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College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5609
U.S. History since 1800; Family, Gender, and Sexuality
Courses Taught
Hist 214: United States History to 1877
ZHIS 214: Honors United States History to 1877
Hist 215: United States History, 1877 - Present
Hist 300W: The Historian's Craft
Hist 324: The Civil War and Reconstruction Eras, 1848-1877
Hist 326: The U.S. in Depression & World War, 1933-1945
Hist 338: Women in American History
Hist 339A: Sexuality & Intimacy in America
Hist 393: Capstone Seminar in History
Hist 433: Readings in Nineteenth-Century America (Graduate Colloquium)
Hist 443: Seminar in Nineteenth-Century America (Graduate)
Research Interests
The history of genealogy in the United States since 1800.

Columbia University

History, Ph.D., 1998

Selected Publications

"A Nation of Descendants: Politics and the Practice of Genealogy in U.S. History (book). Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2021." https://uncpress.org/book/9781469664781/a-nation-of-descendants/

"'My Furthest-Back Person': Roots and the History of Black Genealogy.”  In Reconsidering Roots: ­Race, Politics, and Memory, edited by Erica L. Ball and Kellie Carter Jackson, 63-79.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2017.

“A Noble Pursuit?: Bourgeois America’s Uses of Lineage.” In The American Bourgeoisie: Distinction and Identity in the Nineteenth Century, eds. Sven Beckert and Julia Rosenbaum, 135-152. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

“Lineage as Capital: Genealogy in Antebellum New England.” New England Quarterly 83, no. 1 (June 2010): 250-282.

Women and Patriotism in Jim Crow America (book). Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.

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