A Sourcebook of Early Modern European History contains 79 short essays, each comprised of a primary source (of a manageable length and translated into English) and an explanation of the source's context and meaning. Spanning the period from c. 1450 to c. 1750 and including primary sources from across early modern Europe, from Spain to Transylvania, Italy to Iceland, and the European colonies, this book provides an excellent sense of the diversity and complexity of human experience during this time whilst drawing attention to key themes and events of the period. It is ideal for students of early modern history, and of early modern Europe in particular. Published in honor of Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Director Emerita of the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies and Regents' Professor Emerita of History at the University of Arizona.
About Katie M. Hemphill
Dr. Hemphill teaches courses on historical methodolgy (HIST 301), the Old South (HIST 347), the History of Crime in America (HIST 349), the Early Republic (HIST 433), Civil War and Reconstruction (HIST 436), and Manhood and Masculinity in the U.S. (HIST 457A).
She attained her bachelor's degree (2006) and master's degree (2008) from George Mason University. In addition, she earned a master's degree (2010) and Ph.D. (2014) at Johns Hopkins University.
Areas of Study
19th-Century U.S., Gender, Sexuality, Urban History, the American South, Capitalism, Crime and Policing, LGBT and Queer history
I am interested in this history of gender and sexuality in urban America. My book manuscript, Bawdy City: Commercial Sex, Economy, and Regulation in 19th-Century Baltimore (under contract with Cambridge University Press), traces the development and eventual decline of Baltimore's brothel trade from 1790-1915. The book analyzes the in intperplay between changing economic and labor patterns and the evolving sexual geographies and economies of the city.
My most recent project focuses on queer sex scandals in the 1910s and the intersections of queerness, Progressive reform, and evangelical Christianity.
Other Courses Taught:
HIST 160C1: U.S. History to 1877
HIST/AFAS 347: The Old South
HIST/PA/SOC 349: The History of Crime in America
HIST 422: The United States from the Constitution to the Civil War
HIST/GWS 457A: Manhood and Masculinity in the United States