Dr. Michael Todd Landis is a scholar of United States history with a focus on the intersection of politics and slavery in the nineteenth century. He is presently an Assistant Professor of History at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. His current book, entitled Northern Men with Southern Loyalties: The Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis (Cornell 2014), is a comprehensive exploration of Northern Democrats and Northern pro-slavery sentiment in the 1850s. He received his B.A. and M.A. in history from Boston University, and his Ph.D. from The George Washington University. He has published several essays and book reviews, and authored an article on United States Senator William Pitt Fessenden (R-ME) and the early Republican Party, which was published in the journal American Nineteenth Century History in 2008. His next project will examine Georgia political culture in the antebellum and Civil War eras, shedding light on that state’s troubled role in the Confederate experiment.
Dr. Michael Todd Landis