Dr. Joshua J. Jeffers
- Ph.D., Purdue University, Main Campus (2014)
- M.A., Northern Illinois University (2009)
- B.A., Ohio State University, Columbus (2006)
Areas of Expertise
Early American Republic
A native of Chillicothe, Ohio, I received my Ph.D. in history from Purdue University in 2014 where I specialized in Native American and frontier and borderlands history. My research interests also include environmental history, intellectual history, and colonial studies. My current book project, âNative Spaces, Settler Colonial Landscapes, and the Culture of Manifest Destiny: Conceptual Geographies and the Transformations of Ohio Country, 1701-1850,â looks at the intellectual traditions th...Read More »
Undergraduate Courses Taught
HIST 201: US Survey to 1877; HIST 202: US Survey from 1877
2013 “Of Laws and Land: The Doctrine of Discovery in History and Historiography.” Maryland Historical Magazine: The Journal of the Maryland Historical Society, Vol. 108, No. 1, pp. 91-115.
2014 Newberry Library-American Society for Environmental History Research Fellow
Works in Progress
Native Spaces, Settler Colonial Landscapes, and the Culture of Manifest Destiny: Conceptual Geographies and the Transformation of Ohio Country, 1701-1850, under contract with the University of Nebraska Press.
In Review “From Invaders to Indigenes: Settler Colonial Place-Making and the Colonization of the Past in Ohio Country, 1795-1950” Society and Space.
In Review “From Homeland to Borderland: Settling and Unsettling the Middle Ohio Valley, 1727-1774” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society