Faculty profile

Kenneth Marshall

Associate Professor


422 Mahar
Faculty member Kenneth Marshall


  • slavery, emancipation, rural middle Atlantic
  • race, black manhood
  • black migration


  • Manhood Enslaved: Bondmen in Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century New Jersey (Rochester, N.Y.: University of Rochester Press, 2011) (Gender and Race in American History).
  • "Threat of a Bondman: Political Self-Fashioning and Christian Empowerment in the Memoir of Quamino Buccau, A Pious Methodist," Slavery and Abolition, v. 29, n. 3 (September 2008): 361-388.
  • "'His Disposition Was Not in Any Sense Agreeable': The Making of an Eighteenth-Century Malcontent Northern Slave, 'Old Yombo,'" Contours: A Journal of the African Diaspora, v. 3, n. 1 (Spring 2005): 1-25.
  • "Powerful and Righteous: The Transatlantic Survival and Cultural Resistance of an Enslaved African Family in Eighteenth-Century New Jersey," Journal of American Ethnic History, v. 23, n. 2 (Winter 2004): 23-49.
  • "Work, Family and Day-to-Day Survival on an Old Farm: Nance Melick, a Rural Late    Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century New Jersey Slave Woman," Slavery and Abolition, v. 19, n. 3 (December, 1998): 22-45.


Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2003
MA, Michigan State University, 1995
BA, Rider University, 1991

Classes taught

  • U.S. to 1865
  • U.S. Since 1865
  • American History Seminar (Resistance in African-American History)
  • African-American History/Cinema (Blaxploitation Film)
  • Black Manhood in Modern America
  • The Black Power Movement
  • Segregation to Civil Rights
  • Slavery in America