James Sidbury received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1991 and taught at the University of Texas at Austin from 1991 until 2011. He is a historian of race and slavery in the English-speaking Atlantic world from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century with a special interest in the ways that non-elite peoples conceived of their histories and, through their histories, their collective identities. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Atlantic History, Early North American History, and the history of race and slavery in the United States and the Caribbean.
Red, White, & Black Early Amer - HIST.111.001
This class analyzes the way peoples of African, American and European descent in North America came to think of themselves as members of different racial groups from about 1750 to 1820. The class will include a mixture of lectures and discussion.