Julie Anne Sweet
Professor of History & Director of Military Studies
Military Studies Minor - find out more about the MILS program!
Spring 2023 Office Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00 pm and by appointment
Areas of Specialization
Colonial & Revolutionary America, US Military History before 1900
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
M.A., University of Richmond
B.A., University of Notre Dame, magna cum laude, History and Theatre
Regular Course Offerings
- HIS 1365 History of the United States to 1877
- HIS 4362 American Colonial History
- HIS 4363 American Revolution & Constitution
- HIS 4393 American Military History to 1890
Other Courses Taught
- HIS 3384 History of Indigenous Peoples of America
- HIS 4340: Boston Massacre Trials (Spring 2020)
Work with Students
Undergraduate Research and Theses
- William Stephens: Georgia’s Forgotten Founder (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2010)
- Negotiating for Georgia: British-Indian Relations in the Trustee Era, 1733-1752 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2005)
- “Raising Flags, Firing Guns, and Drinking Toasts: Celebrating Holidays in Colonial Georgia.” Georgia Historical Quarterly, 106 (Summer 2022): 248-272.
- “Making History Come Alive: The Boston Massacre Trials.” The History Teacher, 54 (May 2021): 509-538.
- “Savannah’s Out-Villages of Thunderbolt and Skidaway: Microcosms of the Colonial Georgia Story.” Georgia Historical Quarterly, 105 (Spring 2021): 1-25.
- “‘Confin’d as a Lunatick’: The Case of Joseph Watson.” Georgia Historical Quarterly, 103 (Winter 2019): 270-312.
- “‘your most Dutiful[,] truly Obliged & most Humble Servant’: John Dobell and the Challenges of Navigating Early Georgia Politics.” Georgia Historical Quarterly, 103 (Spring 2019): 1-29.
- “‘a very extraordinary Kind of Creature’: Conflicting Contemporary Perspectives on Christian Priber.” South Carolina Historical Magazine, 118 (January 2019): 60-80.
- “John Penrose: A Success Story in Early Georgia.” Georgia Historical Quarterly, 102 (Spring 2018): 1-23.
Selected Professional Awards/Activities/Grants and/or Fellowships
- Elizabeth Vardaman Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduates, April 2022.
- Outstanding Faculty Award, tenured teaching, May 2021.
- Robert Reid Award for Undergraduate Teaching, May 2021.
- Women in American History Medal, Daughters of the American Revolution, March 2021.
- Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (URSA) Grant, Summer 2021.
- University Teaching Development Grant, Summer 2021.
C-SPAN “Lectures on History” Presentation:
- “American Military in the Revolutionary War,” Spring 2019.
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