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Carole Emberton, Assistant Professor
office: 554 Park Hall
phone: (716) 645-8405
Ph.D. Northwestern University 2006
M.A. Loyola University Chicago 1999
B.A. University of Chicago 1997
Hub(s): Culture & Society, Politics
Research Interests: My research interests are in the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Specifically, I'm interested in how the discourse of emancipation became entangled with justifications for violence, both during the war and after. My first book, Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence and the American South after the Civil War (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013), explores how meanings of citizenship, manhood, and freedom emerged from and enlarged cultures of violence in the Civil War Era.
My new project continues to explore themes of violence, state formation, and citizenship. Tentatively entitled "An Empire for Freedom: America's Greater Reconstruction", this book traces how movements for social reform in the 19th century, specifically anti-slavery and Reconstruction-era efforts to remake the former Confederacy and extend civil rights to freedpeople, co-mingled with violent imperialist politics in the American West and abroad in the last half of the century.
Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence and the American South after the Civil War (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013)
"Only Murder Makes Men: Reconsidering the Black Military Experience," Journal of the Civil War Era, 2, NO . 3 (2012):
“The Limits of Incorporation: Violence, Gun Rights, and Gun Regulation in the Reconstruction South,” Stanford Law and Policy Review 17, no. 3 (2006): 615-34.
“Reconstructing Loyalty: The Problem of Allegiance in Post-Civil War America," in Reconstruction: The Unfinished Business of the Civil War, Paul Cimbala and Randall Miller, eds. (New York: Fordham University Press, 2007).
Faculty Fellow, Humanities Institute, University at Buffalo, Spring 2009
Mellon Visiting Research Fellowship, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, 2008
Joel Williamson Visiting Scholar Grant, Southern Historical Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2008.
Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, University at Buffalo, two grants, 2008-09
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History Pre-Doctoral Fellow, 2003-04
Huntington Fellowship, Huntington Library, 2003
Albert J. Beveridge Grant, American Historical Association, 2003
Deep South Regional Humanities Center Summer Dissertation Fellowship, Tulane University, 2003
Archie K. Davis Fellowship, North Caroliniana Society, 2003
John Hope Franklin Research Grant, Duke University, 2003