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Randy J. Sparks Professor Department of History Tulane University

Randy J. Sparks

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Ph.D., Rice, 1988


Teaching Interest

I regularly teach courses in the history of the Old and New South. I also offer courses in the history of American Religion, American legal history, and Southern Autobiography.

Selected Publications

Africans in the Old South: Mapping Exceptional Lives Across the Atlantic World
Harvard: Harvard University Press, 2016

Where the Negroes Are Masters
An African Port in the Era of the Slave Trade
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014

Paths to Freedom: Manumission in the Atlantic World
Edited with Rosemary Brana-Shute
Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2009

The Two Princes of Calabar: An Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey
German translation with Rogner & Bernhard, 2004
French translations with Editions Les Persides 2007
Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 2004

Memory and Identity: Minority Survival Among the Huguenots in France and the Atlantic Diaspora
Edited with Bertrand Van Ruymbeke
Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2003

Religion in Mississippi
Jackson: University Press of Mississippi for the Heritage of Mississippi Series, 2001

Money, Trade, and Power: The Evolution of Colonial South Carolina's Plantation Society
Edited with Jack P. Greene and Rosemary Brana-Shte
Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2001

On Jordan's Stormy Banks: Evangelical Religion in Mississippi, 1773-1876
Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1994