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History Department

Joseph Slaughter, LCDR, USN 

Junior Permanent Military Professor

Early America, Capitalism, and Religion 

EDUCATION


Dec 2017          Ph.D. American History • University of Maryland, College Park     

                         Special Exam Field • Revolutionary / Early National Period U. S.

                         Minor Field • Global Interaction and Exchange

Sep 2017          Dissertation Defense: Faith in Markets: Christian Business Enterprise in America, 1800-1850 

                          Dissertation Committee: Holly Brewer, Robert Nelson, Whitman Ridgway, David Sicilia, Mark Valeri

May 2011           M. A.  National Security & Strategic Studies (Africa) • Naval War College

Dec 2006           M. A. American History • University of Maryland, College Park

May 1999           B. S. History • United States Naval Academy

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2018-Pres          Assistant Professor • U.S. Naval Academy

2011-Pres          Junior Permanent Military Instructor • U.S. Naval Academy

2010-11              Master Instructor • U. S. Naval Academy

2006-08              Senior Instructor • U. S. Naval Academy

TEACHING


HH346:  Revolutionary America and the Early Republic • Spring 2017, Spring 2016

HH345:  Colonial America • Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2019

HH262C:  Religion and Capitalism in Early America • Fall 2017

HH262C: War and the Bible in Early America • Fall 2018

HH216:  The West in the Modern World • Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2016, Fall / Summer 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Summer 2011, Spring 2008, Fall / Summer 2007

HH215:  The West in the Premodern World • Fall / Spring 2017, Summer / Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Summer 2014, Spring 2013, Fall / Summer / Spring 2012

HH206:  Civilization and the Atlantic Community • Spring 2007, Fall 2006

HH104:  American Naval History • Spring 2012, Fall / Spring 2011, Fall 2010

PUBLICATIONS

 

Book Contract: Faith in Markets: Christian Capitalism in the Early Republic, Columbia University Press

TBD

Review: Shari Rabin, Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America, in Journal of the Early Republic (forthcoming)

Feb 2016

Chapter: “Genesis of the U.S. Navy, 1785-1806,” America, Sea Power, and the World, ed. James C. Bradford (ISBN:  9781118927922)  Publisher:  Wiley Blackwell

 

AWARDS & PRIZES

June 2015

K. Austin Kerr Prize • 2015 Business History Conference (BHC)

2006-2007

Samuel Eliot Morrison Scholarship • Naval Historical Center

GRANTS

Summer 18

• Research Grant • Naval Academy Research Council  

Spring 17

• Travel Grant • Business History Conference

Spring 16

• Travel Grant • Business History Conference

Summer 15

• Travel Grant • Business History Conference

Summer 14

• Dissertation Prospectus Development Grant • U of Maryland

CONFERENCES

July 2018

• Organized panel entitled, “Morality and Markets: Regulating Capitalism in Early America”

• Presenting paper entitled, “The ‘Holy Alliance’: Christian Reform Capitalism of the Early Republic”

• Society for Historians of the Early Republic • Cleveland, OH

Apr 2018

• Chaired panel entitled, “Slave Trade and Capitalism”

• Business History Conference • Baltimore, MD 

Apr 2017

• Presented paper entitled, “Creating a Civilized America:  Harper & Brothers’ Illuminated Bible

• Business History Conference • Denver, CO 

July 2016

• Participant, “History of Capitalism” Graduate Research Seminar

• Society for Historians of the Early American Republic  • Yale University

June 2016

• Presented paper entitled, "Transmitting Evangelical Culture:  The Harper Brothers”

·   Co-organizer/leader of Graduate Student Colloquy with Michael Witgen

• Fourth Early Americanist Summit (co-sponsored by Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Society of Early Americanists  • University of Maryland

Mar 2016

• Presented paper entitled, “Communal Capitalism:  George Rapp’s Harmony Society”

• Business History Conference • Portland, Oregon

Oct 2015

• Presented paper entitled, "To Indiana and Back Again: A Utopian Society's Uneasy Relationship with the Early American Market Economy"

• McNeil Center for Early American Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference • University of Pennsylvania

Sept 2015

• Panel Chair, “Piracy and Early 19th Century Naval Policy”

• Naval History Symposium • US Naval Academy

June 2015

• Presented paper entitled, “Christian Business Enterprise Reform:  The Pioneer Line, 1828-1831”

• Joint meeting of the Business History Conference and the European Business History Association • Miami, Florida

Sept 2013

• Panel Chair, "British Seapower and Anglo-American Cooperation, 1919-1954"

• Naval History Symposium • US Naval Academy

Sept 2011

• Panel Commentator, “The American Navy and the Civilian World”

• Naval History Symposium • US Naval Academy

Sept 2007

• Presented paper entitled, “Navy in the New Republic, 1783-1812”

• Naval History Symposium • US Naval Acade 


ACADEMIC SERVICE

 

2017-2018

• HH262 Course Coordinator

• History Department Curriculum, Teaching, and Assessment Committee

• Executive Committee, USNA Faculty Senate (Humanities and Social Sciences Division Representative)

• Department Graduate Education Coordinator

• Naval History Symposium Committee

2016-2017

• Medieval Europe Historian Hiring Committee

• Department Graduate Education Coordinator

• USNA Faculty Senator (Humanities and Social Sciences Division Representative)

• History Department Prizes and Awards Committee

2015-2016

• Department Outside Assessment Committee

• History Department Graduate Education Coordinator

• History Department Prizes and Awards Committee

• Naval History Symposium Committee

2014-2015

• Chair, History Department Prizes and Awards Committee

• Ancient Historian Hiring Committee

• Department Outside Assessment Committee

• Department Graduate Education Coordinator

• Naval History Symposium Committee

2010-2014

• History Department Senior Academic Advisor (overseeing the academic progress of over 200+ history majors)

2007-2008

• Co-course coordinator of HH206 (HH216) core survey course

• Co-led transition of core (HH206) traditional Western Civilization course to a new, globalized course (HH216)

PUBLIC HISTORY

Jan. 31, 2017

Guest Column:  “Why We Have an Electoral College”, The Capital (Annapolis, MD)

Nov. 11, 2016

Keynote Speech:  “The Bible and War in Early America”

Rockbridge Academy Veterans Day Ceremony (Millersville, MD)

Mar. 7, 2016

Guest Column:  “Washington, Taney Not Equivalent”, The Capital (Annapolis, MD)

Feb. 2, 2016

Guest Column: “’Convict Nation’ isn’t the Whole Story”, The Capital (Annapolis, MD)

Military Experience

1999 – 2001

• Student Naval Aviator, Navy Flight School (Pensacola, FL/Corpus Christi, TX/Meridian, MS)

• Winged as Naval Aviator, June 22, 2001

2001 - 2002

• Replacement Pilot, VAW-120 (Norfolk, VA)

2002 – 2005

• Fleet Pilot/Detachment Administrative Officer, VRC-40 (Norfolk, VA)

• Two deployments with USS Harry S. Truman to Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf in support of Operations ENDURING and IRAQI FREEDOM

2005 – 2006

• Graduate Student, University of Maryland (College Park)

2006 – 2008

• Instructor, History Department, US Naval Academy

2008 – 2010

• Catapult & Arresting Gear Officer, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

• Two deployments to North Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf in support of Operations ENDURING and IRAQI FREEDOM

2010 – pres

• Master Instructor, History Department, US Naval Academy

2011 – pres

• Junior Permanent Military Professor, History Department, USNA

 

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