Renda, Lex

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies


PhD, University of Virginia, 1991

Research Interests

United States Political and Legal History; Nineteenth-Century United States

Teaching Areas

United States History, American Civil War and Reconstruction, Jacksonian America, Statistical Methods in History, American Constitutional History

Courses Offered

Hist 151 - America to 1877
Hist 404 - Topic: Politics and the Supreme Court in U.S. History
Hist 409 - Causes of the Civil War, 1828-1861
Hist 410 - Civil War and Reconstruction
Hist 595 - Quantitative Analysis of Historical Data
Hist 800 - Topic: Readings in American Political History
Hist 807 - The Age of Lincoln

Other Activities

Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of History
Coordinator of Summer and UWinteriM Instruction, College of Letters and Science

Selected Publications

Renda, Lex. The Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era. By Adam Wesley Dean. XLV.4 Journal of Interdisciplinary History (MIT Press), 2016: 604-606.
Renda, Lex. “Was there a Post- Party Period (Review of The Nationalization of American Political Parties, 1880-1896, by Daniel Klinghard.” Historical Methods 44.4 Ed. Kousser, J. M. (2011): 191-194.
Renda, Lex. “Review of Between Freedom & Bondage: Race, Party, and Voting Rights in the Antebellum North, by Christopher Malone.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 41.1 (2010): 154-156.
Renda, Lex. “Review of Pursuit of Unity: A Political History of the American South, by Michael Perman.” Florida Historical Quarterly 88.4 (2010): 566-569.
Renda, Lex. “Review of Slavery and the Supreme Court, 1825-1861, by Earl Maltz.” Kansas History 33.2 (2010): 138.
Renda, Lex. “Review of Broken Glass: Caleb Cushing and the Shattering of the Union, by John M. Belohlavek.” Civil War History 55.4 (2009): 502-503.