Tarleton professor elected to international anti-slavery board

Dr. Michael Landis, Assistant Professor of History.

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STEPHENVILLE (June 10, 2015) — Dr. Michael Landis, Tarleton State University assistant professor of history, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the International Historians Against Slavery organization.

Founded in 2011, Historians Against Slavery is a group of scholars whose mission is to bring historical context and scholarship to the modern-day antislavery movement in order to inform activism and develop collaborations.




Landis joins Dr. Matthew Mason of Brigham Young University, Dr. Laura T. Murphey of Loyola University New Orleans, and Founder Dr. James Brewer Stewart of Macalester College, among others, on the board.

Landis, whose book Northern Men with Southern Loyalties: The Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis, was published in 2014 by Cornell Press, joined the Tarleton faculty in 2013. His scholarship focus is on the intersection of politics and slavery in the 19th century.

After earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boston University, Landis received his Ph.D. from The George Washington University. He currently is focused on the Georgia political culture in the Civil War and antebellum eras.

For information about Historians Against Slavery, visitwww.historiansagainstslavery.org/main/.

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