James Shinn, Jr., PhD

James Shinn, Jr., PhD

Assistant Professor of History

CFA 211
801 Carteret Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
James Shinn, Jr., PhD

I teach a wide range of courses in U.S. history, with a particular focus on the 19th century. My research interests include the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction, the history of U.S. relations with Cuba, the history of the U.S. South, and the history of democracy. I am currently writing a book that explores that entangled histories of Reconstruction in the United States and the Ten Years’ War in Cuba. Before joining the USCB faculty in 2022, I taught at Yale University and Wesleyan University in Connecticut. I received my PhD from Yale in 2020.

  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Research

PhD in History. Yale University 2020

MA in History. Yale University 2015

BA in History. Dartmouth College 2011

  • HIST B111 - History of America from Discovery to 1865
  • HIST B492 - Topics in History
  • U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Transnational History
  • History of the U.S. South
  • History of Democracy