Stephanie McCurry

Stephanie McCurry

Stephanie McCurry is the R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History at Columbia University. Her research and teaching focus on the history of the nineteenth-century United States, particularly on the history of the South and of women and gender, and on the social history of politics. She is the author of Masters of Small Worlds: Yeoman Households, Gender Relations, and the Political Culture of the South Carolina Low County (1995), on the antebellum period and the politics of secession in South Carolina, and Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South (2010).


  • Soldiers' Wives and Confederate Politics
  • The Confederate Debate Over Arming the Slaves
  • The Perfected Republic of White Men: The Confederate Project and Its Undoing


"Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South"

Presented in October 2010 as part of the Stanton Sharp Lecture Series, sponsored by the Clements Department of History at Southern Methodist University. Recorded by Kathleen Tibbetts.

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