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Jason Barrett

Biography

Dissertation: "The Market's Virtue: Law and Political Economy in Jeffersonian Virginia".

Barrett's work examines the origins of American "liberalism" – the union of democracy and capitalism in the nation's Founding. He is specifically interested in the ways American law and courts have adapted to/helped impose a new paradigm for property rights, contracts, capitalization, corporations, etc. in response to the ideology of the American Revolution and Federal Constitution.

Currently, Barrett is revising his dissertation manuscript for publication.


Education

Doctor of Philosophy in History, University of Michigan, 2006
Master of Arts in History, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1994
Bachelor or Arts in History, University of Michigan, 1993


Honors, Awarda and Memberships 

2010
Richard Marburger Faculty Member of the Year Award, Lawrence Technological University

2006
Distinguished Dissertation Award, Department of History, University of Michigan
Distinguished Dissertation Award, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan

2001
Dissertation Writing Grant, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan

2000
Dissertation Writing Grant, Department of History, University of Michigan

1999
Mellon Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Keck Foundation Research Fellowship,  Huntington Library, San Marino CA

1998
Mellon Doctoral Candidacy Fellowship
Research Fellowship, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond VA
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan

Publications

“’Merely a Party Conflict’: The Loyalist Histories of the American Revolution,” M.A. Thesis, University of Virginia, 1994

Erving v. Craddock: The Politics of Patronage, Boston, 1760-1762,” paper presented at Cornell University, The Politics of Culture / The Culture of Politics, Nov. 15, 1997.

“Eli Whitney,”  in Makers of Western Culture, 1800-1914: A Biographical Dictionary of Literary Influences, Derek Blakely and John Powell, eds., (Greenwood Press, 1999), pp.242-3.

“England in the Reformation,” in Religious Reform in Europe (Marshall & Cavendish, NY, 1999), pp.80-94.

“The Law of Clientage: Civil Litigation and Debt Culture in Colonial Virginia,” paper presented at the 2001 American Society for Legal History conference, Nov. 8-11, 2001 

The Market’s Virtue: Law and Political Economy in Jeffersonian Virginia; Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties, 1740-1830,” Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2006

“’As tho’ touched by a magic wand, our slaves will become freemen’: The Promise and Failure of Grain Husbandry in Jeffersonian Virginia,” paper presented at the 2007 Great Lakes History Conference, Oct. 26-27, 2007

“Honor and Race in the Movement for Manhood Suffrage and the 1829 Virginia Constitutional Convention,” paper presented at the American Society for Legal History 2008 Conference, Nov. 13-15, 2008

“Writing Assessment in the Humanities: Methodology and Culture,” Journal of Assessment 1(Fall 2010), 42-70.

“The Politics of Production in Jeffersonian Virginia,” paper presented at the 2011 American Labor History Association conference, Oct. 20-21, 2011.   

Courses Taught

SSC2413: Foundations of the American Experience            

SSC2423: Development of the American Experience

SSC3143: American Political Tradition                     

SSC3153: U.S. History to 1877

SSC3163: U.S. History from 1877

SSC3183: American Intellectual Tradition                            

SSC3723: Ethics

SSC4133: Problems in International Politics             

SSC4173: American Constitutional Law

Other

Quest Advisor, “Open Mic Night”

Advisor, Disc Golf Club

 

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