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Watson Jennison

Dr. Watson W. Jennison

Contact Information

Email: wwjennis@uncg.edu
Office: 2143 MHRA
Office Phone: 336-334-4092


Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2005
M.A., University of Virginia, 1999
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993

Academic Positions

Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2011-present
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2003-2011
Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia, 1999-2001

Courses Taught

  • HIS 211: Survey of U.S. History to 1865
  • HIS 301: - Examination of the black experience from ancient to modern times, including pre-colonial Africa, the Atlantic slave trade, slavery in the Americas with special emphasis on the United States before 1865.
  • HIS 302: Race and Segregation - Race and segregration in the United States since the Civil War, including the origins of Jim Crow laws, civil rights movement, black urbanization, the Harlem Renaissance, black nationalism, and the black experience in America.
  • HIS 511A: Seminar in Historical Research and Writing - "Southern Slavery and Abolition"
  • HIS 520: Southern History: Selected Topics -"The New South, 1875-1925"
  • HIS 712: Slavery in the Americas - Comparative analysis of slavery and race relations in South and Central America, the Caribbean, British North America, and the United States, 1501-1888.

Ph.D. Dissertations Directed

  • Keri Peterson, "The North Carolina Railroad, Industrial Slavery, and the Economic Development of North Carolina" (2017)
  • Selected Publications

    Cultivating RaceCultivating Race
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