Thomas N. Ingersoll
Department of History
Thomas N. Ingersoll specializes in the study of pre-industrial America, the American Revolution, the Early Republic, and African-Americans. He holds a B.A. in Anthropology from University of California, Berkeley, a M.A. in History from San Francisco State University, and a Ph. D. in History from University of California, Los Angeles. He has taught at UCLA, Occidental College, and l'Université de Montréal. He joined the OSU faculty in 2002.
Professor Ingersoll has published To Intermix With Our White Brothers: Indian Mixed Bloods in the United States from Earliest Times to the Indian Removals (University of New Mexico Press, 2006).Mammon and Manon in Early New Orleans: The First Slave Society in the Deep South, 1718-1819 (University of Tennessee Press, 1999). He has published scholarly articles in William and Mary Quarterly, Law and History Review, Louisiana History, and a chapter in Inequality in Early America, edited by Carla Gardina Pestana and Sharon V. Salinger (University Press of New England, 1999). He is researching race mixture in early America, and the treatment of Loyalists in revolutionary New England.
He was assistant to the directors of the National Center for History in the Schools in 1989, and director of University of California's Education at Home Program (at the College of William and Mary) in 1990. He was co-director of the international conference "Family and Slavery in the Americas" in 1994, l'Université de Montréal, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the McConnell Foundation. His research in the United States, Canada, France, Spain, and England has also been funded by the SSHRC. He has presented scholarly papers at the annual meetings of the American Historical Society for Legal History, l'Institut d'Histoire de l'Amérique Française, as well as at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies.