Lacy K. Ford

Lacy K. Ford

Lacy K. Ford is dean of arts and sciences and a professor of history at the University of South Carolina, where he teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century southern and U.S. history. His most recent book, Deliver Us From Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South (2009), and his 2008 Journal of American History article, "Reconfiguring the Old South: Solving the Problem of Slavery, 1787-1838," (featured on the Teaching the JAH web project, focus on the emergence of a distinct paternalist ideology in the Old South and its evolving influence on white southern society. Ford also maintains a research focus on the economy of the modern South.

Lectures

  • The Meaning of the American Civil War for the Twenty-First Century
  • Paternalism after Its Triumph: The White Mission to the Slaves in Late Antebellum Charleston
  • The Crisis in Economic Development Policy in the Twenty-First Century South: South Carolina as a Test Case
  • The Impact of Globalization on Economic Development in the Modern South
  • The Paternalist Insurgency in the Old South, 1800-1840
  • The Slavery Question in the Old South: Evolving White Attitudes, 1787-1840