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Biography

David T. Gleeson is a native of Ireland but spent 18 years studying and teaching in the United States.  He came to Northumbria from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, where he was Director of the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World. He remains a research associate of it and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His research focussed on Irish and English immigrants in nineteenth-century America as well as issues of race, ethnicity and class in the antebelllum and Civil War eras. 

Research interests

My earlier work focussed on Irish immigrants in the American South. I wrote a book on the general Irish experience in the nineteenth-century South and another specifically on the Irish in the Confederacy, including Irish immiigrants commemoration of the Confederate experience. I then moved to work on the English in North America as a co-investigator in the AHRC funded project 'Locating the Hidden Diaspora: The English in North America in Transatlantic Perspective, 1750-1850https://gtr.ukri.org/person/984E9D38-2EFD-42A1-9EC8-80A183154621  Currently, I am working on two projects, the first examines the role of slavery in the Confederate States of America, the second on Race, Class, and Ethinicity, in the United States Navy during the Civil War.  

Further Information

I am an active member of the Organization of American Historians, the Southern Historical Association, the Society of Civil War Historians, and the Association of British American Nineteenth Century Historians (BrANCH).

I am also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Distinguished Speaker for the Organization of American Historians.

I am general editor of the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Series at the University of South Carolina Press. https://uscpress.com/Carolina-Lowcountry-and-the-Atlantic-World If you have a manuscript that might fit in the Series, please get in touch.  

 

Education/Academic qualification

History, PhD, Mississippi State University

1 Sep 199315 Dec 1997

Award Date: 15 Dec 1997

History, MA

25 Aug 199125 Aug 1993

Award Date: 30 Jun 1997

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