Dr. David Ballantyne

Title: Lecturer in American History
Phone: +44 (0) 782 73 3449
Email: d.t.ballantyne@keele.ac.uk
Location: CBB1.049
Role: Lecturer
Contacting me: e-mail

I joined Keele in January 2016, where I am currently the deputy director of the David Bruce Centre for American Studies.   I received my degrees from the University of Cambridge (BA in 2009, MPhil in 2010, PhD in 2014), where I studied with Tony Badger.   After defending my PhD, I held a postdoctoral research fellowship at Leiden University in the Netherlands, where I worked on a project examining Civil War and Reconstruction era Louisiana.

I focus on nineteenth and twentieth century United States history, with a particular emphasis on the American South, politics, race relations and social policy.  My current research examines the politics and policies of moderate southern senators after the 1960s. My first book, New Politics in the Old South: Ernest F. Hollings in the Civil Rights Era, is scheduled for publication with the University of South Carolina Press in November 2016.  My postdoctoral research examined the Red River Valley region of Louisiana during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras.

  • (Forthcoming) New Politics in the Old South: Ernest F. Hollings in the Civil Rights Era. University of South Carolina Press (scheduled November 2016 publication).
  • (Forthcoming) '"Whenever the Yankees were gone, I was a confederate": Loyalty and dissent in Civil War era Rapides Parish, Louisiana', Civil War History (March 2017).
  • '"A public problem...rather than a question of social welfare": Ernest F. Hollings and the politics of hunger', The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture, Vol. 8, Iss. 1 (June 2015), pp. 75-98.  Available online at DOI: 10.1080/17541328.2015.1033834.
  • 'Managing the backlash: Senator Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings and the Marshall and Fortas Supreme Court nominations', Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association (2013), pp. 19-28.

Selected Publications

  • Ballantyne DT. 2017. 'Whenever the Yankees were gone, I was a confederate': Loyalty and dissent in Civil War era Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Civil War history, vol. 63(1), 36-67. link>
  • Ballantyne DT. 2016. New Politics in the Old South: Ernest F. Hollings in the Civil Rights Era. University of South Carolina Press.
  • Ballantyne DT. 'A public problem...rather than a question of social welfare': Ernest F. Hollings and the politics of hunger. Sixties, The, vol. 8(1), 75-98. doi> link>

Full Publications List show

Books

  • Ballantyne DT. 2016. New Politics in the Old South: Ernest F. Hollings in the Civil Rights Era. University of South Carolina Press.

Journal Articles

  • Ballantyne DT. 2017. 'Whenever the Yankees were gone, I was a confederate': Loyalty and dissent in Civil War era Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Civil War history, vol. 63(1), 36-67. link>
  • Ballantyne DT. 'A public problem...rather than a question of social welfare': Ernest F. Hollings and the politics of hunger. Sixties, The, vol. 8(1), 75-98. doi> link>