Angela Murphy specializes in mid-nineteenth century US social history, with particular interest in issues of race and ethnicity and in the social reform movements of the era.
Educational Background :
Ph.D. - University of Houston
M.A. - Texas A&M University
B.A. (English) - Texas A&M University
Recent Research Topics :
(1) Black and white resistance to the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
(2) Irish American attitudes towards slavery and the abolition movement in the United States
Previous Publications :
(1) “Daniel O’Connell and the American Eagle in 1845: Slavery, Diplomacy, Nativism, and the Collapse of America’s First Irish Nationalist Movement,” Journal of American Ethnic History, Winter 2007.“
(2) ‘It Outlaws Me and I Outlaw It’: Resistance to the Fugitive Slave Law in Syracuse, New York,” African Americans in New York Life and History, January, 2004
HIST 1310: History of the United States, 1877 to the Present
A general survey of the history of the United States from its settlement to the end of Reconstruction.
HIST 1320: History of the United States to 1877
A general survey of the history of the United States from Reconstruction to present.
HIST 3346: Era of Civil War and Reconstruction
The history of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 through the election of 1876.
HIST 5345K: Sectionalism and Slavery in the United States
This course assesses the literature on the causes and consequences of the sectional conflict between the American North and South before the Civil War, and will focus on works examining the slavery issue and the way it exacerbated American sectionalism, leading to the fracturing of the American nation.
HIST 5345L: Public Memory and American History
This course explores recent scholarly inquiries into the ways in which American society, and various groups within that society, have shaped the collective memory of various aspects of the American past.