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Antwain Hunter

Assistant Professor - History History and Anthropology - LAS
Antwain Hunter

Office Hours

  • from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM


349E Jordan Hall

Antwain K. Hunter is a U.S. historian working on slavery and emancipation in the Antebellum South.  He is a native of Leominster, Massachusetts and earned his B.A. at Westfield State College before heading to the University of Connecticut for his M.A., both in History.  Prof. Hunter earned his the Richards Civil War Era Center at the Pennsylvania State University.  He teaches courses on eighteenth andnineteenth century eras and topics, including Colonial America, the American Revolution, American Slavery, the U.S. South, the Civil War, Reconstruction, Colonial Latin America, and theTransatlantic World.

Prof. Hunter’s current book project examines the community dynamics of black North Carolinians’ firearm use in the colonial and antebellum eras.  His most recent publication, “‘Your petitioners respectfully present their vagrant habits and roaming lives as a nuisance requiring correction…’: Antebellum North Carolina’s Race-Based Firearm Laws, Black Mobility, and White Property”, appeared in the October, 2016 volume of the North Carolina Historical Review.  When he’s not working Prof. Hunter likes fishing from his kayak,playing the guitar,watching professional and college sports, playing basketballand ultimate frisbee, cooking, and traveling to new places.

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