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Phone: (585) 395-5685
E-Mail: jdaly@brockport.edu
Office: 334 Liberal Arts Building


  • American Civil War
  • American religious history


  • Ph.D., M.A., Rice University, 1993 (History)
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 1986 (Religious Studies/History)

Awards and Honors

  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2005
  • Alpha Phi Omega Professor of the Year Award, 2004
  • Honorable Mention: Annual Seaborg Award for the Best book on the Civil War (National Civil War Society), 2003
  • A.A.S.L.H. National Certificate of Commendation, 1998
  • Barbara Field Kennedy Award in American History, 1993

Courses Taught

  • U.S. History Survey (1517-1877, 1877-1990)
  • Film History
  • Religion in America: 1517 to Present
  • Civil War/Reconstruction
  • Slavery in the South
  • U.S. Thought and Culture (1517-1877, 1877-1990)
  • Southern History
  • History of Science
  • Modern World


  • “Exploring Freedom: The Thirteenth Amendment and the End of the Civil War,” Jolene Car ed., Wisewire, (New York) 2016.
  • “The Culture Wars, 1980-2014” in Gale United States History Reference, (New York) 2015.
  • “The Media Portrayal of the Middle Class,” in Robert Rycroft ed., The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty (New York) 2014.
  • "Proslavery Writing 1820-1870," in American History Through Literature, ed. Janet Gabler-Hover (New York: Scribners, 2006).
  • "1976-2002: Looking Forward, Looking Back," in United States History II (New York: Global Education Network, 2004).
  • Holy War: Southern Religion and the Civil War," North and South, Volume 6, Number 6, September 2003.
  • When Slavery Was Called Freedom: Evangelicalism, Proslavery, and the Causes of the Civil War, 1830-1865. Religion in the South Series, Number 9, (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2002).

Current Projects

  • Dr. Daly is currently researching a book on Reconstruction in the South.

Last Updated 1/11/18

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