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Dr. Gary Edwards
Associate Professor of History
- Ph.D. History, University of Memphis, 2004
- M.A. History, Abilene Christian University, 1996
- B.A. History, Abilene Christian University, 1993
- Fulbright Senior Fellowship in American History
- Guest Professor, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Berlin
- Jesse Wills Memorial Fellow, Tennessee Historical Society
- Rural History Seminar Fellow, Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois
- Humanities Scholar, Making Sense of the American Civil War, National Endowment for the Humanities
- Editorial Advisory Board, Foundations, Johns Hopkins University
- Civil War and Reconstruction
- Early American Republic
- U.S. South
- The Transformations of Southern Society: 1790-1860, (chp.), University of Missouri Press.
- Trial and Triumph: Readings in Tennessee's African American History, (chp.), University of Tenn. Press.
- Tennessee Women, volume 2, (chp.), University of Georgia Press.
- "In and Out of the Chickasaw Cession: ... 1818-1860," Tennessee Historical Quarterly.
- "Negroes and All Other Animals...," Tennessee Historical Quarterly.
- "Men of Subsistence and Men of Substance:...," Agricultural History.
- "Frederick Douglass," Encyclopedia of African American History.
- "Mallet Brothers," Encyclopedia of Arkansas History.
- "Confederate Rations," Encyclopedia of the American Civil War.
- Current Project:
"' . . . To Keep Her in the Station in Which She Was Raised': Spatial and Social Connections Between Class and Companionate Matrimony in the Slave South," (forthcoming in The Journal of Family History).
Links of Interests
- Agricultural History Society: www.aghistorysociety.org/
- The Historical Society: histsociety.blogspot.com/
A native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Dr. Edwards has enjoyed diverse life experiences which have enhanced his passion for education and scholarship. As a student he completed summer apprenticeships in Cokedale, Colorado and Eldoret, Kenya. He has served as a docent at the Mississippi River Museum and as Associate Editor of The Southern Historian (University of Alabama).
In private life he has volunteered his time in The Apache Nation, Mexico, and Zambia. During a brief respite from academia, he spent time working in the "real world" in Chicago where he married his wife, Michelle. In addition to ASU, Edwards has served as a member of the faculty at both the University of Memphis and the Free University of Berlin.
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