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Jason Young

Associate Professor
office: Park Hall 574
phone: (716) 645-8422 


Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2002

B.A., Morehouse College, 1996

Courses Regularly Taught

HIS 161: U.S. History to the Civil War
HIS 376: African-American History to Reconstruction
HIS 379: African-American History to the present
HIS 488: Slave Folklore
HIS 545: Readings in the Black Atlantic
HIS 493: The Slave Narrative


US/Colonial,  North and South Atlantic, African American history, Religion, Slavery

Research Interests

19th Century U.S., Slavery

Current Research

The Black Atlantic, U.S. Slave culture and religion, pre-colonial Kongo



Rituals of Resistance: African Atlantic Religion in Kongo and the Lowcountry South in the Era of Slavery, Louisiana State University Press, 2007