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Reeve Huston, Associate Professor

Reeve Huston
Contact Info:
Office Location:  212 Carr Building
Office Phone:  684 2271
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2015):

    West Duke 108A, WF 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
  • HISTORY 362.01, U S POLITICAL HST 1900-PRESENT Synopsis
    Biddle 104, WF 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
Office Hours:

Mondays 3-5 PM

PhDYale University1995
MAYale University1985
BAWesleyan University1982

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, Origins of Jacksonian Democracy: American Political Practices,, 1812-1840 (2016)
  2. 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 Andrew Shankman (Submitted, March 27, 2014), Routledge
  3. 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 Adam I.P. Smith and Daniel Peart (Submitted, 2014), forthcoming, University Press of Virginia
  4. 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 Emmanuelle Avril and Johann Neem (Submitted, 2014), Routledge
  5. R. Huston, “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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