Dr. Andrew L. Slap

Dr. Slap

(423) 439-6801
Rogers-Stout 207


Associate Professor

  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.

Dr. Slap is also the series editor for two separate book series:
  Reconstructing America, Fordham University Press
  The North's Civil War, Fordham University Press 

Areas of Academic Specialty Websites of Interest
19th Century U.S.
Civil War Era
African American History
Political History
Social History
Appalachian History
 Dr. Slap's Personal Faculty Webpage

 

 




Publications
 

Authored Books: 

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


Edited Books:

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).