Andrew Burstein
Charles Phelps Manship Professor


220 Himes Hall
578-4451
aburstein@lsu.edu

Personal website: www.andburstein.com

COURSES TAUGHT:
Age of Jefferson and Hamilton; Survey of American History to 1865; Graduate Readings/Research Seminar on Jeffersonian Democracy; Graduate Readings Seminar, America to 1800
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:
A cultural history of dreams
INTERESTED IN DIRECTING THESES AND DISSERTATIONS ON:
American political, cultural, or intellectual history, 1750-1836


BRIEF VITA

Education:
B.A., Oriental Studies, Columbia University, 1974; M.A., Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, 1975; Ph.D., American History, University of Virginia, 1994

Notable Articles:

"Jefferson in Retirement," in Francis D. Cogliano, ed., A Companion to Thomas Jefferson (Blackwell, 2011)

“Jefferson in the Flesh,” in John B. Boles and Randal L. Hall, eds., Seeing Jefferson Anew: In His Time and Ours (University of Virginia Press, 2010)

“Jefferson and the Language of Friendship,” in The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Jefferson, ed. Frank Shuffelton (Cambridge University Press, 2009).


"Thomas Jefferson's Sexual Imagination," History Compass (September 2005)

"The Political Character of Sympathy," Journal of the Early Republic (Winter 2001)

“Jefferson's Rationalizations," William and Mary Quarterly (January 2000)

   

Books:  

Madison and Jefferson (Random House, 2010). Coauthored with Nancy Isenberg.

The Original Knickerbocker: The Life of Washington Irving (Basic Books, 2007)

Jefferson’s Secrets: Death and Desire at Monticello (Basic Books, 2005)

The Passions of Andrew Jackson (Knopf, 2003)

Mortal Remains: Death in Early America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003).  Co-edited with Nancy Isenberg. 

Letters from the Head and Heart: Writings of Thomas Jefferson (Monticello Monographs/University of North Carolina Press, 2002)

America’s Jubilee (Knopf, 2001)

Sentimental Democracy: The Evolution of America’s Romantic Self-Image (Hill & Wang, 1999)

The Inner Jefferson: Portrait of a Grieving Optimist (University Press of Virginia, 1995)