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Dr Amy M Cools

Research Fellow

Department: Humanities

Amy M Cools

History of ideas, African American and United States history (especially antebellum), civil rights movements from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, biographical explorations of extraordinary people, the history of philosophy, issues in ethics and law, and other topics in history, philosophy, and intellectual history.

History of ideas, African American and United States history (especially antebellum), civil rights movements from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, biographical explorations of extraordinary people, the history of philosophy, issues in ethics and law, and other topics in history, philosophy, and intellectual history.

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  • Remaking the republic: black politics and the creation of American citizenship, Cools, A. 3 Apr 2023, In: Intellectual History Review
  • The Failed Promise: Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Cools, A. 3 Apr 2023, In: Slavery & Abolition
  • "Drilled under the severe training of the University of Glasgow": New Discoveries Pertaining to Dr James McCune Smith's Experiences in Glasgow, 1832-1837, Cools, A. 5 Mar 2022, SASA 23rd Annual Conference
  • James McCune Smith's matriculation at UoG and his medical activism, Cools, A., Brunache, P., Eddy, M. 19 Apr 2022
  • "Association of Ladies": Emeline Bastien, Fanny Tompkins, and Leadership in the African American Community of New York City, 1810-1885, Cools, A. 8 Oct 2021, 27th Annual British American Nineteenth American Historians (BrANCH) Conference
  • Genesis of a Medical Pioneer: James McCune Smith in Glasgow and Beyond, 1832-1837, Cools, A. 13 May 2021, American Association for the History of Medicine 94th Annual Meeting
  • James McCune Smith Predicted African American Preeminence in U.S. Art and Culture, Cools, A. 5 Nov 2020, In: Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies
  • Roots: Tracing the Family History of James McCune and Malvina Barnett Smith, 1783-1937, Part 1, Cools, A. 2020, In: Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society
  • Roots: Tracing the Family History of James McCune and Malvina Barnett Smith, 1783-1937, Part 2, Cools, A. 2020, In: Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society
  • Roots: Tracing the Family History of James McCune and Malvina Barnett Smith, 1783-1937, Part 3, Cools, A. 2020, In: Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society

Current projects: 

The Complete Collected Works of James McCune Smith (ca. 1824-1865)

Nothing Human is Alien to Me: The Life of James McCune Smith (preliminary title)

  • History PhD December 04 2021
  • History of Ideas MSc November 26 2018
  • Philosophy BA January 02 2013
  • Humanities December 01 1999

  • History PhD December 04 2021
  • History of Ideas MSc November 26 2018
  • Philosophy BA January 02 2013
  • Humanities December 01 1999


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