Craig Hammond

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Assistant Director, Academic Affairs
Associate Professor, Arts and Humanities
Office Phone
Office Location
Administration, 104
0002 ADMINISTRATION BLDG
NEW KENSINGTON, PA 15068
Research Interests

The Politics of Slavery in the Early American Republic, 1770 - 1840

Publications

Paul D. Naish, Slavery and Silence: Latin America and the U.S. Slave Debate, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017), Journal of the Early Republic - July, 2019

“Review Essay of Calvin Schermerhorn, Unrequited Toil A History of United States Slavery.” , Reviews in History (UK) - April, 2019

“President, Planter, Politician: James Monroe, the Missouri Crisis, and the Politics of Slavery”, Journal of American History - March, 2019

Review Essay of Graham A. Peck, Making an Antislavery Nation: Lincoln, Douglas, and the Battle over Freedom , Reviews in History (London) - July, 2018

Mid-Continent Borderlands: Illinois and the Early American Republic, 1774–1854, Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society - April, 2018

Review of Patrick Spero and Michael Zuckerman eds., The American Revolution Reborn , History: The Journal of the Historical Association (UK) - March, 2018

“Not ‘Braveheart for Black People,’ but ‘Braveheart with Black People,’” , Civil War History - March, 2018

Review of Matthew Karp, This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016), Journal of Interdisciplinary History - 2017

“Race, Slavery, Sectional Conflict, and National Politics, 1770 – 1820” - 2017

Review and Forum on Matthew Karp, This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016) - October, 2017

How to get corruption out of state government, Array - June 5, 2017

"The Growth and Decline of Slavery in North America" - January, 2017

Review of Patrick Rael, Eighty-Eight Years: The Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1776 – 1865 , Reviews in History (London) - September, 2016

Reading Guides for Peter N. Stearns, Globalization in World History, (Routledge, 2016), 2nd ed. - September, 2016

Slavery, Sectionalism, and the Constitution of 1787, Common-Place: The Journal of Early American Life - September, 2016

Reading Guides for Andrew Schocket, Fighting Over the Founders - June, 2016

Review of R.J.M Blackett, Making Freedom: The Underground Railroad and the Politics of Slavery (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013) , Florida Historical Quarterly - March, 2015

‘The Most Free of the Free States:’ Politics, Slavery, Race, and Regional Identity in Early Ohio, Ohio History - 2014

The ‘High-Road to a Slave Empire:’ Conflict and the Growth and Expansion of Slavery on the North American Continent - June, 2014

Slavery, Sovereignty, and Empires: North American Borderlands and the American Civil War, 1660–1860, Journal of the Civil War Era - June, 2014

Slavery’s Borderland: Freedom and Bondage Along the Ohio River (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013), Register of the Kentucky Historical Society - April, 2014

Review of Jennifer Hull Dorsey, Hirelings: African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011), American Historical Review - 2012

Slavery, Sovereignty, Settlement, and Empire in the Early American West, 1760 – 1820, Journal of the Early Republic - July, 2012

Lacy K. Ford, Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009) , Journal of Social History - September, 2011

Review of Sam W. Haynes, Unfinished Revolution: The Early American Republic in a British World (Charlottesville, University of Virginia Press, 2011) H-SHEAR, May 2011, H-SHEAR - May, 2011

Contesting Slavery: The Politics of Bondage and Freedom in the New American Nation - April 13, 2011

"Uncontrollable Necessity": The Local Politics, Geopolitics, and Sectional Politics of Slavery Expansion, Contesting Slavery: The Politics of Bondage and Freedom in the New American Nation - April 13, 2011

Introduction: Slavery, Sectionalism, and Politics in the Early American Republic, Contesting Slavery: The Politics of Slavery in the New American Nation - April 13, 2011

Stephen Hahn, The Political Worlds of Slavery and Freedom (Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2009), Journal of American History - June, 2010

Territorial Expansion - 2009

“Anti-Masonry” and “Knights of the Golden Circle,” - 2009

Robert Pierce Forbes, The Missouri Compromise and its Aftermath: Slavery and the Meaning of America , Journal of the Early Republic - 2008

Adam Rothman, Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005) , American Nineteenth Century History (UK) - 2007

Slavery, Freedom, and Expansion in the Early American West - November, 2007

“New Jersey,” “Delaware,” “Paxton Boys,” “Edmund Andros,” “Delaware River,” “Natchez,” “Louisiana,” “New Amsterdam,” “Susquehanna,” “Chesapeake,” “Common Sense” and “Thomas Paine,” - 2006

.H. Breen, The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004), Pennsylvania History - 2004

John Kukla, A Wilderness so Immense: The Louisiana Purchase and the Destiny of America (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003), Pennsylvania History - 2004

‘They Are Very Much Interested in Obtaining an Unlimited Slavery’: Rethinking the Territorial Expansion of Slavery in the Louisiana Purchase Territories, 1803 – 1805, Journal of the Early Republic - October, 2003

‘We Are to Be Reduced to the Level of Slaves’: Slavery, Planters, Taxes, Aristocrats, and Massachusetts Antifederalists, 1787-1788, Historical Journal of Massachusetts - July, 2003

Education

Ph D, History, University of Kentucky

BA, Physics, Temple University