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David W. Dangerfield, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: History
USC Salkehatchie
Phone: 843-782-8641 or 803-812-7338
David W. Dangerfield
Ph.D. (History) - University of South Carolina (2014)
M.A. (History) - The College of Charleston / The Citadel (2009)
B.A. (History) - Erskine College (2005)
Professor Dangerfield is a native of the South Carolina lowcountry and has been a member of the USC-Salkehatchie faculty since 2015. His research interests include free persons of color and non-elite whites in the antebellum South and South Carolina history.

Selected Writings

Portraying plantations as luxury real estate downplays the legacy of slavery,” The Washington Post, October 21, 2021. Co-Authored with Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders (University of Colorado) and Caroline Grego (Queens University of Charlotte)
“Testing the Limits: Free Persons of Color and Antebellum South Carolina Law,” Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association (Accepted and Forthcoming).
Just Beyond the Reach of Servitude: Free Person of Color Farmers in Antebellum South Carolina’s Upcountry,” American Nineteenth Century History, Volume 22 Number 1 (Spring 2021): 27-47.
“Notions of Humanity: Two of South Carolina’s Early Abolitionists,” Carologue, Volume 24 Number 1 (Summer 2018): 19-22.
Turning the Earth: Free Black Yeomanry in the Antebellum South Carolina Lowcountry,” Agricultural History, Volume 89 Issue 2 (Spring 2015): 200-224.