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David Connolly, Ph.D.

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Title: Assistant Professor, History
Phone: 706-867-2563

Office: Barnes Hall 309, Dahlonega
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Areas of Expertise: United States History, Colonial and Antebellum Southern History, Georgia History, Legal History


Dr. David H. Connolly, Jr. is a specialist in Southern History, Colonial America and Caribbean History.

Courses Taught

U.S. History I and II; Historiography; Georgia History; Old South; Legal History


  • B.S., Experimental Psychology, Presbyterian College, 1976
  • J.D., Law, Mercer University, 1980
  • M.A., U.S. History, University of Georgia, 2000
  • Ph.D., U.S. History (Southern History, Colonial America, and Caribbean History), Rice University, 2008

Research/Special Interests

United States South


Book Note:  The Empire State of the South: Georgia History in Documents and Essays. Edited by Christopher C. Meyers (Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2009), Journal of Southern History 75 (May 2009): 516.

Review: The Nature of Rights at the American Founding and Beyond. Edited by Barry Alan Shain (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2007), Journal of Southern History 76 (August 2010): 703-05.

Review: Helen Clark, The Yazoo Land Fraud (Louisville, Ga.: Jefferson County Historical Society, 2009), Journal of Southern Legal History 19 (2011): 337.

Review: Paul Pruitt, Taming Alabama: Lawyers and Reformers, 1804—1929 (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2010), Journal of Southern History 77 (November 2011): 932-33.

Review: David T. Gleeson and Simon Lewis, eds., Ambiguous Anniversary: The Bicentennial of the International Slave Trade Bans (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2012), Journal of Southern History (Forthcoming)

Review: Sally E. Hadden and Patricia Hagler Minter, eds., Signposts: New Directions in Southern Legal History (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2013), Journal of Southern History (Forthcoming)

Article: "Remembering the Founding Fathers: Joseph Henry Lumpkin and the Preservation of an Antebellum Republican South," Atlanta History: A Journal of Georgia and the South 46, no. 1 (2004).

New Georgia Encyclopedia Entries (an Internet website sponsored by the Georgia Humanities Council, the Office of the Governor, the University of Georgia Press, and the University System of Georgia/GALILEO):

“Joseph Henry Lumpkin (1799- 1867)”
“Henry Harford Cumming (1799-1866)”

 Article: Co-author, “Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress: Liability to the Bystander—Recent Developments,” 30 Mercer Law Review 735 (1979)

Work Experience

Law clerk for the Honorable William R. Killian, Superior Courts, Brunswick Judicial Circuit (1980-1981); Law clerk for the Honorable Dudley H. Bowen, Jr., United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia (1981-1983); Private law practice, Georgia and South Carolina 1983 to 2000; Limited Term Faculty/Lecturer, Georgia College & State University (2007-2012)

Personal Information

  • Lumpkin County Historical Society
  • Georgia Historical Society
  • Southern Historical Association
  • Georgia Association of Historians
  • Georgia Legal History Foundation
  • Society for Historians of the Early Republic
  • American Society for Legal History

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