John Scott Strickland ~ 1948-2014

Associate Professor Emeritus, History


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Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1984


American South; African American religion and culture; United States social history, 1700-1900

Personal Website


Millennial Visions and Visible Congregations: Conversion, Community, and the Culture of Resistance Among South Carolina Slaves (University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming 1996).
"From Chiliasm to Community: Religion and Cultural Change Among South Carolina Slaves Before the Civil War," in Quaderno 1: Making, Unmaking, and Remaking America—Popular Ideology before the Civil War, Proceedings of the Milan Group in Early United States History (Milan, Italy, 1988).
"Traditional Culture and Moral Economy: Social and Economic Change in the South Carolina Low Country, 1865-1910," in Steven Hahn and Jonathan Prude, eds., The Countryside in the Age of Capitalist Transformation (University of North Caolina Press, 1985).
"'No More Mud Work': The Struggle for Control of Labor Production in the South Carolina Low Country, 1863-1880," in W. J. Fraser and W. B. Moore, eds., The Southern Enigma: Essays on Race, Class, and Folk Culture (Greenwood Press, 1983).
"The Great Revival and Insurrectionary Fears in North Carolina: An Examination of Antebellum Southern Society and Slave Revolt Panics," in O. V. Burton and R. C. McMath, eds., Class, Conflict and Consensus: Antebellum Southern Community Studies (Greenwood Press, 1982).  

Teaching Appointments

Associate Professor, Syracuse University, 1990-
Assistant Professor, Syracuse University, 1984-90  

Research Interests

History of Geographical Area of the Current Unites States in 18th & 19th Centuries, United States Social History, History of the Southern United States, African American History, History of Religion in the United States, Social Science Theory and Quantitative Methodology Applied to History

Research Grants and Awards

American Council for Learned Societies Fellowship for Recent Recipients of the Ph.D., 1986-87
Fellow, Carter G. Woodson Center for Afro- American and African Studies, University of Virginia, 1983-1985 (in residence during first year, 1983-84, only)
Rockefeller Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 1978-81