Jonathan Earle

Jonathan Earle

Roger Hadfield Ogden Dean, LSU Honors College
Associate Professor



Current Research Interests

Electing Abraham Lincoln: The Revolution of 1860 (forthcoming; part of Oxford University Press’s “Pivotal Moments in U.S. History” series)



B.A. Columbia University (1990) magna cum laude

M.A. Princeton (1992)

Ph.D. Princeton (1996)


Awards and Honors

Hall Center for the Humanities Fellowship, 2012-13

J. Michael Young Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Advising, University of Kansas, 2011

James A. Broussard Best First Book Award, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, 2005

Co-winner, Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award, 2005

Named a “Top Young Historian” by History News Network, Dec. 2005

W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching, 2003

Huntington Library/National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1999-2000 academic year

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 1999-2000 academic year




Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2013), co-edited with Diane Mutti Burke

John Brown’s Raid: A Brief History With Documents (Boston, Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2008)

Major Problems in the Early Republic (2e., with Sean Wilentz, Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2007)

Jacksonian Anti-Slavery and the Politics of Free Soil 1824-1854 (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2004).

The Routledge Atlas of African American History (New York: Routledge, 2000)