Joanne Freeman

Professor, History

Professor Freeman, who received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1998, is the author of Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic (2001), which explores the logic and culture of national politics in the early American republic, and the editor of Alexander Hamilton: Writings (2001). She also has published articles on politics, political culture, and honor culture in The William and Mary Quarterly, The Journal of teh Early Republic, an dThe Yale Law Journal, among other publications, and contributed chapters to Novel History: History According to the Novelists; Neither Separate Nor Equal: Congress and the Executive Branch in the 1970’s; The Revolution of 1800: Democracy, Race, and the New Republic; and The Democratic Experiment: New Directions in American Political History. Her graduate offerings include reading and research seminars on early national politics and culture. She is currently working on a study of the culture of Congress in antebellum America.

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