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Russell R Menard

Department Affiliations


Specialties

  • Colonial America
  • early American history
  • economic and social history of the British Colonies in North America
  • economic development of the Lower South in the eighteenth century
  • history of slavery
  • late nineteenth-century U.S. social history
  • origins of plantation slavery in British America
  • West Indies

Publications

  • The Economy of British America, 1607-1789. Menard, Russell, University of North Carolina Press, Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1985.
  • Robert Cole's World: Agriculture and Society in Early Maryland. Menard, Russell, University of North Carolina Press, Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1991.
  • Slave Demography in the Lowcountry, 1670-1740: From Frontier Society to Plantation Regime. Menard, Russell, 1995.

Awards

  • McKnight Research Award

Courses Taught

  • Hist 3801 - The People of Early America: 16th to 18th Centuries
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Featured Faculty

  • Jean O'Brien, 2014 Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award

    Jean O'Brien has been awarded this year's Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award. Jean O'Brien joins Erika Lee (2012) as the second historian to receive Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award. Congratulations, Jeani!

    June 18th, 2014
  • Ann Waltner, 2014 President's Award for Outstanding Service

    Congratulations to Ann Waltner, who is a 2014 recipient of the President's Award for Outstanding Service.

    May 1st, 2014
  • Giancarlo Casale, Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education

    Giancarlo Casale has been named winner of this year's Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education.

    The department's nomination recognized his success in the classroom, his integration of language study and study abroad, his activity as a public intellectual, and his service as DUS.

    Each year since 1965, the University of Minnesota has recognized a select group of faculty members for their outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. This honor is awarded to exceptional candidates nominated by colleges in their quest to identify excellence in undergraduate education.

    Congratulations, Giancarlo!

    April 1st, 2014

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