B.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
M.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Ph.D., Duke University
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Martha Jane Brazy joined the History Department faculty late last century and serves as Coordinator of Graduate Studies in History as well as Director for USA's interdisciplinary program, Gender Studies. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century U.S. social history with an emphasis on the African-American history, slavery, the South and multicultural women's history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. While at USA, Professor Brazy has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses: both halves of the U.S. History survey, African-American Experiences, the Historical Roots of Contemporary Issues, the History of American Feminist Movements, African-American Women's History, and Slavery in the U.S. Graduate Seminars include Slavery in the U.S. as well as American Historiography. Her current research explores the life of the late African-American poet, social critic, and activist, June Jordan. Professor Brazy is also compiling a collection of slave women's narratives.
An American Planter: Stephen Duncan of Antebellum Natchez and New York. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006.
Articles and Chapters
“Stephen Duncan of Natchez” in Ted Ownby and Charles Wilson Reagan, eds., The Mississippi Encyclopedia. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2017.
HY 135 U.S. History to 1877
HY 136 U.S. History Since 1877
HY 377 African-American Experiences
HY 431 Through the Prism of History: The Historical Roots of Contemporary Issues in America
HY 431 "Lifting As We Climb": African-American Women's History
HY 441 Undergraduate Research Seminar: Slavery in the U.S.
HY 485 History of American Feminist Movements
HY 530 American Historiography
HY 590 Graduate Seminar: Slavery in the U.S.
GS 290 Gender Studies Lecture Seminar