B.A., 1994, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Ph.D., 2002, The Pennsylvania State University
About Dr. Slap:
Andrew L. Slap is an Associate Professor of History at East Tennessee State University. His research and teaching focuses on nineteenth- century American history, particularly a broadly conceived Civil War era. He has published books on Reconstruction politics and Appalachia after the Civil War, and is currently working on a book project about African American communities in nineteenth-century Memphis. He is also co-editing two collections of essays, one on the North during the Civil War era and the other on the urban South during the Civil War era. In addition to teaching a wide variety of courses -- including ones on the Civil War, comparative slavery, and Appalachia -- he regularly works with MA students.
|Areas of Academic Specialty||Websites of Interest|
19th Century U.S.
Civil War Era
African American History
|Dr. Slap's Personal Faculty Webpage|
African American Communities during Slavery, War, and Peace: Memphis in the Nineteenth Century. New York: Cambridge University Press (under contract)
The Doom of Reconstruction: The Liberal Republican Movement in the Civil War Era. New York: Fordham University Press, 2006
The Urban South during the Civil War Era. Co-editor with Frank Towers. Chicago. University of Chicago Press (under contract)
This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War Era North. Co-editor with Michael T. Smith. New York: Fordham University Press, 2012
Reconstructing Appalachia: The Civil War’s Aftermath. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 2010
Articles and Essays:
“‘No regular marriage’: African American Veterans and Marriage Practices during Reconstruction,” in This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War Era North. Editors Andrew L. Slap and Michael T. Smith. New York: Fordham University Press, 2012
“The Loyal Deserters: African American Deserters and Community in Civil War Memphis,” in Weirding the War: Stories from the Civil War War’s Ragged Edges. Editor Stephen Berry. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press (Fall 2011).
“A New Frontier: Historians, Appalachian History, and the Aftermath of the Civil War,” in Reconstructing Appalachia: The Civil War’s Aftermath. Editor Andrew L. Slap. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky (Spring 2010).