Dr. M.L. (Mark) De Vries

  • Researcher
  • American history
  • Reconstruction history
  • Contemporary American politics

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2699
E-Mail: m.l.de.vries@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Institute for History, Algemene Geschiedenis
Office Address: Johan Huizingagebouw
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 0.16


Since January 2010 I am engaged as a PhD-researcher in the NWO-project Democratization and political terrorism: The formation and destruction of the two-party system in the Red River Valley of Louisiana, 1865-1878, under supervision of Adam Fairclough. The aim of this project is to discover how the (then progressive) Republican party emerged as a political force in the Red River region of Louisiana in the decade following the civil war, only to disappear after 1877, ushering in a decade of virtual one-party rule. Within this project, I focus specifically on the role played by political violence against Republicans and their supporters and the (lack of) law enforcement in the face of this violence.

Curriculum vitae

2010 – present PhD-student, University of Leiden, History Department  

2007 - 2009 Research Master in History, University of Amsterdam (cum laude)  

2003 – 2007 Bachelor in History, University of Amsterdam, with minor in Political Philosophy

Key publications

'Het debat over Reaganomics : Beleid resultaten en gevolgen', Tijdschrift voor geschiedenis, 122(1) (2009) 4-17. 

Last Modified: 10-12-2015