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Bennett Parten


Assistant Professor of History (2022)

University of Georgia, B.A. (2015);

Clemson University, M.A.(2017); Yale University, Ph.D. (2022)

Teaching and Research Interests:
19th Century U.S., the Politics of Slavery, Abolition, the Civil War and Reconstruction
Upper Division Courses:
Hist 3130 African-American History to 1865
Hist 5134 The Civil War and Reconstruction

Contact Information:
Department of History
Georgia Southern University, Armstrong
11935 Abercorn St.
Savannah, Ga
Office: Hawes 108C

Selected Publications:
“Somewhere Toward Freedom: Sherman’s March and Georgia’s Refugee Slaves,” Georgia
Historical Quarterly
, Vol. CI, No. 2 (2017) 115-146.
“Blow Ye Trumpet, Blow: The Idea of Jubilee in Slavery and Freedom,” Journal of the Civil
War Era
, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Sept. 2020), 298-318.

Current Research:
Book Manuscript
“Somewhere Toward Freedom: Sherman’s March and the History of Emancipation”

“The Science of Human Rights: Human Rights and American Abolitionism”

Last updated: 10/21/2022