History of Slavery

The study of slavery necessarily implicates a series of other historical approaches: ethnicity and race, legal history, studies of gender, labor history, social history, economic history, material culture. By being about both economy and power, the study of slavery and its aftermaths must engage with some of the largest questions any historian can ask, and draw on some of the widest varieties of evidence possible. In the Corcoran Department, the study of slavery also extends far beyond the North American focus to be expected, and found, at Mr. Jefferson's University; its practitioners study systems of enslavement and manumission from antiquity to the present, from ancient Greece to modern Africa.

Graduate Student

Faculty

John L. Nau III Distinguished Professor of the History and Principles of Democracy
NAU 491
Office Hours: TR, 1:30-3:30PM
Themes: History of Slavery, Legal History
Associate Professor, Brockman Foundation Jefferson Scholars Foundation Professor
Nau 384
Office Hours: ON LEAVE
Themes: Empire & Colonialism, History of Slavery, Legal History, Race & Ethnicity
La Fleur
Assistant Professor, General Faculty
Nau 436
Office Hours: ON LEAVE
Themes: Environmental History, History of Slavery, Science, Medicine, & Technology
Mason
Associate Professor; Co-Director, Holsinger Portrait Project
353 Nau
Office Hours: M, 2:00PM-4:00PM; W, 12:0-1:30; and by appointment
Themes: Cultural and Social History, Empire & Colonialism, History of Slavery, Race & Ethnicity
Louis Nelson
Professor of Architectural History, Associate Dean in the School of Architecture
Themes: Cultural and Social History, Empire & Colonialism, History of Slavery, Material Culture, Race & Ethnicity
photo of Kristina Richardson taken by Jeneene Chatowsky
John L. Nau III Professor of the History and Principles of Democracy, Professor of History and Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures
Nau 295
Office Hours: TR, 10:00-11:30AM and by appointment
Themes: History of Slavery, Material Culture, Race & Ethnicity
Director & Chair of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American & African Studies
Themes: Cultural and Social History, Empire & Colonialism, History of Slavery, Race & Ethnicity
Kirt von Daacke
Assistant Dean, Associate Professor of History
269A Monroe Hall
Office Hours: By appointment
Themes: Cultural and Social History, History of Slavery, Race & Ethnicity

Alumni