Dr. Jonathan Bryant
Professor of History (2002).
B.A., University of Virginia(1979); J.D, Mercer University (1983); Ph.D., University of Georgia (1992).
Teaching and Research Interests: US South, Constitutional History, Georgia
Upper Division & Graduate Courses Taught:
- HIST 3130 U.S. Constitutional History
- HIST 4130 Georgia History
- HIST 4532 The Destruction of Slavery
Department of History
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8054
Statesboro, GA 30460-8054
Office: #3004, Interdisciplinary Academic Building
Tel.: (912) 478-5818
Fax: (912) 478-0377
- How Curious a Land: Conflict and Change in Greene County, Georgia, 1850-1885 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996).
- “Surrounded on All Sides by and Armed and Brutal Mob: Newspapers, Politics, and Law in the Ogeechee Insurrection, 1868-1869” in Bruce E. Baker and Brian Kelly, eds., After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2013).
- “We Defy You!: Politics and Violence in Reconstruction Savannah” in Daina Berry and Leslie Harris, eds., Slavery and Freedom in Savannah (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2014).
- Dark Places of the Earth: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Antelope (New York: W. W. Norton, 2015).
Professional Activities, Awards, and Honors:
President, Georgia Association of Historians, 2016-2017.
National Endowment for the Humanities National Landmarks Grant review panels, 2017-2018.
Finalist, 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar “Westward Expansion and the Constitution,” 2016.
“Men with Mouths Full of Law: The Creation of the Cotton South” a book project.
Last updated: 3/30/2022