Portrait of Professor Songho Ha

Songho Ha

Professor
Department of History
ADM 147C

(907) 786-1650
sha4@alaska.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., History, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2003
  • M.A., History, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1991
  • B.A., History, Korea University, 1988

Biography

Songho Ha has taught at the University of Alaska in Anchorage since August 2005. He received a Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo in 2003. Subsequently, he taught at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, Canada, and the University of Northern Colorado before joining UAA. Dr. Ha's teaching and research focus is American history in the first half of the 19th century. He published The Rise and Fall of the American System: Nationalism and the Development of the American Economy, 1790-1837 in 2009 through Pickering & Chatto Publishers of London. A Korean translation of the book was published in 2014 by Hakgobang Press in Seoul. Dr. Ha also published a number of articles and book chapters both in English and Korean. He received a Fulbright Fellowship and many other grants and fellowships.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • HIST A131 History of the United States I
  • HIST A341 America: Colonies and Revolution
  • HIST A377 Histiography
  • HIST A434 Early National Period, 1800-1850
  • HIST A437 Slavery and the Civil War
  • HIST A477 Senior Seminar

Research Interests

American Economic/Financial History; Ante-bellum Slavery

Publications

Songho Ha, "Albert Gallatin and the Jeffersonian Political Economy, 1801-1813: Revenue, Debt, and ‘Community of Interests’,” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (accepted).

Songho Ha, “Albert Gallatin and Jeffersonian Democracy,” The Western History Review 136 (March 2018): 98-126.

Songho Ha, “Alexander Hamilton, Albert Gallatin, and Expansion of the Branches of the First Bank of the United States,” Korean Journal of American History 44 (November 2016): 1-28.

Songho Ha, “Why Is There No National University in the United States?” The Western History Review 128 (March 2016): 114-143.

Songho Ha, "Slavery, Global Capitalism, and Pro-Slavery Globalism," The Western History Review 125 (June 2015): 178-205.

Songho Ha, "Slavery and Fear: A Critical Assessment," Dongguk History Review 58 (June 2015): 217-235.

Songho Ha, The Rise and Fall of the American System, 1790-1837 (아메리칸시스템의흥망사). Translated by Hong-Seuk Yang.Seoul, Korea: Hakgobang, 2014.

Songho Ha, "John Quincy Adams and the Creek Indian Removal, 1825-1827" The Western History Review 119 (December 2013): 35-63.

Songho Ha, The Rise and Fall of the American System: Nationalism and the Development of the American Economy, 1790-1837. London:Pickering &Chatto, 2009.

Songho Ha, "The Radical Political Culture of the American System, 1801-1829: The Case of Internal Improvements," Korean Journal of American Studies 39, no. 1 (2007): 351-384. (U-am Award: Best Article Award, 2007, Korean Association of American Studies, Seoul, South Korea).

Songho Ha, "The Jeffersonian Land Policies, 1800-1828," Korean Journal of American History 25 (May 2007): 31-60.  

Songho Ha, "Era of Good Feeling," Encyclopedia of the New American Nation. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2005.

Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., and Songho Ha, "A Unity of Opposites: The College Educated Elite, Black Workers," in Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. and Walter Hill, eds. African Americans in the Industrial City: Historical Roots of the Contemporary Urban Crisis, 1900-1950, 29-50. New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 2000.

Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., Vicky Dula, and Songho Ha, "The Battle Against Wage Slavery: The National Urban League, the NAACP, and the Struggle on the Public Policy Front," in Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. and Walter Hill, eds. African Americans in the Industrial City: Historical Roots of the Contemporary Urban Crisis, 1900-1950, 209-225. New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 2000.