Terri Snyder

CONTACT INFORMATION

snyder@fullerton.edu
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DEPARTMENT ADDRESS

University Hall 416

California State University, Fullerton

Fullerton, CA 92831

Terri L Snyder, Ph. D.

Professor of American Studies

DEGREES

1992, Ph.D., University of Iowa

RESEARCH AREAS

Slavery and Freedom in US History and Memory; Race and Gender in Early America; Early American Cultural History

COURSES REGULARLY TAUGHT

The Cultures of Early America
Gender in American Life and Thought
Introduction to American Studies

PUBLICATIONS

Current Book Project:

“Marriage, Slavery, and the Meaning of Freedom in Early North America""

BOOKS

The Power to Die:  Slavery and Suicide in British North America. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2015. 

Brabbling Women: Disorderly Speech and the Law in Early Virginia. Ithaca, NY:  Cornell University Press, 2003.

    *Dean’s First Book Award, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, CSUF, 2004

    *Ebook and paperback editions, 2014

 

ARTICLES

"Women, Race, and the Law in Early British America," American History: Oxford Research Encyclopedias (Oxford University Press, 2015), 1-17.http://americanhistory.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199329175.001.0001/acrefore-9780199329175-e-12.

“Jane Webb and Her Family:  Life Stories and the Law in Early Virginia,” in Virginia Women:  Their Lives and Times, vol. I,  eds. Cynthia A. Kierner and Sandra Gioia Treadway (Athens, GA:  University of Georgia Press, 2015), 64-93.

“Refiguring Women in Early America,” William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser. (July 2012), 421-450.

“Marriage on the Margins:  Free Wives, Enslaved Husbands, and the Law in the Early American South,” Law and History Review, vol. 30 (February, 2012), 141-172

            *Winner, A. Elizabeth Taylor Article Prize, Southern Association of Women             Historians, 2013.

“Suicide, Slavery, and Memory in North America,” Journal of American History, vol. 97, no. 1 (June 2010), 39-62.

       *Reprinted in Edward T. Linenthal, James Sabanthe, and Jason Stacy, eds. Past Forward: Articles from the Journal of American History (New York: Oxford University, Press, forthcoming).

        *Winner, Judith Lee Ridge Best Article Prize, Western Association of Women Historians, 2011.

 “’To Seeke For Justice’:  Mastery, Gender, and the Law in Early Virginia,” Early Modern Virginia: Reconsidering the Old Dominion, eds. Douglas Bradburn and John C. Coombs (Charlottesville, 2011), 128-157.

“What Historians Talk About When They Talk About Suicide:  The View From Early Modern British North America,” History Compass 5 (March 2007):  658-674.

 “Sexual Consent and Sexual Coercion in Seventeenth-Century Virginia,” in Merrill Smith, ed., Sexual Coercion in Early America (New York, 2001), 46-60.

[John G. Kolp, co-author] "Women and the Political Culture of Eighteenth-Century Virginia:  Gender, Property, and Voting Rights," The Many Legalities of Early America, eds. Bruce Mann and Christopher Tomlins (Chapel Hill, 2001), 272-292. 

     *Reprinted in Major Problems in American Women’s History:  Documents and Essays, 5th ed., eds. Sharon Block, Ruth Alexander, and Mary Beth Norton (New York: Cengage Learning, 2014), 119-125.

 

"'As if there was not master or woman in the land':  Gender, Dependency, and Household Violence Virginia, 1646-1720" in Over the Threshold:  Intimate Violence in Early America, eds.Christine Daniels and Michael V. Kennedy (New York, 1999), 219-236.

"Legal History of the Colonial South:  Assessment and Suggestions," William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser., L (1993), 18-27.

 

FORUMS AND ESSAYS

“Life, By the Numbers,” Forum on Richard S. Dunn, A Tale of Two Plantations: Slave Life and Labor in Jamaica and Virginia, William and Mary Quarterly, forthcoming.

"Jane Webb," African American National Biography, volume 8 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008), 186-7.

 “Ordinary People,” Review Essay, William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd. ser., vol. 60, (2003):  225-229.

"Lady Frances Berkeley," American National Biography, vol. II (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), 648-649 and in Dictionary of Virginia Biography (Richmond, VA: Library of Virginia, 1998), 450-451.

 

EXHIBITION REVIEWS

[Sharon E. Wood, co-author], “The African Burying Ground Memorial Park, Portsmouth, New Hampshire,” Journal of American History, forthcoming.

PUBLISHED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

[Anne S. Lombard and Lynn Robson, co-authors], "Violence and Masculinities in Early Modern England and British North America," in Masculinities, Childhood, Violence: Attending to Early Modern Women--and Men. Proceedings of the 2006 Symposium, eds. Amy E. Leonard and Karen L. Nelson (Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 2010), 215-217.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Journal of the Early Republic, forthcoming; Journal of Southern History, vol. 79 (2013), 951; Journal of American History, vol. 95, (2008): 892-93; vol. 90, (2003), 991-992; and Vol. 85, (1998), 53-654; Law and History Review, vol. 23 (2005), 462-464;Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, vol.108 (2000), 310-312; and vol. 102 (1994), 273-274.

SCHOLARLY WORK

Selected Recent Fellowships and Awards

  Andrew Mellon Fellow, Huntington Library (Short-Term), 2015

  National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship, 2014-2015. Project Title: "Marriage, Race, and the Meaning of Freedom in Early America"

  Mellon Fellow, Virginia Historical Society, 2013, 2014

  Elizabeth A. Taylor Best Article Prize, Southern Association of Women Historians, 2013

   Program in African American History Fellowship, Library Company of Philadelphia, 2011

  Judith Lee Ridge Prize, Best Article, Western Association of Women Historians, 2011

  Appointment to Distinguished Lectureship Program, Organization of American Historians, 2011-2013, http://lectures.oah.org/lecturers/lecturer.html

  National Endowment for the Humanities, Faculty Research Award, 2007

  Recent CSUF awards include College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean's Summer Research Stipend (2015, 2014); Senior Faculty Research Grant (2015-2016), HSS Outstanding Research Award (2012); Faculty Incentive Grant (2013); Milton A. Gordon Fund for Scholarly and Creative Activities, (2012); Senior Faculty Research Grants (2013, 2012, 2012, 2009), H&SS Dean's Support for Summer Research, (2011); and the H&SS Dean's First Book Award (2007).

Selected Recent Conference Activities

 "The Trafficking of Elisha Webb, 1737-1742," Human Trafficking in Early America, McNeill Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, April, 2014.

  Co-Organizer, "A World of Citizens: Women, History, and the Vision of Linda K. Kerber," a symposium honoring the work of historian Linda K. Kerber, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, October 2012

  Program Committee, Omohondro Institute of Early American History and Culture Eighteenth Annual Conference, held in honor of Robert (Roy) C. Ritchie, W. M. Keck Foundation Director of Research emeritus, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California, June, 2012

  Convener, “Women in Early America,” William and Mary Quarterly-University of Southern California Early Modern Studies Institute Annual Workshop, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California, May 2011

  Co-organizer and co-author, with Anne S. Lombard and Lynn Robson], "Violence and Masculinities in Early Modern England and British North America," A Workshop; also published in Masculinities, Childhood, Violence: Attending to Early Modern Women--and Men. Proceedings of the 2006 Symposium, edited by Amy E. Leonard and Karen L. Nelson. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, (2011).

  “Local Legal Culture, Women and the Margins of Freedom in Early Virginia,” Ab Initio: Law in Early America, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June, 2010

  "Marriage and Gender on the Margins of Freedom in the Early Chesapeake," Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, The Early Chesapeake: Reflecting Back, Projecting Forward, Solomon's Island, Maryland, November, 2009

  “’Wretched, Desperate and Determined to Be Free’: Suicide and Slavery in Early Modern British North America” at the European American Studies Association Meeting, Venice, Italy, December 2008

   “Researching and Writing the Lives of Unfree Women” Roundtable, 14th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2008

OFFICE HOURS

TTh: 11:30-1:00, and by appointment