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Western Kentucky University

Patti Minter

Patti MinterPatti Minter

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1994

Fields: American Legal, 19th and 20th-Century U.S. and Southern

Office:  Cherry Hall 206

Phone:  (270) 745-5098


Legal Studies at WKU


Research Interests

I focus on Southern legal history, with specific interests in race relations and civil rights and liberties. Currently I am working on my book, The Codification of Jim Crow: The Origins of Segregated Transit Law in the South, 1865-1910. With Kathryn Abbott, I am co-authoring a two-volume biography supplement, Out of Many Lives, Many Stories to accompany Faragher, et. al., Out of Many: A History of the American People (forthcoming, Prentice-Hall, 2002). Additionally, I am currently researching an article that re-examines the Flag Salute Cases for an anthology on religion and civil liberties during the era of World War II. In collaboration with Sally Hadden (Florida State University), I am editing a two-volume anthology of articles on Southern history.


Teaching Interests

Legal History, Civil Rights, American History since the Civil War, and others.


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