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Michael E Woods

Assistant Professor of History
Marshall University

I am a historian of the nineteenth-century United States, focusing on the political and cultural history of the antebellum and Civil War eras. I am also interested in the comparative history of slavery and abolition and the history of emotions. Currently, I am completing a book on Stephen A. Douglas, Jefferson Davis, and the long history of the Democratic Party's sectional split in 1860.

Biography

Born and raised in Seattle, I studied history and economics at Whitman College and completed my PhD in history at the University of South Carolina. I have taught in the history department at Marshall University (Huntington, West Virginia) since 2013.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Most of my research focuses on the political and cultural history of the nineteenth-century US, with particular emphasis on the antebellum and Civil War eras. I also work on the comparative history of slavery and abolition and the history of emotions. At Marshall University, I regularly teach courses on US political history, the Civil War era, the Gilded Age, and the U.S. South from the colonial period to the present.

Books

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