Andrew Diemer

Associate Professor

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LA 4237
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T 8:30-9:30, R 11:00-12:00

Education

Ph.D., Temple University, 2011

Areas of Expertise

United States in the 19th century, African American history; history of slavery and anti-slavery

Biography

Andrew Diemer joined the history department in 2011. He earned his PhD from Temple University in the same year. He is author of The Politics of Black Citizenship: Free African Americans in the Mid-Atlantic Borderland, 1817-1863, published by the University of Georgia Press in 2016. He is currently working on a biography of the black abolitionist, William Still.

Selected Publications:

The Politics of Black Citizenship: Free African Americans in the Mid-Atlantic Borderland, 1817-1863 (University of Georgia Press, 2016).

“’Agitation, tumult, violence will not cease’: Black Politics and the Compromise of 1850,” Emancipations, Reconstructions, and Revolutions: African American Politics and U.S. History from the First to the Second Civil War, eds. Van Gosse and David Waldstreicher (University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming)
“‘A Desire to Better their Condition’: European Immigration, African Colonization, and the Lure of Consensual Emancipation,” in Reconsiderations and Redirections in the Study of African Colonization, eds. Beverly C. Tomek and Matthew J. Hetrick (University of Florida Press, 2017)
“The Quaker and the Colonist: Moses Sheppard, Samuel F. McGill and Transatlantic
Antislavery Across the Color Line,” in Quakers and Abolition, eds. Brycchan Carey and Geoffrey Plank (University of Illinois Press, 2014).
“Reconstructing Philadelphia: African Americans and Politics in the Post-Civil War North,” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (January 2009), 29-58.

Recent Book Reviews:

Book Review, Carrie Hyde, Civic Longing: The Speculative Origins of U.S. Citizenship. American Historical Review (June 2019), 1117-1118

Book Review, David E. Goldberg, The Retreats of Reconstruction: Race, Leisure, and the Politics of Segregation at the New Jersey Shore, 1865-1920. Journal of the Civil War Era (March 2018), 156-158

Book Review, Hendrik Hartog, The Trouble with Minna: A Case of Slavery and Emancipation in the Antebellum North. Civil War Book Review (Summer 2018)

Recent Lectures and Presentations

“William Still’s Dilemma: African American Partisanship in the Twilight of Reconstruction,” Political History Symposium, University of Virginia, April 20, 2018

“‘Agitation, tumult, violence will not cease’: Black Politics and the Compromise of 1850,”Emancipations, Reconstructions, Revolutions and Civil Wars: African American Politics and U.S. History in the Long 19th Century, New York, NY and Philadelphia,PA, Feb. 10-11, 2017

Commentator, “Microhistories of Racial Formation in the Antebellum North,” – 2016 Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Annual Meeting, New Haven, Connecticut, July 21-24, 2016

COURSES TAUGHT
 FALL 2019
HIST 145 History of the United States to the Civil War
HIST 375 The City in American History
TSEM 102 Towson Seminar