Dr. Ethan KytleEthan J. Kytle

Associate Professor

Office: Social Sciences 117

Email: ekytle@csufresno.edu

Office phone: 278-6876

Education:
Ph.D. - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2004)
M.A. - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1999)
B.A. - Haverford College

 

Research/Teaching Interests: 

19th-Century America; Intellectual and Cultural History; Civil War and Reconstruction; Slavery and Abolition; U.S. South; Historical Memory



Select Publications:

Books:

Romantic Reformers and the Antislavery Struggle in the Civil War Era (Cambridge University Press, August 2014)

http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/history/early-republic-and-antebellum-history/romantic-reformers-and-antislavery-struggle-in-civil-war-era

Struggling with Slavery in the Cradle of the Confederacy: Memory and the "Peculiar Institution" in Charleston, South Carolina. Book manuscript under revision for publication [co-authored with Blain Roberts]

Articles and Book Chapters:

"'A Transcendentalist Above All': Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Brown, and the Raid at Harpers Ferry," Journal of the Historical Society, Vol. 12 (Sept. 2012): 283-308

"Looking the Thing in the Face: Slavery, Race, and the Commemorative Landscape in Charleston, South Carolina, 1865-2010," Journal of Southern History, Vol. 78 (August 2012): 639-684 [co-authored with Blain Roberts]

"'Is It Okay to Talk about Slaves?' Segregating the Past in Historic Charleston," in Karen L. Cox, ed., Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History (University Press of Florida, 2012) [co-authored with Blain Roberts]

"The Contradiction at the Heart of American Democracy," Reviews in American History, Vol. 36 (Sept. 2008): 390-396

"From Body Reform to Reforming the Body Politic: Transcendentalism and the Militant Antislavery Career of Thomas Wentworth Higginson," American Nineteenth Century History, Vol. 8 (Sept. 2007): 325-350

Op-Ed Essays for the New York Times, the Fresno Bee, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Durham Herald-Sun, LA Progressive, and the History News Network

Courses Offered:

Undergraduate:

U.S. History to 1877

Historical Research and Writing

The American Civil War

The Reconstruction of America, 1865-1900

Jacksonian America, 1815-1848



Post-baccalaureate:

Introduction to Graduate Writing and Historiography

Civil War and Reconstruction America

Slavery and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America

The Civil War and Slavery in Myth and Memory

Work in Progress:

I am currently writing a book with my colleague Blain Roberts on how slavery has been remembered in Charleston, South Carolina, since the end of the Civil War