“Black Political Mobilization and the Spatial Transformation of Natchez” in Confederate Cities: The Urban South During the Civil Era, edited by Andrew L. Slap and Frank Towers (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2015), 254-287.
“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.
"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.
Southern Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
American Historical Association
Fall 2015 Classes
HIST 355: Slave Rebellion&Res-New World
This course examines slave rebellions and resistance in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in a wide variety of locales, including the United States, the Caribbean, and South America. Our goals
will be to examine what constitutes a slave rebellion, how resistance differed from rebellion, how revolts were organized, how they impacted local communities as well as nation-states, and how various forms of resistance altered slaveholder power. This course will give you a sense of what slavery was like in the New World, and how historical events, such as the French and Haitian revolutions, altered slave regimes, and how slave rebels shaped the abolitionist movement. In addition, we will explore how historians have interpreted the fragmentary evidence on revolts and conspiracies. Prerequisites: HIST 220 and HIST 221 or permission of the instructor. Not offered on a regular basis