Jeff Forret
Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2003
M.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1998
B.A., St. Ambrose University, 1995

Archer 200G
(409) 880-2289

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In addition to the U.S. history surveys, Jeff Forret teaches courses on the Old South, slavery, colonial America, the early republic, antebellum America, and race and sex in American history, among others.  A social historian specializing in southern history and slavery, he has published Race Relations at the Margins: Slaves and Poor Whites in the Antebellum Southern Countryside (Louisiana State University Press, 2006); Slavery in the United States (Facts on File, 2012), a volume in the Issues and Controversies in American History series; and articles that have appeared in the Journal of Southern History, Slavery & Abolition, and other journals, anthologies, encyclopedias, and textbooks.  Dr. Forret's second monograph, Conflict in the Community: "Black-on-Black Violence" in the Slave South, is presently at press, with an expected release date in the fall of 2014.  He is also co-editing the anthology Commodification, Community, and Comparison in Slave Studies, under contract with LSU Press.  He serves as graduate director for the department.

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