Julie Anne Sweet
Professor of History & Director of Military Studies
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
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.
- 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.
- Teaching Innovation Grant, Summer 2023
- 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.
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)
- HIS 4340 | Boston Tea Party (Fall 2023)
- HIS 4365 | The Early Republic, 1789-1860
Work with Students
Willing to advise Undergraduate and Theses and Independent Research