstruction); military history (U.S., Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century World); Caribbean history (British and Spanish colonization and slavery)

Selected publications and presentations

Jefferson Davis’ Final Campaign: Arming Slaves, White Unity and the Fight for the Southern Soul, under revision.

“Rebels as Patriots: The Re-Imagination of Confederate Charleston.” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, March 2011.

“Fateful Decisions: Lynchburg, Virginia and Galveston, Texas Debate Arming the Slaves,” Inside the Confederate Nation: Essays in Honor of Emory Thomas, LSU Press, 2005.

“Can Our Slaves Save Us?: West Indian Planters and Confederate Planters Debate Arming Slaves,” Collected Essays from the African-American Military Experience Conference, 2002.

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