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Amanda Mushal

Associate Professor

Amanda Mushal specializes in the history of the Old South. She earned her B.A. from the College of William and Mary and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Her research examines the role of honor in the commercial culture of the antebellum South.

Dr. Mushal is a contributor to The Southern Middle Class in the Long Nineteenth Century (Louisiana State University Press, 2011), and A Matter of Honor: Essays on Southern Character and American Identity (University of South Carolina Press, forthcoming). She has worked on several projects for the Virginia Center for Digital History, including the digitization of the annual Bibliography of Slavery and World Slaving originally published as a supplement to the Journal of Slavery and Abolition, and has served as editorial contributor for the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative’s online exhibits on African Passages, Lowcountry Adaptations, and The James Poyas Daybook: The Account of a Charles Town Merchant 1760-1765. She is also interested in architectural history and has worked on projects in Charleston, Virginia, and the Caribbean.

mushalIn addition to the U.S. and World survey courses, she teaches undergraduate and graduate classes on the history of the Old South, Charleston and the Atlantic World, South Carolina, the Early Republic, and historiography. She regularly incorporates historic site visits into her upper-level courses.


Contact Information
Telephone: 843-953-6883

Office: 424C Capers Hall
Office Hours: By appointment

Ph.D. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
M.A. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
B.A. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Research Interests:
U.S. South, Nineteenth-century America, Commercial Culture, Southern Honor, and South Carolina.

Vita: Dr. Mushal's Vita

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