Sturges Hall 307
1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454
Justin Behrend has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2007.
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Nineteenth Century U.S.
Atlantic World Slavery
“Facts and Memories: John R. Lynch and the Revising of Reconstruction History in the Era of Jim Crow,” Journal of African American History 97, no. 4 (Fall 2012): 427-448.
"Rumors of Revolt," New York Times, September 15, 2011.
"Rebellious Talk and Conspiratorial Plots: The Making of a Slave Insurrection in Civil War Natchez," Journal of Southern History 77, no. 1 (February 2011): 17-52.
I am working on a book, Reconstructing Democracy: African Americans in the Making of Democracy in the Post-Civil War South, that is under contract with the University of Georgia Press.
Southern Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
HIST 263: S/U/Civil War/Reconstr:1848-77
A study of the causes and course of the American Civil War and subsequent Reconstruction with an emphasis on the political and cultural aspects and implications. Topics include slavery and abolition, sectionalism, the breakdown of the party system, the war itself as experienced by both soldiers and civilians, political and military leadership, the course of Reconstruction, the conflicts generated by Reconstruction, and the ambiguous legacy of the entire period for American culture. Not offered on a regular basis
HIST 391: Senior Seminar:
A seminar focusing on a topic, or related group of topics in European, United States, and/or non-Western history. The seminar will incorporate in-class discussion of historiographic questions as well as independent research related to the selected topic(s). Prerequisites: one 300-level history course or permission of the instructor; and for History majors, HIST 220 and HIST 221. Offered every fall & spring semester