Nineteenth Century America; Slavery and Abolition; Memory
Mark Guerci is a PhD candidate whose research focuses on the history of slavery, race, labor, emancipation, abolitionism, and memory. His dissertation examines how the memory of abolitionism shaped and was shaped by larger conversations about racial politics, emancipation, constitutional change, and local power in the northern United States between the Civil War and the Jim Crow era. Mark received his M.A. in history from William and Mary in 2015. His M.A. research focused on how conceptions of slavery and antislavery shaped the development of the plantation economy in nineteenth-century Hawaii. Mark was an editorial apprentice at Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture in 2014-2015. He has also worked as a book reviews assistant for Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas and a research assistant on the antebellum and Civil War chapters of Mary Beth Norton, et. al, A People and a Nation. Mark has taught site-based courses on colonial and antebellum Virginia through the National Institution of American History and Democracy since 2016. He received the John E. Selby Teaching Prize in 2017 and the Glucksman Fellowship in 2018.