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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


Contact Information:

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

Selected Publications:

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.

Current Research:

  • “Men with Mouths Full of Law: The Creation of the Cotton South” a book project.

Last updated: 3/30/2022