Support History through:
Jacksonian America (1815-1850), Southern Frontier (1660-1860), U.S. Constitutional and Legal History (to 1877), Early Republic (1781-1815), Era of Good Feelings (1815-1828), U. S.-Seminole Relations (1763-1858), Federalists vs. Antifederalists, Historic and Heritage Preservation.
Jacksonian Era, Early Republic, Southern Frontier, Antebellum Political Economy, U.S. Constitutional and Legal History
Current Research Interests
Currently writing a biography of the noted Virginia jurist, congressman, and U. S. Supreme Court justice Philip Pendleton Barbour (1783-1841).
Future research projects include the First Seminole War, Antebellum Southern Political Economy, Southern agrarian thought in the Age of Jackson, federal Indian policy during the Monroe administration, and the presidential election of 1824.
Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 2001; M.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1996; B.A., Drury College, 1990.
Awards and Honors
The Triumph of the Antebellum Free Trade Movement (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2012).
Editor. America’s Hundred Years’ War: U. S. Expansion to the Gulf Coast and the Fate of the Seminole, 1763-1858 (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2011).
The Invincible Duff Green: Whig of the West (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2006).
“The Origins of the Monroe Doctrine Revisited: The Madison Administration, the West Florida Revolt, and the No Transfer Policy.” Florida Historical Quarterly 90(2)(Fall 2011): 157-92.
“John C. Calhoun and the Creation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs: An Essay on Political Rivalry, Ideology, and Policymaking in the Early Republic.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 105(3)(July 2004): 56-83.
“A Founding Missourian: Duff Green and Missouri’s Formative Years, 1816-1825. Part I.” Missouri Historical Review 98(2)(January 2004): 93-114.
“A Founding Missourian: Duff Green and Missouri's Formative Years, 1816-1825. Part II.” Missouri Historical Review 98(3)(April 2004): 177-200.