mailing address: History Department
700 College Street
Beloit, WI 53511 USA
office phone number: 608-363-2316
WORK IN PROGRESS
"Guilty Honours – The Jamaican Set-Girls: An African-American Expressive Culture in the Late Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World," (Book manuscript.)
"Backra Ooman in Babylon”: Gender and "Whiteness" in Eighteenth-Century Jamaica.
"Sacred Music in Jamaica" Oral History and Manuscript Preservation and Collection Project (with collaborator Dr. Suzanne Shirley, University of the West Indies-Mona) affiliated with the National Library of Jamaica
"Living Reputable': Legislating Whiteness in Eighteenth-Century Jamaica," journal article
Within Her Power: Propertied Women in Colonial Virginia, (Routledge, May 2002)
"Jerdone/Jordan: A Tale of Two Widows in Revolutionary Virginia," Virginia Women: Their Lives and Time, Edited by Cynthia Kierner and Sandra Treadway (Athens, Georgia, forthcoming, 2013).
"Women, Gender, and the Family," Chapter in Textbook, Converging Worlds: Communities and Cultures in Colonial America, Edited by Louise A Breen (New York: Routledge, 2011) and Sources chapter for "Women, Gender and the Family," in Converging Worlds: Communities and Cultures in Colonial America, A Sourcebook, Edited by Louise A Breen (New York: Routledge, 2011)."Mary Rose: 'White' African Jamaican Woman?: Race and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Jamaica" in Gendering the African Diaspora Women, Culture, and Historical Change in the Caribbean and Nigerian Hinterland, edited by Judith A. Byfield, LaRay Denzer, and Anthea Morrison (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010).
"'As though I my self was pr[e]sent:'" Virginia Women with Powers of Attorney," in The Many Legalities of Early America, edited by Christopher Tomlins and Bruce Mann, (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press/Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2001).
1780 Hurricane Donation: 'Insult Offered Instead of Relief,'" Jamaican Historical Review 21 (2000),
38-46, notes: 67-70.
"The Eighteenth-Century 'Bokcorah Woman' in Jamaica," Centre for Gender and Development Studies Differentiating Caribbean Womanhood: Working Papers Number 3 (Mona), edited by Jacquelin Stevens, (Kingston: University of the West Indies - Mona, 1999.)
'Dim Duke' and Duchess Chandos: Gender
and Power in Jamaican Plantation Management -- A Case Study," Revista/Review Interamericana 29 (1999),
"Catherine Blaikely" and "Susannah Cooper" Dictionary of Virginia Biography, (Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1999 and 2006).
"Ladies and the Lottery: The Cultural Implications of Gambling for Elite Women in Colonial Virginia," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 104 (1996), 1-20.
"Spanish Moss and Aprons: Responses to Gender Ambiguity in the Exploration and Colonization of Southeastern North America," The Seventeenth Century 11 (1996), 125-140.
PUBLIC HISTORY PROJECTS
American History (TAH) Presentations, U.S. Department of Education TAH Program for K-12 teachers
June, 2009: McNeese State University, Louisiana (Colonial British North America)
June, 2008: McNeese State
University, LA (Women in Colonial North America)
October, 2007: Rockford, IL Public Schools (Colonial North America)
Sacred Music in Jamaican History, with Collaborator Suzanne Shirley. Oral History and Manuscript Music Preservation Project (2007 – present
Black River, Red Earth: A Short History of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, Commissioned by the St. Elizabeth Homecoming Foundation for the opening of a museum in Black River in St. Elizabeth, 1999.
freshman seminar: FYI program Myth and Memory in American History
History 150: Slavery, Human Trafficking and Abolition
History 235: Captives, Cannibals, and Capitalists: The Early Modern Atlantic World
History 238: From Confederation to Confederacy
History 248: Survey of US Women's History
History 282: Early Caribbean History
History 293.02 Constructing Archives (XL with MUS Studies, Labs across the Curriculum)
History 310: Capstone Seminar on the History of the Early Modern Atlantic World
History 310a: "Whiteness" in American History
History 310b: Crossing Boundaries
History 310c: Senior Seminar: "Sounds of Wonder: Early American History through Music"
Fall 2011: Taught the ACM/GLCA research seminar in the Humanities at the Newberry Library