Richard B. Russell Professor of American History, History Department Head, Co-Director of Center for Virtual History, Associate Director of INAS
csaunt@uga.edu
Office:
202 LeConte Hall

Claudio Saunt is the Richard B. Russell Professor of American History and the Associate Director of INAS, specializing in the history of Native Americans, particularly in the Southeast. In addition to numerous articles, he is the author of A New Order of Things: Property, Power, and the Transformation of the Creek Indians, 1733-1816 (1999) and Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family (2005). He is currently working on a book manuscript, "Across the Mountains: The American Continent in 1776."

A New Order of Things won the Charles S. Sydnor Award for the best book on Southern history from the Southern Historical Association and the Wheeler-Vogelin Award for the best book in ethnohistory from the American Society for Ethnohistory, both in 2000. Black, White, and Indian won the 2005 Clements Prize for the best non-fiction book on Southwestern America from the Clements Center for Southwest Study at Southern Methodist University. His article "'The English has now a Mind to make Slaves of them all': Creeks, Seminoles, and the Problem of Slavery," (American Indian Quarterly 22: 1998) won the 1999 Bolton-Kinnaird Award for the best journal article on Spanish borderlands history. 

Dr. Saunt received his A.B. from Columbia College of Columbia University (1989) and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University (1991 and 1996, respectively). 

Education:

A.B. from Columbia College of Columbia University (1989)  

M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University (1991 and 1996, respectively).

Research Areas:
Selected Publications:

A New Order of Things: Property, Power, and the Transformation of the Creek Indians, 1733-1816 (1999)

Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family (2005)

West of the Revolution:  An Uncommon History of 1776 (2014)

 

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