Andrew Feight PhD


Andrew Lee Feight, Ph.D., is a native of Sandy Springs, Georgia. He graduated from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and completed his graduate studies in history at the University of Kentucky, receiving his Ph.D. in 2001. He is a former associate editor of the Portsmouth Free Press and winner of the Kentucky Historical Society's Richard H. Collins Award for his writing on the history of the antislavery movement in the Ohio Valley. Dr. Feight's research and writing focuses on the history of the Portsmouth, Ohio, and larger Lower Scioto Valley.


  • University of Kentucky

    Ph.D., Early American History, 2001

    Lexington, Kentucky

  • University of Kentucky

    MA, American History, 1995

    Lexington, Kentucky

  • Furman University

    BA, History, 1993

    Greenville, South Carolina

Primary Courses

  • HIST 2330 - American History I
  • HIST 2340 - American History II
  • HIST 3300 - Christianity in Early America
  • HIST 3301 - Revolutionary America
  • HIST 3303 - Civil War America
  • HIST 3330 - Digital History
  • HIST 3355 - Ohio River Valley History

Activities and Research

  • Promised Land: Ohio’s Lower Scioto Valley in the Early Republic. Book Manuscript, research and writing in-progress.
  • “Voices of a People’s History: Readings from the WPA Oral Histories: A Docudrama,”Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story Grant Program, Clark Memorial Library, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio (September 2009).
  • “Land Speculation, Lawlessness, and the Establishment of Seats of Government in Ohio’s Scioto Country, 1787-1807,” From Borderland to Backcountry: Frontier Communities in Comparative Perspective, University of Dundee, Scotland (July 2009).
  • “The Practice of Local Appalachian History in the Digital Age,” Thirty-Second Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio (March 2009).
  • “The Southern Evangelical Roots of Southern Ohio’s Abolition Movement,” Seventh Annual National Underground Railroad Conference: Lincoln’s Era: The Role of Religion in the Underground Railroad, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, Ohio (November 2008).
  • “It was the Worst of Times, It was the End Times: A Review of Michael Standeart’sSkipping Towards Armageddon: The Politics and Propaganda of the Left Behind Novels and the Tim LaHaye Empire,” Portsmouth Free Press 2:2:2 (Summer 2006): 7-9.
  • “John Rankin,” in Peter P. Hinks and John McKivigan, eds., Encyclopedia of Antislavery, Abolition, and Emancipation (Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006).
  • “James Blythe and the Slavery Controversy in the Presbyterian Churches of Kentucky, 1791-1802,” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 102:1 (Winter 2004): 13-38.
  • ‘The Good and the Just’: Slavery and the Development of Evangelical Protestantism in the American South, 1700-1830. Dissertation, University of Kentucky, 2001.

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