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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 (Spring 2016):

  • HISTORY 363.01, CAPITALISM IN THE U.S. Synopsis
    Languages 211, WF 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
  • HISTORY 510S.01, HISTORY OF U.S. NEOLIBERALISM Synopsis
    White 105, W 03:05 PM-05:35 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. R Huston, Rethinking 1828: The Emergence of Competing Democracies in the United States, in Contested Democracy: Participation and Contestation in the English-speaking World, edited by E Avril and J Neem (Submitted, 2014), Routledge
  2. R Huston, 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 AIP Smith and D Peart (Submitted, 2014), forthcoming, University Press of Virginia
  3. R Huston, 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 A Shankman (Submitted, March 27, 2014), Routledge
  4. R Huston, Popular Movements and Party Politics: The Case of the New York Anti-Rent Wars, in Beyond the Founders: Explorations in the Politics of the Early American Republic, edited by J Pasley and A Robertson and D Waldstreicher (March, 2014), University of North Carolina Press (This is a revised version of an essay I initially published in the Journal of the Early Republic in 2000.)
  5. R Huston, Multiple Crossings: Thomas Devyr and the American Fate of British Agrarianism, in Transatlantic Rebels: Agrarian Radicalism in Comparative Context, edited by JC Scott and T Summerhill (March, 2014), Michigan State University Press


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