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Randy J. Sparks
Hebert 118


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, the impact of Hurricane Katrina, and Southern Autobiography.

Selected Publications

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