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History Department

Joseph Slaughter, LCDR, USN 

Assistant 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

                          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. 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

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, accepted and forthcoming

Kevin J. Hayes, George Washington: A Life in Books, review in H-War, accepted and forthcoming

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

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, “Morality and Markets: Regulating Capitalism in Early America”

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

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

Apr 2018

• Panel Chair, “Slave Trade and Capitalism”

• Business History Conference • Baltimore, MD 

Apr 2017

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

·   Co-organizer/leader, 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, “Communal Capitalism:  George Rapp’s Harmony Society”

• Business History Conference • Portland, Oregon

Oct 2015

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

• Naval History Symposium • US Naval Acade 

ACADEMIC SERVICE

2017-2018

• HH262 (introductory methods) Course Coordinator

• History Department Curriculum, Teaching, and Assessment Committee

• Executive Committee, USNA Faculty Senate 

• Department Graduate Education Coordinator

• Naval History Symposium Committee

2016-2017

• Medieval Europe Historian Hiring Committee

• Department Graduate Education Coordinator

• USNA Faculty Senator 

• 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

July 4, 2018

Keynote Address, "The Religious Liberty Bell"

National Bell Ringing Ceremony, Independence Square (Philadelphia, PA)

Jun. 9, 2018

 "Flags Over Annapolis," Annapolis Yacht Club (Annapolis, MD)

Jan. 31, 2017

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

Nov. 11, 2016

Keynote Address, “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)

 

 

 

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