U.S. History, American South, American Religious History, 19th Century, Cultural History, Civil War and Reconstruction
My current work examines religion in Civil War slave refugee or “contraband” camps, comparing camp experiences across the South from Virginia to Texas. It elucidates the cross-cultural encounter that took place in the camps not only between white and black but also between black slaves of different cultural backgrounds. It examines emancipation as a religious event not only because it was celebrated religiously but also because it was worked for religiously. In the fall of 2013, I will be teaching a course HIST157b: "The Secret Life of Slaves: African Americans and the Writing of History."
Yale University, M.A.
Barnard College Columbia University, B.A.
|HIST||50b||American Transformations: Perspectives on United States History, Origins to the Present|
|HIST||157b||The Secret Life of Slaves: African-Americans and the Writing of History|
|HIST||158b||Social History of the Confederate States of America|