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History Department

Joseph P. Slaughter, LCDR, USN 

Assistant Professor

Early America, Capitalism, and Religion 

EDUCATION


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

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

                          Minor Field • Global Interaction and Exchange

                          Dissertation: 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. U. S. History • University of Maryland, College Park

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

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS


2018-2019          Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) • U.S. Naval Academy

2011-2019          Junior Permanent Military Instructor • U.S. Naval Academy

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

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

PUBLICATIONS


Faith in Markets: Christian Capitalism in the Early Republic (Columbia University Press), under contract

“Genesis of the U.S. Navy, 1785-1806,” in  America, Sea Power, and the World, James C. Bradford, ed. (Wiley Blackwell, 2016)

Shari Rabin, Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America, in Journal of the Early Republic (Summer, 2019)

Kevin J. Hayes, George Washington: A Life in Books, review on H-Net / H-War (July, 2018)

TEACHING


American Naval History (fall 2010, spring 2011, fall 2011)

Civilization and the Atlantic Community (fall 2006, spring 2007)

Colonial America (fall 2014, fall 2015, fall 2016, spring 2019)

Religion and Capitalism in Early America (fall 2017)

Revolutionary America and the Early Republic (spring 2015, spring 2016, spring 2017, spring 2018)

War and the Bible in Early America (fall 2018)

The West in the Premodern World (spring 2012, summer 2012, fall 2012, spring 2013, summer 2014, spring 2015, spring 2016, summer 2016, spring 2017, fall 2017)

The West in the Modern World (summer 2007, fall 2007, spring 2008, summer 2011, fall 2013, fall 2014, summer 2015, fall 2015, fall 2016, spring 2018, fall 2018)

AWARDS & PRIZES


2018    Donald F. Durnbaugh Starting Scholar Award, Communal Studies Association

2018    Military Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Nominee

2015    K. Austin Kerr Prize, Business History Conference

2006    Samuel Eliot Morrison Scholarship, Naval Historical Center

GRANTS


2018    Naval Academy Research Council, Research Grant

2017    Business History Conference, Travel Grant

2016    Business History Conference, Travel Grant

2015    Business History Conference, Travel Grant

2014    University of Maryland, Dissertation Prospectus Development Grant

CONFERENCES


 Panels Organized

2018    “Morality and Markets: Regulating Capitalism in Early America,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Cleveland, OH, July 19-22.

2016    Colloquy with Michael Witgen, Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas: The Fourth Early Americanist Summit, Washington DC and University of Maryland, June 2-5.

Papers Presented

2018    “The ‘Holy Alliance’: Christian Reform Capitalism of the Early Republic,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Cleveland, OH, July 19-22.

2017    “Creating a Civilized America:  Harper & Brothers’ Illuminated Bible,” Business History Conference, Denver, CO, March 30-April 1.

2016    "Transmitting Evangelical Culture:  The Harper Brothers,” Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas: The Fourth Early Americanist Summit, Washington DC and the University of Maryland, June 2-5.

2016    “Communal Capitalism:  George Rapp’s Harmony Society,” Business History Conference, Portland, OR, March 31-April 2.

2015    "To Indiana and Back Again: A Utopian Society's Uneasy Relationship with the Early American Market Economy," “Bustle & Stir” Movement and Exchange in Early America,” McNeil Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, October 8-10.

2015    “Christian Business Enterprise Reform:  The Pioneer Line, 1828-1831,” Joint meeting of the Business History Conference and the European Business History Association, Miami, FL, June 24-27.

2007    “Navy in the New Republic, 1783-1812,” Naval History Symposium, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, September 20-22.

Discussant

2011    “The American Navy and the Civilian World,” Naval History Symposium, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, September 14-16.

Chair

2018    “Slave Trade and Capitalism,” Business History Conference, Baltimore, MD, April 5-7.

2015    “Piracy and Early 19th Century Naval Policy,” Naval History Symposium, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, September 16-18.

2013    "British Seapower and Anglo-American Cooperation, 1919-1954, " Naval History Symposium, Annapolis, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, September 19-20.

ACADEMIC SERVICE


 Majors Introductory Methods (HH262) Course Coordinator (2017-present)

Department Curriculum, Teaching, and Assessment Committee (2017-present)

Department Graduate Education Coordinator (2014-present)

Executive Committee, USNA Faculty Senate (2017-2018)

Faculty Senate, Divisional Representative (2016-2018)

Assistant Professor of Medieval Europe Hiring Committee (2016-2017)

Department Outside Assessment Committee (2015-2016)

Naval History Symposium Committee (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)

Department Prizes and Awards Committee (2014-2017, chair 2014-2015)

Assistant Professor of Ancient Greece and Rome Hiring Committee (2014-2015)

Department Majors Senior Academic Adviser (2010-2014)

The West and the Modern World (HH216) Co-Course Coordinator (2007-2008)

Department Curriculum Development Program Co-Coordinator (2007)

Civilization and the Atlantic Community (HH206) Co-Course Coordinator (2006-2007)

PUBLIC HISTORY


 2019    “Evangelicalism in America,” Smithsonian Associates, Washington DC, January 9

2018    “The Religious Liberty Bell,” keynote address, Let Freedom Ring Ceremony, Independence Square, Philadelphia, PA, July 4

2018    “Flags over Annapolis: Myth and Reality,” Annapolis Yacht Club, Annapolis, MD, June 9

2016    “The Bible and War in Early America,” keynote address, Rockbridge Academy Veterans Day Ceremony, Millersville, MD, November 11

 

 

 

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