Martha Jane Brazy
Martha Jane Brazy retired from the University of South Alabama on August 15, 2021.
- B.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
- M.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
- Ph.D., Duke University
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Martha Jane Brazy joined the History Department faculty late last century. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century U.S. social history with an emphasis on the African-American history, slavery, the South and multicultural women's history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. While at USA, Professor Brazy has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses: both halves of the U.S. History survey, African-American Experiences, the Historical Roots of Contemporary Issues, the History of American Feminist Movements, African-American Women's History, and Slavery in the U.S. Graduate Seminars include Slavery in the U.S. as well as American Historiography. Her current research explores the life of the late African-American poet, social critic, and activist, June Jordan. Professor Brazy is also compiling a collection of slave women's narratives.
- An American Planter: Stephen Duncan of Antebellum Natchez and New York. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006.
Articles and Chapters
- “Stephen Duncan of Natchez” in Ted Ownby and Charles Wilson Reagan, eds., The Mississippi Encyclopedia. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2017.