African American history, southern history, particularly the history of the Jim Crow South
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1999
M.A., University of Georgia, 1989
B.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville, 1987
Southern Historical Association, Oral History Association, Agricultural History Association, American Historical Association
Reviewer of book manuscripts for Columbia University Press, 2018.
Schultz, M. and Petty, A. (2018). Farm Ownership. In Reich S. (Ed.). World of Jim Crow: A Daily Life, Encyclopedia Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Schultz, M. (2018). Conversations with farmers: Oral history for agricultural historians. In Strom C. & Tudor A. (Eds.). Using Diverse Primary Resources to Research US History: Essays from the Agricultural History Society (pp. 201-19). Starkville, Miss: Agricultural History Society.
“African-American Landowners” in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Volume 18, Agriculture, ed. by Melissa Walker, (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming)
“Rural Segregation” in The Jim Crow Encyclopedia, ed. by Nikki L.M. Brown and Barry M. Stentiford, (Westport CT: Greenwood Press, forthcoming)
“The Rural Face of White Supremacy: Beyond Jim Crow,” (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005). It was designated an Editors Choice by the Atlantic Monthly
“African American Farmers and the USDA: 150 Years of Discrimination,” Agricultural History, (87) Summer, 2013, 332-343. Mark Schultz and Adrienne Petty
Schultz M. (2018, October). Breaking new ground; The significance of African American farm owners in the Jim Crow South. Presented at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Indianapolis, IN.
Schultz M. & Petty, A. (2018, November). Breaking new ground: African American landowners and the pursuit of the American dream. Presented at Lincoln’s Unfinished Work, Clemson University, SC.
Schultz, M. (2015, March). The geography of settlement and race relations among black and white farm owners in Georgia, Missouri and Arkansas. Missouri Conference on History, St. Louis, MO.
“American Land Reform; Reconsidering Land Ownership in the African American Experience,” American Historical Association, Washington D.C., January 2, 2014.
“Standing in the Doorway: African American Women’s Defense of their Homes in Jim Crow Georgia,” Southern Association for Women Historians Southern Conference on Women’s History, Columbia S.C., June 4, 2009
Interview on episode of NBC program “Who Do You Think You Are?” with Spike Lee— aired April 23, 2010
“Complicating the Picture: Oral History and the Rural South,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Seattle, March 26, 2009
“Non-segregated White Supremacy: Searching for a New Paradigm for Rural Southern Race Relations,” James A. Hutchins Lecture at the Center for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April 3, 2007.
“Ruining Field Hands: The Meaning of Education in Hancock County Georgia, 1900-50,” Social Science History Association Annual Meeting, Portland, November 3, 2005