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.