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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

  • Isaacmans Receive Top Honors for "Dams, Displacement, and the Delusion of Development"

    Congratulations to Professor Allen and Barbara Isaacman! Their book "Dams, Displacement, and the Delusion of Development: Cahora Bassa and Its Legacies in Mozambique, 1965-2007" has recently been honored with two major book awards: ASA's Melville Herskovits Award, and AHA's Martin A. Klein Prize.

    December 5th, 2014
  • American Indian History Lifetime Achievement Award to Jean O'Brien

    Professor Jeani O'Brien (history and American Indian studies) has been awarded the American Indian History Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014 by the Western History Association.

    December 4th, 2014
  • 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!

    August 31st, 2014

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