Dr. Brady L. Holley

Lecturer

Dr. Brady L. Holley
615-898-2536
Room 223, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 23, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Departments/Programs

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Mississippi State University (2014)
  • M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham (2009)
  • B.S., University of Montevallo (2007)

Areas of Expertise

Antebellum U.S.
Mexican War
Jacksonian America
New Military History

Biography

I am a historian of the Mexican War, and American antebellum period. My research focuses on American junior officers during the Mexican War and how these officers confronted issues such as race, anti-Catholicism, and professionalism. This research also looks at the ways in which the experiences of these officers altered American opinions on the merits of a professional standing army. I am currently expanding this research from a dissertation into what I hope will become my first book.

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I am a historian of the Mexican War, and American antebellum period. My research focuses on American junior officers during the Mexican War and how these officers confronted issues such as race, anti-Catholicism, and professionalism. This research also looks at the ways in which the experiences of these officers altered American opinions on the merits of a professional standing army. I am currently expanding this research from a dissertation into what I hope will become my first book.

Undergraduate Courses Taught
Early U.S., Modern U.S., Early World, Early Western World, History of Science and Technology, The Old South, Women in America

Graduate Courses Taught
Issues in Women’s History

Selected Publications
Brady Holley, “Leading the Great Rabble: West Point Junior Officers in the Mexican- American War,” Mexican War Journal. Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring 2011), 8-22.

Selected Awards
Mellon Fellowship- Virginia Historical Society
Smith Fellowship- Mississippi State University

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