College of Arts and Humanities

Dr. Christopher Curtis

Professor of History (date).                                        
B.A., University of South Carolina (1986), M.A., Virginia Tech (1997), Ph.D.,Emory University (2002)

Teaching and Research Interests: Law and Property Rights in the Age of Revolution, English Common Law, Liberalism, Capitalism, Revolutions

Upper Division Courses:

  • HIST 3730 Jacksonian America
  • HIST 3750 Civil War and Reconstruction


Contact Information:

Department of History
Georgia Southern University, Armstrong
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419-1997

Office: Hawes 110A
Tel.: 912.344.3051
Email: ccurtis@georgiasouthern.edu
Fax: (912) 478-0377
Selected Publications:

  • Jefferson’s Freeholders and the Politics of Ownership in the Old Dominion (Cambridge University Press, 2012).  
  • “Codification in Virginia: Conway Robinson, John Mercer Patton, and the Politics of Law Reform,” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, (2009): 140-180.
  • “Reconsidering Suffrage Reform in the 1829-1830 Virginia Constitutional Convention,” Journal of Southern History, (2008): 89-124.
  • “Partus Sequitur Ventrem: Slavery, Property Rights, and the Language of Republicanism in Virginia’s House of Delegates, 1831-1832,” Australian Journal of Legal History, (2000): 93-114.

Professional Activities, Awards, and Honors:

Current Research:

  • Church Property Rights and the Separation of Church and State
  • The U.S. Supreme Court during the Nullification Crisis
  • Legal History
  • The South
  • Age of Revolution

Last updated: 9/23/2019

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY • Hawes Hall # 110, 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419-1997 •
Interdisciplinary Academic Building, #3007, P.O. Box 8054, Statesboro, GA 30460 • 912-478-4478