838 Gladfelter Hall
U.S. Early National
My graduate course focuses on the 1760-1820 period; its primary purpose is to introduce students to the historiography and current literature dealing with the American Revolution, the Constitution, and early national development. The main emphasis is upon the political, constitutional, and cultural history of the period. My current research deals with the issue of the reopening of the slave trade in South Carolina at the beginning of the nineteenth century.