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Reeve Huston, Associate Professor

Reeve Huston

My research focuses on the emergence of two-party democracy in the United States--a process that took place between the 1790s and the 1840s. My current book project examines the origins of Jacksonian democracy. I also think and write about social and political conflicts over the distribution of land in North America during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  212 Carr Bldg, Durham, NC 27710
Office Phone:  (919) 684-2271
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2016):

  • HISTORY 362.01, U S POLITICAL HST 1900-PRESENT Synopsis
    Bio Sci 155, WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • HISTORY 790S-11.01, LABOR/CPTLSM/BUS CULTR (TOP) Synopsis
    White 104, W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
Teaching (Spring 2017):

  • HISTORY 309.01, ALEXANDER HAMILTON Synopsis
    West Duke 202, WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • HISTORY 363.01, CAPITALISM IN THE U.S. Synopsis
    West Duke 105, WF 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
Office Hours:

Mondays 3-5 PM
Education:

Ph.D.Yale University1995
M.A.Yale University1985
B.A.Wesleyan University1982
Specialties:

Labor and Working Class History
Politics, Public Life and Governance
United States and Canada
Research Interests:

My research focuses on the emergence of two-party democracy in the United States--a process that took place between the 1790s and the 1840s. My current book project examines the origins of Jacksonian democracy. I also think and write about social and political conflicts over the distribution of land in North America during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Areas of Interest:

American political history
American rural history
American social history
American labor history
American reform movements
Early American republic
Antebellum U.S.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Huston, R, Origins of Jacksonian Democracy: American Political Practices,, 1812-1840 (2016)
  2. Huston, R, Land Conflict and Land Policy in the United States, 1785-1841, in The World of the American Revolutionary Republic: Land, Labor, and the Conflict for a Continent, edited by Shankman, A (Submitted, March 27, 2014), Routledge
  3. Huston, R, Rethinking 1828: The Emergence of Competing Democracies in the United States, in Contested Democracy: Participation and Contestation in the English-speaking World, edited by Avril, E; Neem, J (Submitted, 2014), Routledge
  4. Huston, R, Rethinking the Origins of Partisan Democracy in the United States, 1795-1840, in Practicing Democracy: Popular Politics in the United States from the Constitution to the Civil War, edited by Smith, AIP; Peart, D (Submitted, 2014), forthcoming, University Press of Virginia
  5. Huston, R, That’s No Guppy, That’s Leviathan: Rethinking the Nineteenth-Century American State, Reviews in American History, vol. 39 (Sept. 2011) (2011)


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