Gary Edwards

Guest Professor (October 2009 – August 2010)

COURSES TAUGHT AT THE JOHN-F.-KENNEDY INSTITUTE:

    Winter Semester 2009/10:

        Birth of the American Republic: Fundamentals of Early Democracy and Culture

    The American Civil War and Reconstruction

   Summer Semester 2010:

        The Slave South of Antebellum America

        Arkansas and the American South: The Paradox of Race and Place

 

DEGREE

Ph.D. History, University of Memphis, 2004

RESEARCH FIELDS

Agriculture/Rural, Antebellum South, Slavery, and Yeomen Families

FELLOWSHIPS

Fulbright Senior Fellow, Free University of Berlin, Germany Jesse Wills Memorial Fellow, Tennessee Historical Society Newberry Library Seminar Fellow, Chicago, Illinois Woodbury Fellow in Southern History, University of Memphis

PEDAGOGIC AREAS

Antebellum America, Agriculture/Rural, Southern U.S.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

“Yeowomen:  The Life and Labor of Antebellum Female Plainfolk,” in Tennessee Women: Their Lives, Their Times, eds. Beverly Bond and Sarah Wilkerson-Freeman, (Athens:  University of Georgia Press, forthcoming in 2010).

 

“Anything That Would Pay:  Yeomen Farmers and the Nascent Market Economy on the Antebellum Plantation Frontier,” The Transformations of Southern Society:  1790-1860, eds. Susanna Delfino, Michele Gillespie, and Louis Kyriakoudes (Columbia:  University of Missouri Press, forthcoming in 2009).

 

“Frederick Douglass,” in The Encyclopedia of African American History, ABC-CLIO, forthcoming in 2009.

 

“In and Out of the Chickasaw Cession: Understanding Migrational Pressure and Economic Transition on Tennessee’s Final Frontier, 1818-1860,” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 65 (Summer, 2006): 106-129.

 

“Slave Life in Rural West Tennessee,” in Trial and Triumph: Readings in Tennessee’s African American History, ed. Carroll Van West (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2002), 96-112.

 

PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEWS:

Civil War Book Review, H-South, North Carolina Historical Review, The History Teacher.

 

EDITING AND ADVISING:

Harcourt Publishers.

Foundations: An Undergraduate Journal in History, Johns Hopkins University.

Southern Historian: A Journal of Southern History, University of Alabama.

Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee.

West Tennessee Historical Society Papers, Memphis, Tennessee.