Mark M. Smith
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Mark M. Smith

Mark M. Smith is an American historian and the Carolina Distinguished Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. Smith holds a B.A. University of Southampton (1988) & M.A. University of South Carolina (1991) and a Ph.D. University of South Carolina (1995).[1] Smith is a scholar of sensory history, which he described to an interviewer as stressing "the role of the senses--including sight and vision--in shaping people's experiences in the past and shows how they understood their worlds and why."[2]


  • 1997: Mastered by the Clock: Time, Slavery, and Freedom in the American South (co-winner of the Organization of American Historians' 1998 Avery O. Craven Award and South Carolina Historical Society's Book of the Year)
  • 1998: Debating Slavery: Economy and Society in the Antebellum American South. Cambridge University Press
  • 2000: The Old South, (as editor). Oxford: Blackwell
  • 2001: Listening to Nineteenth-Century America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press
  • 2004: Hearing History: a reader, (as editor). Athens: University of Georgia Press
  • 2006: How Race is Made: Slavery, Segregation, and the Senses. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-13. Retrieved . Mark M. Smith's faculty profile
  2. ^ Tully, Susannah "A Sense of History", in: Chronicle of Higher Education, February 22, 2008 [1]

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