Amanda R. Mushal specializes in the history of the Old South. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and her B.A. from the College of William and Mary. Her work focuses on the commercial culture of the nineteenth-century South, with a current emphasis on the regional expansion of R.G. Dun & Company, a credit reporting firm whose surviving records document nineteenth-century commercial development.
Dr. Mushal is a contributor to The Field of Honor: Essays on Southern Character and American Identity (University of South Carolina Press, 2017) and The Southern Middle Class in the Long Nineteenth Century (Louisiana State University Press, 2011). She worked on several projects for the Virginia Center for Digital History, including the Valley of the Shadow and digitization of the annual Bibliography of Slavery and World Slaving, originally published as a supplement to the Journal of Slavery and Abolition. She also 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. As part of a secondary interest in architectural history she has worked on projects in Charleston, Virginia, and the Caribbean.
In 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
Office: 424C Capers Hall
Vita: Dr. Mushal's Vita