Field: United States; Advisor: McCurry; Year: 2019
Madison Ogletree completed her undergraduate education in her home state at Auburn University. There, she received a B.A. in History and a B.A. in English-Literature (2019). During her time at Auburn, Madison also worked as a freelance photojournalist for the school’s student newspaper and AL.com, covering local and national news as well as sporting events.
In her dissertation “A Peculiar Freedom: Law, Free People of Color, and the Making of the Old South, 1760-1860” Madison examines the problem of freedom in slave society, the everyday lives of free Afro-Americans, and the law in the nineteenth-century American South.