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Faculty Profile

Anne S Twitty

Arch Dalrymple III Department of History
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
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303 BISHOP
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-5360
Joined UM: August 19, 2010

Brief Bio

Professor Anne Twitty's research focuses on questions of nineteenth- century American social and cultural history, with a special emphasis on legal and labor history, slavery and freedom, gender and women's history, and the history of the South and Midwest. She joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi in the fall of 2010 after completing her bachelor's degree in political science at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and her master's and doctoral degrees in history at Princeton University. Her first book, Before Dred Scott: Slavery and Legal Culture in the American Confluence, 1787-1857, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016. It draws upon a remarkable collection of nearly 300 freedom suits filed in the St. Louis circuit court to examine the legal history of slavery and freedom in the American Confluence, a site where portions of present day Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Missouri meet. In this fluid region, it argues, ordinary people--including masters, slaves, indentured servants, and all those they came into contact with-- developed a distinctive legal culture characterized by a sophisticated and widespread knowledge of formal law, the hallmark of which was the landmark United States Supreme Court case Scott v. Sandford. She is currently pursuing a new book project that examines the multiple forms of unfreedom that persisted across the putatively "free North" in the early national and antebellum eras. In addition to this work related to slavery and its legacy on the University of Mississippi's campus, Professor Twitty also serves as the chair of the undergraduate committee and the Secretary for the American Society for Legal History. Professor Twitty teaches courses on the rise and fall of American slavery, the early national and antebellum eras, gender history, and historical methods.

Degrees

BA
Political Science
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY/ WASHINGTON DC (2003)
PhD
History
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY/ PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY (2010)
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PRINCETON UNIVERSITY/ PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY (2010)