Allison Fredette earned her Ph.D. in American History from the University of Florida in 2014. She has taught in the history department at Appalachian State since that time. Her research explores the connections between regional identity and marital roles through an analysis of marriage and divorce in the border South states of Kentucky and West Virginia in the mid-nineteenth century. She has published in West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies, as well as in edited collections on the history of marriage and new perspectives on emancipation. Her book manuscript is currently under review at the University Press of Kentucky. She teaches Society and History, American History, Women in American History, as well as a course on how to teach controversial issues in the classroom and museums.
Department: Department of History
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