Postdoctoral Fellow in U.S. Political History, firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Hammann is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri. Previously, he was a Lecturer at Stanford University in the Departments of History and African and African American Studies. His research and teaching focus on the intertwined histories of enslavement and race in the United States during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His current book project, Freedom in Black and White: The Politics of Black Expatriation in Nineteenth Century America, is the first scholarly work to tell, in full, the eighty-year story—from roughly 1816 to 1900—of political efforts to make Black expatriation a national objective. This greatly understudied movement—led by prominent politicians like Henry Clay, Francis Scott Key, and Abraham Lincoln—played a significant role, the book contends, in propagating the false premise that racial separation was natural, necessary, and patriotic. He has a forthcoming article in American Nineteenth Century History and has published book reviews in The Journal of the Civil War Era, Journal of the Early Republic, and American Journal of Legal History. He is also actively involved in the Universities Studying Slavery Consortium. He holds a BA from Yale University, an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD from Stanford University.