Assistant Professor, Government, History & Criminal Justice
Dr. Miles Smith previously taught at Texas Christian University and Hillsdale College. His teaching generally focuses on the Nineteenth Century United States, but he also enjoys lecturing on Europe and Latin America.
Smith has authored academic articles and writes occasionally for popular websites, blogs and online journals. He also served as an editor on an award-winning document collection.
Smith is an 11th generation North Carolinian. He was raised in Salisbury, about halfway between Charlotte and Greensboro but mainly calls Charlotte home when he’s with his family. In his spare time, he is an avid reader of history and fiction, especially British and southern literature. When not reading, he is probably watching sports, especially basketball and football.
Senior Assistant Editor, The Texas Legations Papers, 1836-1845, Kenneth R. Stevens
ed. Texas Christian University Press, 2012. Winner of the 2013 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western Nonfiction.
“The Necessary Result of Piety”: Slavery and Religious Establishments in South Carolina
Presbyterianism, 1800–1840. Religions 2017, 8, 180.
“The Thousand Ridiculous and Romantic Misrepresentations: Severn Teackle Wallis’
Anglo-Catholicism in Nineteenth Century Spain,” in Maryland Historical Magazine (Winter, 2015).
“A Tennessean Abroad: Randal McGavock and Antebellum American Nationalism in
Nineteenth Century Europe” Tennessee Historical Quarterly (2015).
“Turning up their Noses at the Colonel: Eastern Aristocracy, Western Democracy, and Richard Mentor Johnson,” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society (Spring, 2014).
“From Savannah to Vienna: William Henry Stiles, the Revolutions of 1848, and
Southern Conceptions of Order,” American Nineteenth Century History (Spring, 2013).
‘“Rode out of the Democratic Party as Heretic’: The Political Transformation of Sam
Houston and the Southern Whig Legacy, 1848-1861,” East Texas Historical Journal (Winter, 2013-2014).
“Disestablishment in South Carolina” forthcoming in Carl Esbeck and Jonathan Den
Hartog, Dissent and Disestablishment in the New American States, 1775 – 1833., University of Missouri Press, 2018
‘“No Bar to Christian Communion”: Slavery and the Rise of Elite Presbyterianism in
South Carolina, 1800-1860’ in W. Bradford Littlejohn ed., For Law and for Liberty: Essays on the Trans-Atlantic Legacy of Protestant Political Thought.
“Nullification and Tariffs” in World of Antebellum America
bylines at The Calvinist International, The Imaginative Conservative, Evangelical History, Mere Orthodoxy, Public Discourse, Salisbury Post, and Washington Examiner.