Associate Professor
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Milam Hall

Milam Hall 303A

2520 SW Campus Way

2520 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Associate Professor, Oregon State University, 2014 to present

Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, 2008 - 2014

Education: 

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison (2008)

M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison (2001)

B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder (1998)

Honors and Awards: 
  • 2014 David Montgomery Prize for the best book in Labor and Working-Class History, Organization of American Historians and the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA), for Freedom's Frontier
  • NEH Summer Stipend (2013)
  • Andrew Mellon-Huntington Library Fellowship (2013)
  • 2012 Louis Knott Koontz Award, from the Pacific Coast Branch of the AHA, for the best article to appear in the Pacific Historical Review in 2011 (For "Remaking Slavery in a Free State")
  • Ray Allen Billington Award, from the Western History Association, for the best article on the history of the American West to appear in a journal other than the Western Historical Quarterly (2011)
Office Hours: 
By appointment only in Winter 2018
Email: stacey.smith@oregonstate.edu

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Research/Career Interests: 

Stacey Smith specializes in the history of the North American West, with a particular emphasis on race relations, labor, and politics during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. She teaches courses on the American West and the Civil War and Reconstruction as well as the U.S. history survey.

Her book, Freedom's Frontier: California and the Struggle over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction (University of North Carolina Press, 2013), won the inaugural David Montgomery award in U.S. labor and working-class history from the Organization of American Historians and the Labor and Working-Class History Association. She has also published her work in the Pacific Historical Review, the Oregon Historical Quarterly, and the Journal of the Civil War Era and has written for the New York Times and the Black Past.org.

Her newest book project, An Empire for Freedom, explores African Americans' migrations to the Pacific Coast in the middle of the nineteenth century and their struggle for equality in the U.S.'s expanding continental empire.

 

Recent Books

Freedom's Frontier Freedom's Frontier:
California and the Struggle over
Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction