Although I’m a medievalist by training and have published mostly on medieval English topics, my current research focuses on African Americans in western Maryland in the era of slavery. This is local history for me; I’ve been working on it since about 2010 and am now publishing on it, as well as speaking frequently on it at local venues and working with local historical, church, and community groups on related public history projects. My current book project, with the working title Black Antietam: African American Experiences of the Civil War in Sharpsburg, is scheduled for publication in summer 2022.
Below are links to some of my writing on black history. Check out my Teaching page for relevant course syllabi and other teaching resources.
Reports and Articles
Ebenezer’s Lost Cemetery (Online talk given May 5, 2021, about Bethel/Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, Hagerstown, MD)
Remembering Africa in Western Maryland, 1750-1865 (Talk given on Feb. 23, 2017 at Hood College.)