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Printable Listing of OAH Distinguished Lecturers

Below is a comprehensive list of OAH Distinguished Lecturers. An asterisk (*) denotes that the speaker joined the program in 2016-2017.

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New in 2016-2017Christopher Agee *

University of Colorado Denver

An associate professor of history at the University of Colorado Denver, Christopher Agee specializes in the history of police, urban culture, and liberal politics. He is the author of The Streets of San Francisco: Policing and the Creation of a Cosmopolitan Liberal Politics, 1950–1972 (2014). He is now researching the rise of community policing during the 1980s and 1990s, and he has started a related investigation into how policy makers used the concept of risk to respond to crime, hiv/aids, and homelessness. Agee is also coediting a special section for the Journal of Urban History, entitled "The Police in Post–World War II Urban America." He teaches courses in crime and policing, social movements, urban history, and modern American history. Agee's interest in history education extends beyond the college campus, and he frequently works with local high school history teachers and community history groups.

  • The Police, African Americans, and Mass Incarceration after World War II
  • Policing, Urban Culture, and Liberal Politics after World War II
  • The Police and lgbt Communities in the Twentieth Century
  • The Beat Cop and the Rise of the Carceral State
  • San Francisco's Liberal Turn after World War II

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Catherine Allgor

Huntington Library

Catherine Allgor is the Nadine and Robert A. Skotheim Director of Education at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Her first book, Parlor Politics: In Which the Ladies of Washington Help Build a City and a Government (2000), won the James H. Broussard First Book Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic after having garnered the OAH Lerner-Scott Dissertation Prize in its original form. She is also the author of Dolley Madison: The Problem of National Unity (2012) and A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation (2006), and the editor of The Queen of America: Mary Cutts’s Life of Dolley Madison (2012). She was appointed by President Obama to the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation. Before joining the Huntington staff, Allgor taught at the University of California Riverside, Claremont McKenna College, Harvard University, and Simmons College, and she began her career as an actor and interpreter at Plimoth Plantation.

  • Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation
  • Dolley Madison: A Case Study of Female Leadership in the Early Republic
  • Mrs. Madison's War: Dolley Madison and the War of 1812
  • Remembering the Ladies in the Story of the Founding
  • Society Ladies and Political Parties: A Study in American Women's History
  • What is this Thing Called "Gender"?

Patrick Allitt

Emory University

Born and raised in England, Patrick Allitt graduated from Oxford University, then earned a doctorate in U.S. history from the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently Cahoon Family Professor of American History at Emory University and the author of seven books, most recently A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism (2014). He has also recorded eight lecture series with The Great Courses®‎, including "The Industrial Revolution" (36 lectures) and "The Art of Teaching" (24 lectures).

  • Environmental Catastrophism in American History

Gar Alperovitz

The Democracy Collaborative

Gar Alperovitz is a professor emeritus of government and politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a cofounder of The Democracy Collaborative. He has written on nuclear weapons and the origins of the Cold War and on new possibilities for systemic change in advanced societies. His books include Atomic Diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam (1965), The Decision To Use The Atomic Bomb (1995), and America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty and Our Democracy (2005, reissued with extended introduction in 2011). A coauthor of Unjust Deserts (2008), which deals with the socially created and inherited sources of wealth and the implications for a new theory of distribution, he is the author most recently of What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About The Next American Revolution (2014), a book about paths to the democratization of wealth and systemic change.

  • Beyond Capitalism and Socialism: The Emerging Shape of the Next System
  • New Directions in Worker and Community
  • Socially Created Wealth and Its Distribution and Maldistribution
  • The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
  • The New Economy Movement
  • The Oddities of American History and the Possibility of Systemic Change in the Twenty-first Century
  • The Quietly Developing Democratization of Wealth

Luis Alvarez

University of California, San Diego

Luis Alvarez is an associate professor of history at the University of California, San Diego. His research and teaching interests include comparative race and ethnicity, popular culture, and social movements in the history of Chicanas/os, Latinas/os, African Americans, and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. He is the author of The Power of the Zoot: Youth Culture and Resistance during World War II (2008) and a coeditor of Another University Is Possible (2010). He is currently working on two books, “Everyday Utopia: Popular Culture and the Politics of the Possible,” an investigation of pop culture and social movements in the Americas since World War II, and “Reggae Rhythms in Dignity’s Diaspora,” which explores the cultural politics of reggae music and globalization. He has won numerous awards for research and teaching, including the Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Houston and fellowships from the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University, the Ford Foundation, the University of California Office of the President, and the Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University.

  • Everyday Utopia: Pop Culture, Social Movements, and the Politics of the Possible
  • Latina/o Soldiering: Military Service and Ethnic Identity in World War II
  • Race and Popular Music in the 1950s
  • Race, Riots, and Violence in American History
  • The Power of the Zoot: Youth Culture and Resistance during World War II
  • Toward a Comparative and Relational Chicana/o Studies

Akhil Reed Amar

Yale Law School

Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law at Yale College and Yale Law School. His work has won awards from the American Bar Association and the Federalist Society. He has been favorably cited by Supreme Court justices across the spectrum in over 30 cases (citing four different books and more than a dozen distinct articles), and he regularly testifies before Congress at the invitation of both Republicans and Democrats. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2008 he received the DeVane Medal, Yale’s highest award for teaching excellence. He has written widely for popular publications such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic, and Slate. He was an informal consultant to the popular television show, The West Wing, and his work has been showcased more recently on The Colbert Report, Charlie Rose, and msnbc's Melissa Harris-Perry. Amar is the author of several books, including The Constitution and Criminal Procedure: First Principles (1997), The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction (1998), America’s Constitution: A Biography (2005), America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By (2012), and The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of our Constitutional Republic (2015). His next book, "The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era," will be published in September, just in time for the upcoming presidential election.

  • Rules of Constitutional Interpretation
  • Separation of Powers
  • Slavery and the Constitution
  • The American Presidency (including the electoral college)
  • The Bill of Rights
  • The Constitutional Amendment Process
  • The Law of the Land: States, Geography, and the Constitution
  • The Senate Filibuster
  • The Supreme Court

Carol Anderson

Emory University

Carol Anderson is an associate professor of African American studies at Emory University. Her research and teaching focus on public policy, particularly the ways that domestic and international policies intersect through the issues of race, justice, and equality in the United States. She is the author of Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944–1955 (2003), which won the Gustavus Myers and Myrna Bernath Book Awards. Her latest book, Bourgeois Radicals: The naacp and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941–1960 (2014), uncovers the long-hidden and important role of the nation’s most powerful civil rights organization in the fight for the liberation of peoples of color in Africa and Asia. Her research has garnered fellowships and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Ford Foundation, the National Humanities Center, Harvard University, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. She has also served on working groups dealing with race, minority rights, and criminal justice at Stanford University’s Center for Applied Science and Behavioral Studies, the Aspen Institute, and the United Nations. She was a member of the U.S. State Department’s Historical Advisory Committee and currently serves on the boards of directors of the Harry S Truman Library Institute and the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative.

  • "When the Levees Broke": A History of Un-Civil Rights in America

Fred Anderson

University of Colorado Boulder

Fred Anderson is a professor of history at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he has taught since 1983. He is the author or editor of five books, including Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754–1766 (2000), which won the Francis Parkman Prize and the Mark Lynton History Prize. He is a coauthor, with Andrew Cayton, of The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500–2000 (2005).

  • Empire and Liberty in North American History
  • The Peace of Paris, 1763
  • The Seven Years' War and the Making of George Washington
  • The Significance of the Seven Years' War
  • War and Peace in American History

Virginia DeJohn Anderson

University of Colorado Boulder

Virginia Anderson has taught early American history at the University of Colorado, Boulder, since 1985. She is the author of New England's Generation: The Great Migration and the Formation of Society and Culture in the Seventeenth Century (1992) and Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America (2004). She is also a coauthor of the textbook The American Journey (7th edition, 2014). Her new book project, "The Martyr and the Traitor: Moses Dunbar, Nathan Hale, and the American Revolution," explores the personal as well as political transformations that shaped individual lives in unexpected ways as the revolutionary crisis unfolded.

  • Nathan Hale: Sociability and Patriotism in the American Revolution
  • The Ordeal of Moses Dunbar, Connecticut Loyalist

Thomas G. Andrews

University of Colorado Boulder

Thomas G. Andrews, an associate professor of history at the University of Colorado Boulder, specializes in the social and environmental history of the American West. His first book, Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War (2008), won six awards, including the Bancroft Prize. His second book, Coyote Valley: Deep History in the High Rockies (2015), examines the environmental history of the Colorado headwaters region of Rocky Mountain National Park from the Pleistocene through the Anthropocene. He is now working on a book on human-animal relationships in U.S. history—a project supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Award. He teaches a wide range of courses in environmental history, the history of the U.S. West, and other subjects, and is passionate about educating current and future history teachers.

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild: Tracking Non-Human Animals in Charles Ball's Slavery in the United States (1836)
  • Killing for Coal: Energy, Work, and Power in the Colorado Coalfield Wars of 1913-1914
  • The National Park Service at 100: Centennial Reflections from the Rocky Mountains
  • Vehicles of Resistance? Horses, Native Peoples, and Euroamerican Colonialism in the Greater North American Borderlands

New in 2016-2017Joyce Antler *

Brandeis University

Joyce Antler is the Samuel B. Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture and a professor of women's, gender, and sexuality studies at Brandeis University, where she is also affiliated with the African and Afro-American studies and history departments and the education and creative arts and social transformation programs. Her fields of interest include American women's history, Jewish women's history, the history of education, history as theater, and writing women's lives/biography. She is the author of You Never Call! You Never Write! A History of the Jewish Mother (2007) and Lucy Sprague Mitchell: The Making of a Modern Woman (1987). She is the editor of Why Jewish Women's History Matters: An Archive of Stories in Honor of Gail Reimer (2014), The Journey Home: How Jewish Women Shaped Modern America (1999), Talking Back: Images of Jewish Women in American Popular Culture (1998), and America and I: Short Stories by American- Jewish Women Writers (1990); and a coeditor of The Challenge of Feminist Biography: Writing the Lives of Modern American Women (1992). Her documentary play, Year One of the Empire: A Play of American Politics, War, and Protest, coauthored with Elinor Fuchs, won a Drama-Logue Award for writing. She is currently writing a history of radical feminism and Jewish identity.

  • Ready to Turn the World Upside Down: Radical Feminism and the Politics of Jewish Identity
  • The Historical Legacy of American Jewish Mothers
  • From Sophie Tucker to Sarah Silverman: The Subversive Tradition of Jewish Women Comedians
  • Putting History on the Stage: Documentary Drama and the Creative Classroom
  • The Challenge of Feminist Biography

New in 2016-2017Christian G. Appy *

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Christian G. Appy is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts and the author of American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity (2015), Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides (2003), and Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam (1993). His original work on American soldiers in Vietnam received the American Studies Association's Ralph Henry Gabriel Dissertation Prize. Appy edits Culture, Politics, and the Cold War, a University of Massachusetts Press book series with more than thirty titles in print, including his own edited volume, Cold War Constructions: The Political Culture of United States Imperialism, 1945–1966 (2000). Appy received the University of Massachusetts Distinguished Teaching Award in 2013. He is now working on a book tentatively entitled "Fallout: The Nuclear Age in American Culture, Politics, and Protest from Hiroshima to the Global War on Terror."

  • The Vietnam War and American National Identity
  • Why the Vietnam War Still Matters
  • The Vietnam War from Multiple Perspectives
  • The Contested Origins of the Atomic Age and the Cold War
  • The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima in American History and Memory

Richard Aquila

Penn State University, Behrend College

Richard Aquila is a professor emeritus of history at Penn State University and the former director of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Behrend. He specializes in U.S. social and cultural history, particularly the American West, American Indians, popular culture, and recent America. His publications include Let's Rock! How 1950s America Created Elvis and the Rock & Roll Craze (2016); The Sagebrush Trail: Western Movies and Twentieth-Century America (2015); Wanted Dead or Alive: The American West in Popular Culture (1996); Home Front Soldier: The Story of a G.I. and His Italian American Family during World War II (1999); That Old Time Rock and Roll: A Chronicle of An Era, 1954–63 (1989); and The Iroquois Restoration: Iroquois Diplomacy on the Colonial Frontier, 1701–1754 (1983, 1997). Aquila has also written, produced, and hosted numerous documentaries for npr. His weekly public history series, "Rock & Roll America," was syndicated on npr and npr Worldwide.

  • "Into the Fire": September 11, Popular Music, and Public Memory
  • Rock 'n' Roll's Sixtieth Anniversary: The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll and 1950s America
  • The Last Innocent Year: 1963, as Seen through Rock 'n' Roll
  • Trail of Freedom: Images of Native Americans in Popular Music
  • Buffalo Bill Cody and the Rise of the Pop Culture West

David Armitage

Harvard University

David Armitage is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History and chair of the history department at Harvard University. A prizewinning teacher and writer, he is the author of The Ideological Origins of the British Empire (2000), The Declaration of Independence: A Global History (2007), Foundations of Modern International Thought (2013), and Civil War: A History in Ideas (2016), and a coauthor, with Jo Guldi, of The History Manifesto (2014). He has also edited nine books, including The British Atlantic World, 1500–1800 (2nd edition, 2009), The Age of Revolutions in Global Context, 1760–1840 (2010), and Pacific Histories: Ocean, Land, Peoples (2014). He is currently completing an edition of John Locke's colonial writings.

  • Civil War: A History in Ideas
  • Globalizing the Declaration of Independence
  • Horizons of History: Space, Time, and the Future of the Past
  • The American Revolution in Global Perspective
  • The History Manifesto
  • The International Turn in Intellectual History

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Eric Arnesen

George Washington University

Eric Arnesen specializes in the history of race, labor, and civil rights. The James R. Hoffa Professor of Labor History and executive associate dean for faculty affairs at George Washington University, he is the author of two award-winning books—Brotherhoods of Color: Black Railroad Workers and the Struggle for Equality (2001) and Waterfront Workers of New Orleans: Race, Class, and Politics, 1863-1923 (1991)—as well as the author, editor, or coeditor of four other books. In addition to numerous scholarly articles, he has published regularly in the Chicago Tribune and his reviews and review essays have appeared in the New Republic, the Nation, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, Historically Speaking, and Dissent. He regularly writes for and edits several children's history magazines and currently codirects the Washington History Seminar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. A recipient of fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Harvard's Charles Warren Center, he has also held the Distinguished Fulbright Chair at Uppsala University in Sweden and received the James Friend Memorial Award for Literary Criticism. He is completing a biography of the civil rights and labor leader A. Philip Randolph.

  • African American History, the Left, and Anticommunism
  • African Americans and the Great Migration
  • Civil Rights and the Cold War at Home
  • Democracy on Trial at Home and Abroad: A. Philip Randolph and the Meanings of World War II
  • Myths of Solidarity: Race, the African American Labor Tradition, and the History of American Labor
  • The Challenges of Black Internationalism: Black Activists and the Cold War
  • The Divided Homefront: African American Politics and Protest during World War I and World War II
  • The Legacies of A. Philip Randolph: Civil Rights, Labor, and the New Black Politics

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Stephen Aron

University of California, Los Angeles

Stephen Aron is a professor of history and the Robert N. Burr Department Chair at the University of California, Los Angeles. A specialist in frontier, borderland, and western American history, he is the author of How the West Was Lost: The Transformation of Kentucky from Daniel Boone to Henry Clay (1996), American Confluence: The Missouri Frontier from Borderland to Border State (2006), and The American West: A Very Short Introduction (2015), and a coauthor of Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the Modern World from the Mongol Empire to the Present (4th edition, 2014). He is currently writing a book entitled "Can We All Get Along: An Alternative History of the American West." From 2002-2104, Aron had a split appointment between UCLA and the Autry Museum of the American West, in which he sought to bridge the divide between "academic" and "public" history. In 2015, he held the Peter and Margaret D'Angelo Visiting Chair in the Humanities at St. John's University, and in 2016-2017, he will be the president of the Western History Association.

  • Apples and Oranges: The Divergence and Convergence of New York and Los Angeles
  • The Legacy of Concord in the American West
  • The Lives and Afterlives of Lewis and Clark
  • Wishtory and History

Gabriela F. Arredondo

University of California, Santa Cruz

Gabriela F. Arredondo is an associate professor in the Latin American and Latino studies department at University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of Mexican Chicago: Race, Identity, and Nation, 1916-1939 (2008) and a coauthor of Chicana Feminisms: A Critical Reader (2003). Her teaching and research interests include comparative Latina/o histories, gender and racial formations, U.S. and Mexico histories, comparative immigration/migration, U.S. social history, and Chicana/o history.

  • Bridging Latin American and Latina/o Studies
  • Chicana Feminisms
  • Comparative Latina/o Histories
  • Critical Issues in Chicana/o History

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Raymond O. Arsenault

University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Raymond O. Arsenault is the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. The author of four prizewinning books on Southern history as well as the classic essay "The End of the Long Hot Summer," Arsenault has written and lectured on a wide variety of topics related to civil rights and race, regional culture, and environmental history. He is the author of The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert that Awakened America (2009) and Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice (2006), among other books. The latter served as the basis of the 2011 pbs American Experience documentary Freedom Riders, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson, which achieved national and international attention, winning three Emmy awards and numerous film festival honors, and is now part of the National Endowment for the Humanities' Created Equal film series.

  • Freedom Riders
  • Shadow Man: The Life and Times of Arthur Ashe
  • The End of the Long Hot Summer: The Air Conditioner and Southern Culture
  • The Folklore of Southern Demagoguery
  • The Public Storm: Hurricanes and the Environmental History of Modern America
  • The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert that Awakened America

Annette Atkins

Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict

Annette Atkins is a professor emerita at Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict in Minneapolis. A scholar, teacher, and public historian, she specializes in transforming serious research into compelling stories. She is the author of Harvest of Grief: Grasshopper Plagues and Public Assistance in Minnesota, 1873–78 (1984), a book about nineteenth-century rural poverty; We Grew Up Together: Brothers and Sisters in Nineteenth-Century America (2001), a Choice outstanding academic publication about adult sibling relationships; Creating Minnesota: A History from the Inside Out (2007), a path-breaking reinvention of state history which won awards from American Association for State and Local History and Western Writers of America; and Challenging Women since 1913 (2013), a history of the College of Saint Benedict and women's higher education. Atkins speaks widely at professional meetings, libraries, and Road Scholar and other senior education programs, and she has run writing workshops for faculty and the staffs of historical societies. Her lectures have been broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio where she was the on-air historian for five years. Currently, she's at work on a book that tells the American story by focusing on shoes—their wearers, styles, manufacture, and materials, as well as industrialization, urbanization, globalization, advertising, and popular culture. This book expands on her essay, "Walk a Century in My Shoes" (Minnesota History, winter 1999–2000), and demonstrates her continuing commitment to inviting readers to see themselves as part of the historical story.

  • Walk a Century in My Shoes
  • Writing My Life in History and in Practice
  • "Aliens" on the Eve of World War I

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Eric Avila

University of California, Los Angeles

Eric Avila is an urban and cultural historian of twentieth-century America, emphasizing the historical intersections of racial identity, urban space, and cultural representation. Since 1997, he has taught Chicano studies and history at the University of California, Los Angeles, and also is affiliated with the university’s department of urban planning. He is the author of Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight: Fear and Fantasy in Suburban Los Angeles (2004) and is The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City (2014).

  • Latinos and American History
  • Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and the New American City
  • Race and the American City after World War II

Edward L. Ayers

University of Richmond

President-elect of the OAH, Edward L. Ayers is the Tucker-Boatwright Professor in the Humanities, University Professor, and president emeritus of the University of Richmond. A historian of the American South, Ayers has written and edited ten books, including The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction (1992) and In the Presence of Mine Enemies: War in the Heart of America, 1859-1863 (2003), winner of the Bancroft and Beveridge Prizes. An early proponent of digital history with The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War, Ayers continues to work in the field, focusing on visualization of social processes across space and time. He is also a cohost, with Brian Balogh and Peter Onuf, of the radio show BackStory with the American History Guys. He received a 2012 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama, for his work in making history widely accessible and available.

  • Making Sense of the Civil War and Emancipation
  • Seeing History: Experiments in Digital History
  • Where Did Reconstruction Come from and Where Did It Go?

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Bob Bain

University of MIchigan

Bob Bain is an associate professor of history education at the University of Michigan, with joint appointments in the School of Education and history department. A veteran high school history teacher and university professor, Bain studies teaching and learning of history across a variety of instructional settings, including classrooms, museums, and with technology. His research focuses on students learning history and teachers learning to teach history. His recent publications include “‘They Thought the World Was Flat?’ Principles in Teaching High School History” in How Students Learn: History, Math, and Science in the Classroom (2005) and “Rounding Up Unusual Suspects: Facing Authority Hidden the History Classroom” in Teachers College Record. Bain is also a primary investigator on the Big History Project, focusing on pedagogy, literacy, and student learning.

  • History Teaching as Literate Practice, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Common Core
  • More than "Doing History": The Practice of "Doing" History Teaching
  • Seeing Beyond the Oceans: The Instructional Challenges of History in Global Context
  • Teaching the History of Everything: Reports from Big History
  • Where Are the Kids? Students as Historical Thinkers

New in 2016-2017Jean Baker *

Goucher College

Jean Baker is the Bennett-Harwood Professor of History at Goucher College, where she earned her undergraduate degree prior to completing graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University with David Herbert Donald. She has taught primarily at Goucher, with visiting professorships at various institutions including Harvard College. Most recently she taught in Goucher's prison education program in Jessup, Maryland. Her early publications focused on the intersection of politics and the Civil War, including Affairs of Party: The Political Culture of Northern Democrats in the Mid-Nineteenth Century (1998), an effort to study politics as more than simply elections. She also coauthored a textbook on the Civil War and Reconstruction and wrote a popular biography of Mary Todd Lincoln. In recent years her research and writing have focused on women's history, including Sisters: The Lives of America's Suffragists (2005) and Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion (2011). Currently she is writing a biography of the architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe.

  • The Many Lives of Mary Lincoln
  • Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Movement

Davarian L. Baldwin

Trinity College

Davarian L. Baldwin is the Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is the author of Chicago’s New Negroes: Modernity, the Great Migration, and Black Urban Life (2007), as well as numerous essays and scholarly articles. He is also a coeditor, with Minkah Makalani, of the essay collection Escape From New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem (2013). Baldwin served as a consultant for the 2014–2015 international art retrospective Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. He is currently at work on two new book projects, "Land of Darkness: Chicago and the Making of Race in Modern America" and "UniverCities: How Higher Education is Transforming Urban America," and is also editing the "Greenwood Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance."

  • "The Rising Tide of Color": The New Negro Renaissance as a Global Movement
  • UniverCities: The Long History of Higher Education and the Transformation of Urban America
  • "Our Newcomers to the City": The Great Migration and the Making of Modern Mass Culture
  • "Chicago Could Be the Vienna of American Fascism": The Political Culture of Black Antifascism before World War II
  • "We Took Our Struggle to the Streets": The Sacred and the Profane in the History of Gospel Music
  • "I Became . . . a Negro Myself": The "Old South" as a Model for the Twentieth-Century City

James M. Banner Jr.

Independent historian

James M. Banner Jr. is an independent historian in Washington, D.C. The founding director of the History News Service as well as a cofounder of the National History Center, he is now a visiting scholar in the history department of George Washington University. Most recently, Banner is a coeditor of Becoming Historians (2009) and the author of Being a Historian: An Introduction to the Professional World of History (2012). His play, "Good and Faithful Servants," adapted from the correspondence between John and Abigail Adams and Thomas Jefferson, is under development, and he is currently writing a book about revisionist history.

  • Revisionist History: What It Is, Why We Have It
  • The Presidential Election of 1801
  • What It Means to Be a Historian Today

Edward E. Baptist

Cornell University

Edward E. Baptist is an associate professor of history at Cornell University, where he also serves as House Professor-Dean of the Carl Becker House. He is the author of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism (2014), which won the OAH Avery O. Craven Award, and Creating an Old South: Middle Florida’s Plantation Frontier before the Civil War (2002). He is a coeditor, with the late Stephanie Camp, of New Studies in the History of American Slavery (2006) and, with Louis Hyman, of the e-book American Capitalism: A Reader (2014). He teaches about the history of slavery, the U.S. Civil War, American capitalism, and digital history and offers a service-learning course that brings American students to work in the schools of rural Jamaica. He is also leading a project called Freedom on the Move, a collaborative effort in digital history that is building a crowd-sourced database of fugitive slave ads.

  • Finding the Origins of American Capitalism in the Archives of Southern Slavery
  • From Richmond to New Orleans and Everywhere In Between: Have You Noticed That There Is No National Slave Trade Trail?
  • The Second American Republic: The Morrill Act and Land Grant Colleges

New in 2016-2017Matthew L. Basso *

University of Utah

Matthew L. Basso is an associate professor of history and gender studies at the University of Utah. He is the author of Meet Joe Copper: Masculinity and Race on Montana's World War II Home Front (2013), winner of the Philip Taft Labor History Book Award and the American Historical Association Pacific Coast Branch Book Award. He is also the editor of Men at Work: Rediscovering Depression-Era Stories from the Federal Writers' Project (2012) and a coeditor of Across the Great Divide: Cultures of Manhood in the American West (2001). He is also a coauthor of a K–12 textbook entitled We Shall Remain: A Native History of Utah and America (2009), part of the Utah Indian Curriculum Project, which won the Western History Association's Autry Public History Prize, the American Association for State and Local History's Award of Merit, and an honorable mention from the National Council for Public History's Project of the Year competition. Basso is currently working on a book that compares settler colonialism in New Zealand and the American West through the lens of labor and masculinity as well as beginning a new project on the historical experience of old age in America. He remains involved in public history projects and teaches courses on gender and war, the history and theory of masculinity, aging in America, and the American West, among other subjects.

  • Meet Joe Copper: How Understanding the History of Men on the World War II Home Front Shifts Our Understanding of Mid-century America
  • A New History for American Masculinity
  • Dependent Veterans: Settler Societies, Welfare States, and the Paradox of World War I–Era Military Masculinity
  • Men at Work: The End of the Great Depression and the (Lost) Future of New Deal Culture

Mia Bay

Rutgers University

Mia Bay is a professor of history at Rutgers University, where she directs the Rutgers Center for Race and Ethnicity. She is the author of The White Image in the Black Mind: African-American Ideas About White People 1830-1925 (2000) and To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells (2009). She is a coauthor, with Waldo E. Martin and Deborah Gray White, of Freedom on My Mind: A History of African Americans, With Documents (2012). She is currently completing a book on African American ideas about Thomas Jefferson and is researching a new project on the social history of segregated transportation.

  • "If Iola was a Man": Gender, Politics, and Pubic Protest in the Life of Ida B. Wells
  • "The Ambidexter Philosopher": Thomas Jefferson in Free Black Political Thought
  • Traveling Black, Buying Black: Race on the Road during the Jim Crow Era

Sven Beckert

Harvard University

Sven Beckert is the Laird Bell Professor of American History at Harvard University. His research and teaching focus on the history of the United States in the nineteenth century with a particular emphasis on the history of capitalism, including its economic, social, political, and transnational dimensions. His publications have focused on the nineteenth-century American bourgeoisie, labor, democracy, and the global history of capitalism. Most recently, he is the author of Empire of Cotton: A Global History (2014), which won the Bancroft Prize. He cochairs Harvard's Program on the Study of Capitalism as well as an international study group on global history and has coorganized a series of conferences on the history of capitalism.

  • Democracy in the Age of Capital
  • The Empire of Cotton: A Global History

Katherine Benton-Cohen

Georgetown University

Katherine Benton-Cohen is an associate professor of history at Georgetown University and previously taught at Louisiana State University. An Arizona native, she is the author of Borderline Americans: Racial Division and Labor War in the Arizona Borderlands (2009) and is currently writing a book about the largest study of immigrants in American history, the Dillingham Commission of 1907–1911, and its role in shaping immigration as a public policy problem. She has received many grants and awards, including from the Woodrow Wilson Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Coordinating Council for Women in History, and the National History Center. She teaches college courses in the history of women, race, immigration and the American West, and enjoys working with teachers and K-12 students as well.

  • The Invention of Immigration as a Policy Problem
  • What's the Matter with Arizona, and What Isn't
  • The Bisbee Deportation of 1917
  • Jewish Lobbyists and Immigration Policy in the Early Twentieth Century

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New in 2016-2017Dan Berger *

University of Washington Bothell

Dan Berger is an assistant professor of comparative ethnic studies at the University of Washington Bothell and an adjunct assistant professor of history at the University of Washington Seattle. His most recent book is Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era (2014), which won the OAH James A. Rawley Prize and explores the central role that prisoners played in the civil rights and black power movements. He is also the author of The Struggle Within: Prisons, Political Prisoners, and Mass Movements in the United States (2014) and Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity (2006); the editor of The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism (2010); and a coeditor of Letters from Young Activists (2005). His work has published in Dissent, Salon, the Seattle Times, Truthout, and other publications. He is currently coauthoring a textbook on prisoner activism in the twentieth century and is working as part of a team to develop a digital humanities project provisionally entitled "Beyond the Carceral State."

  • Prisons, State Violence, and the Organizing Tradition
  • Freedom as Method: Slavery, Prisons, and the Modern Carceral State
  • The Problem with Prison Reform: A View from History
  • Activism, Public Scholarship, and Other Uses for the University
  • A History of the Present: Race, Nation, and Protest

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Michael A. Bernstein

Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Michael A. Bernstein is the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs of Stony Brook University, State University of New York, where he also serves as a professor of business, economics, and history. His research and teaching interests focus on the economic and political history of the United States, macroeconomic theory, industrial organization economics, and the history of economic theory. His publications explore the connections between political and economic processes in modern industrial societies as well as the interaction of economic knowledge and professional expertise with those processes as a whole. Along with numerous articles and anthology chapters, Bernstein has published four volumes, including, most recently, A Perilous Progress: Economists and Public Purpose in Twentieth-Century America (2001). He also received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of California-San Diego, where he taught for almost two decades.

  • Economists, Economic Thought, and Public Policy in the Modern Age
  • The American Economy Between the World Wars of the Twentieth Century
  • The Great Depression in American Capitalism
  • The Legacies of the Cold War and the Contemporary American Economy
  • Understanding American Economic Decline: From World War II to the Present

Shana Bernstein

Northwestern University

Shana Bernstein is a Clinical Associate Professor of Legal Studies at Northwestern University, where she teaches courses on race and ethnicity, immigration, health, and civil rights. She is also a Public Voices Fellow with the university's Op Ed Project. Her research emphasizes twentieth-century urban social reform movements; her first book, Bridges of Reform: Interracial Civil Rights Activism in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles (2011), focused on collaborative civil rights activism among Jewish, Mexican, African, and Japanese Americans in Los Angeles. She is currently working on two projects, one exploring Progressive environmental justice campaigns in Chicago's working-class, immigrant neighborhoods, and the other interrogating Jewish Americans' role in shaping the American Century.

  • Interracial Activism in the Los Angeles Community Service Organization: Linking the World War II and Civil Rights Eras
  • Nazis, Red-Baiting, and Civil Rights: Jewish Americans' Emergence as Interracial Activists in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles
  • The "Garbage Ladies" of the Settlements: Environmental Justice Reform in Progressive-Era Chicago

Daina Ramey Berry

University of Texas at Austin

Daina Ramey Berry is an associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin and a specialist in the history of gender and slavery in the United States. She is the author of Swing the Sickle for the Harvest Is Ripe: Gender and Slavery in Antebellum Georgia (2007); editor-in-chief of Enslaved Women in America: An Encyclopedia (2012), winner of the American Library Association's RUSA Outstanding Reference Source; and a coeditor, with Leslie Harris, of Slavery and Freedom in Savannah (2014). Her current projects include an edited volume on sexuality and slavery and a book on the economic and social history of slave prices in the South.

  • Gender and Slavery in the United States
  • Slavery and the Value of Human Chattels
  • The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
  • United States Slavery
  • Urban Slavery in Savannah

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Stephen Berry

University of Georgia

Stephen Berry is Amanda and Greg Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era at the University of Georgia. His teaching and writing focus on old, sad things, especially the Civil War, Edgar Allan Poe, and the coroner's office in the Old South. He has written or edited five books on nineteenth-century America, including House of Abraham: Lincoln and the Todds, A Family Divided by War (2007) and Weirding the War: Stories from the Civil War's Ragged Edges (2011). A recipient of a Digital Innovation fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, Berry helps lead the Digital Humanities Initiative at the University of Georgia. He is also the secretary-treasurer of the Southern Historical Association.

  • Drinking Yourself to Death in the Grand Age of Temperance: Edgar Allan Poe and the Art of Self-Destruction
  • CSI Dixie: Death Investigation and the Civil-War-Era South
  • The Civil War in Photographs
  • House of Abraham: Lincoln and the Todds, A Family Divided by War
  • Becoming Great and Good: What We Lost in Abraham Lincoln
  • When Metal Meets Mettle: The Hard Realities of Civil War Soldiering

New in 2016-2017Wallace Best *

Princeton University

Wallace Best joined Princeton's faculty in 2007 with dual appointments in the departments of religion and African American studies. He is also affiliated faculty in the department of history and currently serves on the executive committees for the Center for the Study of Religion and the gender and sexuality studies program. He is a historian of American and African American religion with a focus on the twentieth century. His research and teaching center on African American religious history, migration, religion and literature, new religious movements, global pentecostalism, the Nation of Islam, and religion, gender, and sexuality. He is the author of Passionately Human, No Less Divine: Religion and Culture in Black Chicago, 1915–1952 (2005), as well as numerous articles, and is currently completing two books: an anthology entitled "Elder Lucy Smith: Documents from the Life of a Pentecostal Woman Preacher" and an exploration of the religious writings of Langston Hughes, entitled "Langston's Salvation: American Religion and the Bard of Harlem."

  • Beyond Belief: New Trajectories in African American Religious History
  • Concerning "Goodbye, Christ": Langston Hughes and the Political Poetry of the 1930s
  • Everybody Knew He Was "That Way": Clarence H. Cobbs and Black Sexuality in Migration-Era Chicago
  • Our Closets, Ourselves: Reconfiguring the Notion of the Closet in African American Religious Cultures

Martha Biondi

Northwestern University

Martha Biondi is a professor of African American studies and history at Northwestern University. Her research and teaching focus on twentieth-century African American history, with particular attention to grassroots activism, black political thought, gender, labor, and cities. She has written two major studies on the modern black freedom struggle. The first, To Stand and Fight: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Postwar New York City (2003), argues that the modern civil rights movement began in the urban North. That movement’s association with communist and other radical organizations made it vulnerable to Cold War repression and helps explain how it was subsequently “forgotten.” In The Black Revolution on Campus (2012) she demonstrates how the black student movement of the late 1960s also embraced controversial rhetoric and tactics and how it accelerated after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The rise of open admissions, affirmative action, and black studies dramatically changed collegiate life and intellectual production in the United States. Moreover, the simultaneous fight to save historically black colleges from the threat of integration contributed to a new understanding of racial progress by the 1970s.

  • Civil Rights in the Cold War
  • McCarthyism and the Northern Civil Rights Movement
  • The Black Revolution on Campus
  • The Early Black Studies Movement
  • Toward a Black University: Radical Upheaval at Historically Black Colleges
  • Women and the Long Civil Rights Movement

Richard J. M. Blackett

Vanderbilt University

Richard Blackett holds the Andrew Jackson Chair of History at Vanderbilt University and was the visiting Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University in 2013–2014. His research focuses on the place of African Americans in the Atlantic world, particularly their efforts to end slavery and racial discrimination. He is the author, most recently, of Making Freedom: The Underground Railroad and the Politics of Slavery (2013).

  • African Americans and the Anglo-American Abolitionist Movement
  • African Americans, the British Working Class, and the Struggle for Freedom in the United States
  • British Popular Reaction to the American Civil War
  • Community Resistance to the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law

William A. Blair

Penn State University

William A. Blair is the Ferree Professor of Middle American History at Penn State University, where he is also directs the Richards Civil War Era Center. He was the founding editor of The Journal of the Civil War Era. He specializes in the Civil War home front and the politics of remembering the conflict. He is the author of Virginia's Private War: Feeding Body and Soul in the Confederacy, 1861–1865 (1998) and Cities of the Dead: Contesting the Memory of the Civil War in the South, 1865–1914 (2004). His most recent book, With Malice Toward Some: Treason and Loyalty in the Civil War Era (2014), explores the uses of treason during and after the Civil War and was a finalist for the Lincoln Prize.

  • African American Memory of Lincoln and Emancipation
  • Lincoln and Military Interference in Union Elections
  • Punishing the Rebels: A New Look at the Fourteenth Amendment
  • The Paroles that Weren't: The Limits of Appomattox for Confederate Veterans
  • The Problem of White Suffrage in Reconstruction

David W. Blight

Yale University

David Blight is a leading expert on the life and writings of Frederick Douglass and on the Civil War in historical memory. His book Frederick Douglass’s Civil War (1989), and his editions of Douglass’s Narrative and W.E.B. Du Bois’ Souls of Black Folk are widely taught in college courses. Blight has appeared in several pbs films about African American history and works extensively with museums and other public history projects. His Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, 1863-1915 (2001), won a half-dozen prizes, including four from the OAH. He is most recently the author of American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era (2011).

  • Blue, Gray and Black: The Origins of Memorial Day, 1865-1885
  • Frederick Douglass and the Meaning of the Civil War
  • Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory
  • The Study of Historical Memory: Why, and Why Now?

John E. Bodnar

Indiana University

John E. Bodnar is a Distinguished Professor of History at Indiana University. His scholarly and teaching interests focus on modern U.S. history with a special interest in the relationship between politics and culture. His publications include The Transplanted: A History of Immigrants in Urban America (1985); Remaking America: Public Memory, Commemoration, and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century(1992); Blue-Collar Hollywood: Liberalism, Democracy, and Working People in American Film (2003); and The "Good War" in American Memory (2010).

  • The American Remembrance of World War II
  • Unruly Adults and Dissent in the 1950s
  • Witnessing the War on Terror in American Culture

New in 2016-2017W. Jeffrey Bolster *

University of New Hampshire

Licensed for many years by the U.S. Coast Guard as Master of Vessels of not more than 200 gross registry tons, W. Jeffrey Bolster writes about people and the sea. A professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, he remains deeply concerned about the health of the ocean. Bolster's seafaring experience informed his first book, the prizewinning Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail (1997), an epic tale of the rise and fall of black seafaring and the subject of a short documentary film, "The Scholar and the Sailor," commissioned by the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2014. Bolster's latest book, The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail (2012), is an environmental history of overfishing and a parable about how humans use the earth. It won the John Lyman Book Award for American Maritime History, the OAH James A. Rawley Prize, the American Historical Association's Albert J. Beveridge Prize, and the Bancroft Prize. An occasional contributor to the New York Times and the Boston Globe, Bolster has also written numerous magazine features. Over the last four years he has logged over 12,000 miles in his Valiant 40, Chanticleer, between New England and the eastern Caribbean.

  • The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail
  • African American Seamen in the Age of Sail
  • Craft: The Making of a Historian

Eileen Boris

University of California, Santa Barbara

Eileen Boris is the Hull Professor in the department of feminist studies and an affiliate professor of history, black studies, and global studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of Art and Labor: Ruskin, Morris, and the Craftsman Ideal in America (1986) and Home to Work: Motherhood and the Politics of Industrial Homework in the United States (1994), winner of the Philip Taft Prize in Labor History, and a coauthor, with Jennifer Klein, of Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State (2012), winner of the Sara A. Whaley Prize from the National Women's Studies Association. She is also a coeditor of Major Problems in the History of American Workers (2002), The Practice of U.S. Women's History: Narratives, Intersections, and Dialogues (2007), and Intimate Labors: Technologies, Cultures, and the Politics of Care (2010). Formerly a copresident of the Coordinating Council for Women in History, president of the board of trustees of The Journal of Women's History, and cochair of the program committee for the 2005 Thirteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, she currently serves on the executive committee of Social Science History Association and is the president of the International Federation for Research in Women's History.

  • Citizens on the Job: Gender, Race, and Rights in Modern America
  • Domestic Workers Organize, Past and Present
  • More Than a Labor of Love: The Work of Care
  • The Body as a Category for Historical Analysis
  • What is Work? Who is a Worker? Homeworkers, Household Workers, and Poor Single Mothers
  • Women's Labors as the World's Work: The Transnational Reach of U.S. Labor Feminism
  • You Are What You Shop: Women Against the Sweatshop, Past and Present

Terry Bouton

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Terry Bouton is associate professor of history at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His work looks at the connections between economics and politics in the American Revolution. His book, Taming Democracy: “The People,” The Founders, and the Troubled Ending of the American Revolution (2007), uncovered the aspirations of small farmers and tried to understand why so many of them were disappointed with how the Revolution ended. Currently, he is working on a book that shows how European creditors demanded and got many key provisions in the U.S. Constitution.

  • Foreign Founders: How European Financiers Helped Write the Constitution
  • History Written by the Losers: How We Ended Up With a "Whiskey Rebellion"
  • Small Farmers and the American Revolution
  • Tar and Feathers, Hillsborough Paint, and a Road Full of Manure: The Politics of Ordinary People in Revolutionary America

Charlene M. Boyer Lewis

Kalamazoo College

Charlene M. Boyer Lewis is a professor of history and director of the American studies program at Kalamazoo College. She specializes in women's history, southern history, and American cultural and social history in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She is the author of Ladies and Gentlemen on Display: Planter Society at the Virginia Springs, 1790–1860 (2001), which focuses on the creation of southern planter identity at Virginia mountain resorts, and Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte: An American Aristocrat in the Early Republic (2012), which examines one woman's active role in the debates over society and culture in the early republic. Her next project is a study of changing expectations for love and marriage after the American Revolution.

  • Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte: Celebrity and Aristocracy in the Early American Republic
  • Ladies and Gentlemen on Display: Creating Plantation Society at the Virginia Springs, 1790–1860
  • The Architecture and Landscape of Antebellum Southern Identity: A View from the Virginia Springs
  • Love, Marriage, and Disappointment after the Revolution

Anne M. Boylan

University of Delaware

Anne M. Boylan is an emeritus professor of history and women and gender studies at the University of Delaware, where she taught and did research on women's history, social history, and historical memory. The author of Women's Rights in the United States: A History in Documents (2015), The Origins of Women's Activism: New York and Boston, 1797-1840 (2002), and Sunday School: The Formation of an American Institution (1988), she is currently working on a book about women in American historical memory. She has worked extensively with teachers of grades 3-12 through federal Teaching American History grants.

  • A New History of Women's Rights in the United States
  • Now Appearing at Your Local Multiplex: History!
  • Visible Women: Women in Public in the United States, 1865-1910
  • Women's History on the Radio, 1935-1953

Kevin Boyle

Northwestern University

Kevin Boyle teaches history at Northwestern University. His work focuses on race, class, and politics in the twentieth-century United States. His most recent book, Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age (2004), received the National Book Award for nonfiction and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author of The UAW and the Heyday of American Liberalism, 1945–1968 (1995) and a coauthor of Muddy Boots and Ragged Aprons: Images of Working-Class Detroit, 1900–1930 (1997).

  • Arc of Justice: The Sweet Case and the Course of Civil Rights
  • The Splendid Dead: An Intimate History of America's First Age of Terror
  • On Eddy Street: Rethinking the '60s

John H. Bracey Jr.

University of Massachusetts Amherst

John H. Bracey Jr. has taught in the W. E. B. Du Bois Afro-American Studies Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 1972. He is coeditor of Afro-American Women and the Vote 1837-1965 (1997); Strangers and Neighbors: Relations Between Blacks and Jews in the United States (1999); and African American Mosaic (2004). He also was coeditor of the microfilm edition of the Papers of the NAACP. His current research projects include the NAACP and organized labor, and the politics of the Black Arts Movement. His current teaching efforts consider the intersections and interactions between (traditionally defined) Native Americans and African Americans as well as between Afro-Latinos and African Americans.

  • Black-Jewish Cooperation during the Civil Rights Era: Challenges to Minority Group Leadership
  • Blacks and Jews in U.S. History: Strangers and Neighbors
  • My Encounters with Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.: An Historian's Perspective
  • Teaching the Intersections: African Americans, Afro-Latinos, and Native Americans
  • The Contrasting Leadership Styles of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
  • The NAACP and Organized Labor, 1909-1965: Conflicts and Convergences
  • The NAACP in African American History: Myths and Realities

Barry Bradford

Independent historian

A dynamic speaker and internationally respected activist, Barry Bradford has been widely recognized for his work to reopen two of the most notorious “cold cases” of the civil rights era: the Mississippi Burning case and the Clyde Kennard case. A recipient of Presidential and Congressional awards, he is also a former Illinois State Teacher of the Year as well as a winner of OAH Tachau Teacher of the Year award and the Golden Apple Award For Excellence in Teaching. He is the author of a bestselling textbook and the forthcoming “The Warrior Princesses vs. the Ku Klux Klan.” He lives in the Chicago suburbs, where he taught for more than twenty years.

  • Did the Warren Commission Get It Right? What we know today about the Kennedy assassination
  • I Love PBJ: Motivate your students to work together to create a better world
  • Murrow vs. McCarthy: The night television grew up
  • Rewriting History: How one teacher, three high school students, and a newspaperman brought justice in the Mississippi Burning case, 41 years after the crime
  • The Murder of Medgar Evers: Is it ever too late to do the right thing?
  • Women Who Ran for President

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Mark Philip Bradley

University of Chicago

Mark Philip Bradley is the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Professor of History at the University of Chicago where his research and teaching focuses on the history of human rights, U.S. foreign relations, and the Vietnam wars. He is the author of numerous articles and several books including the prizewinning Imagining Vietnam and America: The Making of Postcolonial Vietnam, 1919–1950 (2000), Vietnam at War (2009), and The United States and the Global Human Rights Imagination (2016). His work has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is a past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

  • The United States and the Global Human Rights Imagination
  • Making Sense of the Vietnam Wars

New in 2016-2017Ann D. Braude *

Harvard University

Ann D. Braude uses the study of religion to advance the internationalization of U.S. women's history. Her work builds on thirty years of research, teaching, and publication on the religious history of American women including Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America (2nd edition, 2001); Transforming the Faiths of Our Fathers: The Women Who Changed American Religion (2004); and Sisters and Saints: Women and American Religion (2nd edition, 2007). It also incorporates her perspectives gained from eighteen years as the director of the women's studies in religion program at Harvard Divinity School, an international postdoctoral research program.

  • Women, Gender, and Religious Prejudice in American History

Catherine A. Brekus

Harvard University

Catherine A. Brekus is the Charles Warren Professor of the History of Religion in America at the Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of Strangers and Pilgrims: Female Preaching in America, 1740–1845 (1998) which explores the rise of Protestant female preaching during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and Sarah Osborn's World: The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early America (2013), which is based on an eighteenth-century woman's diaries. She is also the editor of The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past (2007), a collection of essays that asks how women's history changes our understanding of American religion, and a coeditor, with W. Clark Gilpin, of American Christianities (2011), an introduction to the multiple forms of Christian expression in the United States.

  • City on a Hill: America as a Redeemer Nation
  • The Rise of Evangelicalism in Early America
  • Women, Religion, and Agency: Some Reflections on Writing American Women's Religious History
  • The Perils of Prosperity: Christianity, Capitalism, and Consumerism in the United States

Holly Brewer

University of Maryland

Holly Brewer is the Burke Professor of American History and an associate professor at the University of Maryland. She works on debates about justice in early America and the British Empire through the revolutionary period and into the nineteenth century. She is the author of By Birth or Consent: Children, Law, and the Anglo-American Revolution in Authority (2005), which won three national prizes in legal history, as well as of the prizewinning "Entailing Aristocracy in Colonial Virginia" (The William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 54, no. 2 April 1997). She is currently finishing a book on the ideological origins of slavery in early America and the British Empire for which she received a Guggenheim fellowship. She is a keen supporter of K–12 history education and has provided content lectures on the prerevolutionary period for AP U.S. history teachers.

  • Slavery and the Declaration of Independence: The Deleted Clauses
  • Slavery and the Common Law
  • Children and the Anglo-American Revolution in Authority
  • John Locke and Slavery: A Reconsideration
  • Censorship and American History

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Ron Briley

Sandia Preparatory School

Ron Briley teaches history at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he has taught for thirty-five years. He is the author of Class at Bat, Gender on Deck, and Race in the Hole (2003) and The Baseball Film in Postwar America: A Critical Study, 1948-1962 (2011); the editor of The Politics of Baseball: Essays on the Pastime and Power at Home and Abroad (2010); and the coeditor of James T. Farrell’s Dreaming Baseball (2007) and All Stars and Movie Stars (2008). In 2007, he was awarded a fellowship by the Woody Guthrie Foundation and is currently working on a book dealing with the folksinger’s politics. His teaching has earned recognition from the Organization of American Historians, the Society for History Education, the American Historical Association, and the National Council for History Education.

  • American History as Viewed Through the Lens of Hollywood
  • Amity Is the Key to Success: Baseball and the Cold War
  • Film and History: Incorporating Film into the History Classroom
  • The Limits of Dissent: Baseball and the Vietnam Experience
  • Woodrow Wilson Guthrie and Indigeneous Radicalism

Mark Brilliant

University of California, Berkeley

An associate professor of history and American studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and a former high school teacher, Mark Brilliant is the author of The Color of America Has Changed: How Racial Diversity Shaped Civil Rights Reform in California, 1941–1978 (2010), which won the American Society for Legal History’s Cromwell Book Prize and received an honorable mention in the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award competition. He is currently researching two new books, the first on public school financing inequality and the political and legal challenges to it from the creation of common schools through the Tax Revolt and the second on California’s Proposition 13.

  • "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner": Perez, Loving, and the Legal Fight against "Antimiscegenation"
  • "What Is Good for One Racial Classification Is Not Necessarily Good for Another": The Tension between Desegregation and Bilingual Education as Avenues of Educational Civil Rights Redress
  • How California's Civil Rights History Compels a Rethinking of America's Civil Rights History, from World War II to Bakke

Douglas Brinkley

Rice University

Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history and a fellow at the James Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. Historian for CBS News and a contributing editor of Vanity Fair, he specializes in twentieth-century American history with an emphasis on presidents, international relations, and the environment. His most recent books include The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast (2006); The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America (2009); and Cronkite (2012). Seven of his books have been named as notable books of the year by the New York Times.

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Janet Farrell Brodie

Claremont Graduate University

Janet Farrell Brodie is a professor of history at Claremont Graduate University. Her recent work examines institutional and individual engagements with the radiation from atomic weapons. Through her teaching, research, and writing, she focuses on the first decade after World War II when civilians in wide-ranging fields and institutions across America grappled with the mysteries of nuclear radiation and with the new imperatives of national security secrecy surrounding anything to do with nuclear energy.

  • Secrecy and the rand Corporation in Early Cold-War America
  • The Complicated History of Radiation Knowledge from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombs

Alfred L. Brophy

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Al Brophy is the Judge John J. Parker Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He writes about law during the eras of slavery and Jim Crow as well as about the contemporary movement to address these past injustices. His books include Reconstructing the Dreamland: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 (2002) and Reparations Pro and Con (2006); the coauthored Integrating Spaces: Property Law and Race (2010); and the coedited A Companion to American Legal History (2013). His expansive study of proslavery thought in the southern academy and judiciary from Nat Turner's rebellion to the Civil War, University, Court, and Slave: Proslavery Thoughts in Southern Colleges and Courts and the Coming of Civil War will appear in August 2016.

  • Reading the Great Constitutional Dream Book: The Black Origins of Brown v. Board of Education
  • Slavery and the University in the Pre–Civil War South
  • The Nat Turner Trials
  • The Law and Future of Reparations
  • Cemeteries and Constitutional Culture before the Civil War
  • The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921: Race and Reparations

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New in 2016-2017Kathleen M. Brown *

University of Pennsylvania

Kathleen M. Brown is a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania where she is affiliated with the Alice Paul Center for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality and the program in Africana studies. Her main areas of expertise are colonial America; women, gender and sexuality; North American race and slavery; the Atlantic world; the history of the body and domestic labor; and comparative gender and race history. Her first book, Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia (1996), won the American Historical Association's John H. Dunning Prize. Her second book, Foul Bodies: Cleanliness in Early America (2009), won the OAH Lawrence W. Levine Award and the Society for the History of the Early American Republic Best Book prize. She received a Guggenheim fellowship for her current project, a cultural history of Anglo-American abolition as an early campaign for human rights. Approaching the topic from the perspective of contemporary understandings of the human body's capacity for labor, reproduction, and suffering, she argues that abolitionists strategically expanded the category of the human to embrace enslaved people of African descent but ultimately failed to transcend either gender or nation, inadvertently creating new exclusions for indigenous North Americans and Australians and leaving a circumscribed legacy for human rights in the present day.

  • Consumer Boycotts as Abolitionist Strategy: Free, Family, and Requited Labor in the Antebellum United States
  • Not Just the Facts: Approaches to the History of Women and Gender
  • Undoing Slavery: Abolition and the Argument over Humanity
  • What's Laundry Got to Do with It?
  • Witches Everywhere: Witchcraft in the Early Modern World

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Leslie Brown

Williams College

An associate professor of history at Williams College, Leslie Brown was a co-coordinator of Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South, a collaborative, oral history research and curriculum project at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. She is the author of Upbuilding Black Durham: Gender, Class, and Black Community Development in the Urban South (2008), winner of the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award; a coeditor, with Anne M. Valk, of Living with Jim Crow: African American Women and Memories of the Segregated South (2010), winner of the Oral History Association's Book Prize; and the editor of African American Voices: A Documentary Reader from Emancipation to the Present (2013). She teaches courses on black freedom movement and on the history of race, gender, and American political culture.

  • "The Sisters and Mothers are Called to the City": African American Women and an Even Greater Migration
  • African American Life in the Jim Crow South
  • Comparing the First and Second Reconstructions
  • Emancipation and the Meaning of Freedom
  • Jim Crow and Civil Rights: Looking at the 1950s
  • Making the Capital of the Black Middle Class
  • Plenty of Opposition Which is Growing Daily: Beginning the Long Civil Rights Movement

Victoria Bissell Brown

Grinnell College

Victoria Bissell Brown is a professor emerita of history at Grinnell College where she taught for twenty-five years. Her scholarship has focused on the Progressive era in general, and on Jane Addams and Woodrow Wilson in particular. She has published an edition of Jane Addams's autobiography, Twenty Years at Hull-House (1999), and a biographical study of Addams, The Education of Jane Addams (2004). She has also published articles on Woodrow Wilson's gender politics and appeared in the pbs "American Experience" documentary on Wilson. She now resides in the Philadelphia area. Her current research is on the history of the American grandmother in the twentieth century.

  • Conservative among Progressives: Woodrow Wilson in the Golden Age of American Women's Higher Education
  • Did Woodrow Wilson's Gender Politics Matter? The President and the Suffrage Victory
  • Jane Addams: Queer or Gay?
  • Not Your Grandmother's Grandmother: Changes in Popular Culture Images of the American Grandmother in the Twentieth Century
  • Sex and the City: Jane Addams Confronts Prostitution

Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Harvard University

Tomiko Brown-Nagin is the Daniel P. S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law and a professor of history at Harvard University, where she also codirects the program in law and history. An award-winning legal and social historian and an expert in constitutional law as well as education law and policy, she writes on law and social change from legal and historical perspectives. Her book, Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement (2011), won the Bancroft Prize in U.S. history. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, Brown-Nagin held joint appointments in law and history at the University of Virginia and worked as a litigation associate at a New York City law firm. She is currently working on a biography of the Honorable Constance Baker Motley, the pioneering civil rights lawyer, politician, and judge.

  • Courage to Dissent: Three Generations of Lawyers and Activists in the New South
  • The Honor and Burden of Being First: The Life and Times of Constance Baker Motley

W. Fitzhugh Brundage

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

After studying lynching and racial violence in the South, W. Fitzhugh Brundage's interests shifted to the study of historical memory and American mass culture. In The Southern Past (2005), he traces the contests over memory that divided southerners, both white and black, during the past century and a half. His particular concern is the role of contests over the past as an obstacle to the emergence and recognition of pluralism in the modern South. In Beyond Blackface (2011) he brought together musicologists, cultural historians, literary scholars, and drama historians to trace the role of African Americans as creators and consumers of popular culture from 1890 to 1930. At present, he is working on a history of torture in the United States from 1500 to 2010.

  • "Barbarous and Fiendish Atrocities": Debating Slave Torture in Nineteenth-Century America
  • African American Artists Interpret the Civil War in a Post-Soul Age
  • African Americans and American Popular Culture, 1890–1930
  • From Grits to the Allman Brothers: Why America Looks to the South for Authentic Culture
  • The American Tradition of Torture
  • The Civil War as a Good War
  • Whose Past? Whose Memory? Contests Over the South's History

Charles F. Bryan Jr.

Virginia Historical Society

Charles Bryan is president emeritus of the Virginia Historical Society. With Nelson Lankford, he coedited Eye of the Storm, A Civil War Odyssey (2000) and a follow-up volume, Images from the Storm (2001), based on the diary of Union soldier Robert K. Sneden. He is past president of the American Association for State and Local History and serves on the board of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. He is a frequent consultant and speaker at museums and historical societies throughout the United States.

  • Books That Changed the Course of American History
  • George Washington, the Model Citizen Soldier
  • Has America Lost Its National Memory?
  • How A Community Lost Its Historic Soul: A Personal Experience
  • Lee and Grant
  • Separation and Divorce: The Case of West Virginia vs. Virginia

Paul M. Buhle

Brown University

Retired as a lecturer in history and American civilization at Brown University, Paul Buhle is an honorary scholar of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of more than forty books on popular culture, comic art, film, labor, and radical history, including The Art of Harvey Kurtzman (2009) which won a Harvey Award and an Eisner Award for comic art, and It Started in Wisconsin: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor Protest (2012). A frequent collaborator with Harvey Pekar, he has written or edited nearly a dozen volumes of nonfiction comics, including the forthcoming “Radical Jesus”; Yiddishkeit, Jewish Vernacular, and the New Land (2011); histories of the Beat Generation, Students for a Democratic Society, and the Industrial Workers of the World; and Studs Terkel’s Working: A Graphic Adaptation (2009). He edited the three-volume set, Jews and American Popular Culture (2006). He also founded and directed the New Left journal, Radical America, and the Oral History of the American Left project at New York University.

  • American Labor's Rise, Fall, and Troubled Present
  • Comic Art Comes of Age in the Twenty-First Century
  • Legacies and Reinterpretations of the 1960s' Social Movements
  • The Hollywood Blacklist and the Films and Television Work of the Hollywood Left, 1930-1980
  • The Most Influential Satire in History: Harvey Kurtzman and MAD Magazine
  • Yiddish Heritage and the Jewish Role in American Popular Culture

Lonnie G. Bunch III

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Lonnie Bunch is the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Previously he served as the president of the Chicago Historical Society, the associate director for curatorial affairs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, an education specialist with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and a curator of history for the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. He has written several books, including Black Angelenos: The African American in Los Angeles, 1850-1950 and the exhibition catalog, The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden (2000).

  • Black America and the California Dream
  • Interpreting African American History in American Museums
  • Race, Aviation, and Social Change: The African American in Early Aviation

Susan Burch

Middlebury College

Susan Burch is a professor of American studies and a former director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity at Middlebury College. Her research and teaching interests focus on deafness, disability, race, and gender and sexuality in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. history. She is the author of Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History, 1900 to 1942 (2002) and a coauthor, with Hannah Joyner, of Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson (2007). She has coedited anthologies including Women and Deafness: Double Visions (2006), Deaf and Disability Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2010), and Disability Histories (2014). She also served as editor-in-chief of The Encyclopedia of American Disability History (2009). She has received a National Archives regional residency fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities and Mellon Foundation grants, and a Fulbright Scholars award. Her current work, tentatively entitled "Dislocated: Removals, Institutions, and Community Lives in American History," centers on the Canton Asylum, the only federal psychiatric institution for Native Americans.

  • "The Fairest of Them All": Studies in Race, Class, Gender, and Culture through Beauty Pageants
  • Every Body: A History of Disability in the United States
  • Nothing about Us without Us: Disability and Social Justice in U.S. History
  • Remembered: Race, Disability, and Gender in U.S. History

Angus R. Burgin

Johns Hopkins University

Angus R. Burgin is an assistant professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, where his research and teaching explore problems at the intersection of ideas, politics, and markets in the United States and the Atlantic world since the late nineteenth century. His recent book, The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression (2012), examines the transformation of market advocacy over the middle decades of the twentieth century. It received the OAH Merle Curti Award and the Joseph J. Spengler Prize from the History of Economics Society. He is currently writing an intellectual history of post-industrialism, investigating how new technological capacities in the postwar era transformed ideas about the future of work, knowledge, leisure, time, and space.

  • The Postindustrial Revolution
  • Hayek, Friedman, and the Return of Laissez-Faire
  • American Intellectual History since the Cultural Turn

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Orville Vernon Burton

Clemson University

Orville Vernon Burton is Creativity Professor of Humanities and a professor of history, sociology, and computer science at Clemson University, where he directs the Clemson CyberInstitute. He is also is emeritus University Distinguished Teacher/Scholar, University Scholar, a professor of history, African American studies, and sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he is also a senior research scientist and emeritus associate director of humanities and social sciences at the National Center for Supercomputing Application, and where he was founding director of the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science. His research and teaching interests include the American South, especially race relations and community; the Civil War and the civil rights movement; and the intersection of humanities, social sciences, and technology. Burton has written or edited numerous books including The Age of Lincoln (2007), In My Father's House Are Many Mansions: Family and Community in Edgefield, South Carolina (1985), and Penn Center: A History Preserved (2014). A past president of the Southern Historical Association and the Agricultural History Society, he is currently vice chair of the board of directors of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation. Recognized for his outstanding teaching, Burton has been named U.S. Research and Doctoral University Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and has also won the American Historical Association's Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Prize.

  • Lincoln (multiple talks available, including The Age of Lincoln, Lincoln and the Constitution)
  • Remembering the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement
  • The Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • Penn Center and the Civil Rights Movement
  • Penn Center: The Abolitionist Legacy from the Civil War to the Present
  • Civil Rights Movement (multiple talks available)
  • The Civil War (multiple talks available)
  • Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities: Recent Advances in Digital History
  • Rewriting Reconstruction

Jon Butler

Yale University

Jon Butler is the Howard R. Lamar Professor Emeritus of American Studies, History, and Religious Studies at Yale University, an adjunct research professor of history at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and the immediate past president of the OAH. His award-winning books include The Huguenots in America: A Refugee People in New World Society (1983); Awash in A Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People (1990); and Becoming America: The Revolution Before 1776 (2000). His newest project is a history of religion in Manhattan between the Gilded Age and the 1960 Kennedy election, entitled "God in Gotham."

  • God in Gotham: Modern Manhattan as a Sacred City
  • Overestimating the Puritans: Understanding America's Religious Origins
  • The Rise of Religion in Modern America

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New in 2016-2017Cathleen D. Cahill *

University of New Mexico

Cathleen D. Cahill has been a professor of history at the University of New Mexico since 2004. She is the author of Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869–1932 (2011), which won the Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award and was a finalist for the David J. Weber and Bill Clements Book Prize. Cahill is a social historian who explores the everyday experiences of ordinary people, primarily women. She focuses on women's working and political lives, asking how identities such as race, nationality, class, and age have shaped them. She is also interested in the connections generated by women's movements for work, play, and politics, and how mapping those movements reveal women in surprising and unexpected places. She is currently engaged in two book projects. "Joining the Parade: Women of Color Challenge the Mainstream Suffrage Movement" follows the lead of feminist scholars of color calling for alternative "genealogies of feminism," using individual biographies to explore the activism of African American, indigenous, Chinese American, and Hispana women before and after the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. "Indians on the Road: Gender, Race, and Regional Identity" reimagines the West Coast through the lens of indigenous people's relationships with the transportation systems that bisected their lands, forming corridors of conquest and environmental change while simultaneously connecting them in new and sometimes-empowering ways to other people and places.

  • Who Was a Suffragist? A More Diverse View
  • Native American New Women in the Jazz Age
  • Indians on the Road: Tourism, Travel, and Tribal Identity
  • Federal Mothers: What Happened When Women Went to Work in the U.S. Indian Service

Lendol Calder

Augustana College

Lendol Calder, professor of history at Augustana College, is a specialist in the history of American consumerism and the scholarship of history teaching and learning. The author of Financing the American Dream: A Cultural History of Consumer Credit (1999) and other pioneering studies of the origins of consumer indebtedness, Calder initiated a new subfield of scholarship on the financial arts required of households in consumer societies. Since being named a Carnegie Scholar in 1999, Calder has also worked to advance history teaching and learning. His landmark 1996 Journal of American History essay, "Uncoverage: Toward a Signature Pedagogy for the History Survey," called on teachers of general education history courses to demystify historical mindedness by uncovering historians' basic modes of thought. Calder is currently writing an introductory U.S. history course book that allows students to practice historical thinking while evaluating metanarratives of American history that they will regularly encounter as adults. In 2010 Calder was named the CASE/Carnegie Illinois "Professor of the Year" and his 2013 essay "The Stories We Tell" won the American Historical Association's William and Edwyna Gilbert Award for the best essay on history teaching.

  • "The Usurer's Grip": A Lost Silent Film and the Origins of the American Debt Wish
  • The Problem with Coverage: Why History Teachers Need a Signature Pedagogy
  • The Stories They Tell: Why High School Graduates Don't Value History and What We Can Do about It

Albert Camarillo

Stanford University

A past president of the OAH, Albert Camarillo is the Leon Sloss Jr. Memorial Professor at Stanford University. He is the author of several books, including Chicanos in California: A History of Mexican Americans (1984), Chicanos in a Changing Society (1996), and the forthcoming "The Racial Borderhoods of America: Mexican Americans and the Changing Ethnic/Racial Landscapes of Cities, 1850-2000."

  • Comparative Urban Histories of European Immigrants, Mexican Americans, and African Americans, 1900-1980
  • Mexican Immigration, Past and Present
  • Race and Ethnicity in Modern America
  • The New Racial Frontier: Minority-Majority Cities in Contemporary America

Ballard C. Campbell

Northeastern University

Ballard C. Campbell is an emeritus professor of history and public policy at Northeastern University. He is a past president of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and the New England Historical Association. He is the author of Representative Democracy (1980), The Growth of American Government (1995, updated and revised edition 2015), American Disasters (2008), and American Wars (2012), and a coeditor of American Presidential Campaigns and Elections (2003 and 2009). He is currently working on a book, "The Paradox of Power: Building the American State in the Long Nineteenth Century."

  • Five Causes of State Building in the Long Nineteenth Century
  • Economic Causes of Progressivism
  • Depressions and American History

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James T. Campbell

Stanford University

James T. Campbell is the Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History at Stanford University. His research focuses on American and African American history, as well as the broader history of the black Atlantic. He is also interested in problems of historical memory or the ways that societies tell stories about their past, not only in textbooks and scholarly monographs but also in historic sites, museums, memorials, movies, and political movements. His publications include Songs of Zion: The African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South Africa (1995); Race, Nation, and Empire in American History (2007); and Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005 (2006). He is currently completing a book on the history and memory of the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project.

  • Building Community-Based Leadership in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Freedom Summer: The History and Legacy of the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project
  • History and Memory of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Retrospective Justice (truth commissions, reparations, national apologies, etc.)
  • Slavery in American History and Memory
  • The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Margot Canaday

Princeton University

Margot Canaday is a legal and political historian who studies gender and sexuality in modern America. Her first book, The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America (2009), examines government regulation of homosexuality during the twentieth century. In her current project, a queer history of the modern American workplace, she shifts her focus from the state to the economy and takes on the idea that twentieth-century workplaces were part of the “straight world”—zones in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people historically disappeared. Canaday has taught at Princeton University since 2005.

  • Finding the Lesbian in the State
  • Toward a Queer History of the Workplace

Christopher Capozzola

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Christopher Capozzola is an associate professor of history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he teaches classes on political and legal history, war and the military, and the history of immigration. He is the author of Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen (2008) and is currently completing a history of Filipino soldiers in the armed forces of the United States and the Philippines from the 1890s to the present. He is also a cocurator of "The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I," a historical exhibition commemorating the centennial of the First World War.

  • Immigrants and the U.S. Armed Forces: Becoming Americans?
  • The Constitution and the First World War: A Forgotten History?
  • Uncle Sam, Rosie the Riveter, and G.I. Joe: American Icons at War
  • World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen

William D. Carrigan

Rowan University

William D. Carrigan is a professor of history and the chair of the history department at Rowan University where, since 1999, he has taught over one hundred courses and thousands of students on such topics as the Civil War and Reconstruction, the American West, and the history of New Jersey. A native Texan, he is the author or editor of four books, including The Making of a Lynching Culture: Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836–1916 (2004). In collaboration with Clive Webb over the past decade, he has been studying the lynching of Mexicans in the United States. With the support of grants and fellowships from numerous institutions, including the Huntington Library, the National Science Foundation, and the Clements Center, they have published four essays on the subject as well as Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928 (2013). Carrigan's research has been cited widely in the news media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Nation, and the Houston Chronicle.

  • Why Ordinary People Lynched
  • Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence against Mexicans in the United States
  • Reflections on the 150th Anniversary of Reconstruction
  • Accidents of History: Contingency, Chance, and the Role of Individuals in the Past
  • Traitor State or Jersey Blue? New Jersey and the American Civil War
  • Racial Violence after the Civil War and Its Consequences
  • After Appomattox: The Significance of Reconstruction for Understanding the Meaning of the Civil War
  • Why Students Don't Know Anything about Reconstruction: Three Modern Myths

Clayborne Carson

Stanford University

In 1985, Clayborne Carson accepted the invitation of Coretta Scott King to direct a long-term project to edit and publish the papers of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The founding director of Stanford’s King Research and Education Institute, he is the author of Martin’s Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. (2013), a coauthor of The Struggle for Freedom: A History of African Americans (2007), and has written or edited numerous works based on the papers, including The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1998) and the docudrama “Passages of Martin Luther King.” He was also a senior adviser for the award-winning public television series, “Eyes on the Prize.”

  • King and Gandhi
  • King and Malcolm X
  • Martin Luther King Jr. and Global Liberation
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Richard Carwardine

Oxford University

Richard Carwardine is a professor emeritus of history and former president of Corpus Christi College, Oxford University. Elected a fellow of the British Academy in 2006, he is the author of Transatlantic Revivalism: Popular Evangelicalism in Britain and America 1790-1865 (1978) and Evangelicals and Politics in Antebellum America (1993). His analytical political biography of Abraham Lincoln won the Lincoln Prize in 2004; the American edition was subsequently published as Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power (2006). A collective investigation of Lincoln's international reach and legacy appeared as The Global Lincoln (2011), coedited with Jay Sexton. He is currently working on a study of Abraham Lincoln's humor, due to be published in 2017, and a longer-term project on religion in American national construction.

  • "Wonderful Self-Reliance": Abraham Lincoln's Leadership
  • Abraham Lincoln's Sense of Humor
  • Abraham Lincoln, Citizen of the World
  • Abraham Lincoln, God, and the American Civil War
  • Battling for Souls: Interdenominational Warfare in the Early American Republic

Bruce Chadwick

New Jersey City University

Few lecturers have as varied a background as historian Bruce Chadwick. After a long and distinguished career as a newspaper reporter, he is a professor of journalism and history at New Jersey City University, an American studies teacher at Rutgers University, and the author of twenty-nine books, most recently focusing on Revolutionary War and Civil War history as well as on forensics. Currently the entertainment critic for the History News Network, he has appeared often on the History Channel and has lectured extensively across the United States and abroad.

  • America's First Ladies: The Powers behind the Scenes
  • Forensics for Everyone: A Colorful Look at the History of Forensics
  • Fuhgeddaboutit: Organized Crime in American Culture
  • George and Martha: America's First First Couple and How They Made America
  • James and Dolley Madison: America's First Power Couple
  • Let George Do It: George Washington as Leader of the Continental Army and the First President
  • The First American Army: The Story Behind the Men Who Fought the American Revolution
  • The Rise of Abraham Lincoln: The Growth of a Politician from 1832 to 1860

William H. Chafe

Duke University

Much of Bill Chafe’s professional scholarship reflects his long-term interest in issues of race and gender equality. Former dean of the faculty of arts and sciences at Duke University, he is the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History and a cofounder of the Duke-UNC Center for Research on Women, the Duke Center for the Study of Civil Rights and Race Relations, and the Duke Center for Documentary Studies. A past president of the OAH and a recipient of the OAH Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award, he is the author of several books, including Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal (2012); Civilities and Civil Rights (1979), which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award; and Never Stop Running: Allard Lowenstein and the Struggle to Save American Liberalism (1993), which won the Sidney Hillman Book Award. He is also a coeditor of Remembering Jim Crow (2001) which won the Lillian Smith Book Award.

  • American Politics from Roosevelt to Obama
  • Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal
  • Changing Gender Roles from 1920 to the Present
  • Contemporary Feminism and Civil Rights
  • From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: Laying a Foundation for Change
  • Private Lives, Public Consequences: Personality and Politics in the Modern Presidency
  • The 1950s: Perhaps the Most Important Decade of Postwar America
  • The Challenges Facing Barack Obama: An Historical Perspective

New in 2016-2017David Anthony Chang *

University of Minnesota

David Anthony Chang is a professor of history at the University of Minnesota. A historian of indigenous people, race, colonialism, and anticolonialism in the United States and Hawai'i, his research focuses especially on the histories of American Indian and Native Hawaiian people. He is the author of two books. The World and All the Things upon It: Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration (2016) draws on long-ignored Hawaiian-language sources—stories, songs, chants, and political prose—to trace how Native Hawaiians in the long nineteenth century explored the outside world, generated their own understandings of it, and worked to influence their metaphorical "place in the world." His award-winning first book, The Color of the Land: Race, Nation, and the Politics of Landownership in Oklahoma, 1832–1929 (2010), argues for the central place of struggles over the ownership of Native American lands in the making of the racial and national categories that operated among American Indians, African Americans, and whites in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Oklahoma. He is currently working on two projects: the global and cosmopolitan circuits linking nationalists in Italy, Hawai'i, and China in the late nineteenth century; and the eighteenth-century travels of a Hawaiian chief, Ka'iana'ahu'ula, whose voyage to China, the Philippines, Palau, Alaska, and Vancouver Island convinced him that he could shape relations with westerners to his own advantage.

  • Remembering Pearl Harbor: Native Hawaiian History and a "Day That Will Live in Infamy"
  • His Lover and Friend Too, in Which a Hawaiian Chief Takes an English Captain as a Lover, Explores the Pacific, Cultivates His Power, Is Killed in Battle, and Changes the Way We Think about the "Age of Exploration"
  • Sacred Power and Holy Lands: Mana, Christianity, and the Politics of Geography in the Hawaiian Kingdom

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Robert W. Cherny

San Francisco State University

Robert Cherny is professor emeritus of history at San Francisco State University. His research interests are in U.S. history 1890–1960, and politics, labor, and the West, especially California and San Francisco. His published work includes American Politics in the Gilded Age, 1868–1900 (1997); San Francisco, 1865–1932 (1981), with William Issel; A Righteous Cause: The Life of William Jennings Bryan (1985); coedited anthologies on California women and politics (2011) and labor and the Cold War (2004); coauthored textbooks on U.S. and California history; and numerous journal articles and anthology chapters. He has been a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer at Moscow State University, and Senior Fulbright Lecturer at Heidelberg University. Most recently, he is the author of the forthcoming book, "Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art"; Arnautoff, a leading muralist in San Francisco during the 1930s, was an officer in the White Siberian Army during the Russian Civil War, became a member of the Communist Party in the late 1930s, and emigrated to the Soviet Union at the end of his life. Cherny is now working a biography of Harry Bridges, the longtime leader of the Pacific Coast longshore union.

  • The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906
  • Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art
  • Pacific Coast Longshore and Maritime Labor, from the Gold Rush to Containerization
  • Communism and Anticommunism in California in the 1930s
  • Seattle/Seiatel': An American Agricultural Commune in the Soviet Union, 1922–1939

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Howard P. Chudacoff

Brown University

Howard P. Chudacoff has been teaching and writing about American social and urban history for over four decades, almost all of which have been spent at Brown University where he is currently the George L. Littlefield Professor of American History and a professor of urban studies. Early in his career, he became interested in various aspects of family and individual life cycles, and he wrote about changes in components and stages of the family, such as newlyweds and old age. Then his research shifted to the nexus between culture and society, and he wrote How Old Are You? Age Consciousness in American Culture (1989), which explores how notions of age and age grading in American society evolved and became increasingly important in the culture, and The Age of the Bachelor: Creating an American Subculture (1999), which examines the ways that the subculture of unmarried men influenced the larger culture of all men as well as the rest of American society. He is also the author of Children at Play: An American History (2007), which examines children's culture through the tensions that developed between how children actually played and how adults believed and wanted them to play. His most recent book is Changing the Playbook: How Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports (2014).

  • Baseball, Birthdays, and the Transformation of Everyday Life in America
  • Invention of the "Student-Athlete" and the Creation of Modern College Sports
  • The History of Children's Play in the United States: Change and Continuity
  • Title IX and the Rise of Women's Intercollegiate Athletics: Victory and Defeat

Mary Marshall Clark

Columbia University

Mary Marshall Clark directs the Columbia University Oral History Research Office, the first university-based oral history program and archive in the world, founded in 1948. She is a past president of the United States Oral History Association and has served on the executive council of the International Oral History Association. Currently, she directs one of the largest oral history projects documenting the events and aftermath of September 11, 2001. She has also conducted a wide range of biographical interviews for Columbia University on a wide variety of subjects—including women’s history, media and journalism history, political history, philanthropy, and the history of psychoanalysis—speaking with U.S. congresswoman Bella Abzug and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, among others.

  • Creating Community Oral History Projects in Communities and Across Cultures
  • Documenting Catastrophe through Oral History: Preserving Histories of Trauma
  • September 11, 2001 in Time, History, and the Imagination: An Oral History
  • The Art and Praxis of Oral History: A Method and a Discipline
  • Twice Betrayed: The Aftermath of September 11 in Immigrant and Refugee Communities

Dorothy Sue Cobble

Rutgers University

A distinguished professor at Rutgers University, Dorothy Sue Cobble specializes in the twentieth-century history of politics and social movements in the United States and globally. Her books include Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements (2014); The Other Women's Movement: Workplace Justice and Social Rights in Modern America (2004), winner of the Philip Taft Labor History Book Prize; and Dishing It Out: Waitresses and Their Unions in the Twentieth Century (1991). She has received fellowships from the American Council for Learned Societies, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. In 2010, she won the Sol Stetin Award for Career Achievement in Labor History from the Sidney Hillman Foundation. Currently she is writing on women's social justice internationalism and on U.S. worker movements for egalitarian democracy. She is also completing a biography of consumer and women's rights activist Esther Peterson. She will hold the Swedish Research Council's Kerstin Hesselgren Professorship at Stockholm University from June to December 2016.

  • America's Progressive Politics and the Global Women Who Made It
  • How Worker Movements Changed American Capitalism
  • Esther Peterson and Cold War Feminism
  • Worker Mutualism in an Age of Entrepreneurial Capitalism

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Peter A. Coclanis

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Peter A. Coclanis is the Albert R. Newsome Distinguished Professor of History and the director of the Global Research Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of numerous works in U.S. and international economic history, including The Shadow of a Dream: Economic Life and Death in the South Carolina Low Country, 1670-1920 (1989); with David L. Carlton, The South, the Nation, and the World: Perspectives on Southern Economic Development (2003); and Time’s Arrow, Time’s Cycle: Globalization in Southeast Asia over la Longue Durée (2006).

  • Agriculture and American Economic Development
  • Capitalism and Slavery
  • Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship in American History
  • Globalization in Historical Perspective
  • How the Economies of the North and South Came to Differ
  • Labor and Capital in Nineteenth-Century America: The Standard-of-Living Controversy Revisited
  • Slavery and the Southern Economy: Myths and Realities
  • The Globalization of Agriculture: A Cautionary Note from the Rice Trade
  • The Postwar Boom in Retrospect

Charles L. Cohen

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Charles L. Cohen is the E. Gordon Fox Professor of American Institutions and the director of the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Winner of the Society of American Historians' Allan Nevins Prize as well as several distinguished teaching awards, he studies early American history, American religious history, and the braided history of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. He is a coeditor, with Paul S. Boyer, of Religion and the Culture of Print in Modern America (2008); with Leonard V. Caplan, of Theology and the Soul of the Liberal State (2010); and, with Ronald Numbers, of Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States (2013). He is currently coediting a book on "Nostra Aetate" (1965) and the future of interreligious dialogue, and a short book on the braided histories of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

  • Jews and Muslims in Christian America
  • A Cultural History of America's Thanksgiving

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Jon Thomas Coleman

University of Notre Dame

Jon Thomas Coleman is a professor of history at the University of Notre Dame. A Guggenheim fellow, he is the author of Vicious: Wolves and Men in America (2004), winner of the Western History Association's W. Turrentine Jackson Award and the American Historical Association's John H. Dunning Prize, and Here Lies Hugh Glass: A Mountain Man, a Bear, and the Rise of the American Nation (2012).

  • Bear Attacks! A Historical Guide
  • Slow: A Historical Preview of Going Nowhere Fast
  • The Howling Past: Wolves in American History

Bettye Collier-Thomas

Temple University

Bettye Collier-Thomas is professor of history at Temple University. She specializes in race and gender history, particularly religion, politics, and civil rights. Her publications include “Jesus, Jobs, and Justice”: African American Women and Religion (2010), Daughters of Thunder: Black Women Preachers and Their Sermons, 1850-1979 (1998), and Sisters in the Struggle: African American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement (2001). She founded and served as first executive director of the Bethune Museum and Archives National Historic Site, in Washington, D.C. In 1994 she received the Conservation Service Award from the Department of the Interior for creating the first institution in the United States that focuses solely on black women’s history. She is currently writing a history of African American women and politics.

  • "In Black and White": Race Relations in the Era of Jim Crow
  • Across the Divide: Women and the Twentieth Century Interracial Movement
  • African American Women, "Citizenship Rights," and Politics
  • God, Race, and Religion: Black Women and Africa

Steven Conn

Miami University of Ohio

Steven Conn is the W. E. Smith Professor of History at Miami University of Ohio. Previously he was a member of the history department at Ohio State University. He teaches intellectual, cultural, urban, and public history. He is also the founding editor of the monthly online magazine, Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective. He is the author of five monographs, including Americans against the City: Anti-urbanism in the Twentieth Century (2014) and Do Museums Still Need Objects? (2010), and the editor of To Promote the General Welfare: The Case for Big Government (2012) and Building the Nation: Americans Write about Their Architecture, Their Cities, and Their Landscape (2003). He has taught and lectured on four continents.

  • Cultural and Intellectual History of American Cities
  • Museums and Their Role in American Life, Past, Present, Future
  • Public History and Its Roles Inside and Outside the History Profession
  • Reckless Minds: European Ideas in American Politics
  • The Love-Hate Relationship that Americans Have with the State
  • The Role of "Big Government" in American Life

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N. D. B. Connolly

Johns Hopkins University

N. D. B. Connolly is the Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. His research considers racism and the American presidency, capitalism, racial segregation, West Indian immigration to the United States, and the relationship between community building and real estate development. Raised in South Florida, he is the author of A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida (2014), winner of the OAH Liberty Legacy Foundation Award. In addition to teaching, writing, and speaking widely to journalists as well as to the public, Connolly serves on the executive board of the Urban History Association. In 2009 he won the Arthur Fondiler Award for Best Dissertation, and in 2010 he received the Institute for the Humanities' "Emerging Scholars Prize" at the University of Michigan.

  • Rethinking Jim Crow Segregation
  • The Strange Career of Black Liberalism
  • The Urban South and Twentieth-Century Colonialism: The Caribbean History of American Cities
  • Black Appointees, Political Legitimacy, and the American Presidency
  • We Are Exactly What We Seem: Notes on Locating a Black Property Rights Movement

Blanche Wiesen Cook

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

The Distinguished Professor of History and Women’s Studies at the John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Blanche Wiesen Cook is the author of the award-winning Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume I, 1884-1933 (1992) and Volume II, The Defining Years, 1933-1938 (1999). She is now working on the third and final volume. For more than twenty years, she produced and hosted her own program for Pacifica Radio and has appeared frequently as a television news commentator. She also was a cofounding cochair of the OAH’s Committee on Research and Access to Historical Documentation and the founder and cochair of the Fund for Open Information and Accountability, Inc.

  • Eleanor Roosevelt and the Quest for Peace and Human Rights
  • Eleanor Roosevelt, Women, and Power
  • The Assault Against Freedom of Information and Access to Presidential Papers
  • The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom at 100

Stephanie Coontz

The Evergreen State College

Stephanie Coontz teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College and is the director of research and public education for the Council on Contemporary Families. She is the author of seven books, including "A Strange Stirring": The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s (2011), the award-winning Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage (2005), and The Way We Never Were (1992, revised and expanded 2016), as well as the editor of American Families: A Multicultural Reader (2008). She is interested in the trade-offs and paradoxes of historical changes in family life, gender relations, and intimate partnerships. Coontz has appeared on numerous television news and talk programs, including "The Colbert Report," "Oprah," "The Today Show," and msnbc's "The Cycle," and frequently offers media training workshops for academics. She received the Council on Contemporary Families' first "Visionary Leadership" Award in 2004 and the Families and Work Institute Work-Life Legacy Award in 2012.

  • The Way We Never Were: How Myths about Families of the Past Continue to Harm Families of the Present
  • Courting Trouble? The Worldwide Revolution in Marriage and Family Life
  • For Better AND Worse: Understanding America's Changing Families
  • Fifty Years of Feminism: Where Have We Come from since the 1960s? Where Are We Going?
  • Marriage: An Unadulterated History
  • Media Training for Academics (a workshop)

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Saul Cornell

Fordham University

Saul Cornell is the Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham University. He specializes in early American history and legal/Constitutional history. He is the author of The Other Founders: Anti-Federalism and the Dissenting Tradition in America, 1788-1828 (1999) and A Well Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America (2006), among other works. He also has a strong interest in teaching with technology and is writing a section of a new textbook, “Visions of America: A History of the United States.”

  • After Newtown: The Future of the American Gun Debate
  • The Second Amendment Goes to Court: District of Columbia v. Heller in Historical Context
  • Visions of America: Visual Teaching Strategies for the Survey Course

Nancy F. Cott

Harvard University

President of the OAH, Nancy F. Cott teaches at Harvard University, where she is the Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History. Her writings range widely over questions concerning women, gender, marriage, feminism, and citizenship from the eighteenth century to the contemporary United States. Her books include The Bonds of Womanhood: "Woman's Sphere" in New England, 1780-1835 (1977), The Grounding of Modern Feminism (1987), and Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation (2000). Her interests also include the history of sexuality, social movements, political culture, and law. Her current project concerns Americans who came of age in the 1920s and shaped their lives internationally.

  • Marriage on Trial: Historians in Court
  • Revisiting the 1920s Generation
  • The American History of Marriage

Edward Countryman

Southern Methodist University

Edward Countryman won the Bancroft Prize for A People in Revolution: The American Revolution and Political Society in New York, 1760-1790 (1981). He also has written The American Revolution (1985, revised edition in progress), Americans: A Collision of Histories (1996), and, most recently, Enjoy the Same Liberty: African Americans and the Era of the American Revolution (2011). His teaching interest in film studies led to Shane (1999), with Evonne Von Heussen Countryman. He has taught in New Zealand and Britain and is now a University Distinguished Professor in the Clements Department of History at Southern Methodist University.

  • African Americans and the Age of the American Revolution
  • Getting to Know George Washington
  • John Wayne's 1940s and American History
  • Making Sense of Colonial America
  • The First American Civil War

Jefferson Cowie

Vanderbilt University

Called "one of our most commanding interpreters of recent American experience" by The Nation, Jefferson Cowie is the James G. Stahlman Professor at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of The Great Exception: The New Deal and the Limits of American Politics (2016); Stayin' Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class (2010), winner of several "best book" awards, including the Francis Parkman Prize and the OAH Merle Curti Awards; and Capital Moves: RCA's Seventy Year Quest for Cheap Labor (2001), which won the Phillip Taft Labor History Book Award. Cowie's essays and opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Times, the American Prospect, the New Republic, Dissent, and other popular publications. He has also appeared in a variety of media outlets, including C‐SPAN's "Booknotes" and NPR’s "Weekend Edition," as well as documentaries. He is currently working on a short book on the New Deal and a long book on the global history of the wage.

  • A Nation without Class: A Social History of Inequality since the 1970s
  • Individualism and Democracy: Bridging Democratic Theory with Bruce Springsteen
  • Stayin' Alive: Class and Popular Culture in the 1970s
  • The Long Exception: Rethinking the New Deal in American History

Karen L. Cox

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Karen L. Cox is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she teaches courses in American history with a focus on southern history and culture. She is the author of Dixie's Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture (2003), which won the Southern Association for Women Historians' Julia Cherry Spruill Prize, and Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture (2011), and the editor of Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History (2012). She writes about representations of the region and its people in contemporary popular media in the blog Pop South: Reflections on the South in Popular Culture; she has appeared on C-SPAN and Canadian Public Radio; and she has written op-eds for the New York Times. She's currently writing a true crime story set in Depression-era Natchez, Mississippi.

  • Confederate Culture: A Response to Reconstruction
  • Confederate Culture in the Twenty-First-Century South
  • The South in American Popular Culture: From Tin Pan Alley to Reality Television
  • Women and Confederate Memory

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Margaret S. Creighton

Bates College

Margaret Creighton is a professor of history at Bates College. In her work on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, she has reexamined some of America’s best-known narratives and historic sites. She has revisited the story of the deepwater sailing ship, the Civil War battlefield, and, most recently, the baseball field. Her books include Rites and Passages: The Experience of American Whaling (1995) and Dogwatch and Liberty Days: Seafaring in the Nineteenth Century (1982). She is also a coeditor, with Lisa Norling, of Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Atlantic Seafaring (1996). Most recently, her Colors of Courage: Gettysburg’s Forgotten History (2005) considers the legendary battle of Gettysburg from the perspectives of white women civilians, African American civilians, and immigrant soldiers. This book was a runner-up for the Lincoln Prize and named as one of the five best books on Gettysburg by the Wall Street Journal.

  • Gettysburg's Loose Canon: The Shifting Story of the Civil War's Big Battle
  • Gettysburg's Lost Battle: African Americans and the Campaign of 1863
  • The Invisible Battle: Women at Gettysburg, 1863
  • The Red Sox and the Yankees: A Cultural History of a Rivalry

Joseph Crespino

Emory University

Joseph Crespino is an associate professor of history at Emory University. His research focuses on the political and social history of twentieth-century America, particularly southern history and the United States since 1945. He teaches courses on the South since Reconstruction, the long 1960s, politics and ideology in post–World War II America, and the southern civil rights movement. He is the author of Strom Thurmond’s America (2012) and In Search of Another Country: Mississippi and the Conservative Counterrevolution (2007) and is a coeditor of The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism (2010).

  • How the South Became Republican, or a History of Red-State America
  • The 1964 Civil Rights Act: Leadership and Social Movements in Civil Rights Era America
  • The Southern Civil Rights Movement in History and Memory
  • Wrestling with Strom Thurmond: Race, Region, and the Rise of the American Right

Spencer Crew

George Mason University

Spencer Crew has worked at museums as well as universities over the past twenty-five years. Currently the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of American, African American, and Public History at George Mason University, he is the former director of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the former president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. His primary area of research interest is African American history, and he has created exhibitions and written on both the Underground Railroad and the migration of African Americans to the North during and after World War I.

  • African American Migration: The Great Migration, 1915–1940
  • John Brown and the Underground Railroad
  • Seedbed of the Modern Civil Rights Movement: A Prequel Story
  • The Modern Civil Rights Movement
  • The Real Story of the Underground Railroad
  • The Story of Slavery through the Voices of the Formerly Enslaved

Daniel Czitrom

Mount Holyoke College

Daniel Czitrom has taught American cultural and political history at Mount Holyoke College since 1981. His latest book is New York Exposed: The Gilded-Age Police Scandal that Launched the Progressive Era (2016). He is a coauthor, with Bonnie Yochelson, of Rediscovering Jacob Riis: Exposure Journalism and Photography in Turn of the Century New York (2008), and his Media and the American Mind: From Morse to McLuhan (1982) received the American Historical Association's First Book Award and has been translated into Chinese and Spanish. He is also a coauthor of Out of Many: A History of the American People (8th edition, 2015), which was banned from Texas high schools in 2003. Czitrom has appeared as a featured on-camera consultant for numerous documentaries and he was a historical advisor for BBC America's historical drama, "Copper." He is also a member of the Society of American Historians.

  • Banned in Texas: An Historian's Adventure in the Culture Wars
  • Jacob Riis's New York
  • New York Exposed: How A Gilded Age Police Scandal Shocked the Nation and Launched the Progressive Era

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New in 2016-2017Jane E. Dailey *

University of Chicago

Jane E. Dailey is an associate professor of history and law at the University of Chicago, where she teaches and writes on American political and constitutional history with a special emphasis on the South. She is the author of Before Jim Crow: The Politics of Race in Postemancipation Virginia (2000) and a coauthor, with Glenda E. Gilmore and Bryant Simon, of Jumpin' Jim Crow: Southern Politics from Civil War to Civil Rights (2000). Her writing has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and Huffington Post. The recipient of fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Academy in Berlin, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Dailey is currently finishing a book on race, sex, and the civil rights movement from emancipation to the present.

  • The Sexual Politics of Race in World War II America
  • Fighting Hitler and Jim Crow: African Americans and World War II
  • The Theology of White Supremacy
  • God Is on Our Side: The Sanctification of Civil Rights in the United States
  • Is Marriage a Civil Right?
  • Sex and the Civil Rights Movement
  • From Civil Rights to Human Rights in Twentieth-Century America
  • The Age of Jim Crow
  • Teaching History through Fiction: From Absalom! Absalom! to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Pete Daniel

Independent historian

A past president of the OAH and a retired curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Pete Daniel specializes in the history of the twentieth-century South. He has curated exhibits that deal with science, photography, and music, and he is author of Toxic Drift: Pesticides and Health in the Post-World War II South (2005); Lost Revolutions: The South in the 1950s (2000); and most recently, Dispossession: Discrimination Against African American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights (2013). He is also a past president of the Southern Historical Association.

  • African American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights

Roger Daniels

University of Cincinnati

A past president of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era as well as the Immigration History Society, Roger Daniels is the Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Cincinnati. He served as a consultant to the Presidential Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians and is a planning committee member for the immigration museum on Ellis Island. His recent works include Not Like Us: Immigration and Minorities in America, 1890-1924 (1997); an expanded edition of Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life (2002); Guarding the Golden Door: American Immigration Policy and Immigrants (2004); an expanded edition of Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II (2004); The Japanese American Cases: The Rule of Law in Time of War (2013); Franklin D. Roosevelt Vol. 1: Road to the New Deal, 1882-1939 (2015); and Franklin D. Roosevelt Vol. 2: The War Years, 1939-1945 (2016). Shortly after his retirement, Daniels moved to Bellevue, Washington, which reunited three generations of his family. He continues to research, write, consult, and lecture.

  • A Prudent President: Franklin D. Roosevelt and World War II
  • American Immigration
  • American Immigration Policy
  • Incarceration of the Japanese Americans, 1942 to the Present
  • The Asian American Experience

Adrienne D. Davis

Washington University in St. Louis

Adrienne Davis is vice provost and the William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, where she also is the founder and a codirector of the Law, Identity, and Culture Initiative and the director of the Black Sexual Economies Project for the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital. Her scholarship emphasizes the gendered and private law dimensions of American slavery. She also does work on conceptions of justice and reparations, marriage and sexuality, and work/family conflict. She coedited Privilege Revealed: How Invisible Preference Undermines America (1996) and is a former editor of the Journal of Legal Education and Law and History Review as well as a past chair of the law and humanities section of the American Association of Law Schools.

  • African American Legal History
  • Intersections of History and Critical Theory
  • Property
  • Reparations
  • U.S. Slavery (particularly gender and slavery)
  • Women's Legal History

New in 2016-2017Rebecca L. Davis *

University of Delaware

Rebecca L. Davis is an associate professor of history at the University of Delaware with a joint appointment in the women and gender studies department. She is the author of More Perfect Unions: The American Search for Marital Bliss (2010), a history of marriage counseling, social science, religion, and American culture in the twentieth century. She is currently writing a book about religious conversion and American identity politics in the twentieth century and editing a collection of essays on the history of heterosexuality in North America. A past postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, she will be an affiliate fellow there during the 2016–2017 academic year.

  • "These Are a Swinging Bunch of People": Sammy Davis Jr., Judaism, and Ethnic Identity in the 1960s
  • The Conversion, Catholicism, and Anticommunism of Clare Boothe Luce
  • The Modern History of Heterosexuality

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Cornelia H. Dayton

University of Connecticut

Cornelia H. Dayton teaches colonial North American history, gender in the early modern period, and U.S. legal history at the University of Connecticut. She is the author of Women before the Bar: Gender, Law, and Society in Connecticut, 1639-1789 (1995) and a coauthor, with Sharon V. Salinger, of Robert Love's Warnings: Searching for Strangers in Colonial Boston (2014). Winner of the OAH Merle Curti Award, this work is a study of the Massachusetts practice of warning strangers and the lives of hundreds of ordinary people-on-the-move affected by it. Engaged for the past decade in exploring how mental and developmental disorders were understood and treated at the family and local levels prior to 1840, she is also investigating poor relief, almshouses, and the lives of African New Englanders.

  • Autism in History: A Puzzle
  • Coping with Mental Disorders and Learning Disabilities before the Rise of Specialists
  • The Braided Lives of Lucy and Scipio Pernam, African New Englanders
  • Warning Out: How and Why Colonial Boston Regulated Strangers
  • Women before the Bar: Snapshots of Early American Courtrooms

Philip J. Deloria

University of Michigan

Philip Deloria is the Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor of History, American Studies, and Environment at the University of Michigan. He is a past president of the American Studies Association; the author of Indians in Unexpected Places (2004) and Playing Indian (1998); and a coeditor, with Neal Salisbury, of The Blackwell Companion to American Indian History (2001). His research and teaching focus on the cultural and ideological intersections of Indian and non-Indian worlds.

  • American Indians in the American Imagination

Sarah Deutsch

Duke University

Sarah Deutsch is a professor of history at Duke University. Her research focuses on gender, racial, and spatial formations from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. She has published extensively on gender and race relations in the U.S. West, particularly the Southwest, and on the urban northeast. Her most recent book is Women and the City: Gender, Space, and Power in Boston, 1870-1940 (2000), and her most recent article is “Being American in Boley, Oklahoma,” in Beyond Black and White (2004). She is currently at work on a history of the U.S. West from 1898-1942.

  • Dreams of Inclusion: Re-narrating Race and Gender in the History of the U.S. West
  • Power, Place and Identity: Women in Public, 1890-1930
  • Shifting Paradigms and Racing Mexicans in the Age of U.S. Imperialism
  • The Speculator State: The West and Citizenship in the 1920s

New in 2016-2017Tracey Deutsch *

University of Minnesota

Tracey Deutsch is an associate professor of history at the University of Minnesota and a coeditor of the journal Gender and History. She teaches, researches, and writes in the areas of gender and women's history, consumption, critical food studies, and capitalism. She is the author of Building a Housewife's Paradise: Gender, Government, and American Grocery Stores, 1919–1968 (2010), winner of the Association for the Study of Food and Society's book prize. She has also published essays on the uses of women's history and women's labor in contemporary local food discourses. Her current research uses Julia Child's biography to study the emergence of food as a crucial object in middle-class life in the mid-twentieth-century United States. She is also pursuing research on the history of the abstraction of consumer demand in economic thought.

  • Home, Cooking: The Uses of Women's History in Contemporary Food Politics
  • The Julia Child Project: Food in Mid-century American Life
  • On Demand: Rethinking the Modern History of Consumption

William Deverell

University of Southern California

William Deverell is director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West and professor of history at the University of Southern California. He has written widely on the nineteenth- and twentieth-century history of California and the far West. His recent publications include Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of Its Mexican Past (2004) and the coedited volume, Land of Sunshine: An Environmental History of Metropolitan Los Angeles (2004). Deverell is the editor of the Blackwell Companion to the American West (2004) and coeditor of the forthcoming "Blackwell Companion to the History of California" and the "Blackwell Companion to the History of Los Angeles."

  • California History
  • History of Los Angeles
  • The West, the Civil War, and Reconstruction
  • Western Environmental History
  • Western History

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New in 2016-2017Rachel Devlin *

Rutgers University

Rachel Devlin is an associate professor of history at Rutgers University specializing in the cultural politics of girlhood, sexuality, and race in the postwar United States. She is the author of Relative Intimacy: Fathers, Adolescent Daughters, and Postwar American Culture (2005) and the forthcoming "Girls on the Front Line: Gender and the Battle to Desegregate Public Schools in the United States, 1945–1968." She has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University.

  • It Had to Be Done: The Girls and Women Who Desegregated America's Schools
  • "The White Mrs. Brown": Esther Brown and the Jewish Women of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Childhood and Race in America: From Jim Crow to Civil Rights

Bruce J. Dierenfield

Canisius College

Bruce Dierenfield is a professor of American history, the director of the All-College Honors Program, and the former coordinator of the African American Experience program at Canisius College. He has been recognized as a Peter Canisius Distinguished Professor and has received the college's Martin Luther King Jr. Award, its DiGamma Award for exceptional service to the institution, and its Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award. He is the author of the prizewinning The Battle over School Prayer: How Engel v. Vitale Changed America (2007), The Civil Rights Movement (revised edition, 2008, with a 2nd edition in the works), and A History of African-American Leadership (3rd edition, 2012). Dierenfield is currently collaborating with David Gerber on a book about a U.S. Supreme Court case involving hearing disability and separation of church and state. In addition, he is researching a biographical study of the Rev. George W. Lee of Mississippi, the first civil rights martyr, who was assassinated in 1955 for his voter-registration campaign.

  • Enabling Rights: Disability and Religion before the U.S. Supreme Court
  • The Epic School Prayer Case of Engel v. Vitale (1962)
  • "The Most Hated Woman in America": Madalyn Murray O'Hair's Atheist Crusade Against Religion
  • Heroes and Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement
  • New Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement
  • Ten Myths of the Civil Rights Movement
  • An Overview of Church and State in America

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Angela D. Dillard

University of Michigan

Angela D. Dillard is a professor of Afroamerican and African studies and serves as associate dean for undergraduate education for the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan. She writes and speaks on issues of race and politics on both the left and the right sides of the political spectrum. Her books include Faith in the City: Preaching Radical Social Change in Detroit (2007) and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Now? Multicultural Conservatism in America (2001), a critical study of the rise of political conservatism among African Americans, Latinos, women, and homosexuals. She is currently at work on a book-length study of civil rights conservatism and the interconnections of the postwar civil rights movement and the rise of the New Right.

  • Black Power/Black Faith: Rethinking the "De-Christianization" of the Black Freedom Struggle
  • Difficult Subjects: James H. Meredith, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Problem of Monumental History
  • Faith and Leadership in the Northern Civil Rights Movement
  • Faith, Race, and American Politics
  • The Civil Rights Movement and the Rise of Modern Black Conservatism: Rethinking Alliances, Allegiances, and the Complexities of Political Culture
  • What the "New" Black Conservatives Tell Us about Race and Leadership

Hasia Diner

New York University

Hasia Diner is the Paul and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History at New York University, with joint appointment in the department of history and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies. She is also director of the Goldstein Goren Center for American Jewish History. She has built her scholarly career around the study of American Jewish history, American immigration and ethnic history, and the history of American women. She has written about the ways in which American Jews in the early twentieth century reacted to the issue of race and the suffering of African Americans, and the process by which American Jews came to invest deep meaning in New York's Lower East Side. She is the author of We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence After the Holocaust (2009), winner of a National Jewish Book Award and the American Jewish Historical Society's Saul Viener Prize, and Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migration to the New World and the Peddlers Who Led the Way (2015), a global history of Jewish peddling and Jewish migrations. She is a coeditor of 1929: Mapping the Jewish World (2013), winner of a National Jewish Book Award for anthologies. A Guggenheim Fellow, Diner has also written about other immigrant groups and the contours of their migration and settlement, including a study of Irish immigrant women and of Irish, Italian, and east European Jewish foodways. She is an elected member of both the Society of American Historians and the American Academy of Jewish Research, and lectures widely to scholarly and community audiences on a range of topics.

  • A History of, and on, Their Own: Jewish Women in America
  • Fitting Memorials: American Jews Confront the Holocaust, 1945–1962
  • Food and the Making of American Ethnicity
  • Julius Rosenwald: Where African American and American Jewish History Meet
  • The Lower East Side and American Jewry: Bridging History and Memory
  • Wandering Jews: Peddlers and the Discovery of New Worlds

Darren Dochuk

Washington University

Darren Dochuk is an associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame. His research and teaching deal primarily with the United States in the long twentieth century, with emphasis on the intersections of religion, politics, and economics, and the rising influence of the American West and Sunbelt Southwest in national life. His first book, From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism (2011), won the American Historical Association's John H. Dunning Prize and the OAH Ellis W. Hawley Prize. He is also a coeditor of Sunbelt Rising: The Politics of Space, Place, and Region (2011), and Faith in the New Millennium: The Future of Religion and American Politics (2016). His current book project, tentatively titled "Anointed With Oil: God and Black Gold in America's Century," is a study of religion and politics in North America's age of oil, 1890 to the present.

  • A Religious History of Pipeline Politics in Modern America
  • Evangelicalism and the Rise of the Sunbelt
  • Oil-Patch Christianity in California and the Southwest
  • Religion, Energy, and Environment in Twentieth-Century America
  • The Christian Right between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan

New in 2016-2017Erika Doss *

University of Notre Dame

Erika Doss is a professor in the department of American studies at the University of Notre Dame, where she teaches courses in American, modern, and contemporary art and cultural studies. Her wide-ranging interests in American art and visual culture are reflected in the breadth of her publications, which include Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism (1991), Spirit Poles and Flying Pigs: Public Art and Cultural Democracy in American Communities (1995), Elvis Culture: Fans, Faith, and Image (1999), Twentieth-Century American Art (2002), and Memorial Mania: Public Feeling in America (2010). Her recent monographs include The Emotional Life of Contemporary Public Memorials: Towards a Theory of Temporary Memorials (2008). Doss is also the editor of Looking at Life Magazine (2001), a coeditor of the Culture America series for the University Press of Kansas, and a member of the editorial boards of Memory Studies, Public Art Dialogue, and Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art, and Belief. The recipient of several Fulbright awards, Doss has also held fellowships at the Stanford Humanities Center, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Her current research projects are "Spiritual Moderns: Twentieth-Century American Artists and Religion" and "I AM America: Art, Belief, and Ultra-Patriotism during the Great Depression."

  • Lynching Memorials and Sites of Shame: Transforming Violence in American Commemorative Cultures
  • Memorial Mania: Commemoration and Affect in Contemporary America
  • Pictures of Feeling: Norman Rockwell's Affection for America
  • Picturing New Deal America: Visual Art and National Identity, 1933–1945
  • Public Feeling, Public Healing: Contemporary Memorials and the Mediation of Grief

Gregory Evans Dowd

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Gregory Evans Dowd is a professor of history and American culture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His scholarly interests include the history of the North American Indian East during the colonial, revolutionary, and early national periods. A former director of the university's Native American studies program and a former chair of the Department of American Culture, he is the author of several books, including, most recently, Groundless: Rumors, Legends, and Hoaxes on the Early American Frontier (2015).

  • Did Tecumseh Stamp his Foot? Earthquakes and Legend in the South
  • Fama and the Founding Father: Rumors in the Seven Years' War
  • Smallpox on the Tongue: Rumors and Disease on the Early American Frontiers
  • Thinking Outside the Circle: Tecumseh's 1811 Mission

Gregory Downs

University of California, Davis

Gregory Downs is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Davis. A specialist in post–Civil War history, he is the author most recently of After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War (2015), which considers the use of the U.S. Army in occupying the South to create new forms of freedom, and a companion website Mapping Occupation, created with Scott Nesbit. Downs is also the author of Declarations of Dependence: The Long Reconstruction of Popular Politics in the South, 1861-1908 (2011) and has written on the interaction between the U.S. Civil War and the Mexican wars of the 1860s. He is a coeditor, with Kate Masur, of The World the Civil War Made (2015), and is currently working a book on the American Civil War in a period of global revolution. Also a prizewinning fiction writer, he is the author of the short-story collection Spit Baths (2006).

  • Remembering Reconstruction
  • The Civil War after Appomattox
  • Force, Freedom, and the End of Slavery
  • Reconstruction: The Second American Revolution
  • Custer's Second-to-Last-Stand

James Downs

Connecticut College

James Downs is an associate professor of history at Connecticut College and the author of Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation (2016), a history of gay life in the 1970s, and Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction (2012), which examines the unexpected medical consequences of emancipation. His research uncovered a smallpox epidemic which raged from 1862 to 1870 as well as the history of the Freedmen's Hospitals, the first system of federal health care. His research interests include Civil War and Reconstruction; slavery and emancipation; medicine and public health; and gender and sexuality. Downs blogs for the Huffington Post and his articles have also appeared in the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Lancet, among other publications. He is currently working on a history of epidemiology with a focus on the nineteenth-century international cholera epidemics.

  • Black Refugee Camps and Native American Reservations: An Untold Story of Reconstruction
  • Dying to Be Free: The Smallpox Epidemic during the Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Not without My Daughter: The Postwar Underground World of Harriet and Louisa Jacobs
  • The Horror Upstairs: A Massacre of Gay Men in New Orleans, 1973
  • Without a Trace: Same-Sex Sexual Violence on Slave Plantations in the United States, 1607-1861

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Don H. Doyle

University of South Carolina

Don H. Doyle is the McCausland Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. His latest book, The Cause of All Nations: An International History of America's Civil War (2014), moves beyond the familiar narrative of Civil War battlefields and home front to view the conflict from abroad. He is also the author of Nations Divided: America, Italy, and the Southern Question (2002) and Faulkner's County: The Historical Roots of Yoknapatawpha (2000), and the editor of Nationalism in the New World (2006) and Secession as an International Phenomenon (2010).

  • America's International Civil War
  • Faulkner and Southern History
  • Foreign Interpretations of Lincoln and the American Civil War
  • Garibaldi's Question
  • Secession as an International Phenomenon
  • Viva Lincoln: An International History of the Reconstruction Era

Thomas Dublin

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Distinguished Professor of History at the State University of New York at Binghamton, Thomas Dublin is a U.S. social historian with an interest in gender, race and ethnicity, and class in the working-class experience. His research has focused on both the industrial revolution in nineteenth-century New England and deindustrialization in the Middle Atlantic region in the twentieth century. He has been been publishing online for nearly two decades and has pioneered online research and teaching applications, creating an online document archive, Women and Social Movements, International—1840 to Present and coediting Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, a major online resource in U.S. women's history. He is currently working to apply digital humanities techniques to these projects.

  • Gender and Industrial Decline in the Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania
  • Lobbying for Woman Suffrage: A Crowdsourcing Project
  • The Anthracite Miners' New Deal: The Thirties
  • The World Wide Web in Research and Teaching: Revolutionary Possibilities
  • Women and Early Industrialization: The Lowell Example
  • Women and Social Movements, International: A Transnational Digital Archive

Mary L. Dudziak

Emory University

Mary L. Dudziak is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University, where she also directs the Project on War and Security in Law, Culture, and Society. She is vice president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. In 2015 she was the Kluge Chair in American Law and Government at the Library of Congress. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Study, among others. Dudziak is the author of War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences (2012), Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey (2008), and Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy (2nd edition, 2012). She has also edited September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment? (2003) and coedited Legal Borderlands: Law and the Construction of American Borders (2006). She is writing about war, war powers, and political accountability in twentieth-century U.S. history.

  • A Bullet in the Chamber: The Politics of Catastrophe and the Declaration of World War I
  • Wartime as a Concept in History

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Lynn Dumenil

Occidental College

Lynn Dumenil is the Robert Glass Cleland Professor Emerita of American History at Occidental College. She specializes in U.S. cultural and social history since the Civil War. Dumenil is the author of The Modern Temper: American Culture and Society in the 1920s (1995) and Freemasonry and American Culture, 1880–1930 (1984); and a coauthor of Through Women's Eyes: An American History. Her new book, "The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I," will be available in spring 2017.

  • Freemasonry and American Culture, 1880–1930
  • Multicultural Approaches to U.S. History: Ethnic Conflict in the 1920s
  • Rethinking the "Feminine Mystique": American Women in the 1950s
  • The "New Woman" in the 1920s
  • Women, World War I, and the Emergence of Modern America
  • World War I, Voluntarism, and Citizenship

Erica Armstrong Dunbar

University of Delaware

Erica Armstrong Dunbar focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century African American women's history. Her first book, A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City (2008), was the first book to chronicle the lives of African American women in the North during the early years of the Republic and the years leading to the Civil War. A Philadelphia native, she is the Blue and Gold Professor of Black Studies and History at the University of Delaware, and she also directs the program in African American history at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Her book, "Never Caught: Ona Judge, the Washingtons, and the Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave," will be published in early 2017.

  • African American Women's History
  • African Americans in Philadelphia
  • Never Caught: Ona Judge, the Washingtons, and the Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave
  • Slavery and Freedom in the North

Kathleen DuVal

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kathleen DuVal teaches early American history and American Indian history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research and writing focus on cross-cultural relations in North America. She is the author of The Native Ground: Indians and Colonists in the Heart of the Continent (2006) and Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution (2015), which considers the revolution from the perspectives of multiple empires and Indian nations along the Gulf Coast and in the Mississippi valley. She is also a coeditor of Interpreting a Continent: Voices from Colonial America (2009), a collection of primary sources that shows the diversity of colonial America.

  • American Indians Respond to the Louisiana Purchase
  • Coronado, El Turco, and the Seven Cities of Gold
  • Independence Lost: The Gulf Coast in the American Revolution
  • Indian Intermarriage in Colonial Louisiana
  • Spanish Ambitions and the American Revolution

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Jonathan Earle

Louisiana State University

Jonathan Earle is the Roger Hadfield Ogden Dean of the Honors College at Louisiana State University and the author of the Routledge Atlas of African American History (2000); Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil (2004), which won the Byron Caldwell Smith Award and the Best First Book Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic; John Brown's Raid: A Brief History with Documents (2008); and a forthcoming book on the presidential election of 1860. He is also the editor of Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border (2013) and a coeditor, with Sean Wilentz, of Major Problems in the Early Republic (2007).

  • Electing Abraham Lincoln: The Revolution of 1860
  • John Brown, Bleeding Kansas, and the Making of an Irrepressible Conflict

Carolyn Eastman

Virginia Commonwealth University

Carolyn Eastman is an associate professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research examines how men and women engaged with publications, oratory, and visual imagery during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and how those popular media affected their perceptions of self and community as well as the larger political culture. She is the author of the prizewinning A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution (2009). Her current research has focused on two book-length projects. The first unfolds the strange career of an eccentric, drug-addicted, riveting orator in the early nineteenth century. The second asks how ideas about travel—elaborated in popular, richly illustrated volumes—cultivated new ways of seeing strangers and considering the self during the eighteenth century.

  • Her Dangerous Voice: Gender Trouble and Public Outrage in American Women’s History
  • A Nation of Speechifiers: Why (and How) We Should Listen to the Spoken Words of the American Past
  • Fight like a Man: The Antebellum American Peace Movement and Its New Masculinities
  • The Indian Censures the White Man: Americans’ Preoccupation with Indian Eloquence
  • Beware the Abandoned Woman: European Travelers, Native Women, and Interracial Families in Early Atlantic Travelogues

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Michael H. Ebner

Lake Forest College

Michael H. Ebner is the James D. Vail III Professor of History Emeritus at Lake Forest College, where he taught from 1974 to 2007. He is best known as the author of the prizewinning Creating Chicago's North Shore: A Suburban History (1988). He has taught in the U.S. Department of Education's Teaching American History initiative in Florida, Minnesota, Illinois, and Virginia and also served as project director of Creating a Geographically Extended Class at Lake Forest College, underwritten by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Ebner is the recipient of awards—as a mentor, as a teacher, and for public service—from the American Historical Association, the Chicago Tribune, the City College of New York, and Lake Forest College, and is a life trustee at the Chicago History Museum. He is currently completing a book entitled “Metropolitan Revisions: Storylines from American History.”

  • A Life of Learning in the Classroom
  • Baseball as History/History as Baseball
  • Heterolocal America: New Immigrants Revising our Metropolitan Regions
  • How the Automobile Transformed the American Metropolis
  • Metropolitan Revisions: Storylines from Twentieth-Century America
  • Teaching American History: What Happens when Professors and Secondary School Educators Converge?

Laura F. Edwards

Duke University

Laura Edwards is the Peabody Family Professor of History at Duke University, where she teaches courses on women, gender, and law. Her research focuses on the same issues, with a particular emphasis on the nineteenth-century U.S. South. She is the author of Gendered Strife and Confusion: The Political Culture of Reconstruction (1997); Scarlett Doesn't Live Here Anymore: Southern Women in the Civil War Era (2000); The People and Their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary U.S. South (2009) which won the American Historical Association's Littleton-Griswold Award and the Southern Historical Association's Charles S. Sydnor Award; and A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights (2015).

  • Law and Legal Culture in the Antebellum South
  • Law and the Civil War
  • Looking at Nation-Building through Local Eyes: Rethinking Law in the Reconstruction-Era United States
  • Slaves and Law in the Antebellum South
  • The Reconstruction of Rights: The Fourteenth Amendment and Popular Conceptions of Governance
  • Women in the Civil War South
  • Women, Rights, and Citizenship

David C. Engerman

Brandeis University

David C. Engerman teaches American intellectual and international history at Brandeis University. He is the author of two books on American ideas about Russia: the prizewinning Modernization from the Other Shore: American Intellectuals and the Romance of Russian Development (2003) and Know Your Enemy: The Rise and Fall of America’s Soviet Experts (2009). He has edited two volumes on modernization and development programs in the Third World, related to his current research on American and Soviet aid to India during the Cold War.

  • Decolonization and the Cold War
  • Echoes of the Cold War in Twenty-First Century America
  • The Cold War as a Global Conflict
  • The Radical 1950s: Seeds of the Sixties in the Conformist Fifties
  • Universities and the Cold War
  • Development as History

Stephen D. Engle

Florida Atlantic University

Stephen D. Engle is a professor of history, and the director of the Alan B. Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency, at Florida Atlantic University. A former Fulbright Scholar and a recent lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution's Associates Program, he is the author of several books, including the forthcoming "Gathering to Save a Nation: War Governors, Lincoln, and the Politics of Necessity."

  • All the President's Statesmen: Abraham Lincoln, Union Governors, and the Negotiation of Power in the Civil War
  • Dating Reconstruction from 1861: How the Beginnings of the Civil War Influenced the Postwar Struggle for Peace
  • German Ethnic Identity in the American Civil War
  • Struggle for the Heartland: The Civil War in the West Revisited
  • Three Kinds of History: Teaching An Unpredictable Past

Nan Enstad

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nan Enstad is a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches courses in gender history, cultural history, and transnational methods. She is the author of Ladies of Labor, Girls of Adventure: Working Women, Popular Culture, and Labor Politics at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (1999) and is writing a book tentatively entitled “The Jim Crow Cigarette: Following Tobacco Road from North Carolina to China and Back.” Her work presents a cultural history of the corporation as a defining but, until recently, largely naturalized aspect of American life.

  • A Biography of Corporate Personhood and the Wisconsin Uprising of 2011
  • American Dreamers and Global Cigarettes: Seeing the Corporation as an Art Form, 1890-1940
  • Jazz Incorporations: How Cigarette Companies Became Instrumental in Global Jazz Cultures
  • The Global Uses of Southern Identity: Race and Modernity in the United States and China
  • The Modern Girl Smokes Cigarettes: Colonial Modernity in the U.S. South and China

Glenn T. Eskew

Georgia State University

Glenn T. Eskew has an abiding interest in southern history having taught the subject at Georgia State University since 1993. He has published a variety of essays and books focusing on race relations since the Civil War. His But For Birmingham: The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle (1997) received the Francis Butler Simkins Prize of the Southern Historical Association and Longwood College for the best book in southern history by a new author. He is currently editing Savannah lyricist Johnny Mercer’s unpublished autobiography and studying civil rights monuments and institutions in the Deep South. Eskew serves on a number of national, regional, state, and local boards, and promotes historic preservation by working to restore nineteenth-century structures and landscapes in the state.

  • Civil Rights Memorials
  • The Life and Career of Johnny Mercer

Todd Estes

Oakland University

Todd Estes is an associate professor and chair of the history department at Oakland University. His research concentrates on early U.S. political history and political culture, and he is the author of The Jay Treaty Debate, Public Opinion, and the Evolution of Early American Political Culture (2006). He is currently researching a book on the ratification debate, tentatively entitled "The Campaign for the Constitution: Political Culture and the Ratification Contest." He has won a couple of teaching prizes, including the Oakland University Teaching Excellence Award.

  • "Huggermuggered and Suppressed": Hardball Politics and the Ratification of the Constitution
  • From Celebrated Hero to Dangerous Outcast: Thomas Paine's Journey and the Course of Early American Democracy
  • How Politics Worked 200 Years Ago and How It Compares to Politics Today
  • James Madison and the Constitution: A Case of Reluctant Paternity?
  • The Jay Treaty Debate and the Evolving Culture of Politics in the Early Republic
  • Why The Federalist Papers Are Overrated: Putting an American Classic Back into Historical Context

Nicole Eustace

New York University

Nicole Eustace is a professor of history at New York University, where she has leadership roles in both the history of women and gender program and the Atlantic history workshop. A historian of the early modern Atlantic and the early United States, she specializes in the history of emotion. She is the author of Passion Is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution (2008) and 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism (2012), and a coeditor of the forthcoming "Warring for America, 1803—1818."

  • Emotion and Encounter: Early Atlantic Accounts
  • Passion and Political Economy: Romantic Arguments for Early American Settler Colonialism
  • Emotion, Patriotism, and Print in the War of 1812
  • A Passion for Liberty: Emotional Rhetoric and the American Revolution

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Ann Fabian

Rutgers University

Ann Fabian is a Distinguished Professor of history at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She is the author of Card Sharps, Dream Books, and Bucket Shops: Gambling in 19th-Century America (1990); The Unvarnished Truth: Personal Narratives in Nineteenth-Century America (2000); and The Skull Collectors: Race, Science, and America's Unburied Dead (2010). She has published essays on the "Kennewick Man," Hurricane Katrina, ruined banks, and images of everyday life from the 1930s. She is coediting a volume of essays with Mia Bay on race and retail in the contemporary United States and is also working on a book on the history of natural history.

  • Race, Science, and Human Remains
  • Collecting Frogs and Toads: Tales from the Archives of the American Museum of Natural History
  • Amos Eaton's Clouds: Naturalists in the Early American Republic

Alice Fahs

University of California, Irvine

Alice Fahs is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Irvine. The author of The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and the South, 1861-1865 (2000), she is interested in a broad view of American cultural history, including popular culture, print culture, and the market as well as more traditional subjects of intellectual inquiry. Most recently, she published an edition of Hospital Sketches (2003), Louisa May Alcott’s classic account of her nursing experiences during the Civil War, and a study of late-nineteenth-century American society and culture entitled Out on Assignment: Newspaper Women and the Making of Modern Public Space (2011).

  • Newspaper Women and the Making of the Modern, 1885-1910
  • The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature and the Meanings of the Nation, 1861-1865
  • Women and the Civil War

Candace Falk

Emma Goldman Papers, University of California, Berkeley

Candace Falk is a Guggenheim Fellow and the founding director of the Emma Goldman Papers research project as the University of California, Berkeley. Her interest in feminism and antiwar activities led to her research on Goldman. The author of Love, Anarchy, and Emma Goldman (1984), she is editing a four-volume collection of Goldman’s papers, Emma Goldman: A Documentary History of the American Years, which includes Made for America, 1890–1901 (2003, revised edition, 2008), Making Speech Free, 1902–1909 (2004, revised edition, 2008), and Light and Shadows, 1910–1916 (2012).

  • "How Powerful is the Ideal, Sweeping across Space and Time": Emma Goldman and Anarchist Precedents to the Global Occupy Movements
  • Deported But Not Defeated: Emma Goldman during World War I
  • Nearer My Subject to Thee: Reflections of a Biographer, Historian, and Documentary Editor
  • Passion, Politics, and Free Expression: The Legacy of Emma Goldman
  • Redefining Patriotism: Immigrant Radicalism (1890-1919)
  • To Dream of Becoming a Judith: The Jewish Roots of Emma Goldman's Anarchism
  • Undocumented Workers: Hidden Histories of Labor Radicalism from America's Turbulent Past

John Fea

Messiah College

John Fea is a professor of history and chair of the history department at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. A scholar of early American history and American religious history, he is the author of several books, most notably Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction (2011), which was one of three finalists for the George Washington Book Prize. He is also the author of the award-winning The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America (2009). His most recent book is Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past (2013). His work has appeared in publications as wide-ranging as the Journal of American History and the Washington Post. He lectures at colleges and universities, historical societies, and religious organizations and blogs daily at www.philipvickersfithian.com.

  • Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?
  • Philip Vickers Fithian: Coming of Age in the American Enlightenment
  • Land of Light and Liberty: The Presbyterian Rebellion of 1776
  • The Greenwich Tea Burning: History and Memory in an American Town
  • How to Be a Public Scholar

New in 2016-2017Crystal N. Feimster *

Yale University

A native of North Carolina, Crystal N. Feimster is an associate professor in the African American studies department, the American studies program, and the history department at Yale University, where she teaches a range of courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American history, women's history, and southern history. She has also taught at Boston College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Princeton University. Her publications include "A New Generation of Women Historians," in Voices of Women Historians: The Personal, the Political, the Professional (1999), edited by Nuper Chaudhuri and Eileen Boris; "Not So Ivory: African American Women Historians Creating Academic Communities," in Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower (2008), edited by Deborah Gray White; "General Benjamin Butler and the Threat of Sexual Violence during the American Civil War," Daedalus (Spring 2009); "'What If I Am a Woman?': Black Women’s Campaigns for Sexual Justice and Citizenship," in The World the Civil War Made (2015), edited by Gregory P. Downs and Kate Masur; and "Ida B. Wells: Radical Feminist," in the forthcoming Fifty-One Key Feminist Thinkers, edited by Lori J. Marso. Her book Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching (2009) examines the roles of both black and white women in the politics of racial and sexual violence in the American South. She is currently working on two book projects: "Sexual Warfare: Rape and the American Civil War" and "Mutiny at Fort Jackson: A Case Study of Wartime Freedom."

  • "Beauty and Booty": The Language of Sexual Violence during the American Civil War
  • "How are the Daughters of Eve Punished?": Rape during the American Civil War
  • "Southern Horrors": Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching in the American South
  • Mutiny at Fort Jackson: A Case Study of Wartime Freedom, 1863–1864
  • The Impact of Racial and Sexual Politics on Women's History
  • The Sexual and Racial Politics of Reconstruction

New in 2016-2017Ruth Feldstein *

Rutgers University–Newark

Ruth Feldstein is a professor of history and American studies at Rutgers University–Newark, where she teaches courses in U.S. cultural history and the history of popular culture, African American history, and women's and gender history. She is the author of Motherhood in Black and White: Race and Sex in American Liberalism, 1930–1965 (2000), and How It Feels to Be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement (2013), which won the Benjamin Hooks National Book Award and the International Association for Media History's Michael Nelson Prize. She is currently an associate producer of "How It Feels to Be Free," a forthcoming documentary film series directed by Yoruba Richen and based on her book.

  • How It Feels to Be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement
  • Rethinking Nina Simone as an Icon in an Age of Black Lives Matter Activism
  • Women and the Civil Rights Movement: A History of Feminism in Black Freedom Struggles
  • "I Wanted the Whole World to See": Mamie Till Mobley, Mourning Mothers, and Black Freedom Struggles

Daniel Feller

University of Tennessee

Daniel Feller is a Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, a professor of history, and the editor and director of the Papers of Andrew Jackson at the University of Tennessee. His books include The Public Lands in Jacksonian Politics (1984), The Jacksonian Promise: America, 1815-1840 (1995), and an annotated abridgement of Harriet Martineau's Retrospect of Western Travel (2000). He was the lead scholar for the pbs biography "Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency" and has been featured on television series "History Detectives," "Ten Things You Don't Know About," and "Who Do You Think You Are?" Since 2004 Feller and his team have published four volumes of the Jackson Papers, covering the presidential years 1829 through 1832.

  • Andrew Jackson, Indian Removal, and the Trail of Tears
  • Democratic Science: The Politics of Knowledge in Jacksonian America
  • Passion, Prejudice, and Policy: Andrew Jackson in the White House
  • Secession, Slavery, and the Causes of the Civil War
  • The People's Will Denied? Backroom Politics and the Election of 1824
  • The Presidency of Andrew Jackson: New Light from His Papers

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John Ferling

University of West Georgia

John Ferling, professor emeritus at the University of West Georgia, has written biographies of George Washington, John Adams, and the Loyalist Joseph Galloway. He has also written extensively on the political and military histories of the American Revolution and the early republic, including the award-winning Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence (2007). His most recent book, Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War that Won It (2015), won the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award for the best book on the revolutionary period and it was recognized by Kirkus as one of the six best nonfiction books of the year.

  • How in the World Did America Win the Revolutionary War?
  • The Struggle to Declare American Independence
  • Thomas Paine: America's Other Founding Father
  • Jefferson and Hamilton: Their Great Rivalry

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Sharla Fett

Occidental College

Sharla Fett is an associate professor and the chair of the history department at Occidental College. She teaches courses on early U.S. and Atlantic World slavery as well as race, gender, and health. Her first book, Working Cures: Healing, Health, and Power on Southern Slave Plantations (2002), received the OAH James A. Rawley Prize, the Southern Association for Women Historians’ Willie Lee Rose and Julia Cherry Spruill Prizes, and the Southern Historical Association’s Frank L. and Harriet Owsley Prize. Currently, she is working on a book tentatively entitled "Double Crossings: Liberated Africans and the Racial Politics of U.S. Slavery Suppression in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World."

  • "You Just Had to Depend on Yourself": Self-Reliance and the Healing Work of Enslaved Women
  • Community, Calling, and Consciousness: Southern Black Midwifery and the Politics of Health
  • From the Amistad to the Wildfire: Northern Black Activists Confront the Illegal Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • The First Battle of Fort Sumter: Liberated Africans in 1850s Proslavery South Carolina
  • Social Death and Social Life in Recaptive African Forced Migrations

Mark Fiege

Montana State University

Mark Fiege is the Wallace Stegner Chair in Western American Studies at Montana State University and the author of The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States (2012) and Irrigated Eden: The Making of an Agricultural Landscape in the American West (1999), which received the Forest History Society's Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Book Award. His article "The Weedy West," published in the Western Historical Quarterly (2005), won several honors, including the American Society for Environmental History's Alice Hamilton Prize. Prior to moving to Montana State, he was a founding member of the Public Lands History Center at Colorado State University and a participant in its Parks as Portals to Learning, a research and learning program based on environmental history that brings together faculty, students, and resource managers at Rocky Mountain National Park. His current research includes a book on conservation in the national parks.

  • Land of Lincoln: Environmental History and the Sixteenth President
  • The Republic of Nature: American History as Environmental History
  • Elegant Conservation: Management in a Time of Unprecedented Uncertainty
  • Environmental History and the National Parks

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Barbara J. Fields

Columbia University

Barbara J. Fields is a professor of history at Columbia University where she has taught since 1987. Her research and teaching focus on nineteenth-century American southern and social history; the Civil War and Reconstruction; comparative history of emancipation; comparative social history of agriculture; comparative history of transitions to capitalism; slavery; and the art of interpretive writing. She is the author of Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground: Maryland during the Nineteenth Century (1985) and a coauthor of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867, series 1, volume 1, The Destruction of Slavery (1985); Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil War (1992); and Slaves No More: Three Essays on Emancipation and the Civil War (1992), among other books. Her most recent book, written with her sister, the sociologist Karen E. Fields, is Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life (2012). She is currently at work on "Humane Letters: Writing in English about Human Affairs" and "Teach about the South." She is a past president of the Southern Historical Association; her presidential address, "Dysplacement and Southern History," appeared in the Journal of Southern History in February 2016.

  • Racecraft and History
  • War, Politics, and Slavery
  • Was Emancipation a War Crime?
  • Who Cared about States' Rights?

Jill Fields

California State University, Fresno

Jill Fields is a professor of history and the founding coordinator of the Jewish studies certificate program at California State University, Fresno, where she teaches U.S. women's, social, and cultural history. She is the author of An Intimate Affair: Women, Lingerie, and Sexuality (2007), which won the Western Association of Women Historians' Keller-Sierra Book Prize, and the editor of Entering the Picture: Judy Chicago, the Fresno Feminist Art Program, and the Collective Visions of Women Artists (2012). Fields is currently writing "Fashion in World History" for the supplemental textbook series, Themes in World History, and developing a book-length project in the field of gender and Jewish cultural studies. Her recent article, "Was Peggy Guggenheim Jewish?: Art Collecting and Representations of Jewish Identity in and out of Postwar Venice," was published in Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies & Gender Issues (Fall 5774/2013). Fields is also working with community activists to preserve Fresno's historic Fulton Mall. Designed in 1964 by renowned modernist landscape architect Garret Eckbo and further enhanced by mosaics, fountains, and statues, the mall is one of few parks in downtown Fresno.

  • Judy Chicago, the Fresno Feminist Art Program, and the Collective Visions of Women Artists
  • Peggy Guggenheim, Jewish Identity, and Modern Art in Postwar Venice
  • The Business of Fashion in Hollywood Films

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Paul Finkelman

University of Saskatchewan

Paul Finkelman is the Ariel F. Sallows Visiting Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Saskatchewan's College of Law during 2016. He has published more than twenty-five books, more than one hundred and fifty articles, and numerous op-eds on the law of American slavery, the First Amendment, American race relations, American legal history, the U.S. Constitution, freedom of religion, and baseball and the law. Briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court have cited his work on religion and legal history as well as on the history of the second amendment. He was the chief expert witness in the Alabama Ten Commandments monument case. He was also an expert witness in the lawsuit over the ownership of Barry Bonds’ 73rd homerun. In 2009, he helped secure a posthumous pardon for the Griffin Brothers, two African American men wrongly executed in South Carolina in 1915. He most recently published a biography of Millard Fillmore in the "American Presidents" series edited by Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and Sean Wilentz and Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson (3rd edition, 2014).

  • "A Well Regulated Militia": The Original Meaning of the Second Amendment
  • Abraham Lincoln: Lawyer as Great Emancipator
  • Baseball and the Rule of Law
  • Civil Liberties in Wartime: Lessons from Lincoln
  • Reconstruction and American Citizenship
  • Reconstruction: The First Civil Rights Revolution
  • Ten Commandment Monuments in the Public Square: Separation of Church and State in Historical and Modern Perspectives
  • The Civil War as a Constitutional Crisis
  • The Reconstruction Amendments Then and Now
  • The Tragedy of Andrew Johnson's Impeachment
  • Thomas Jefferson, the American Founders, and the Problem of Slavery in a "Free" Republic
  • Ulysses S. Grant: Hero in War, Hero in Peace, and Hero in Civil Rights
  • Understanding Our Proslavery Constitution
  • Understanding the Underground Railroad: Why We Love Antebellum Law Breakers
  • Was John Brown America's First Terrorist?
  • What Really Caused the Civil War?

Deborah K. Fitzgerald

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Deborah K. Fitzgerald is a professor of the history of technology in the program in science, technology, and society at MIT. A leading historian of American agriculture, she is the author of Every Farm a Factory: The Industrial Ideal in American Agriculture (2003), which won the Theodore Saloutos Prize, and The Business of Breeding: Hybrid Corn in Illinois, 1890-1940 (1990). She is currently working on a book that examines the role of World War II in fundamentally reshaping the food industry and the nature of global food chains. A past president of the Agricultural History Society, she is also active in the Society for the History of Technology and the Environmental History Society.

  • Convenience and the Food Industry in World War II
  • Industrializing Everything: Agriculture in Twentieth-Century America

Ellen Fitzpatrick

University of New Hampshire

Ellen Fitzpatrick is a professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, where she received the Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Public Service. She is the author or the editor of several books including The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women's Quest for the American Presidency (2016), New York Times bestseller Letters to Jackie: Condolences from a Grieving Nation (2010), History's Memory: Writing America's Past, 1880–1980 (2002), Endless Crusade: Women Social Scientists and Progressive Reform (1990), and a textbook, coauthored with Alan Brinkley, America in Modern Times (1996).

  • The Kennedy Assassination: Reflections Fifty Years Later
  • The Kennedy Presidency in Historical Perspective
  • What Americans Saw in John F. Kennedy

Donald L. Fixico

Arizona State University

Donald L. Fixico (Shawnee, Sac and Fox, Creek, and Seminole) from Oklahoma is Distinguished Foundation Professor of History at Arizona State University. A former Newberry Fellow and Ford Fellow, he is the author and editor of more than a dozen books, including Indian Resilience and Rebuilding: Indigenous Nations in the Modern American West (2013), Call for Change: The Medicine Way of American Indian History, Ethos, and Reality (2013), American Indians in a Modern World (2008), Daily Life of Native Americans in the Twentieth Century (2007), The American Indian Mind in a Linear World: American Indian Studies and Traditional Knowledge (2003), The Urban Indian Experience in America (2000), The Invasion of Indian Country in the Twentieth Century: Tribal Natural Resources and American Capitalism (1998), and Termination and Relocation: Federal Indian Policy, 1945-1960 (1986). He is also the editor of the three-volume Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty (2007) and Rethinking American Indian History (1997). He has lectured throughout the United States and internationally in Japan, China, Finland, England, Germany, Canada, and the Netherlands.

  • American Indian Oral Tradition: Myths, Legends, and Native Reality
  • Rebuilding Indian Nations from the Twentieth Century to the Present
  • Gaming in Indian Country
  • Native Americans, Natural Resources, and the Environment
  • The American Indian Mind in a Linear World
  • The Modern Indian from Relocation to Cities

Michael W. Flamm

Ohio Wesleyan University

Michael W. Flamm has taught modern U.S. history at Ohio Wesleyan University since 1998. He is the author of In the Heat of the Summer: The New York Riots of the 1964 and the War on Crime (2016), Law and Order: Street Crime, Civil Unrest, and the Crisis of Liberalism in the 1960s (2005) and a coauthor of Debating the 1960s (2007), Debating the Reagan Presidency (2009), and the Chicago Handbook for Teachers (2011). He has won several teaching awards and has served as a Fulbright scholar and senior specialist in Argentina.

  • The 1960s: Controversies and Legacies
  • The New Right in Historical Perspective
  • The Reagan Presidency: Controversies and Legacies

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Neil Foley

Southern Methodist University

Neil Foley holds the Robert and Nancy Dedman Chair in American History at Southern Methodist University where he teaches twentieth-century U.S. history, immigration (particularly from Mexico), race and ethnicity in the American West, Latino history, and comparative civil rights politics. He has lectured widely in Europe, the United States, and Latin America, and has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, Fulbright Scholar Program (Berlin and Mexico City), Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Ford Foundation. He is the author of Quest for Equality: The Failed Promise of Black-Brown Solidarity (2010), Latino USA: Mexicans in the Making of America (2014), and The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas (1997), which won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award as well as awards from the Southern Historical Association, American Historical Association, and Western Historical Association, and the Gustavus Meyers Outstanding Book Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America.

  • Hispanic Immigration and the Changing Face of America
  • Latino Civil Rights in Post-World War II America
  • Brown vs. Black: The Future of African American and Latino Relations

Lacy K. Ford

University of South Carolina

Lacy K. Ford is senior vice provost and a professor of history at the University of South Carolina, where he teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century southern and U.S. history. His most recent book, Deliver Us From Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South (2009), and his 2008 Journal of American History article, "Reconfiguring the Old South: Solving the Problem of Slavery, 1787-1838," (featured on the 'Teaching the JAH' web project), focus on the emergence of a distinct paternalist ideology in the Old South and its evolving influence on white southern society. Ford also maintains a research focus on the economy of the modern South.

  • The Meaning of the American Civil War for the Twenty-First Century
  • Paternalism after Its Triumph: The White Mission to the Slaves in Late Antebellum Charleston
  • The Crisis in Economic Development Policy in the Twenty-First Century South: South Carolina as a Test Case
  • The Impact of Globalization on Economic Development in the Modern South
  • The Paternalist Insurgency in the Old South, 1800-1840
  • The Slavery Question in the Old South: Evolving White Attitudes, 1787-1840

Catherine Forslund

Rockford University

Catherine Forslund is Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, a professor of history, and the chair of the history department at Rockford University, where she teaches U. S., Latin American, and Asian history and has worked extensively with local Teaching American History grant programs. Her publications include works in diplomatic and women's history such as We Are a College at War: Women Working for Victory in World War II (2010), Anna Chennault: Informal Diplomacy and Asian Relations (2002), and "Worth a Thousand Words: Editorial Cartoons of the Korean War" in the Journal of Conflict Studies (vol. 22, 2002). She contributed a chapter on Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt to A Companion to First Ladies (2016), part of the Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History series. Her research interests include Vietnam War–era and other editorial cartoons.

  • The Rise of the Modern First Lady: Edith Kermit Roosevelt, a Victorian Modern in the White House
  • We Are a College at War: American Women in World War II
  • Woman of Two Worlds: Anna Chennault, Informal Diplomacy, and U.S.-Asian Relations

Thomas A. Foster

DePaul University

Thomas A. Foster is the author of Sex and the Founding Fathers: The American Quest for a Relatable Past (2014) and Sex and the Eighteenth-Century Man: Massachusetts and the History of Sexuality in America (2006). He is the editor of Women in Early America (2015); Documenting Intimate Matters: Primary Sources for a History of Sexuality in America (2012); New Men: Manliness in Early America (2011); and Long Before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America (2007).

  • Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Enslaved Men
  • Sexuality and Gender in Early America
  • Public Memory of the Private Lives of the Founding Fathers
  • Early American LGBTQ History

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Richard Wightman Fox

University of Southern California

Richard Wightman Fox is a professor of history at the University of Southern California, where he has taught since 2000. Prior to joining the faculty there, he taught at Yale University, Reed College, and Boston University. A recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Fox is the author of Lincoln’s Body: A Cultural History (2015); Jesus in America: Personal Savior, Cultural Hero, National Obsession (2004); Trials of Intimacy: Love and Loss in the Beecher-Tilton Scandal (1999); Reinhold Niebuhr: A Biography (1985); and So Far Disordered in Mind: Insanity in California, 1870–1930 (1979). He has also coedited four volumes: with Jackson Lears, The Culture of Consumption in America: Critical Essays in American History, 1880–1980 (1983) and The Power of Culture: Critical Essays in American History (1993); with James Kloppenberg, A Companion to American Thought (1995); and with Robert Westbrook, In Face of the Facts: Moral Inquiry in American Scholarship (1998). In 2015, he was elected to membership in the Society of American Historians.

  • Lincoln's Republicanism as a Way of Life

New in 2016-2017Miriam Frank *

New York University

Miriam Frank started her professional life in Detroit as a founder of women’s studies at the community college level in the early 1970s. She went on to develop programs with the National Endowment for the Humanities to offer cultural events and discussions at union halls and working-class community centers. She moved to New York City in the 1980s and for the next thirty-five years taught humanities in New York University’s liberal studies program. Women's studies and labor education influenced her thinking about working-class history, gender, and social movements. In 1995 she began research on Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America (2014), a history of collaboration between two vital movements in the twentieth century. She collected approximately one hundred oral histories from union activists, many of whom were speaking out at great risk to their personal safety and careers. These activists' voices gave a human shape to the conventional documentation she found in archives: policy analyses, economic reports, newspaper clippings, and convention minutes. Her book's everyday witnesses narrate the deeply American events that brought two unlikely communities together to claim common ground.

  • lgbt Rights and Labor Solidarity

Steve Fraser

Independent historian

Steve Fraser is a historian, writer, and editor. His research and writing have pursued two main lines of inquiry: labor history and the history of American capitalism. In his first book, Labor Will Rule: Sidney Hillman and the Rise of American Labor (1991), he examines the relationship between the New Deal and the rise of the modern labor movement. His later works, including Wall Street: America's Dream Palace (2008) and Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life (2005), explore the ways American society and culture reacted to the presence of powerful economic elites. His newest book is The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power (2015). He has taught at Columbia University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and New York University. He has also worked as an editor for Cambridge University Press, Basic Books, and Houghton Mifflin.

  • A Comparison of America's Two Gilded Ages
  • A Cultural History of Wall Street
  • A Historigraphical Look at Wealth and Power in a Democracy
  • The Rise and Fall of the Labor Question in American Public Life

Ernest Freeberg

University of Tennessee

A Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the history department at the University of Tennessee, Ernest Freeberg specializes in American social and cultural history, with an emphasis on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His first book, The Education of Laura Bridgman (2001), winner of the American Historical Association’s Dunning Prize, explores the antebellum philosophical and religious controversies raised by the education of the first deaf-blind person to learn language. His Democracy’s Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent (2008), a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, examines the imprisonment of socialist leader Debs and the national debate prompted by demands for his amnesty. Most recently, he is the author of The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America (2013), which examines the impact of electric light on American culture.

  • Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America, 1870–1940
  • Before Helen Keller: The Education of Laura Bridgman, First Deaf and Blind Person to Learn Language
  • Eugene V. Debs and the Struggle for Free Speech

Joanne B. Freeman

Yale University

Joanne B. Freeman is a professor of history at Yale University. She specializes in the politics and political culture of early national and antebellum America. She has appeared in numerous television documentaries on pbs and the History Channel, and has served as an historical adviser for the National Park Service. She is the author of Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic (2001), which won the best book award from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, and Alexander Hamilton: Writings (2001). Her newest project is a book on physical violence in the U. S. Congress between 1830 and the Civil War, entitled "The Field of Blood: Congressional Violence in Antebellum America."

  • Dirty Nasty Politics in Early America
  • Dueling as Politics: Reinterpreting the Burr-Hamilton Duel
  • On the Trail of Alexander Hamilton
  • The Field of Blood: Congressional Violence in Antebellum America
  • Thomas Jefferson, Politician

François Furstenberg

Johns Hopkins University

François Furstenberg, a professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, is the author of In the Name of the Father: Washington's Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation (2006). His latest book, When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation (2014), follows a group of French émigrés to the United States to explore broader connections between France and the United States in the age of the French Revolution.

  • When the United States Spoke French: The Early American Republic in the Age of the French Revolution
  • After the Revolution: The Formation of Early American Nationalism
  • France and America in the Age of Revolutions
  • International Land Speculation in the Early Republic
  • Slavery and Early American Nationalism
  • The Western Frontier in the Early American Republic

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Brett Gadsden

Emory University

Brett Gadsden is an associate professor of African American studies and history at Emory University and a historian of twentieth-century U.S. and African American history. His first book, Between North and South: Delaware, Desegregation, and the Myth of American Sectionalism (2013), chronicles the three-decades-long struggle over segregated schooling in Delaware, a key border state and important site of civil rights activism, education reform, and white reaction. His current manuscript in progress, entitled “From Protest to Politics: The Making of a ‘Second Black Cabinet,’” explores the set of historical circumstances that brought African Americans into consultative relationships with presidential candidates and later into key cabinet, subcabinet, and other important positions in the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations, offering unprecedented access to centers of power in the federal government. He has received fellowships and grants from the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Libraries, the National Academy of Education, the Spencer Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, the American Historical Association, the Hagley Museum and Library, and the Delaware Heritage Commission.

  • School Desegregation
  • Southern and Regional History
  • Civil Rights
  • Racial Liberalism
  • African American Educational History
  • African American Political History

Beverly Gage

Yale University

Beverly Gage is a professor of twentieth-century U.S. history at Yale University. Her work focuses on American politics and social movements, with an emphasis on the histories of radicalism, conservatism, and liberalism, and their influences on the modern state. Her first book, The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in Its First Age of Terror (2009), examines the history of terrorism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, focusing on the 1920 Wall Street bombing. Her current book project, "G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the American Century," is a biography of the former fbi director. In addition to her teaching and research, Gage has written for numerous journals and magazines, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Slate, and the Nation. She appears regularly on the PBS NewsHour, among other programs. In 2009 Gage received the Sarai Ribicoff Award for teaching excellence in Yale College.

  • J. Edgar Hoover and the American Century
  • The fbi vs. Martin Luther King
  • The Day Wall Street Exploded: America in its First Age of Terror

Kevin Gaines

Cornell University

Kevin Gaines teaches as part of the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University. His interests include U.S. and African American intellectual and cultural history; race and gender politics in post–World War II America; African American cultural production; and global dimensions of the African American freedom movement. He is the author of Uplifting the Race: Black Leadership, Politics, and Culture during the Twentieth Century (1996), winner of the American Studies Association's John Hope Franklin Publication Prize; American Africans in Ghana: Black Expatriates in the Civil Rights Era (2006); and the forthcoming book, "The African American Journey: A Global History." He is also a past president of the American Studies Association.

  • The U.S. Civil Rights Movement through Music
  • "New York is like Johannesburg": The Global Dimensions of the African American Freedom Movement
  • American Africans in Ghana: Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era

Mario T. García

University of California Santa Barbara

Mario T. García is a professor of Chicano studies and history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of numerous books on Chicano history including Desert Immigrants: The Mexicans of El Paso, 1880–1920 (1981); Mexican Americans: Leadership, Ideology, and Identity, 1930–1960 (1991); Memories of Chicano History: The Life and Narrative of Bert Corona (1995); Catolicos: Resistance and Affirmation in Chicano Catholic History (2008); Blowout! Sal Castro and the Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice (2011); and The Latino Generation: Voices of the New America (2014).

  • Education and the Chicano/Latino Experience: A Historical Perspective
  • The Chicano in American History
  • The Contemporary Immigration Debate: A Historical Perspective
  • The Latino Generation: Voices of the New America

Matt Garcia

Arizona State University

Matt Garcia is the director of the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University, where he also directs the comparative border studies program. Originally from California, he previously taught at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the University of Oregon, and Brown University. He is the author of A World of Its Own: Race, Labor and Citrus in the Making of Greater Los Angeles, 1900-1970 (2001), which won the Oral History Association's best book award, and, most recently, From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement (2012), which won the Philip Taft Award for the best book in labor history. Garcia was also the outreach director and coprimary investigator for the Bracero Archive Project, which received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant as well as a Best Public History Award from the National Council for Public History.

  • Beyond the Legend: Cesar Chavez, Charismatic Leadership, and the Relevance of Accountability
  • “Capitalism in Reverse”: The United Farm Workers’ Grape Boycott and the Power of Interracial Community Organizing

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Edith B. Gelles

Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University

Edith B. Gelles is a senior scholar with the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. For thirty years, her research has focused on women in colonial America and especially on Abigail Adams and her family. Most recently, Gelles is the editor of Abigail Adams: Letters (2016). She has also written two biographies of Adams: Portia: World of Abigail Adams (1992), which the American Historical Association's Herbert Feis Award, and Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage (2009), which was a finalist for the George Washington Prize. She has also edited and written an extensive introduction to The Letters of Abigaill Levy Franks, 1733-1748 (2004), the earliest surviving corpus by a woman in the colonial western world. Gelles has taught American women's history as well as the survey of world history, and she has appeared on several television documentaries, including the recent cnn series on First Ladies.

  • Reading Abigail Adams's Mail
  • Abigail and John Adams: Portrait of a Marriage
  • An American Dynasty: Abigail and John, Louisa and John Quincy

Gary Gerstle

Cambridge University

Gary Gerstle is the Paul Mellon Professor of American History at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University. He works on the twentieth-century United States, with a particular focus on how the United States periodically reconfigures its boundaries and national identity to open or close itself to immigrants and other minorities in its midst. He is the author of Liberty and Coercion: The Paradox of American Government from the Founding to the Present (2015), which won the OAH Ellis W. Hawley Prize, and American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century (2001), which won the Immigration and Ethnic History Society's Theodore Saloutos Book Award. He has been awarded many fellowships and has also been elected to the Society of American Historians.

  • America's Encounter with Immigrants
  • Minorities and Multiculturalism and the Presidency of George W. Bush
  • Race, Nation, and the American Presidency
  • The State and Democracy in America

Judith Giesberg

Villanova University

Judith Giesberg is a professor and director of graduate studies in the department of history at Villanova University. She is the author of four books on the Civil War era: Civil War Sisterhood: The United States Sanitary Commission and Women's Politics in Transition (2000); "Army at Home": Women and the Civil War on the Northern Home Front (2009); Keystone State in Crisis: Pennsylvania in the Civil War (2013); and Emilie Davis's Civil War: The Diaries of a Free Black Woman in Philadelphia, 1863–1865 (2014). Her current projects include a manuscript on pornography and sexual culture in U.S. Army camps during the Civil War and a project entitled, "'Last Seen': Finding Family after Slavery," which digitizes Information Wanted advertisements placed in newspapers by African Americans looking for family members lost in slavery.

  • Lincoln and the Widow Bixby
  • Jennie Wade's Bad Reputation
  • Civil War and Civil Rights in Philadelphia
  • Know(ing) When You See It: Pornography and the Sexual Culture of U.S. Army Camps in the Civil War

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New in 2016-2017Paul A. Gilje *

University of Oklahoma

Paul A. Gilje is a George Lynn Cross Research Professor in the department of history at the University of Oklahoma where he has taught since 1980. His work focuses on the American Revolution and the early republic. He began his career as a social historian, but in the last decade he has increasingly sought to integrate social, political, and cultural history. His publications include Liberty on the Waterfront: American Maritime Culture in the Age of Revolution (2004), which won two national prizes, including the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Best Book award; Free Trade and Sailors' Rights in the War of 1812 (2013); and To Swear like a Sailor: Maritime Culture in America, 1750–1850 (2016). A past president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Gilje has also written two books on the history of rioting in the United States and a synthetic examination of the revolutionary and early republic eras. He has edited five essay collections and has published two encyclopedia projects, including the three-volume Encyclopedia of Revolutionary America (2010). He has received numerous grants and fellowships to support his research and is an award-winning teacher who offers a wide variety of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

  • Rioting in American History
  • The Origins of American Foreign Policy
  • To Swear like a Sailor

Tiffany M. Gill

University of Delaware

Tiffany M. Gill is an associate professor in the departments of black American studies and history at the University of Delaware. Her research and teaching interests include African American women’s history, the history of black entrepreneurship, fashion and beauty studies, and the history of black travel and tourism. A dedicated teacher and scholar, Gill is the author of Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry (2010), which won the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize from the Association of Black Women Historians. Before joining the faculty of the University of Delaware, she taught for a decade at the University of Texas at Austin where she was awarded the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate education. Currently, she is at work on a book examining the roles played by international leisure travel and fashion in shaping African American women as global citizens after World War II. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now resides in Philadelphia.

  • African American Women's Activism in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Looking for Politics in Unexpected Places: The Role of Leisure in the Civil Rights Movement
  • African American Women Entrepreneurs and the Black Freedom Struggle
  • Intentional Tourists: African American International Travel in the Twentieth Century
  • The Politics of Race and Beauty in Twentieth-Century America

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Lori D. Ginzberg

Penn State University

Lori D. Ginzberg is a professor of history and women’s studies at Penn State University. Her work focuses on the intellectual history and political identities of nineteenth-century women. The author of four books, she has long been fascinated by the ways ideologies about gender obscure the material and ideological realities of class, how women of different groups express political identities, and the ways that commonsense notions of American life shape, contain, and control radical ideas. Her books include Women and the Work of Benevolence: Morality, Politics, and Class in the Nineteenth-Century United States (1990), Untidy Origins: A Story of Woman’s Rights in Antebellum New York (2005), and most recently, Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life (2009). She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012–2013. She will present "Mainstreams and Cutting Edges: Women and the Grand Narrative of U.S. History," at the Rethinking Women's History conference at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris in summer 2016.

  • "A Very Radical Proposition": Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Meanings of the Vote
  • Living Large: The Life and Thought of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Mainstreams and Cutting Edges: Women and the Grand Narrative of U.S. History
  • Untidy Origins: Women's Political Identities in the Nineteenth Century

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Joseph T. Glatthaar

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Joseph T. Glatthaar is the Stephenson Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he teaches classes in American military history and the Civil War. He uses military history to understand or highlight certain aspects of society and culture, and, most recently, he has become intrigued with the idea of employing qualitative and quantitative evidence to help understand important aspects of the Civil War. He is the author of several books including General Lee’s Army: From Victory to Defeat (2008).

  • "Rich Man's War and Poor Man's Fight"? The Army of Northern Virginia as a Case Study
  • Abraham Lincoln and U.S. Grant: A Model Civil-Military Relationship
  • Black Soldiers in the Civil War
  • Robert E. Lee and Confederate Defeat

David T. Gleeson

Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne

David T. Gleeson is a professor of American history at Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles, including most recently The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America (2013). He is a coinvestigator for the Arts and Humanities Research Council–funded Major Research Project "Locating the Hidden Diaspora: The English in North America in Transatlantic Perspective, 1760–1950". He formerly taught at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, where he also directed the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World. He teaches courses in nineteenth-century U.S. history and is an expert on American immigration, ethnicity, and race. He is also interested in the transnational elements of U.S. history.

  • The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America
  • The Hidden Diaspora: The English in the United States, 1783–1914
  • Did the Irish "Become White"?

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Susan A. Glenn

University of Washington

Susan A. Glenn is the Howard and Frances Keller Endowed Professor in the history department at the University of Washington. Her research and teaching have focused on twentieth-century American cultural and social history, and she has been particularly interested in the foundations and transformations of group identities. She began her career as a social historian concerned primarily with the effects of large-scale social and economic processes—migration, industrial wage work, labor organizing—on group identity, which was the topic of her first book, Daughters of the Shtetl: Life and Labor in the Immigrant Generation (1990). Her approach shifted to focus on the cultural and intellectual materials through which social groups have attempted to define and represent themselves within the broader public culture, the subject of her book, Female Spectacle: The Theatrical Roots of Modern Feminism (2000). Glenn's recent work explores some fundamental Jewish debates, anxieties, and taboos about who Jews are and what makes them different from, similar to, or the same as other Americans. She is also the coeditor, with Naomi B. Sokoloff, of Boundaries of Jewish Identity (2010), a collection of essays by historians, anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, and literary critics who offer comparative perspectives on who and what is "Jewish" in the United States, Israel, and Europe.

  • "Funny, You Don't Look Jewish": Stereotypes and the Making of Modern Jewish Ethnicity
  • How Far Can Jews Wander? The Paradoxes of Modern Identity
  • The "Jewish" Cold War in America: Anxiety and Identity in the Aftermath of the Holocaust
  • The Jew as Other: Antisemitism in America
  • The Theatrical Roots of Modern Feminism

Lawrence B. Glickman

Cornell University

Lawrence B. Glickman is a professor of history at Cornell University. Prior to joining Cornell's history department in 2014, he was the Carolina Trustee Professor and chair of the history department at the University of South Carolina, where he had taught since 1992. He teaches courses on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, consumer society in comparative perspective, and the United States since the Civil War. He is the author or editor of four books, including Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America (2009) and Consumer Society in American History: A Reader (1999). Interested in cultural history, he has coedited, with James W. Cook and Michael O'Malley, The Cultural Turn in U.S. History: Past, Present, and Future (2008) and is currently researching and writing a book called, "The Free Enterprise System: A Cultural History."

  • "Buy for the Sake of the Slave": How Abstemious Abolitionists (and Southern Nationalists) Invented Modern Consumer Activism
  • Bernard Baruch and the Transformation of American Liberalism
  • Rethinking Consumer Politics in American History
  • The Forgotten Debate about "Public Spending" and "National Purpose": Lessons from the 1950s
  • The Rhetoric of "Free Enterprise" from the New Deal to the Present

Thavolia Glymph

Duke University

Thavolia Glymph is an associate professor of history and African and African American studies at Duke University where she teaches courses on slavery, the U.S. South, emancipation, Reconstruction, and African American women’s history. She is the author of Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household (2008) and a coeditor of two volumes of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867 (Ser. 1, Vols. 1 and 3, 1985 and 1990), a part of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project. She is currently completing “Women at War,” a study of women in the Civil War.

  • Emancipation and the Meaning of Freedom
  • Enslaved Women and the Civil War
  • Land and Labor in the Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Slaveholding Mistresses and Enslaved Women in the Plantation Household
  • Women and the Civil War "Homefronts"

New in 2016-2017Richard Godbeer *

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richard Godbeer is the founding director of the Humanities Research Center and a professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University. He previously taught at the University of California, Riverside, and at the University of Miami. His research focuses on religious culture and issues of gender and sexuality in colonial and revolutionary North America. He is author of The Devil's Dominion: Magic and Religion in Early New England (1992), Sexual Revolution in Early America (2002), Escaping Salem: The Other Witch Hunt of 1692 (2004), The Overflowing of Friendship: Love between Men and the Creation of the American Republic (2009), and The Salem Witch Hunt: A Brief History with Documents (2011). Godbeer's edition of the surviving transcripts from Nicholas Sension's 1677 sodomy trial was published in Early American Studies (Spring 2014) and he has just completed the opening chapter for the forthcoming book, "History of Queer America." He has received research fellowships from a range of institutions, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. His current book project, "Surviving the Revolution: The Life and Times of Elizabeth and Henry Drinker," will take readers into the tumultuous world of a mercantile Quaker couple who lived in Philadelphia during the revolutionary period.

  • Witchcraft in Early America
  • Sex and Sexuality in Early America
  • Searching for lgbtq History in Early America

David Goldfield

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

David Goldfield is the Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the editor of the Journal of Urban History. He is the author of Black, White, and Southern: Race Relations and Southern Culture (1990), which received the Mayflower Award for Nonfiction and the Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights; Still Fighting the Civil War: The American South and Southern History (2002); Southern Histories: Public, Personal, and Sacred (2003); and the widely acclaimed America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation (2011).

  • After Civil Rights: Contemporary Race Relations in the American South
  • God Bless the South: Religion and Southern Culture in the Twentieth Century
  • How the Civil War Created a Nation
  • Practicing Public History in Courtrooms and Museums: A Personal Perspective
  • Reconstruction: Why It Failed
  • The Evangelical Origins of the Civil War
  • The New Immigration and Race Relations in the United States Today
  • Waving the Confederate Battle Flag: The Uses and Misuses of Southern History

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Risa L. Goluboff

University of Virginia

Risa L. Goluboff is first female dean of the University of Virginia School of Law, where she is also the Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law and a professor of history. Goluboff's scholarship focuses on the history of civil rights, labor, and constitutional law in the twentieth century. Her first book, The Lost Promise of Civil Rights (2007), won the Order of the Coif Book Award and the Law and Society Association's James Willard Hurst Prize. She is also a coeditor of Civil Rights Stories (2008). She received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Constitutional Studies and a Jacob Burkhardt Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies to support her current work on the demise of vagrancy laws as part of the social transformations of the 1960s. She received her university's All-University Teaching Award in 2011.

  • American Constitutional History of the Twentieth Century
  • Civil Rights before Brown v. Board of Education
  • Involuntary Servitude from the Civil War to World War II
  • The Criminal Procedure Revolution
  • The Legal History of the 1960s
  • The New Civil Rights History
  • The New Constitutional History
  • Vagrancy Law and Its Downfall in the 1960s

Adam Goodheart

Washington College

Historian and journalist Adam Goodheart is the author of the New York Times bestselling book 1861: The Civil War Awakening (2011). The book was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in history and was named Book of the Year by the History Book Club. It was also cited among the best books of the year by the New York Times, the Atlantic, Kirkus Reviews, and Slate, among others. Goodheart teaches history and American studies at Washington College, where he also directs the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience. His articles appear frequently in National Geographic, Smithsonian, and the New York Times Magazine, among other publications, and he has made many broadcast media appearances. President Barack Obama invited him to witness the executive order signing ceremony that declared Fort Monroe, Virginia, a national monument, in recognition of his book's role in informing that decision.

  • Picturing War: The Civil War and America’s Visual Culture
  • The Fire Zouaves and the Death of Ellsworth: A Story of Acrobatics, Bloodshed, and the First Days of the Civil War
  • How Slavery Really Ended in America: Three Black Virginians Who Crossed a River and Changed History
  • Lincoln's Last Journey in 1865 and His Legacy in 2015

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Lesley J. Gordon

University of Alabama

Lesley J. Gordon holds the Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History at the University of Alabama. A former editor of Civil War History, she is the author of General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend (1998) and A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War (2014) and a coeditor of Inside the Confederate Nation: Essays in Honor of Emory M. Thomas (2005) and This Terrible War: The Civil War and its Aftermath (3rd edition, 2014). She is currently at work on a book manuscript entitled "Battlefield Cowardice: Violence and Memory in the American Civil War."

  • A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut's Civil War
  • Battlefield Cowardice: Violence and Memory in the American Civil War
  • George E. Pickett in Life and Legend
  • Intimate Strategies: Civil War Military Commanders and Their Wives

Linda Gordon

New York University

Linda Gordon is the Florence Kelley Professor of History and University Professor of the Humanities at New York University. Her books include The Moral Property of Women: A History of Birth Control Politics in America (2002); Pitied But Not Entitled: Single Mothers and the History of Welfare (1994), winner of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize; The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction (1999), winner of the Bancroft Prize; and Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits (2009), which also won the Bancroft Prize, making Gordon one of three people ever to win this prize twice. She also discovered Dorothea Lange's photographs of the Japanese-American internment during World War II—photographs which had been suppressed by the U.S. Army because they were so critical— and published them for the first time in Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment (2006).

  • Birth Control and Abortion: A Long Historical View
  • Dorothea Lange: The Conflicts of an Ambitious Woman
  • Impounded: Dorothea Lange's Hidden Photographs of the Japanese Internment in World War II
  • The Much Misunderstood Women's Liberation Movement
  • Visual Democracy: How Dorothea Lange Used Photography to Promote Equality
  • What's Wrong with "The Best Interests of the Child?"

Sarah Barringer Gordon

University of Pennsylvania

The Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, Sarah Barringer Gordon teaches and writes on American religious and constitutional history. She is the author of The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America (2002) and The Spirit of the Law: Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America (2010). She is currently at work on a book entitled "Freedom's Holy Light: Disestablishment in America, 1776-1876." She is particularly interested in the legal history of religion and religious peoples in America, with a special focus on the relationship of politics and law to belief and practice in American life. In the most religiously diverse country on earth, freedom of religion has been central, and controversial, across American history.

  • Prayer and the Constitution: The Cold War, Football, and the Tangled Law of Religion
  • The African Supplement: Religion, Race, and Corporate Law in Early National America
  • Blasphemy: The Prosecution of Religious and Sexual Dissent in the Nineteenth Century
  • Holy War: The Campaign against Secularism in Public Education, 1979–1990
  • Polygamy at the Supreme Court: Reynolds v. United States in Legal History

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Elliott J. Gorn

Loyola University, Chicago

Elliott J. Gorn holds the Joseph A. Gagliano Chair in History at Loyola University, Chicago, where he teaches courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American history. Gorn has received awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities and he is an elected member of the Society of American Historians. His most recent books are Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America (2001) and Dillinger's Wild Ride: The Year that Made America's Public Enemy Number One (2009). He is currently writing a book about Emmett Till.

  • John Dillinger and Depression-Era America
  • Searching for Mother Jones
  • The Ghost of Emmett Till

New in 2016-2017Eliga H. Gould *

University of New Hampshire

Eliga H. Gould is a professor and chair of the history department at the University of New Hampshire. His most recent book is Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire (2012). Named a Library Journal best book of the year, it received the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Best Book Prize and was a finalist for the George Washington Book Prize. A Japanese-language edition will be published in 2016. He is currently writing a short book, "The World of the American Revolution," and is in the early stages of a hemispheric history of the peace treaty that ended the American Revolutionary War in 1783.

  • The World of the American Revolution
  • Crucible of Peace: 1783 and the Founding of the American Republic
  • Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a Treaty-Worthy Empire
  • Mr. Monroe’s Doctrine: The United States and the Independence of Spanish America

Andrew R. Graybill

Southern Methodist University

Andrew R. Graybill is a professor of history and the director of the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University, where he has taught since 2011. He previously taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Graybill is a historian of the North American West, with particular interest in expansion, borders, race, violence, and the environment. His first book, Policing the Great Plains: Rangers, Mounties, and the North American Frontier, 1875-1910 (2007), is a comparative study of the two most famous constabularies in the world, focusing especially on the consequences of frontier absorption for rural peoples. With Benjamin H. Johnson, he coedited Bridging National Borders in North America: Transnational and Comparative Histories (2010), which brings scholars of the continent's two border regions into sustained conversation with each other. His second book, The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West (2013), tells the story of a Montana family of mixed native-white ancestry and the changing notions of racial identity in the West between 1850 and 1950. Most recently, he is a coeditor, with Adam Arenson, of Civil War Wests: Testing the Limits of the United States (2015).

  • The Red and the White: The Saga of a Mixed-Race Family in Montana, 1850–1950
  • Mild West and Wild West: Canadian and American Frontiers in Comparative Perspective
  • Boundless Nature: Borders and the Environment in North America (and Beyond)

Adam Green

University of Chicago

Adam Green is an associate professor of American history at the University of Chicago, where he also serves as master of the social sciences collegiate division and deputy dean of social sciences. His research interests include modern U.S. history, African American history, urban history, comparative racial politics, and cultural economy. He is the author of Selling the Race: Culture and Community in Black Chicago, 1940-1955 (2007) and a coeditor of Time Longer than Rope: Studies in African American Activism, 1850-1950 (2003).


James Green

University of Massachusetts Boston

James Green is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Massachusetts Boston where he directed the graduate program in public history. He is the author of Taking History to Heart: The Power of the Past in Building Social Movements (2000) and Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement, and the Bombing that Divided Gilded Age America (2006). He has served as president of the Labor and Working Class History Association, as a lecturer in the Harvard Trade Union Program, and as research director for the pbs series "The Great Depression." His latest book is The Devil is Here in These Hills: West Virginia's Coal Miners and their Battle for Freedom (2015).

  • Marking Workers' Lives on the National Landscape: Labor History Meets Public History
  • The Haymarket Tragedy: A Drama Without End
  • The West Virginia Mine Wars and the Meaning of Freedom in Industrial America

Laurie Green

University of Texas at Austin

Laurie Green is an associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is also affiliated with the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, the African and African diaspora studies department, and the American studies department. She teaches courses on civil rights history from a comparative perspective, women's history, social and cultural history, and the history of gender, race, and national identity in twentieth-century America. Her first book, Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle (2007), won the Philip Taft Labor History Book Award and was a finalist for the OAH Liberty Legacy Foundation Award. Her current book project is entitled "The Discovery of Hunger in America: The Politics of Race, Poverty, and Malnutrition after the Fall of Jim Crow."

  • Civil Rights or the War Against Poverty? The Politics of History
  • Starvation Politics: Hunger, Race, and Activism in 1960s–1970s America
  • The Civil Rights Movement Reconsidered: A Battle against the "Plantation Mentality"
  • "I AM a Man!": Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Memphis Sanitation Strike
  • The Power of the Mass Media: Reconsidering Civil Rights and Antipoverty Movements after World War II

Michael S. Green

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

An associate professor of history at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Michael S. Green specializes in nineteenth-century politics and the American West. His works on the Civil War era include Freedom, Union, and Power: Lincoln and His Party during the Civil War (2004); Politics and America in Crisis: The Coming of the Civil War (2010); and Lincoln and the Election of 1860 (2011). His books on Nevada include Las Vegas: A Centennial History (2005), with Eugene Moehring, and Nevada: A History of the Silver State (2015). A recipient of the American Historical Association's Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award, he is also on the board of directors of the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement.

  • From Atomic Cocktails to Witch Hunts: Nevada's Forgotten Role in the Cold War
  • Lincoln and Leadership: Lessons and Legends
  • Lincoln and the Far West
  • Mavericks, Mobsters, mbas, and Museums: Gaming and Organized Crime in Las Vegas
  • The Mississippi of the West: Civil Rights in Las Vegas
  • The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln
  • The Reconstruction Amendments: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Amy S. Greenberg

Penn State University

Amy S. Greenberg is the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of History and Women's Studies at Penn State University, where she has taught since 1995. She is the author of Cause for Alarm: The Volunteer Fire Department in the Nineteenth-Century City (1998), Manifest Manhood and the Antebellum American Empire (2005), Manifest Destiny and American Territorial Expansion: A Brief History with Documents (2012) and A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico (2012), which received awards from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic and the Western History Association, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Greenberg has received major fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and American Philosophical Society, among others. She has won her university's George Atherton Award for Teaching and has been named a top young historian by History News Network. She is currently at work on two book projects: a biography of Sarah Childress Polk and an analysis of the role of dissent in nineteenth-century U.S. imperialism.

  • Abraham Lincoln and the U.S.-Mexican War: How a Freshman Congressman Gained National Attention by Opposing an Unjust War
  • Daughter of the U.S.-Mexican War: The Origins of the Daughters of the American Revolution in the 1848 Invasion of Mexico
  • The Rise and Fall of the Urban Volunteer Fire Company: Why Nineteenth-Century Citizens Chose to Pay for an Urban Service They Had Previously Received for Free
  • A Wicked War: The 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico and America's First National Antiwar Movement
  • Sarah Childress Polk and the Origins of American Female Political Conservativism
  • Who's Afraid of a Little Empire? Anti-imperialism in Nineteenth-Century America

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Cheryl Greenberg

Trinity College

Cheryl Greenberg is the Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of History at Trinity College where she teaches African American history, race and ethnicity, and twentieth-century U.S. history. She has written extensively on these topics including several books: "Or Does It Explode?": Black Harlem in the Great Depression (1991); Troubling the Waters: Black-Jewish Relations in the American Century (2006); and To Ask for an Equal Chance (2009), a text with documents on African Americans during the Great Depression. She also edited A Circle of Trust: Remembering SNCC (1998). She is currently working on a project about African American attitudes about gay marriage; editing the memoir and oral history of a civil rights organizer in Marks, Mississippi; and writing a book on the history of civil rights organizations' attitudes toward hate speech.

  • Good Liberals: A History of Black-Jewish Relations and Why It Matters
  • Civil Rights vs. Civil Liberties: The Debates over Hate Speech and "Group Libel" Laws
  • Trigger Warnings, Racist Symbols, and Free Speech: American Campuses Today
  • Liberal NIMBY: American Jews and Civil Rights in the North
  • Southern Jews and the Civil Rights Movement
  • Civil Rights Responses to Japanese Internment

David Greenberg

Rutgers University

David Greenberg is an associate professor of history and of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. A frequent commentator in the national news media on contemporary politics and public affairs, he is the author most recently of Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency (2016). His first book, Nixon’s Shadow: The History of an Image (2003), won the Washington Monthly's Annual Political Book Award, the American Journalism Historians Association's Book of the Year Award, and Columbia University’s Bancroft Dissertation Award. His biography Calvin Coolidge (2006) was included in the Washington Post’s list of best books of the year. His Presidential Doodles (2006) was widely reviewed and featured on cnn, npr's All Things Considered, and CBS Sunday Morning. Formerly a full-time journalist, Greenberg served as managing editor and acting editor of the New Republic, where he was a contributing editor until 2014. He has also been a regular contributor to Slate since its founding and has written for the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Daedalus, Dissent, Raritan, and many other popular and scholarly publications.

  • Republic of Spin: A Backstage History of American Politics
  • The Ominous Clang: Fears of Propaganda from World War I to World War II
  • The Liberal Legacy of John F. Kennedy
  • Rethinking the Crisis of Democratic Theory: Walter Lippmann, John Dewey, and H.L. Mencken in the 1920s
  • The New Nixon: Richard Nixon and the Politics of Image

Kenneth S. Greenberg

Suffolk University

Kenneth S. Greenberg is Distinguished Professor of History at Suffolk University. He is the author of a number of books about American slavery including Honor and Slavery: Lies, Duels, Noses, Masks, Dressing as a Woman, Gifts, Strangers, Humanitarianism, Death, Slave Rebellions, the Proslavery Argument, Baseball, Hunting, and Gambling in the Old South (1996); Nat Turner: A Slave Rebellion in History and Memory (2003); The Confessions of Nat Turner (1996); and Masters and Statesmen: The Political Culture of American Slavery (1985). He is also a coproducer and a cowriter of the film, "Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property," nationally screened on pbs.

  • Nat Turner on Film
  • Duels and Honor in the Old South
  • The Nat Turner Slave Rebellion

Daniel Greene

Northwestern University

Daniel Greene is an adjunct professor of history at Northwestern University and a guest exhibition curator at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. He is currently curating a special exhibition on Americans and the Holocaust, which will open during the museum's twenty-fifth anniversary in 2018. Greene’s book, The Jewish Origins of Cultural Pluralism: The Menorah Association and American Diversity (2011), won the American Jewish Historical Society's Saul Viener Prize. He is also a coauthor and coeditor of Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North (2013), a book accompanying a collaborative exhibition between the Newberry Library and the Terra Foundation for American Art. Greene is a former vice president for research and academic programs at the Newberry Library.

  • The Jewish Origins of Cultural Pluralism
  • Americans and the Holocaust
  • Vanishing Point: Picturing Chicago's Jewish Ghetto

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New in 2016-2017Julie Greene *

University of Maryland, College Park

Julie Greene is a professor of history at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of The Canal Builders: Making America's Empire at the Panama Canal (2009), which won the OAH James A. Rawley Prize. Her interests span labor and working-class history, immigration, the history of empire, and transnational and global approaches to history. With Ira Berlin, Greene is a cofounder and codirector of the Center for the History of the New America at the University of Maryland, devoted to understanding immigration and global migrations. She is currently working on two book projects. The first, entitled "Box 25: Exploring the World of Caribbean Workers," uses a set of remarkable memoirs written by canal workers as the starting point for recreating their travels and travails. The second, entitled "Movable Empire: Labor Migrations and the Making of U.S. Global Power, 1890–1934," examines the role of labor and migration in the making of the U.S. "New Empire," spanning the Caribbean, Central America, and onward to Hawaii and the Philippines. A past president of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, she is currently the vice president of the Labor and Working-Class History Association. Greene has written for a range of media outlets, including Huffington Post and Dissent; she has participated also in documentary films including the recent Panama Canal episode of "American Experience" on pbs.

  • Diaspora, Race, and the Canal Builders: Afro-Caribbeans and African Americans in the Construction of the Panama Canal
  • Women and the Work of Empire: Housewives, Servants, and Others in the Panama Canal Zone, 1904–1914
  • Movable Empire: Labor Migrations and the Making of U.S. Global Power, 1890–1934
  • Ditch Diggers of the World: Capitalism, Expansionism, and Working-Class Formation

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James N. Gregory

University of Washington

James N. Gregory is a professor of history and the Harry Bridges Endowed Chair of Labor Studies, emeritus, at the University of Washington. His work focuses on labor, civil rights, radicalism, migration, and also public history. He directs the Pacific Northwest Civil Rights and Labor History Projects, a set of online multimedia public history resources. His most recent book, The Southern Diaspora: How the Great Migrations of Black and White Southerners Transformed America (2005), won the Philip Taft Labor History Book Award. His American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California (1989) also won two major book prizes. He is currently writing a book about the history of radicalism on the West Coast.

  • Radical Generations: The Making and Maintenance of Left Coast Political Traditions
  • Southernizing America: Migration, Culture, and Political Change in the Twentieth Century
  • Teaching a City Its Civil Rights History: How to Develop a Digital Public History Project that Connects the Campus to the Community
  • The Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project: How a Public History Project Changed the Law, Changed School Curricula, and More
  • The Southern Diaspora: How the Great Migrations of Black and White Southerners Reshaped Race, Religion, and Regions

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New in 2016-2017Patrick Griffin *

University of Notre Dame

Patrick Griffin is the Madden-Hennebry Professor of History and chair of the history department at the University of Notre Dame. His work explores the intersection of colonial American and early modern Irish and British history, including the movement of peoples and cultures across the Atlantic Ocean, the process of adaptation, colonization and violence, revolution and rebellion, and the ways Ireland, Britain, and America were linked, and differed, during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He is the author of The People with No Name: Ireland's Ulster Scots, America's Scots Irish, and the Creation of a British Atlantic World, 1689–1764 (2001), American Leviathan: Empire, Nation, and Revolutionary Frontier (2007), and America's Revolution (2012). He is currently working on two projects: a study of George and Charles Townshend, British brothers who initiated imperial reforms on the eve of the American Revolution and in the years before Irish parliamentary independence, and a new study of the age of Atlantic revolutions.

  • The American Revolution in Three Paintings
  • The Provincial Imagination in the American Revolution
  • The Townshend Moment: How Two Brothers Initiated an Age of the Atlantic Revolution

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R. Marie Griffith

Washington University

R. Marie Griffith is the John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and the director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis, where she edits the prizewinning online journal Religion and Politics. She is a historian of U.S. religion who specializes in women, gender, and sexuality in twentieth-century American Christianity and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on these subjects for twenty years. Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University, she was a professor of religion and the director of the Program in the Study of Women and Gender at Princeton University, where she received the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching, and the John A. Bartlett Professor of Church History at Harvard University. Griffith's books include God's Daughter: Evangelical Women and the Power of Submission (1997), a study of conservative Protestant women in the late twentieth century, and Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity (2004), a history of religious and cultural bodily obsessions and practices across the twentieth century. She coedited, with Barbara Dianne Savage, Women and Religion in the African Diaspora: Knowledge, Power, and Performance (2006) and, with Melani McAlister, Religion and Politics in the Contemporary United States (2008). She is currently finishing a book about the various debates over sexuality in twentieth-century Christianity, entitled "God, Sex, and Country: The Great Debates over Religion, Morality, Our Bodies, and Politics."

  • Christians, Sex, and Politics: An American History
  • Primitives, Pagans, and Savage Rivals: Sex and the Shaping of the Historical Study of Religion
  • Is Birth Control Moral? Margaret Sanger and Changing Views of Contraception
  • God-Talk and American Politics: Contraception, Science, and Sex Education
  • Beyond the Ivory Tower: Historical Scholarship for the Common Good

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Mark Grimsley

Ohio State University

Mark Grimsley is an associate professor at Ohio State University, where he teaches military history and nineteenth-century American history. His books include And Keep Moving On: The Virginia Campaign, May-June 1864 (2002) and The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy Toward Southern Civilians, 1861-1865 (1995). He is currently researching 1864 as a pivotal moment in American history, Reconstruction violence, and the interplay between nonviolence and Black self-defense in the civil rights struggle. He has won three teaching awards, including the Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, his university’s highest award for excellence in the classroom.

  • "A Near Run Thing": An Introduction to Counterfactual History
  • Starship Troopers, Civic Virtue, and the American Civil War
  • Civil War Soldiers
  • How to Read a Civil War Battlefield
  • Reconstruction: A Second Civil War
  • The Democracy That Broke: Incivility and the Origins of the Civil War
  • Why the Civil Rights Movement Was an Insurgency

Ariela J. Gross

University of Southern California

Ariela J. Gross is the John B. and Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law and History, and a codirector of the Center for Law, History, and Culture, at the University of Southern California. She has published articles on the law and politics of race and the memory of slavery in the United States and France, and on race, law, and comparative history. She is also the author of What Blood Won’t Tell: A History of Race on Trial in America (2008)—which was named a Choice outstanding academic title, cowinner of the James Willard Hurst Prize, and winner of the Lillian Smith Award and the American Political Science Association’s Best Book on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics—and Double Character: Slavery and Mastery in the Antebellum Southern Courtroom (2000). She is currently working on a study of race, law, and conservatism in post–World War II America, as well as a comparative project on law, race, and slavery in the Americas with Cuban historian Alejandro de la Fuente.

  • Comparative Race and Slavery in the Americas
  • Law, Politics, and the Memory of Slavery in the United States and Europe
  • Race and Modern Conservative Movement
  • Slavery and the Law in the United States
  • Slavery, Antislavery, and the Coming of the Civil War
  • Slavery, Reconstruction, and the Constitution
  • The History of Race and Racism in the United States
  • The Reconstruction Amendments at 150

New in 2016-2017Kali Nicole Gross *

Wesleyan University

Kali Nicole Gross is a professor of African American studies at Wesleyan University. She is the author of Colored Amazons: Crime, Violence, and Black Women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880–1910 (2006), which received the John Hope Franklin Center Manuscript Prize and the Association of Black Women Historians' Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize, and Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America (2016). She has been featured on npr and a number of radio and television programs, and her opinion pieces on race, gender, and criminal justice can be found in the Washington Post, "bbc News," the Huffington Post, the Root, American Prospect, Ebony, JET, and Truthout.

  • African American Women, Crime, Violence, and Justice in the Late-Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Centuries
  • Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso
  • Race, Gender, and Justice in U.S. History

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New in 2016-2017Michael Grossberg *

Indiana University

Michael Grossberg is the Sally M. Reahard Professor of History and a professor of law at Indiana University. His research focuses on the relationship between law and social change, particularly the intersection of law and the family. He is the author of Governing the Hearth: Law and the Family in Nineteenth-Century America (1985), which won the American Historical Association's Littleton-Griswold Prize, and A Judgment for Solomon: The d’Hauteville Case and Legal Experience in Antebellum America (1996). He is a coeditor of American Public Life and the Historical Imagination (2003), The Cambridge History of Law in America (2008), and Reinventing Childhood after World War II (2011). He has been involved in several family policy research projects such as an initiative to create guidelines for genetic testing in child custody cases and has coauthored friend-of-the-court briefs in support of marital equality. He has held fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Newberry Library, and the American Bar Foundation, and has been a fellow at the National Humanities Center and a visiting scholar in the child studies department at Linköping University, Sweden. Grossberg edited the American Historical Review from 1995 to 2005 and is a past president of the American Society for Legal History. He is currently working on a study of child protection in the United States that will analyze the development of policies such as child labor, juvenile justice, censorship, disabilities, and child abuse from the 1870s to the present.

  • Great American Trials
  • Marriage on Trial: Historians and Lawyers in Same-Sex Marriage Cases
  • The Politics of Childhood: Protecting Children in Modern America
  • Why Kids Matter: Age as a Useful Category of Analysis in Legal History
  • Preserving Innocence: Children's Sexual Rights in Modern America
  • Keeping It from the Kids: Censorship as Child Protection in Modern America

Allen C. Guelzo

Gettysburg College

Allen C. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and the director of Civil War era studies at Gettysburg College. He is the author of Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President (1999) and Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America (2004), both of which won the Lincoln Prize, as well as Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America (2008); a volume of essays, Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideas (2009); and Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction (2009). Most recently, he is the author of Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction (2012); Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (2013), which won a third Lincoln Prize and the inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History; Lincoln: An Intimate Portrait (2014); and Redeeming the Great Emancipator (2016). With Patrick Allitt and Gary W. Gallagher, he team-taught The Teaching Company’s new edition of its American history series; his courses on Abraham Lincoln, American intellectual history, the American Revolution, and great history writers are also available on dvd.

  • "The most awful problem that any nation ever undertook to solve": Reconstruction as a Crisis in Citizenship
  • A. Lincoln, Philosopher: Lincoln as a Man of Ideas
  • Does Lincoln Still Belong to the Ages?
  • Four Roads to Emancipation: Lincoln, the Law, and the Proclamation
  • Under the Constitution and above the Constitution: Abraham Lincoln’s Struggle to Develop a Doctrine of the “War Powers” of the Presidency
  • Was the Civil War a Second American Revolution?

New in 2016-2017Thomas A. Guglielmo *

George Washington University

Thomas A. Guglielmo is an associate professor of American studies at George Washington University. His research focuses on the social and political history of race in America. His first book, White on Arrival: Italians, Race, Color, and Power in Chicago, 1890–1945 (2003), won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award; as a dissertation, it won the Society of American Historians' Allan Nevins Prize. Guglielmo's current book project examines America's World War II military as a crucial and forgotten site of race-making and civil rights organizing. Pieces of this latest project have appeared as articles in the Journal of American History and the American Journal of Sociology. Guglielmo has received fellowships from the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University and from the Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University.

  • "Red Cross, Double Cross": The Untold Story of Race, Blood, and World War II
  • Who Is American? Who Is White? Race and Citizenship in American History

Gayle Gullett

Arizona State University

Gayle Gullett is an associate professor of history in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. She specializes in American women's history, the American West, and urban history. Her publications include Becoming Citizens: The Emergence and Development of the California Women's Movement, 1880-1911 (2000). With Susan E. Gray, she is a former coeditor of Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies; together, they are currently finishing "Contingent Maps: Rethinking Western Women's History", an anthology of recently published Frontiers articles about gender and the West. Gullett is also working on a book manuscript, "New Women in a New City: Gender, Modernity, and Los Angeles, 1910-1920."

  • Building a Woman's Movement and Becoming Citizens: A California Story, 1880-1920
  • How the Vote Was Won in California, 1911
  • Modernity and the City: Newspaper Women, the Press, and 1910s Los Angeles
  • Winning the Vote in the American West: The Western Woman Suffrage Movement

Ramón Gutiérrez

University of Chicago

Ramón Gutiérrez is the Preston and Sterling Morton Distinguished Service Professor of History and the director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago. A former MacArthur Fellow, he previously taught at the University of California, San Diego, where he founded the ethnic studies department and its Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. The author of When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away (1991), and the editor of six volumes, he is currently working on a study of the religious and political thought of Reyes López Tijerina, one of the leaders of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s.

  • Hispanic American History
  • Race and Sexuality in American History
  • Reies López Tijerina and the Religious Origins of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement

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Lisbeth Haas

University of California, Santa Cruz

Lisbeth Haas is a professor of history and feminist studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she also chairs the feminist studies department. Her research and writing consider colonialism, imperialism, and their legacies, focusing on the multiethnic populations of California, integrating a concern for how people define their own histories and legal rights, and favoring the placement of U.S. history within the context of the Americas. Her early writing, which includes Conquests and Historical Identities in California, 1769–1936 (1995), incorporates Mexican-American, urban, and agricultural history. Her most recent book is Pablo Tac, Indigenous Scholar Writing on Luiseño Language and Colonial History (2011), a biography with Luiseño artist James Luna of a young scholar born at Mission San Luis Rey who wrote a grammar, dictionary, and history while studying in Rome in the late 1830s. The book includes Tac's original manuscript in three languages as well as in English translation. Tac's scholarship offers extensive information about colonial California and is a source for her most recent book, Saints and Citizens: Indigenous Histories of Colonial Missions and Mexican California (2013), which examines the colonial history of California, especially that of the Chumash, Luiseno, and Yokuts as they reconfigured their societies after the Spanish invasion.

  • California and World History
  • California Missions (and other topics in California history)
  • Historical Memory, Sites of Memory, and Monuments
  • Indigenous Histories and Subaltern Stories of the Colonial Americas, the Southwest, and the Borderlands
  • Mexican American History and Histories of Diaspora

Steven W. Hackel

University of California, Riverside

A professor of history at the University of California, Riverside, Steven W. Hackel specializes in colonial America, the Spanish borderlands, California missions, and California Indians. A leading scholar of Spanish California, he is the author of Junípero Serra: California’s Founding Father (2013), a comprehensive biography drawing on extensive archival research in Spain, Mexico, and California, and the award-winning Children of Coyote, Missionaries of Saint Francis: Indian-Spanish Relations in Colonial California, 1769-1850 (2005), a sweeping examination of Spanish California centered on Indian life in Mission San Carlos which Serra established in Monterey in 1770. Hackel is also the author of numerous articles on Spanish California and the editor of a volume of essays on colonial California, Alta California: People in Motion, Identities in Formation (2010). He is the general editor of the Huntington Library’s Early California Population Project, a database of the baptism, marriage, and burial records from all of California’s twenty-one missions, and the director of the Early California Cultural Atlas, a spatial history of colonial California funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Born and raised in California, Hackel is a member of the board of directors of the California Missions Foundation, the California Missions Studies Association, and the Historical Society of Southern California.

  • The Rock and the Crucifix: 200 Years of Remembering Junipero Serra

Cindy Hahamovitch

University of Georgia

Cindy Hahamovitch is the Spalding Distinguished Professor in History at the University of Georgia, where she teaches U.S., labor, and immigration history. She is the author of The Fruits of Their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870-1945 (1997) and No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor (2013), which won the OAH James A. Rawley Prize, the OAH Merle Curti Social History Award, and the Philip Taft Labor History Book Award. Her work focuses on human trafficking in labor around the globe, migrant farmworkers in the United States, and the rising use of deportable labor in the United States and abroad. She has lectured in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and Scotland, and at a wide range of American universities. A Fulbright fellow, she has also held fellowships at the National Humanities Center and Yale University's Program in Agrarian Studies. She is a past president of the Southern Labor Studies Association and the current reviews editor for Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas.

  • Caribbean Guestworkers, Florida's Sugar Industry, and the Last Attempt at Comprehensive Immigration Reform
  • No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers, Deportable Labor, and the New Jim Crow
  • Shutting the Gates on an Open World: The Very Modern History of Immigration Restriction

Steven Hahn

University of Pennsylvania

Steven Hahn is the Roy F. and Jeanette P. Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania and a specialist on the history of the American South and the comparative history of slavery and emancipation. He is the author of A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration (2003), winner of the Bancroft Prize, the OAH Merle Curti Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize for history; and The Roots of Southern Populism: Yeoman Farmers and the Transformation of the Georgia Upcountry, 1850-1890 (1983), winner of the Frederick Jackson Turner Award. He is a coeditor of The Countryside in the Age of Capitalist Transformation: Essays in the Social History of Rural America (1985) and the forthcoming “Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, Land, and Labor in 1865.”

  • Barack Obama, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Long History of African American Politics
  • Marcus Garvey, the UNIA, and the Hidden Political History of African Americans
  • Slave Emancipation, Indian Peoples, and the Projects of the New American State
  • What Did the Slaves Think of Lincoln?
  • Why the Civil War Mattered

Jacquelyn D. Hall

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jacquelyn Hall is the Julia Cherry Spruill Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the founding president of the Labor and Working Class History Association as well as a past president of the Southern Historical Association and the OAH. Recipient of a National Humanities Medal for her work as one of the preeminent scholars of the New South, she is the author of Revolt Against Chivalry: Jessie Daniel Ames and the Women's Campaign Against Lynching (1979) and a coauthor of Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (1987). She is currently working on a collection of her articles and on two book projects: "Writing a Way Home," about women writers and intellectuals and the refashioning of regional identity in the twentieth-century South, and a study of the social movements spawned by the civil rights campaigns of the 1960s and of the ideological, political, and structural forces that blunted their force.

  • Feminist Biography
  • Self and Subject in Historical Writing
  • Southern Women on the Left
  • Southern Workers
  • The Long Civil Rights Movement
  • The Uses of Oral History

John W. Hall

University of Wisconsin-Madison

John W. Hall is an associate professor and the inaugural holder of the Ambrose-Hesseltine Chair in U.S. Military History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He served fifteen years as an active-duty infantry officer in the U.S. Army and is a former faculty member of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. His research focuses on early American warfare with a particular emphasis on intercultural conflict and cooperation between European and Native American societies during the eras of the American Revolution and the early republic. He is the author of Uncommon Defense: Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War (2009) and numerous essays on early American warfare. His current book project, "Dishonorable Duty: The U.S. Army and the Removal of the Southeastern Indians," examines how Andrew Jackson's administration used military force to transform a contested borderland into part of a factious national domain. Within the field of military history, his research has focused on "small wars" involving irregular forces and U.S. defense policy.

  • Uncommon Defense: Indian Allies
  • An Irregular Reconsideration of George Washington and the American Military Tradition
  • The Second Way of War: Preserving Male Honor in the Wars of Indian Removal
  • Mohawks in Normandy

Pekka Hämäläinen

Oxford University

Pekka Hämäläinen is the Rhodes Professor of American History at Oxford University and a fellow at St. Catherine’s College. He is the author of The Comanche Empire (2008), which won several awards, including the Bancroft Prize, the OAH Merle Curti Award, the Caughey Prize, the Norris and Carol Hundley Award, and a Recognition of Excellence Award from the Cundill Prize in History jury. He is also a coeditor, with Benjamin H. Johnson, of Major Problems in North American Borderlands History (2011).

  • The Comanche Empire and the Grand Narrative of North America
  • The Other American History: The Struggle for Power and Survival in North America, 1600-1900

Shane Hamilton

University of York

Shane Hamilton is a lecturer in international business and strategy at the University of York; he was previously an associate professor of history at the University of Georgia. His research explores historical and contemporary policy issues in agribusiness, food, and risk management. His first book, Trucking Country: The Road to America's Wal-Mart Economy (2008), won the Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award for best book from the Agricultural History Society. With Sarah Phillips, he is a coauthor of The Kitchen Debate and Cold War Consumer Politics: A Brief History with Documents (2014). His current research explores the role of supermarkets in the Cold War "Farms Race."

  • The Cold War Farms Race
  • Serve Yourself: Consumers, Corporations, and Sovereignty in the Modern Food System
  • The Significance of the Family Farm in American History

William M. Hammond

University of Maryland, College Park

The retired chief of the General Histories Branch at the U.S. Army's Center of Military History and a Senior Lecturer Emeritus in University Honors at the University of Maryland, College Park, William Hammond is the author of the Army's groundbreaking two-volume history of its relations with the news media during the Vietnam conflict. He has also written Reporting Vietnam: Media and Military at War (1998), winner of the Leopold Prize, and is a coauthor of Black Soldier, White Army: The 24th Infantry in Korea (1996), a study of the Army's last segregated infantry regiment.

  • Black Soldier, White Army: The Korean War and Its Role in the Destruction of the Jim Crow Army
  • Who Were the Saigon Correspondents, and Does It Matter Today? Do Vietnam Precedents Still Apply to Military-Media Relations in Wartime?

Sharon Harley

University of Maryland, College Park

Associate professor and chair of the African American studies department at the University of Maryland, College Park, Sharon Harley researches, teaches, and speaks frequently on black women’s labor history and racial and gender politics. Editor of and contributor to noted anthologies about black women in the modern Civil Rights movement and women of color in the global economy, she is currently writing a book about gender, labor, and citizenship in the lives of African Americans from the 1860s to 1920s.

  • Black Women's Cultural Production and Racial Politics
  • Black Women, Labor, and Citizenship from the Postbellum Period to Early Twentieth Century
  • Gloria Richardson
  • Mary Church Terrell
  • Re-Reading Du Bois's Life and Scholarship through a Gendered Lens

Alexandra Harmon

University of Washington

Alexandra Harmon began her career advising and representing American Indian tribes in the state of Washington for sixteen years as an on-reservation attorney for the Skokomish and Suquamish tribes and as a coordinator of the Evergreen Legal Services Native American Project. Wishing to explore and write about questions that arose in her legal work, she entered the graduate history program at the University of Washington; she has taught as part of the American Indian studies program there since 1995. Harmon is the author of Indians in the Making: Ethnic Relations and Indian Identities around Puget Sound (1998) and Rich Indians: Native People and the Problem of Wealth in American History (2010). She also edited The Power of Promises: Rethinking Indian Treaties in the Pacific Northwest (2008). A principal premise of her work is that Indians' history, while distinctive in significant ways, is integral to more aspects of American history than scholars have generally acknowledged. Her current research concerns the conditions and developments that prompted tribal governments in the 1970s to assert jurisdiction over all persons within their reservations, including non-Indians, thus raising the stakes in Indians' bid to renegotiate the terms of their relationship with the United States.

  • Rich Indians and the Dilemmas They Have Presented
  • The Non-Indian Problem and the Revitalization of Tribal Sovereignty
  • Indian Treaties, from Bad Bargains to Sacred Promises

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Claudrena N. Harold

University of Virginia

An assistant professor of history and African American studies at the University of Virginia, Claudrena N. Harold specializes in African American history, black cultural politics, and labor history. She is the author of The Rise and Fall of the Garvey Movement in the Urban South (2007), which chronicles the history of Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association from the perspective of black women and men living below the Mason-Dixon Line. Her forthcoming “No Ordinary Sacrifice: New Negro Politics in the Jim Crow South” details how the development of New Negro politics and thought was shaped by people, ideas, organizations, and movements rooted in the South, bringing into full view the ways southern blacks not only validated the idea of the New Negro as a national phenomenon but also significantly informed and reshaped the contours of black nationality and class formation. She is currently coediting The Problem of Punishment: Race, Inequality, and Justice and continues her exploration into the history and politics of African American music.

  • African American Music and the Black Liberation Struggle
  • African American Social Movements
  • African American Workers and their Historic Quest for a Living Wage
  • Black Nationalism and the Black Power Movement
  • Democratic Limits and Potentials of Social Media
  • The Democratic Potential of Public History in a Multiracial Society

New in 2016-2017J. William Harris *

University of New Hampshire

J. William Harris is a professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, where he has taught since 1985. He is the author or editor of seven books focusing on U.S. southern and African American history. Deep Souths: Delta, Piedmont, and Sea Island Society in the Age of Segregation (2001) was a cowinner of the OAH James A. Rawley Prize, the winner of the Agricultural History Society's Theodore Saloutos Memorial Book Prize, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book, The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah: A Free Black Man's Encounter with Liberty (2009), was named one of the Library Journal's best nonfiction books of the year. He has held Fulbright professorships in Italy and the Netherlands and fellowships at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University and the National Humanities Center. His current project is an interpretive survey of the U.S. South and its literature since the Civil War.

  • The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah: A Tale of the American Revolution
  • The Origins of Southern History
  • The End of Southern History

Leslie Harris

Northwestern University

Leslie M. Harris is a professor of history at Northwestern University. She is the author of In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863 (2003) and a coeditor, with Ira Berlin, of Slavery in New York (2005) and, with Daina Ramey Berry, of Slavery and Freedom in Savannah (2014). She is currently at work on a family history of New Orleans between 1965 (Hurricane Betsy) and 2005 (Hurricane Katrina). She was also a cofounder of the Transforming Community Project of Emory University, which seeks to engage all members of the university community in the active recovery of and reflection on the history of race at Emory and its meaning for the institution today.

  • African Americans, Class, and Community in Pre-Civil War New York City
  • On the Eve of Katrina: Life in Late-Twentieth-Century New Orleans
  • Slavery and Freedom in Savannah
  • Slavery in New York City
  • Transforming Community at Emory University: An Institution Confronts its Racial History

Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor

University of California, Davis

Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Davis, where she teaches courses on the social, cultural, economic, and gender history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America. She is the author of The Ties That Buy: Women and Commerce in Revolutionary America (2009), which considers black and white women as workers, shoppers, and creditors. She is currently writing a book on auctions and market culture in America.

  • America under the Hammer: Auctions and Market Culture
  • Gender, Justice, and the American Revolution
  • The Politics of Shopping in Early America
  • Work, Family, and the Development of American Capitalism

Andrew Hartman

Illinois State University

Andrew Hartman is an associate professor of history at Illinois State University focusing on twentieth-century U.S. intellectual and cultural history. He is the author of Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School (2008) and A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars (2015). Hartman was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark in 2013–2014. He was also the founding president of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History and remains a regular contributor to its U.S. Intellectual History Blog. Prior to earning his doctorate, he taught high-school history in his hometown of Denver.

  • A War for the Soul of America
  • The Culture Wars in Higher Education
  • Curriculum Wars in Recent American History
  • The Contested American Past
  • Marx in America

Susan M. Hartmann

Ohio State University

Susan M. Hartmann is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of History Emerita at Ohio State University and has published extensively on women in the twentieth century, feminism, and women's rights movements. Among her books are The Home Front and Beyond: American Women in the 1940s (1983); From Margin to Mainstream: American Women and Politics since the 1960s (1989); a textbook, The American Promise (4th edition, 2008); and The Other Feminists (1998), a study of women's rights activism in the 1960s and 1970s. She has been a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center of Scholars and has been elected a fellow of the Society of American Historians.

  • Gender and Politics in Post-World War II America
  • Material Interests and Economic Realities in the Wars over Feminism in the U.S. in the 1970s
  • The 1950s: Feminine Mystique or Feminist Movement?
  • What American Women Had to Do to Win the Vote

New in 2016-2017Hendrik Hartog *

Princeton University

Hendrik Hartog is the Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor in the History of American Law and Liberty at Princeton University and a former director of the university's program in American studies. Before coming to Princeton he taught in the law schools of the University of Wisconsin and Indiana University. Hartog has spent his scholarly and teaching life working in the social history of American law, studying how broad political and cultural themes have been expressed in ordinary legal conflicts. He has worked in a variety of areas of American legal history as it affects city life, constitutional rights claims, marriage, and inheritance and old age as well as the historiography of legal change. He is the author of Public Property and Private Power: The Corporation of the City of New York in American Law, 1730–1870 (1983), Man and Wife in America: A History (2000)—cited in the majority opinion in Obergefeld v. Hodges, where the U.S. Supreme Court recognized same-sex marriage as a constitutional right—and Someday All This Will Be Yours: A History of Inheritance and Old Age (2012). He is working on two books about legal change in early nineteenth-century New York and New Jersey.

  • Family Quarrels and the History of Federalism
  • The Long Legal History of Old Age
  • The Secret History of Property Law

Paul Harvey

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Paul Harvey is a professor of history and a Presidential Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. His research interests focus on American religious history, the history of the American South, African American history, and American cultural history. He is the author of several books on American religious history, including most recently The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America (2012), cowritten with Edward J. Blum. He is also the creator of the blog Religion in American History.

  • Moses, Jesus, and the Trickster in the Evangelical South
  • Religion and the American Civil War
  • Religion, Race, and American Ideas of Freedom
  • Southern Religion and Civil Rights
  • Subjects, Citizens, Christians: Reconstruction's Religious History
  • The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America

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New in 2016-2017Nancy A. Hewitt *

Rutgers University

Born and raised in western New York, Nancy A. Hewitt served as one of the two historians hired to create the first exhibits and tours for the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1982. Hewitt then taught American history and women's history at the University of South Florida, Duke University, and Rutgers University, and spent a year as Pitt Professor of American History at Cambridge University. Her scholarship focuses on women's activism, broadly defined, and on the interplay of race, class, ethnicity, religion, and gender in the formation and mobilization of social movements. She has published and spoken widely on abolition, women's rights, religious liberty, Quakerism, labor organizing, suffrage, feminism, and civil rights, and on the relations among grassroots and regional movements, national politics, and international activist networks. A recipient of the OAH Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award, Hewitt has also participated in numerous workshops on women's history and on integrating race and gender into the classroom for middle school, high school, community college, and college teachers.

  • Race, Region, and Rights: Recasting the U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
  • Radical Friends: Amy Kirby Post and Grassroots Organizing in Antebellum America
  • No Permanent Waves: Reimagining Histories of U.S. Feminism
  • Orchestrating Change: Women Activists and Political Mobilizations, 1830s–1920s

Christine Leigh Heyrman

University of Delaware

Christine Leigh Heyrman is the Grimble Professor of American History at the University of Delaware. Her books include Commerce and Culture: The Maritime Communities of Colonial Massachusetts, 1690-1750 (1984); Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt (1998), which won the Bancroft Prize; and most recently, American Apostles: When Evangelicals Entered the World of Islam (2015). She is also a coauthor of the textbook, Nation of Nations: A Narrative History of the American Republic (8th edition, 2013).

  • Encounters with Islam: The First American Protestant Missionaries in the Middle East
  • First Encounters with the Indians: European Representations of Native Americans in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (with slides)
  • Holy Wars in Beulah Land: The Contest Among Evangelical Christians in the American South, 1770-1860

New in 2016-2017Allyson Hobbs *

Stanford University

Allyson Hobbs is an assistant professor of history at Stanford University, where she teaches courses on American identity, African American history, African American women's history, and twentieth-century American history and culture. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, the Arnold L. and Lois S. Graves Award in the Humanities from the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Dr. St. Clair Drake Teaching Award. Her first book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life (2014), won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Prize and the OAH Lawrence W. Levine Award. It was also selected as a New York Times book review editors' choice, a best book of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Root, and a "Book of the Week” by the Times Higher Education in London. Hobbs is a contributor to the newyorker.com; has appeared on C-SPAN, msnbc, and npr; and has given a TEDx talk at Stanford. Her work has also been featured in cnn.com, Slate, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the National Review, and the Christian Science Monitor. Her next book, "Far From Sanctuary: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights," explores the violence, humiliation, and indignities that mid-twentieth-century African American motorists experienced on the road.

  • A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life
  • "One Way Ticket": A History of the Great Migration
  • Far from Sanctuary: African American Travel in the Twentieth Century

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Joan Hoff

Montana State University, Bozeman

Joan Hoff is currently a research professor of history at Montana State University. She is a former president of the Center for the Study of the Presidency, a former executive director of the OAH, and a former director of the Contemporary History Institute at Ohio University. An occasional media commentator on the presidency, she is the author, most recently, of A Faustian Foreign Policy from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush (2007), The Cooper's Wife is Missing: The Trials of Bridget Cleary (2000), Nixon Reconsidered (1994), and Law, Gender, and Injustice: A Legal History of U.S. Women (2nd edition, 1994).

  • Modern Presidency
  • The Nixon Presidency
  • U.S. Twentieth-Century Diplomatic and Political History
  • U.S. Women's Legal Status
  • Jeannette Rankin: Her Visible and Invisible Legacy

Kristin Hoganson

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Kristin Hoganson is a professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She specializes in the history of the United States in world context, cultures of U.S. imperialism, and transnational history. She is the author of Fighting for American Manhood: How Gender Politics Provoked the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars (1998) and Consumers' Imperium: The Global Production of American Domesticity, 1865-1920 (2007). Her current research on the U.S. heartland explores the politics of locality as they unfolded globally. She is particularly concerned with the relations between security and empire.

  • Isolationism as an Urban Legend
  • Unpacking Pork: Trans-imperial Histories of Anglo-Saxonist Pigs
  • Inventing the Local: The Politics of Place and Space in the Era of Removal
  • The American Empire around 1898
  • Importing the American Dream
  • Converging Borderlands in the U.S. Midwest
  • Popular Geographies of Food and Cooking

Jonathan Scott Holloway

Yale University

Jonathan Holloway is the Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American studies, history, and American studies at Yale University and the dean of Yale College. He specializes in postemancipation social and intellectual history. He is the author of Confronting the Veil: Abram Harris Jr., E. Franklin Frazier, and Ralph Bunche, 1919-1941 (2002); the editor of Ralph Bunche's A Brief and Tentative Analysis of Negro Leadership (2005); and the coeditor of Black Scholars on the Line: Race, Social Science, and American Thought in the Twentieth Century (2007). In Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory, Identity, and Politics in Black America since 1940 (2013), which won the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, Holloway uses popular literature, memoir, documentary film, and heritage tourism to ask critical questions of the historian's craft. Most recently he wrote a new introduction to W.E.B. Du Bois's classic The Souls of Black Folk (2015). He is currently working on a new book project, "The History of Absence: The Making of the Modern Black World." He won the William Clyde DeVane Award for Distinguished Scholarship and Teaching in Yale College in 2009. He has held fellowships from the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard University, the Stanford Humanities Center, and the Ford Foundation, and he was an Alphonse Fletcher Sr. Fellow in 2011-2012.

  • Memory and History in Post-1941 Black America
  • Museums and Heritage Tourism in the Black Atlantic World

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New in 2016-2017Pippa Holloway *

Middle Tennessee State University

Pippa Holloway, a professor of history at Middle Tennessee State University, is the author of Living in Infamy: Felon Disfranchisement and the History of American Citizenship (2014) and Sexuality, Politics, and Social Control in Virginia, 1920–1945 (2006). She is also the editor of Other Souths: Diversity and Difference in the U.S. South, Reconstruction to Present (2008). Her research on felon disfranchisement was supported, in part, by a Soros Justice Fellowship from the Open Society Foundations. She teaches courses in U.S. history, focusing on southern history, the history of incarceration, LGBT history, and historical research methods. Her current research examines the right of those charged with crimes or convicted of felonies to testify in court.

  • Felon Disfranchisement and the History of American Citizenship
  • African American Resistance to Felon Disfranchisement
  • The Strange Career of John Field Bunting: Historical Questions and Historical Research
  • The Forgotten Collateral Consequence: Testimonial Incapacity, 1829–1961

Michael K. Honey

University of Washington Tacoma

Michael K. Honey is the Fred and Dorothy Haley Professor of Humanities at the University of Washington, Tacoma. He teaches ethnic, gender, and labor studies, and African American and U.S. history, and specializes in work on Martin Luther King Jr. He is the author of several award-winning monographs on labor and civil rights history, including Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, King’s Last Campaign (2007) and Sharecropper's Troubador: John L. Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union, and the African American Song Tradition (2013). He is also the editor of "All Labor Has Dignity" (2011), a collection of King speeches supporting labor rights and economic justice. A former southern civil rights organizer, he has held fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, and the Stanford Humanities Center. His most recent project, with Errol Webber, is the film "Love and Solidarity: Rev. James Lawson and Nonviolence in the Search for Workers' Rights."

  • Black Workers Remember: An Oral History of Segregation and the Freedom Struggle
  • Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last Campaign
  • Hard-Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People: Music as a Form of Oral History
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Unfinished Agenda
  • Sharecropper's Troubadour: John Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers Union, and the African American Tradition

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James Horn

Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation

James Horn is president and chief executive officer of the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation. He is the author of numerous books and articles on colonial America, most recently A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke (2010) and A Land As God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America (2005). He is currently working on two books: "1619: The Origins of Modern American Society" and "War Chief: The Remarkable Life and Times of the Great Indian Warrior Opechancanough."

  • 1619 and the Origins of Modern American Society
  • New Findings on Sir Walter Raleigh's Lost Colony of Roanoke

Daniel Walker Howe

University of California, Los Angeles

Dan Howe grew up in Denver and now lives in Los Angeles. He learned to love history when he was about 6 years old; his father put him on his lap and told him about Hannibal crossing the Alps with elephants to fight the Romans. He has taught at Yale, UCLA, and Oxford. He won the Pulitzer Prize for What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (2007) and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also author of Making the American Self: Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln (1997), and he intends his next book to be about the U.S.-Mexican War.

  • "Honest Abe": Abraham Lincoln and the Moral Character
  • "What Hath God Wrought": The Communications Revolution and its Consequences, 1815-1848 (illustrated)
  • Abraham Lincoln as a Self-Made Man
  • Manifest Destiny and the War with Mexico (illustrated)
  • The Improvement of America and the Improvement of Americans, 1815-1848 (illustrated)

Frederick E. Hoxie

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Fred Hoxie is the Swanlund Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he is also affiliated with the College of Law and the American Indian studies program. An elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has served as a consultant both to Indian tribes and government agencies, and his current research focuses on American Indian and indigenous political activism in the United States and beyond. His publications include A Final Promise: The Campaign to Assimilate the Indians (1984); Parading Through History: The Making of the Crow Nation in America, 1805-1935 (1995); Talking Back to Civilization: Indian Voices from the Progressive Era (2001); The People: A History of Native America (2007), with David Edmunds and Neal Salisbury; Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country (2007), with Jay Nelson; and This Indian Country: American Indian Political Activists and the Place They Made (2012), which won the Western History Association's Caughey Prize.

  • Federal Indian Law: A Tool for Colonial Rule or Liberation?
  • Images of Native Americans in U.S. Historical Writing and Teaching
  • Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country
  • Word Warriors: American Indian Political Activists and the United States

Madeline Y. Hsu

University of Texas at Austin

Born in Missouri, Madeline Y. Hsu grew up traveling between Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Arkansas. She is currently an associate professor of history and director of the Center for Asian American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Dreaming of Gold, Dreaming of Home: Transnationalism and Migration between the United States and South China, 1882-1943 (2000) and The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority (2015). She also coedited, with Sucheng Chan, Chinese Americans and the Politics of Race and Culture (2008), and edited Chinese American Transnational Politics (2010), which features articles by the pioneering Chinese American historian Him Mark Lai. Her ongoing research projects explore ethnic food and entrepreneurship, the entwining of U.S. foreign relations with immigration law and racial ideologies, contemporary Taiwanese history, and Cold War refugee migrations and brain drains.

  • The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority
  • Immigration Law, International Education, and the International Competition for Knowledge Workers
  • The Chinese Origins of America's Illegal Immigration Problem
  • The Origins of Chop Suey: Ethnic Representation and Entrepreneurship
  • Families Across Borders: Illegality and the Ties that Bind

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Evelyn Hu-Dehart

Brown University

Evelyn Hu-DeHart began as a Latin Americanist, with two books on the Yaqui Indians of northwest Mexico and the borderlands. For more than two decades, she has explored Asian diasporas in Latin America and the Caribbean, with particular attention to the Chinese of Mexico, Peru, and Cuba and the rest of the Caribbean. She has adopted not only transnational and transborder approaches in constructing the histories of these movements but also has worked and published multilingually, in English, Spanish, and Chinese, on several continents. As the director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University, she has taken a leading role in moving ethnic studies in more relational, comparative, hemispheric American and transpacific directions. She currently teaches a first-year bilingual (English-Spanish) seminar on the U.S.-Mexican border as well as a graduate seminar on diaspora and transnationalism.

  • Asians in the Americas: The Chinese, Japanese, and South Asian Diasporas
  • Spanish Manila and the First American Chinatown
  • The Strange and Curious History of the "Illegal Alien"

Jane H. Hunter

Lewis and Clark College

Jane H. Hunter has taught for the past twenty years at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where she has also served as associate dean and interim dean. A modern social and cultural historian of the United States, she has taught courses in the history of race and ethnicity, consumerism and the culture of personality, women’s history, and the American war in Vietnam. Her first book, Gospel of Gentility: American Women Missionaries in Turn-of-the-Century China (1984), won the Yale University Press Governors’ Award, and her second, How Young Ladies Became Girls: The Victorian Origins of American Girlhood (2002) won the History of Education Society's Outstanding Book Prize. A former Radcliffe research scholar and an Eccles fellow at the University of Utah Humanities Center, she has also received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. During 2012-2013, she was a Fulbright distinguished chair, teaching in the world history department of Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, and speaking widely at other universities throughout China. She is currently working on a book project tentatively entitled, "Peace Corps/Philippines: Gender and Public Relations on the New Frontier."

  • What Were American Missionary Women Doing in China? Thoughts about the Missionary Movement in China a Century Ago and Today
  • Peace Corps/Philippines: Gender and Public Relations on the New Frontier
  • High Schools, New Girls, and New Women: 1880–1900
  • The Creation of an Imperial Heroine: Sacagawea, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and the Uses of History

Tera Hunter

Princeton University

Tera Hunter is a professor of history and African American studies at Princeton University. She has taught courses throughout her career on African American, southern, labor, and women’s history. She is the author of To ’Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors after the Civil War (1997), which received several prizes, including the Southern Historical Association’s H. L. Mitchell Award. She is a coeditor of Dialogues of Dispersal: Gender, Sexuality, and African Diasporas (2004) and African American Urban Studies: Perspectives from the Colonial Period to the Present (2004). She is currently writing a book on African American marriages in the nineteenth century.

  • African American Marriage in the Nineteenth Century

Heather A. Huyck

National Collaborative for Women's History Sites

Heather A. Huyck's thirty-year career as a public historian bridges academically based history and place-based history, especially history as found in the National Park Service system (she has visited 320 of the 402 national parks). For many years she taught at the College of William and Mary. Now the president of the National Collaborative for Women's History Sites (NCWHS), Huyck focuses on researching, preserving, and interpreting women's history. The former director of the Jamestown 400th Project, she is also the recipient of the American Historical Association's Herbert Feis Award for distinguished contributions in public history; the editor of Women's History: Sites and Resources (2008); and a coeditor, with Peg Strobel, of Revealing Women's History: Best Practices for Historic Sites (2011). In addition to working on various NCWHS projects, she is currently researching and processing over 15,000 documents from Mrs. Maggie Lena Walker, an African American community organizer and entrepreneur (1864–1934) best known for founding a bank (1903), an insurance company, a newspaper, and an emporium.

  • Crowbars and Blue Books: Thirty Years of Bridging Academic and Public History
  • Mrs. Maggie Walker and Her Independent Order: African Americans Defy Jim Crow
  • National Parks: America's History
  • Places of Colonial History: Telling the Whole Story
  • Preserving and Presenting the Places of Women's History
  • Using Architecture, Photography, and Archives to Research Jim Crow

Anne F. Hyde

University of Oklahoma

Anne Hyde studies the history of the North American West, specializing in the nineteenth century, and is particularly interested in race and family history She is a professor of history at the University of Oklahoma and the editor-in-chief of the Western Historical Quarterly. Prior to coming to Oklahoma, she taught at Colorado College for two decades, serving as the chair of the race and ethnic studies program and as the director of the Partnership for Civic Engagement, the Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies, and the Crown Faculty Development Center. She has published widely in the history of the American West, and has been elected to the boards of the Western History Association and the American Historical Association. Her most recent books are An American Vision: Far Western Landscape and National Culture, 1820–1920 (1991), The West in the History of the Nation (2 vols., 2000), and Empires, Nations, and Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860 (2011), winner of the Bancroft Prize and a Pulitzer Prize finalist. She is writing a history of mixed-race families in nineteenth-century North America.

  • Empires, Nations, and Families: A New Western History
  • Love and Blood: An Intimate History of the North American West

Louis Hyman

Cornell University

Louis Hyman is an assistant professor in the labor relations, law, and history department at the ILR School of Cornell University. He teaches courses on the history of labor, business, consumption, and management. His research focuses on the history of American capitalism, particularly the intersection of the government and the market in everyday economic practice. A former Fulbright scholar and McKinsey consultant, he is the author of Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink (2011), which focuses on the history of the political economy of debt and was selected as a Choice Top 25 outstanding academic book, and Borrow: The American Way of Debt (2012), explains how American culture shaped finance and in turn how finance shaped culture. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Wilson Quarterly, Bloomberg, CNBC, and other media outlets, as well as in essay collections. He teaches the EdX mooc, "American Capitalism: A History," and is the founding editor of the Columbia Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism book series. Currently he is working on a book entitled, "Short-Sighted: The Rise of Flexible Corporations and Temporary Work in Postwar America."

  • Entrepreneurs of the New Deal
  • Consumer Debt and American Inequality
  • How Did We Get in Debt?

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David Igler

University of California, Irvine

David Igler is a professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, where he has taught since 2003. His fields of interest include Pacific history, California and the American West, and the United States in the world. He is the author of The Great Ocean: Pacific Worlds from Captain Cook to the Gold Rush (2013), which examines the convergence of foreign and indigenous populations throughout the eastern Pacific, and Industrial Cowboys: Miller & Lux and the Transformation of the Far West, 1850-1920 (2001). He is a coeditor, with William Deverell, of A Companion to California History (2008) and, with Clark Davis, of The Human Tradition in California (2002). Igler has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Huntington Library. His writing has won awards from the Western History Association, Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, and Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. He is currently the president of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association.

  • Beyond the Wild West: Violence and Death in the Pacific during the Age of Encounters
  • The Great Hunt: Environment and Extinction in the Early Modern Pacific Ocean
  • Contesting Empire: Individuals and Oceanic Space in the Pacific

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Sarah E. Igo

Vanderbilt University

Sarah E. Igo is an associate professor of history, political science, and sociology at Vanderbilt University with research interests in American cultural and intellectual history, the history of the human sciences, the sociology of knowledge, and the history of privacy and the public sphere. She is the author of The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public (2007), which explores the relationship between survey data—opinion polls, sex surveys, consumer research—and modern understandings of self and nation. The book was a New York Times Editors' Choice selection and one of Slate’s best books of the year as well as the winner of the President’s Book Award of the Social Science History Association and the Cheiron Book Prize. She is currently working on an intellectual and cultural history of privacy in the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present. Igo has held fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Study, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Whiting Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, including its New Directions Fellowship in 2012–2015 to acquire training in legal history and socio-legal thought. She has been a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and a visiting fellow at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University. She also founded and codirects the National Forum on the Future of Liberal Education, a national initiative to promote the liberal arts.

  • The Hidden History of Modern Privacy
  • Our Data, Our Selves? Documentation and Disclosure in the Modern United States
  • Discovering the Surveillance Society in the Sixties
  • Toward a Free-Range Intellectual History

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John C. Inscoe

University of Georgia

John C. Inscoe has taught southern history at the University of Georgia for the past thirty years. A native of western North Carolina, much of his research and writing has focused on nineteenth-century southern Appalachia, specifically on the issues of slavery, race, and the Civil War. He is the author, most recently, of Race, War, and Remembrance in the Appalachian South (2008) and Writing the South through the Self: Explorations in Southern Autobiography (2011), which explores how students of history can understand issues of race, gender, poverty, education, family, and community through what black and white southerners have written about their own lives. He is the editor of the online New Georgia Encyclopedia as well as a collection of articles on the Civil War in Georgia that was published in print in 2011.

  • Civil War and Remembrance in the Appalachian South
  • Coming of Age and Coming to Terms with Poverty: Perspectives on the Poor in Southern Autobiography
  • Georgia's Civil War
  • Race and Racism in Southern Appalachia: Myths, Realities, and Ambiguities
  • The Emotional Impact of Jim Crow
  • Writing the South through the Self: Insights into Race and Region in Southern Autobiography

Benjamin H. Irvin

University of Arizona

Benjamin H. Irvin is an associate professor of history at the University of Arizona. In 2015–2016 he will be the Patrick Henry Writing Fellow at Washington College. A social and cultural historian of early America, he focuses primarily on the Revolutionary War. His first book, Clothed in Robes of Sovereignty: The Continental Congress and the People Out of Doors (2011), examines public reactions to the material culture and ceremonies of state by which Congress promoted armed resistance and independence. His next book project explores the lives of impaired Revolutionary War veterans as they endeavored to obtain and subsist on disability pensions awarded by state and federal governments.

  • The Many Disabled Lives of Captain Leonard Cooper: Narrative and Identity in Revolutionary War Pension Applications
  • "I Still Have an Independent Spirit": Disability and Masculinity among Veterans of the Revolutionary War
  • Veterans’ Disability, Federalism, and Constitutional Order in the Early United States
  • The Continental Congress and the People Out of Doors
  • "Tar and Feathers Made a Good American Out of Me": Patriotic Violence during and after the American Revolution

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David H. Jackson Jr.

Florida A&M University

David H. Jackson Jr. is a professor of history and the chair of the Department of History, Political Science, Public Administration, Geography, and African American Studies at Florida A&M University, a position he has held for the last nine years. Jackson has published five scholarly books and numerous scholarly articles, book chapters, short essays, and book reviews, and he has spoken at more than one hundred professional conferences, universities, public schools, prisons, courts, churches and other venues throughout the United States. He is the author most recently of Booker T. Washington and the Struggle against White Supremacy: The Southern Educational Tours, 1908-1912 (2008). He has received numerous awards from his university, including multiple teaching and research awards and the Rattler Pride Award for Community Leadership; he was also named one of the university's "Outstanding Alumni of the Quasquicentennial." In 2014 he received the American Historical Association’s Equity Award in recognition of his achievements in training and mentoring minority historians, having sent more than thirty students to doctoral programs in the last decade.

  • Booker T. Washington's Struggle against White Supremacy
  • A Call to Consciousness, a Legacy to Remember: A Conversation with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • A Chief Lieutenant of the Tuskegee Machine: Charles Banks of Mississippi
  • Radical Preacher-Activist: Bishop Henry McNeal Turner of the A.M.E. Church
  • The Sacred Mission of the African Scholar

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Margaret Jacobs

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Margaret Jacobs is the Chancellor's Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she directed the women's and gender studies program from 2006 until 2011. She teaches courses on the history of women and gender in the United States and in the American West as well as comparative seminars on women, gender, and empire. She has published over a dozen articles and two award-winning books, Engendered Encounters: Feminism and Pueblo Cultures, 1879-1934 (1999) and White Mother to a Dark Race: Settler Colonialism, Maternalism, and the Removal of Indigenous Children in the American West and Australia, 1880-1940 (2009), which won the Bancroft Prize. Most recently, she is the author of A Generation Removed: The Fostering and Adoption of Indigenous Children in the Postwar World (2014), which examines why indigenous children came to be overrepresented in the child welfare systems of the United States, Australia, and Canada, and how indigenous women activists mobilized to confront this crisis.

  • Remembering the "Forgotten Child": The American Indian Child Welfare Crisis of the 1960s and '70s
  • If Everyone Cared: Transnational Indigenous Women’s Activism and Indigenous Child Welfare, 1960–1980
  • Colonizing the Senses: New Sensory Regimes in Institutions for Indigenous Children, 1880–1900
  • A Battle for the Children: Comparing Indigenous Child Removal in the American West and Australia, 1880–1940
  • The Great White Mother: Maternalism and Settler Colonialism in the American West and Australia, 1880–1940

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Karl Jacoby

Columbia University

Karl Jacoby is a professor of history at Columbia University. His research considers how power relations within human society are reinforced, complicated, and, at times, effaced through interactions with the natural world, especially with regard to the history of U.S. expansion. His first book, Crimes against Nature: Poachers, Squatters, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation (2001), examines the ways in which the United States sought to exert new forms of control over nature through the conservation movement. His second book, Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History (2008), focuses on the ways the tremendous violence toward American Indians that accompanied the “frontier” has been remembered and forgotten in the intervening years. His current project analyzes race and slavery along the U.S.-Mexico border through the life story of a one-time slave who made many journeys across the race line and the border line.

  • "Wondering Horror": A History of Violence and the Violence of History
  • Crossing the Line: The Strange Career of Guillermo Eliseo
  • National Parks and Native Peoples
  • The History of the Frontier and the Frontier of History: Thinking Historically about the Camp Grant Massacre

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Winston James

University of California, Irvine

Winston James is a professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, and a widely published historian of the African diaspora. He is the author of the prizewinning Holding Aloft the Banner of Ethiopia: Caribbean Radicalism in Early Twentieth-Century America (1998), A Fierce Hatred of Injustice: Claude McKay's Jamaica and His Poetry of Rebellion (2000), and The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799–1851 (2010), and a coeditor of Inside Babylon: The Caribbean Diaspora in Britain (1993). His current project is a two-volume political biography of Claude McKay, a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance.

  • Pan-Africanism and Black Nationalism
  • Rethinking the "New Negro" Movement, 1917–1930
  • The Black Experience in Britain
  • The Black Radical Tradition
  • The Caribbean Diaspora and Black Internationalism
  • The Caribbean Diaspora in the United States
  • The Harlem Renaissance
  • The History of Black Harlem
  • The Life and Work of Claude McKay
  • The Life and Work of John Brown Russwurm

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Caroline E. Janney

Purdue University

Caroline E. Janney is a professor of history at Purdue University where she teaches courses on the Civil War, Civil War memory, and women's history. Before earning her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, she worked as an archivist and historian at Shenandoah National Park. She is the author of Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies’ Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause (2008) and Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation (2013), which was awarded the Charles Sydnor Award (Southern Historical Association) and the Jefferson Davis Award (Museum of the Confederacy) and was an honorable mention for the OAH Avery O. Craven Award. She is the president of the Society of Civil War Historians and also serves as a coeditor of the University of North Carolina Press's Civil War America series.

  • Calls for Vengeance: Violence in the Wake of Lincoln's Assassination
  • Civil War Veterans: Lessons on Reconciling in the Aftermath of War
  • Reconciling and Reuniting the Nation: How Americans Have Remembered the Civil War
  • Remembering Appomattox: From Reconciliation to Sectional Discord
  • Remembering Lee: Disputes among Virginia's Men and Women over the Lee Monument
  • The Slavery Question: How Ex-Confederates Thought about Their Peculiar Institution
  • Union and Slavery: How Union Veterans Remembered the Civil War
  • Women and the American Civil War
  • Women's Associations and Civil War Memory

Robert F. Jefferson Jr.

University of New Mexico

Robert F. Jefferson Jr. directs the Africana studies program at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Fighting for Hope: African American Troops of the 93rd Infantry Division in World War II and Postwar America (2008) and is currently writing “The Color of Disability: Vasco De Gama Hale and Twentieth-Century America.”

  • African American Military Poets and World War II
  • Black Disabled Ex-GIs and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the 1950s
  • Black World War II Veterans and the African Independence Movements of the 1950s
  • Blinded Black World War II Veterans and the Rehabilitation Politics of the 1940s
  • Cadre Trailblazers: The Integrated Officer Training Schools of World War II

John W. Jeffries

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

John W. Jeffries is dean emeritus of arts, humanities, and social sciences as well as a professor emeritus of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Recipient of campus and system-wide teaching awards, he is the author of books and articles on the politics and policy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt era and on the World War II home front. He is also the editor of the 1929–1945 volume of the Encyclopedia of American History (2003, revised edition 2010. His book on the election of 1940 will be published in early 2017.

  • Elections in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Era
  • Great Depression and the New Deal
  • The Domestic Impact of World War II
  • Was World War II the "Good War"?

Michael P. Johnson

Johns Hopkins University

Michael P. Johnson is a professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins University, where he taught for more than twenty years, focusing on nineteenth-century U.S. history. He has published extensively on topics related to slavery, free African Americans, secession, and Abraham Lincoln. He is also a coauthor of the popular college textbook, The American Promise (6th edition, 2015) and the editor of a widely used two-volume collection of documents, Reading the American Past (5th edition, 2012). His writings have received several national awards; he has won university awards for undergraduate teaching; and he has directed or advised more than seventy completed doctoral dissertations.

  • Abraham Lincoln and Slavery
  • Big Muddy: The Mississippi River and New Orleans
  • Black Master: The Story of William Ellison
  • Excavating the Underground Railroad
  • The Ghost of Denmark Vesey
  • The Strange Career of American Slave Conspiracies
  • Two Cheers for Tom Lincoln: Was Abe the Anti-Tom?

New in 2016-2017Susan Lee Johnson *

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Susan Lee Johnson is a professor of history, Chican@ and Latin@ studies, and gender and women's studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is the author of Roaring Camp: The Social World of the California Gold Rush (2000), which won the Bancroft Prize and the W. Turrentine Jackson Prize. She is currently completing a book tentatively entitled "A Traffic in Men: The Old Maid, the Housewife, and Their Great Westerner." The book is a critical biography of two white women, published but amateur historians, who practiced a traffic in men, in part because of their fascination with the famous westerner Kit Carson. In it Johnson examines relationships between women historians and male historical subjects and between professional and amateur scholars. She also explores the practice of history in the context of everyday life, the seductions of gender in the context of racial power, and the spatiotemporal dimensions of twentieth-century relationships predicated on nineteenth-century regional pasts.

  • Some Guys on Some Horses: How the Politics of Gender, Race, and Nation Birthed the Field of Western History in the Age of Hollywood Westerns
  • Bury My Hero at Wounded Knee: Gender, Race, and Historical Practice in the Long 1970s
  • Living for the City: Twentieth-Century Urban Lives, Nineteenth-Century Hinterland Histories, and the Creation of Usable Pasts
  • A Traffic in Men: Women Historians, Male Historical Subjects, and How Gender Seduces in a Context of Racial Power

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Walter Johnson

Harvard University

Walter Johnson is Winthrop Professor of History and a professor of African and African American studies at Harvard University. His first book, Soul by Soul: Life inside the Antebellum Slave Market (1999), uses the slave market as a way to think about the fantasies, fears, negotiations, and violence that characterized American slavery. His most recent book, River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Imperialism in the Mississippi Valley (2013), retains a focus on the immediate experience of slavery and mastery. It also embeds the history of American slavery in the histories of global capitalism, especially the cotton trade and the Atlantic money market, and U.S. imperialism, including the Louisiana Purchase, the illegal invasions of Cuba and Nicaragua in the 1850s, and the effort to reopen the Atlantic slave trade on the eve of the Civil War. He has also written a series of essays about social and historical theory relating to the history of slavery in the United States; on the idea of "agency" as the organizing theme of scholarship; on notions of time; on theories of capitalism and slavery; and on the idea of reparations for slavery as a historical narrative. Johnson grew up in Columbia, Missouri, and is currently writing a book about the history of St. Louis from Lewis and Clark to Michael Brown.

  • Racial Capitalism
  • What Does It Mean to Say that Slavery "De-Humanized" Africans and African Americans?
  • Fergonomics: Public Policy, Private Privilege, and Structural Racism in Missouri's Most Notorious City

Jacqueline Jones

University of Texas at Austin

Jacqueline Jones is the Walter Prescott Webb Chair in History and the Ideas/Mastin Gentry White Professor of Southern History at the University of Texas at Austin; she also currently serves as history department chair. A former MacArthur Fellow and a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, she specializes in U.S. southern, African-American, labor, and women's history. She is the author of several books, including, most recently, A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama's America (2013), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Saving Savannah: The City and the Civil War (2008); and Creek Walking: Growing Up in Delaware in the 1950s (2001). She has also coauthored a college textbook, Created Equal: A Social and Political History of the American People (4th edition, 2013). The twenty-fifth anniversary edition, revised and updated, of her Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work and the Family from Slavery to the Present was published in 2009; the original edition had also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She served as vice president for the professional division of the American Historical Association from 2011 to 2014. Her current project is a biography of Lucy Parsons, the radical labor agitator.

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Martha S. Jones

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Martha S. Jones is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan where she teaches African American studies, history, and law. She is also a codirector of the University of Michigan Law School's Program in Race, Law, and History. Prior to joining the Michigan faculty she was a public interest litigator in New York City, where she advocated for the rights of people with disabilities. In 2013-2014, she is the William C. and Ida Friday Fellow at the National Humanities Center. A nineteenth-century U.S. historian with an interest in race and inequality, she is the author of the forthcoming "Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America," and All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900 (2007), a study of African American debates about women's rights. She is also a coeditor of Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women (2015) and is currently at work on a new book entitled "Riding the Atlantic World Circuit: Slavery and Law after the Haitian Revolution." Jones was a guest editor of the Journal of the Civil War Era special issue, "Proclaiming Emancipation" (2013), which marked the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. An active public intellectual, Jones has been a commentator for the Huffington Post and CNN.com, and has curated public exhibitions on the history of race and caricature in the nineteenth-century Atlantic world, including "Proclaiming Emancipation" (2012-2013), which examined interpretations of the Emancipation Proclamation through the holdings of the William L. Clements Library.

  • Beyond Dred Scott: New Perspectives on Race and Rights before the Civil War
  • Caricature and Visual Culture: How the United States, France, and Britain Invented Race
  • Dr. King's Strength to Love and the Ethics of Civil Rights
  • The Puzzle of Free Black Citizenship: Port City Encounters from Baltimore to Rio de Janeiro
  • The Social Construction of Race in U.S. Law and Culture
  • Thurgood Marshall's Baltimore: Race and Rights in the Local Courthouse

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William Powell Jones

University of Minnesota

William Powell Jones is a professor of history at the University of Minnesota and an expert on race and labor in the twentieth-century United States. He is author of two award-winning books, The Tribe of Black Ulysses: African American Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South (2005) and The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights (2013). Jones has been a guest on the PBS Newshour, npr’s "The Takeaway," and Democracy Now! He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Nation, and other publications. He is currently writing a book on public employees and the transformation of the U.S. economy after World War II.

  • Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of the Civil Rights Movement

Peniel E. Joseph

University of Texas at Austin

Peniel E. Joseph is a professor of history at the University of Texas. He is the author of Stokely: A Life (2014), winner of the Benjamin L. Hooks National Book Award; Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama (2010); and Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America (2006). He is also the editor of The Black Power Movement: Rethinking the Civil Rights and Black Power Era (2006). He is currently working on several books, including "A World of Our Own: Black Intellectuals and the Pan-African Dream" and "Any Day Now: African American Historical Criticism."

  • 1968: Through the Trial of Huey Percy Newton
  • Revolution in Babylon: Stokely Carmichael and America in the 1960s
  • The Black Panthers and American Democracy
  • Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America

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New in 2016-2017Andrew W. Kahrl *

University of Virginia

Andrew W. Kahrl is an assistant professor of history and African American studies at the University of Virginia. His research focuses on the social, political, and environmental history of real estate, land use, and taxation in twentieth-century America. He teaches courses on race and real estate in post–World War II America, the civil rights movement, and American cities in the twentieth century. His first book, The Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South (2012), received the OAH Liberty Legacy Foundation Award. Kahrl has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University. He has written about the issue of public beach access in the New York Times and other publications and is finishing a book on the modern struggle for public access to beaches in Connecticut, America's most privatized shoreline. His current work examines the history of discriminatory taxation against African Americans and explores the shadowy world of tax lien investing, its impact on urban minority neighborhoods, and its role in shaping real estate markets.

  • How Black Land Became White Wealth in the Modern South
  • Developed Shorelines and Rising Tides: The History and Future of Coastal America
  • Free the Beach: Fighting to Preserve Public Space in an Age of Privatization
  • Investing in Distress: The Secret History of Predatory Tax-Buying in America
  • The Price We Pay: Discriminatory Taxation of Black America from Reconstruction to the Present
  • 40 Acres and a Mule: Landownership in the Long Black Freedom Struggle

Walter D. Kamphoefner

Texas A&M University

Walter D. Kamphoefner has taught at Texas A&M University since 1988 and has written widely on immigration and ethnicity, with articles in four languages and three authored or coedited books in German and English. Since publishing a pioneering transatlantic study, The Westfalians: From Germany to Missouri (1987), he has worked extensively with immigrant letters and on bilingual education and the immigrant language transition. He is the president of the Society for German American Studies. While his research focuses primarily on Germans, he also regularly teaches a course on multiethnic immigration, past and present.

  • Beyond Liberty Cabbage: The German-American Experience during World War I
  • Elvis and Other Germans: Some Observations and Modest Proposals on the Writing of Ethnic History
  • German Texans: Model Minority or Reluctant Americanizers?
  • The Shaky Alliance of German Immigrants and Blacks during Reconstruction and Beyond
  • What German Americans Fought For: Evidence from their Civil War Letters
  • What's New about the Newest Immigration? Two Centuries of Historical Perspective

Stephen Kantrowitz

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Stephen Kantrowitz is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of History, Afro-American Studies, and American Indian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has earned several teaching awards. His research focuses on the relationship between race and citizenship in the era of slave emancipation. He is the author of More Than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829–1889 (2012), which was a finalist for both the Lincoln Prize and the Frederick Douglass Prize. His first book, Ben Tillman and the Reconstruction of White Supremacy (2000), was a New York Times Notable Book and won several scholarly awards. He is also a coeditor, with Peter P. Hinks, of All Men Free and Brethren: Essays on the History of African American Freemasonry (2013). In 2016–2017, he will hold the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American studies at the University of Southern Denmark.

  • Insurgent Cosmopolitans: African American Freemasons and Their Freedom Dreams
  • More Than Freedom: African American Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century United States
  • Citizenship and Civilization: Native Americans Confront Reconstruction
  • How Ben Tillman Got His Pitchfork

Peter Karsten

University of Pittsburgh

Peter Karsten is a professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, with joint appointments in the sociology department and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He is the author of the prizewinning The Naval Aristocracy: The Golden Age of Annapolis and the Emergence of Modern American Navalism (1972); Law, Soldiers, and Combat (1978); Heart versus Head: Judge-Made Law in Nineteenth-Century America (1997); the prizewinning Between Law and Custom: "High" and "Low" Legal Cultures in the Lands of the British Diaspora, 1600–1900 (2003); and The Magic Mirror: Law in American History (2nd edition, 2009), among other books. He is also editor-in-chief of the prizewinning Encyclopedia of War and American Society (3 volumes, 2005). He has held visiting chairs at University College Dublin, Augsburg Universitat, and The Citadel.

  • Understanding the World of Combat Infantrymen in Europe during World War II: Surveys, Recollections, and the Critical Role of War Correspondents, Photographers, and Cartoonists
  • The Four "Cousins-in-Law" and How They Are Related: Substantive Due Process and State-Based Prohibition; Slavery in the Federal Territory; Mormon Statehood; and Public School Prayer and Bible Reading
  • Critics or Agents of Imperialism? Celtic Interactions with Indigenous People and Slaves in the British Empire and the United States
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis, a Very Close Call
  • Crises of Conscience: Rethinking the Moral Dilemmas Faced by U.S. Jurists and Military Officers in the Nineteenth Century
  • The Myriad of Consequences of U.S. Wars

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Stanley N. Katz

Princeton University

An expert on American legal history, the history of philanthropy, and the history of higher education, Stan Katz is the director of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy and a lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is a past president of the OAH and the Society for Legal History, and the editor-in-chief of the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (2009). He served a co-general editor of the "Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court" from 1978 to 1989 and as its general editor from 1990 to 2015. President emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies, he received the National Humanities Medal in 2010, recognizing a career devoted to fostering public support for the humanities.

  • Why Have Americans Found It So Hard to Define Philanthropy Legally? And Why Does It Matter for the Future of Democracy in America?
  • Philanthropy and Plutocracy
  • America's International Dilemma: Why Doesn't the U.S. Fully Participate in the International Human Rights System?
  • Constitutionalism and Human Rights: The Dilemma of the United States
  • Gun-Barrel Democracy? Democratic Constitutionalism Following Military Occupation: Reflections on the U.S. Experience in Japan, Germany, Afghanistan, and Iraq
  • John Dewey and the Civic Purposes of General Education
  • The "Just" University
  • Who's Afraid of Senator Byrd? Constitutionalism and American History

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Michael Kazin

Georgetown University

Michael Kazin is a professor of history at Georgetown University. He is the author, most recently, of American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation (2011) and A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan (2006), and a coeditor of Americanism: New Perspectives on the History of an Ideal (2006). He is the editor-in-chief of the two-volume Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History (2010) and also serves as the editor of Dissent magazine and an online columnist for the New Republic. He is currently at work on a book about the American opponents of World War I.

  • How to Understand the 1960s and How Not To
  • The Antiwar Movement in the United States during World War I
  • The Causes of Conservative Victory, 1964-2004
  • The Failure and Success of American Radicalism
  • The Use and Abuse of Americanism
  • William Jennings Bryan and the Fate of the Christian Left

Jennifer Keene

Chapman University

Jennifer Keene is a professor of history and the chair of the history department at Chapman University. A specialist in the American experience during World War I, she has written several books on the war: World War I: The American Soldier Experience (2011); Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America (2001); and The United States and the First World War (2000). In addition, she is the lead author for an American history textbook, Visions of America (2nd edition, 2012), that pioneers a visual approach to teaching the U.S. history survey. Keene serves on the advisory board of the International Society for First World War Studies and is an associate editor for the Journal of First World War Studies. She has won many awards and fellowships, including Fulbright senior scholar awards to France and Australia. Her research interests include the American soldier experience, African American soldiers, veteran political activism, war culture, and propaganda.

  • Americans Respond: Perspectives on the Global War, 1914–1917
  • Hemingway: A Typical Doughboy?
  • True Sons of Freedom: African American Soldiers in World War I
  • A "Brutalizing" War? America after World War I
  • Visions of America: The Real Story behind the Photographs

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Mary Kelley

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Mary Kelley is the Ruth Bordin Collegiate Professor of History, American Culture, and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan. In her research and teaching, she has contributed to the burgeoning study of the history of the book, merging the social history of book-making and the psychology of reading practice into an interdisciplinary approach to comprehending the role of literature in shaping civic life. She is the author of Learning to Stand and Speak: Women, Education, and Public Life (2006), Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century America (2002), and The Limits of Sisterhood: The Beecher Sisters on Women's Rights and Women's Sphere (1988), among other books; the editor of The Portable Margaret Fuller (1994); and a coeditor of An Extensive Republic: Print Culture, and Society in the American Republic, 1790–1840 (2010), the second volume of a collaborative history of the book in America. Kelley has served as a trustee for the American Antiquarian Society and in 2013-2014 she was its Distinguished Fellow in Residence. The former Mary Brinsmead Wheelock Professor of History at Dartmouth College, Kelley has received numerous fellowships and awards, including the New Hampshire Teacher of the Year Award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She has held the Times-Mirror Chair at the Huntington Library and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rockefeller Foundation. A former president of the American Studies Association, she has also served as president of the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic, which named the Mary Kelley Annual Book Prize in Women's and Gender Studies in her honor. She is also an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • Americans and Their Books: Reading and Writing in Historical Context
  • Dreaming Women's Equality: Past and Present Possibilities
  • Learning to Stand and Speak: Educating Women for Public Life
  • The Challenges and Opportunities of Teaching Women's History

Robin D. G. Kelley

University of California, Los Angeles

Robin D. G. Kelley is the Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at the University of California, Los Angeles. His books include the prizewinning Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original (2009); Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression (1990); Race Rebels: Culture Politics and the Black Working Class (1994); Yo’ Mama’s DisFunktional!: Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America (1997), which was selected one of the top ten books of the year by the Village Voice; and Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination (2002). He is a coauthor of Three Strikes: Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor’s Last Century (2001) and a coeditor of Black, Brown, and Beige: Surrealist Writings from Africa and the Diaspora (2009), recipient of an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation; and To Make Our World Anew: A History of African Americans (2005). His most recent book is Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times (2012).

  • "A Female Candide": U.S. Empire, Racial Cartographies, and the Education of Grace Halsell, 1952–1986
  • Crimes of Liberty: Race, War, and the Unfinished Business of Abolition
  • The Long Rise and Short Decline of American Democracy

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Ari Kelman

Pennsylvania State University

Ari Kelman is McCabe Greer Professor of History at Penn State University, where he teaches the Civil War and Reconstruction, the politics of memory, environmental history, and Native American history. He is the author of A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek (2013), which won the Bancroft Prize and the OAH Avery O. Craven Award, among others; A River and Its City: The Nature of Landscape in New Orleans (2003), which won the Vernacular Architecture Forum's Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize; and Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War (2015). Kelman's essays and articles have appeared in Slate, The Christian Science Monitor, The Nation, The Times Literary Supplement, the Journal of Urban History, the Journal of American History, and many others. He has also contributed to outreach endeavors for K-12 educators and to a variety of public history projects, including documentary films for the History Channel and pbs's "American Experience" series. He has received numerous grants and fellowships, most notably from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Huntington Library. He is now working on a book tentatively entitled, "For Liberty and Empire: How the Civil War Bled into the Indian Wars."

  • A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling over the Memory of Sand Creek
  • For Liberty and Empire: How the Civil War Bled into the Indian Wars
  • Battle Lines: Producing a Graphic History of the Civil War
  • Katrina in Context: An Environmental History of New Orleans
  • A River and Its City: The Nature of Landscape in New Orleans

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David Kennedy

Stanford University

David Kennedy is the Donald J. Mclachlan Professor of History, Emeritus, and founding director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University. He is the author of several books on American history, including Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 (1999), which won the Pulitzer Prize and the Francis Parkman Prize. He received the OAH Distinguished Service Award in 2007.

  • How the West Was Won, and What It Has to Lose
  • The Modern American Military: Who Bleeds, Who Pays?
  • Can the United States Still Afford to Be a Nation of Immigrants?
  • How the United States Won World War II
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Study in Leadership
  • Lessons of Leadership: Dwight Eisenhower as Warrior and President.
  • The Great Depression: Causes, Impact, Consequence
  • The Dilemmas of Difference in American Democracy
  • What the New Deal Did

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Linda K. Kerber

University of Iowa

Linda Kerber is the May Brodbeck Professor in the Liberal Arts and professor of history, emerita, and a lecturer in law at the University of Iowa. A fellow of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she is the author of the prizewinning No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies: Women and the Obligations of Citizenship (1998), among other books. A past president of the OAH, the American Historical Association, and the American Studies Association, Kerber conducts workshops on the role of learned societies in the historical profession, developing manuscripts from dissertation to book, and other topics of professional interest. She has also worked on strengthening connections between secondary schools and academic historians and on academic exchanges between the United States and Japan.

  • Can the Fourteenth Amendment Defend Itself?
  • Marriage on Trial: Historians and Lawyers in Same-Sex Marriage Cases
  • Statelessness in America
  • Why Diamonds Really Are a Girl's Best Friend, and Other Things You Need to Know about American History

New in 2016-2017Kathi Kern *

University of Kentucky

Kathi Kern is an associate professor of history at the University of Kentucky, where she also directs the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (celt) and holds an endowed professorship at the Chellgren Center in the Academy for Undergraduate Excellence. Her research focuses on the women's rights movement in nineteenth-century America, particularly on the ways religion, gender, and politics have mixed to create new ideological positions and social change. She is the author of many articles and book chapters as well as Mrs. Stanton's Bible (2001), selected as a Choice outstanding academic book. She has won her university's Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Teaching, its Alumni Great Teacher Award, and its college of education's "Teachers Who Make a Difference" Award. She has been actively engaged in research and outreach to public school teachers, teaching summer institutes in the Mississippi delta, in Alaska, and at the Smithsonian Institution, and authoring successful grants funded through the U.S. Department of Education Teaching American History grant program with awards totaling nearly $4 million. In her role as director of celt, she has worked extensively in international faculty development, training university faculty in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and China. In 2009–2010, Kern was the Stanley Kelley Jr. Visiting Associate Professor for Distinguished Teaching in the religion department and the program in women and gender at Princeton University.

  • American Cosmopolitanism: Rabindranath Tagore and His Impact on American Readers in the Early Twentieth Century
  • Citizenship at the Point of Production
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Kim Davis, and the Changing Meaning of "Religious Freedom"
  • Why History Matters: Saving the History Major from Extinction

Daniel J. Kevles

Yale University

A professor emeritus of history at Yale University, Daniel J. Kevles has written extensively about the history of science, technology, and their relationship to American democracy. An elected member of International Academy of the History of Science, he is also a member of the American Philosophical Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as the Society of American Historians. His works include The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America (1978); In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity (1985); and Inventing America (2nd edition, 2006), a coauthored history of the United States that integrates science and technology into the American narrative. His latest work is the forthcoming "Vital Properties," a history of innovation and ownership in plants, animals, and people.

  • Eugenics, the Genome, and Human Rights
  • From Public to Private Goods: The Evolution of Plant Properties in the American Political Economy
  • Human DNA and Human Rights: The Supreme Court, Patents, and the Genes for Breast Cancer
  • Pursuing the Biological Enlightenment: The Revolutionary Generation and American Agriculture
  • Reconstruction from the Right: The United States in the 1970s
  • The Apples of Our Eyes: Art and Property in American Horticulture

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Alexander Keyssar

Harvard University

Alexander Keyssar is the Stirling Professor of History and Social Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His Out of Work: The First Century of Unemployment in Massachusetts (1986) received several scholarly prizes, including the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award; it was also named a notable book of the year by the New York Times. He is also the author of The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States (2000), which received the American Historical Association's Beveridge Prize, and the forthcoming Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? (2016). He is a coauthor of Inventing America: A History of the United States (2nd edition, 2006) and has written widely on public policy issues in the popular press.

  • Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?
  • The Strange Career of the Right to Vote in the United States

Cynthia A. Kierner

George Mason University

Cynthia A. Kierner is a professor of history at George Mason University, where she teaches early American and women's history. She is the author or editor of seven books including the award-winning Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times (2012) and Scandal at Bizarre: Rumor and Reputation in Jefferson's America (2004). Kierner is a past president of Southern Association for Women Historians. Her next major project will examine disasters in America from the colonial period through the Civil War era.

  • A Society of Patriotic Ladies: The Edenton Ladies Tea Party
  • Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Presidents, Politics, and Gender in the Early American Republic
  • Scandal at Bizarre: Sex, Rhetoric, and Reality in Jefferson's America
  • Tea and the Politics of Protest and Commemoration in Revolutionary America
  • Women, Families, and Politics in Revolutionary America

Wilma King

University of Missouri-Columbia

Wilma King is the Arvarh E. Strickland Professor Emerita at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is the author of Stolen Childhood: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America (2nd edition, 2011), The Essence of Liberty: Free Black Women During the Slave Era (2006), and African American Childhoods: Historical Perspectives from Slavery to Civil Rights (2005). She is currently working on a book focusing on African American women and President Bill Clinton's administration.

  • Africa's Progeny in America: African American Children in Historical Perspective, 1600-2000
  • African American Children and the Civil War
  • African American Women and the Civil War
  • The Essence of Liberty: Free African American Women Before Slavery Ended
  • The Life Cycle of Slave Children in the Nineteenth-Century South

Michael J. Klarman

Harvard University

Michael J. Klarman is the Kirkland and Ellis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He has won numerous awards for his teaching and scholarship, which are primarily in the areas of constitutional law and constitutional history. He is the author of several books, including From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage (2012) and From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality (2004), which won the Bancroft Prize. He is currently finishing a book on the Founding—the background, origins, drafting, and ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

  • Brown and the Civil Rights Movement
  • Race and the Constitution in American History
  • Slavery and the Constitution
  • The Civil War and the Constitution
  • The Constitution as a Coup against Public Opinion
  • The Founding of the Constitution
  • The Making of the U.S. Constitution
  • The Supreme Court and Civil Liberties in American History
  • The Supreme Court, Social Change, and Political Backlash
  • Why Brown v. Board of Education Was a Hard Case

New in 2016-2017Jennifer Lisa Klein *

Yale University

Jennifer Lisa Klein is a professor of history at Yale University, where she teaches courses in twentieth-century U.S. labor history, political economy and capitalism, women's history, urban history, and post–World War II America. Klein is a coauthor, with Eileen Boris, of Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State (2012), which won the National Women's Studies Association's Sara A. Whaley Book Prize. She is also the author of For All These Rights: Business, Labor, and the Shaping of America's Public-Private Welfare State (2003), which won the OAH Ellis Hawley Prize and the Business History Conference's Hagley Prize. Klein served as co–senior editor of the journal, International Labor and Working-Class History (ILWCH), from 2010–2015. She won the 2014 Hans Sigrist Prize, a major international prize conferred by the University of Bern and Hans Sigrist Foundation in Switzerland, for her work on the theme of "Women and Economic Precarity: Historical Perspectives." She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Brookings Institution, and the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Research Center. Her articles have appeared in academic journals and collections as well in Dissent, the New York Times, prospect.org, washingtonpost.com, thenation.com, New Labor Forum, and Labor Notes.

  • Caring for America: A Dialogue on Justice, Dignity, and Health Care
  • Rights, Capabilities, and Solidarities: Bridging Civil Rights and Labor Organizing for Economic Democracy
  • Social Rights and Domestic Labor
  • There's No Place like Home: Long-Term Care and the Growth of Low-Wage Labor in the U.S. Welfare State
  • Women, Work, and Welfare: A History of Gender and Precarious Labor

Wendy Kline

Purdue University

Wendy Kline is Dema G. Seelye Chair in the History of Medicine at Purdue University, where she teaches courses on U.S. women's history, the history of sexuality, and the history of medicine. She is the author of two books, Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Women's Health in the Second Wave (2010) and Building a Better Race: Gender, Sexuality, and Eugenics from the Turn of the Century to the Baby Boom (2001). She is currently writing a book on the history of childbirth in late twentieth-century America.

  • Bodies of Evidence: Activists, Patients, and the FDA Regulation of Depo Provera
  • Coming Home: Modern Midwifery and the Controversy over Home Birth
  • Marriage, Family, and Eugenics in the Twentieth Century
  • Reexamining the Pelvic: Medical Education and the Doctor-Patient Relationship
  • The Making of Our Bodies, Ourselves: Rethinking Women's Health and Second-Wave Feminism

Matthew Klingle

Bowdoin College

Matthew Klingle is an associate professor of history and environmental studies at Bowdoin College. He specializes in urban, environmental, and Western North American history. He is the author of Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle (2007), winner of the OAH Ray Allen Billington Prize. A former high school history teacher, he has received Bowdoin’s Sydney B. Karofsky Prize for teaching excellence. He was also a fellow and former trustee of the Environmental Leadership Program. His current research project, funded by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship, explores the environmental and social history of diabetes and chronic disease in America from the late nineteenth century to the present day. He is particularly interested in connecting scholarly research to contemporary environmental concerns as well as primary and secondary history education.

  • Greening Clio: The Role of History in Environmental Studies
  • Metronatural: The Nature of Inequality in the North American City
  • Sweet Blood: Toward an Environmental History of Diabetes and Chronic Disease in Modern America
  • The Nature of History: Teaching Environmental History in Primary and Secondary Schools

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James T. Kloppenberg

Harvard University

James T. Kloppenberg is the Charles Warren Professor of American History at Harvard University. He has written about social democracy in Europe and America, American politics and ideas from the seventeenth century to the present, the American philosophy of pragmatism, and the relation between contemporary critical theory and historical writing. His most recent book, Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition (2011), explains the reasons for Barack Obama’s commitments to democratic deliberation and conciliation by examining his intellectual formation and his understanding of American history. His current research projects include “The Intellectual Origins of Democracy in Europe and America,” “The American Democratic Tradition: Roger Williams to Barack Obama,” and an essay collection on the practice of pragmatic hermeneutics in historical writing. In recognition of his teaching, he has been named a Harvard College Professor and has been awarded the Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Prize by the Harvard University Undergraduate Council.

  • Barack Obama and the American Political Tradition
  • Democracy in Theory and Practice since the Ancient World
  • Rethinking Democracy in America from Roger Williams to Barack Obama
  • The Long Shadow of William James: Pragmatism in American Culture since 1870

Peter Kolchin

University of Delaware

Peter Kolchin, professor emeritus of history at the University of Delaware, is the author of First Freedom: The Responses of Alabama's Blacks to Emancipation and Reconstruction (1972); Unfree Labor: American Slavery and Russian Serfdom (1987); American Slavery, 1619-1877 (1993); and A Sphinx on the American Land: The Nineteenth-Century South in Comparative Perspective (2003). Winner of the Bancroft Prize, the OAH Avery O. Craven Award, and the Southern Historical Association's Charles Sydnor Award, he is working on a comparative study of emancipation and its aftermath in Russia and the American South, a sequel to Unfree Labor. In 2014, he served as the president of the Southern Historical Association.

  • Interpreting and Reinterpreting American Slavery
  • U. S. Emancipation in Comparative Perspective

Robert Korstad

Duke University

Robert Korstad is a professor of public policy studies and history at Duke University where he codirects the Duke Program on History, Public Policy, and Social Change. He is a coauthor of Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (1987) and, with James L. Leloudis, of To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America (2010); the author of Civil Rights Unionism: Tobacco Workers and the Struggle for Democracy in the Mid-Twentieth-Century South (2003); and a coeditor of Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Talk About Life in the Segregated South (2001).

  • "Behind the Veil": African American Life in the Jim Crow South
  • America's War on Poverty
  • Civil Rights Unionism
  • The Long Civil Rights Movement: The 1940s
  • The Southern Cotton Mill World

J. Morgan Kousser

California Institute of Technology

J. Morgan Kousser's book, Colorblind Injustice: Minority Voting Rights and the Undoing of the Second Reconstruction (1999), draws on testimony he has delivered as an expert witness in over thirty federal and state voting rights cases and before Congress. The author of more than 150 articles and book reviews, he has lectured extensively at universities in America and England. He is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of History and Social Science at the California Institute of Technology.

  • "Colorblind" Injustice: The Supreme Court and the Counter-Revolution in Voting Rights
  • Do We Still Need The Voting Rights Act?

Alan M. Kraut

American University

Alan M. Kraut is a University Professor of History and International Service at American University, where he has been named Scholar/Teacher of the Year. A past president of the OAH, he is the author or editor of nine books, including the award-winning books Silent Travelers: Germs, Genes, and the "Immigrant Menace" (1994) and Goldberger’s War: The Life and Work of a Public Health Crusader (2003). Most recently, he is a coauthor, with his wife Deborah, of Covenant of Care: Newark Beth Israel and the Jewish Hospital in America (2007) and a coeditor of American Immigration and Ethnicity: A Reader (2005), From Arrival to Incorporation: Migrants to the U.S. in a Global Age (2008), and Ethnic Historians and the Mainstream: Shaping America's Immigration Story (2013). Kraut has served as chair of the Statue of Liberty–Ellis Island History Committee, a consultant to the National Park Service and documentary filmmakers, and an adviser to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and pbs’s “History Detectives.” He is also a nonresident fellow of the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington think tank on immigration matters.

  • "Forget Your Past": On Becoming American in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
  • Ellis Island: Portal to America in an Age of Migration
  • Fit for America: Immigration, Healthy Bodies, and the American Environment in the Early Twentieth Century
  • Immigration and Work in America: An Historical Perspective
  • Medicine and Music: Joseph Goldberger and George Gershwin Encounter the American South in the Early Twentieth Century
  • Prejudice and Philanthropy: The Rise of Catholic and Jewish Hospitals

Barbara Krauthamer

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Barbara Krauthamer is an associate professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She teaches courses on nineteenth-century African American history, including the history of black women's lives in the Americas. She is the author of Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South (2013) and a coauthor, with Deborah Willis, of Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery (2012), which received an honorable mention in nonfiction from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, was named a Choice Top 25 outstanding academic book, and received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in nonfiction. In 2007, Krauthamer received the Association of Black Women Historians' Letitia Brown Memorial Prize. She has also received awards and funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Stanford University, Yale University, the Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. She is currently working on a book about enslaved women's resistance and their strategies for escape and self-liberation in the antebellum South.

  • Native Americans, African Americans, and Reconstruction
  • African Americans and Photography in the Civil War Era
  • Slavery in the Native American South
  • Emancipation and Reconstruction in the Native American South
  • The Politics of Enslaved Women's Self-Liberation

Kevin M. Kruse

Princeton University

A professor of history at Princeton University, Kevin M. Kruse studies the political, social, and urban/suburban history of twentieth-century America, with particular interest in the making of modern conservatism. Focusing on conflicts over race, rights, and religion, he also studies the postwar South and modern suburbia. Kruse is the author of White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism (2005) and a coeditor of three collections: The New Suburban History (2006); Spaces of the Modern City (2008); and Fog of War: The Second World War and the Civil Rights Movement (2012). His newest book, One Nation under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America (2015), explores the making of American religious nationalism in the mid-twentieth century.

  • One Nation under God: Corporations, Christianity, and the Rise of Religious Nationalism
  • White Flight: Segregationist "Rights" and Resistance

Bruce Kuklick

University of Pennsylvania

Bruce Kuklick is a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught since 1972. His interest in high politics in the United States and how it is connected to a wider American culture has led him to research projects in a number of different genres of history, ranging from sports to philosophy to film and to academic institutions. He also believes that undergraduate teaching of American history is crucial as a form of civic education and thinks that the best way to convey the results of research is through narratives that explain and analyze historical issues. He has received the university's Richard Dunn Award for teaching as well as its Lindback Award, Abrams Award, and the Senior Class Award. An elected member of the American Philosophical Society, he is the author of numerous books, including a three-volume history of American thought. His most recent books include Blind Oracles: Intellectual and War from Kennan to Kissinger (2006); A Political History of the USA: One Nation under God (2009); and, with Emmanuel Gerard, Murdering Patrice Lumumba (2014).

  • American Heroes of World War II: The Sullivans and "The Fighting Sullivans"
  • Death in the Congo: Murdering Patrice Lumumba
  • The Vietnam War: New Ways of Thinking about It

Regina Kunzel

Princeton University

Regina Kunzel is the Doris Stevens Chair and a professor in the departments of history and gender and sexuality studies at Princeton University. She teaches and writes about gender and sexuality in modern American history. Her most recent book, Criminal Intimacy: Sex in Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality (2008), was awarded the American Historical Association's John Boswell Prize, the Modern Language Association's Alan Bray Memorial Book Award, and the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies. She is also the author of Fallen Women, Problem Girls: Unmarried Mothers and the Professionalization of Social Work, 1890–1945 (1993). She is currently working on a book on the encounters of sexual- and gender-variant people with psychiatry and psychoanalysis in the mid-twentieth-century United States.

  • "Lessons in Being Gay": Prisoners and Lesbian/Gay Activists, 1970–1985
  • In Treatment: Psychiatry and the Archive of Modern Sexuality
  • The Rise of Gay Rights and the Disavowal of Disability

Karen Ordahl Kupperman

New York University

Karen Ordahl Kupperman’s scholarship focuses on the Atlantic world in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Most recently, she has published The Atlantic in World History (2012), an edition of Richard Ligon’s True and Exact History of the Island of Barbados (2011), and a new edition of Major Problems in American Colonial History (3rd edition, 2011). Among her earlier works, Indians and English: Facing Off in Early America (2000) won the American Historical Association’s Prize in Atlantic History and Providence Island, 1630-1641: The Other Puritan Colony (1993) won the American Historical Association's Albert J. Beveridge Award.

  • How to Found a Successful Colony
  • Music as a Mode of Communication in Cross-cultural Encounters
  • The Little Ice Age and its Impact on the Atlantic World
  • Trying to Understand the Other in Early America

Lon Kurashige

University of Southern California

Lon Kurashige is an associate professor of history at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Japanese American Celebration and Conflict: A History of Ethnic Identity and Festival, 1934-1990 (2002), winner of the Association for Asian American Studies' History Book Award. His recent work includes coediting "Conversations in Transpacific History," a special edition of Pacific Historical Review (2014) that will also be published as a book. Kurashige is also a coeditor of Major Problems in Asian American History (2003). He is currently working with a team of historians on new college-level U.S. history textbook and finishing a book about American political debates over anti-Asian racism including policies of immigration exclusion, racial discrimination, and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

  • Rethinking Racism, Questioning Tolerance: Lessons from Asian American History
  • Reflecting on Ethnic Identity and Community: Lessons from Japanese American History

Peter J. Kuznick

American University

Peter J. Kuznick is an associate professor of history and the director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University. The author of Beyond the Laboratory: Scientists As Political Activists in 1930s America (1987); a coeditor, with James Gilbert, of Rethinking Cold War Culture (2001); and a coauthor, with Akira Kimura, of Rethinking the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (published in Japanese in 2010) and, with Yuki Tanaka, of Nuclear Power and Hiroshima: The Truth behind the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Power (published in Japanese in 2011), he studies nuclear issues, past and present, and is writing a book about scientists and the Vietnam War. He helped found the Committee for a National Discussion of Nuclear History and Current Policy in 2003, in response to a Smithsonian Enola Gay exhibit, and the Nuclear Education Project. He is also a coauthor, with Oliver Stone, of The Untold History of the United States (2012), a 10-part documentary film series and companion book on the history of the American empire and national security state, and he has also written a screenplay on the early Cold War.

  • Averting a "Disaster Incomprehensible in its Magnitude": Scientists' Opposition to the U.S. Invasion of Vietnam
  • Beyond the Laboratory: Scientists as Political Activists in 1930s and 1960s America
  • Just Like a Bullet: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Nuclearization of America
  • Lost Cause: Henry Wallace's Struggle to Change the Course of History, 1944-1946
  • The Decision to Risk the Future: Harry Truman and the Atomic Bomb

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Glenn W. LaFantasie

Western Kentucky University

Glenn W. LaFantasie is the Richard Frockt Family Professor of Civil War History at Western Kentucky University. He is the author of Twilight at Little Round Top (2005) and Gettysburg Requiem: The Life and Lost Causes of Confederate Colonel William C. Oates (2006). His most recent book is Gettysburg Heroes: Perfect Soldiers, Hallowed Ground (2008). For thirty years, he held various positions in the field of public history, including as editor of publications at the Rhode Island Historical Society, deputy historian of the U.S. Department of State, and director of the Aldie Mill Historic Site in Loudoun County, Virginia. He is currently working on a new book, "Our Country to Restore: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and the American Civil War."

  • Abraham Lincoln and the American Military Tradition
  • Mystic Chords of Memory: The Civil War Sesquicentennial
  • The Civil War and the Rise of Modern America
  • The Greatness of Abraham Lincoln
  • The Many Meanings of Gettysburg
  • The Mystery of Ulysses S. Grant

New in 2016-2017Meredith H. Lair *

George Mason University

Meredith H. Lair is an associate professor of history at George Mason University, where she also directs the interdisciplinary studies graduate program. A former Minerva Research Fellow at the United States Naval Academy, she developed content and wrote the exhibit script for the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation's Vietnam Era Museum Educational Center, the first permanent museum about the Vietnam War in the United States. Her work examines warfare in American society, especially the way war stories get constructed and disseminated over time. She is the author of Armed with Abundance: Consumerism and Soldiering in the Vietnam War (2014), which examines the noncombat experiences of American soldiers and finds that the U.S. military relied heavily on consumerism and material abundance to maintain soldier morale, a phenomenon that continues to the present day. Her research continues on this topic, especially the role that culture can play as an instrument of war. Lair's current projects examine soldier photography in Vietnam and Vietnam veterans' efforts to publicly remember their service.

  • Abundance vs. Austerity: Soldier Morale and U.S. Strategy in Vietnam
  • Vietnam's Legacies and the Militarization of America
  • From Soldier to Veteran: Carrying Home the Baggage of War

New in 2016-2017Clarence Lang *

University of Kansas

Clarence Lang is an associate professor and the chair of African and African American studies at the University of Kansas, where he also holds an appointment in the American studies department. He is the author of Grassroots at the Gateway: Class Politics and Black Freedom Struggle in St. Louis, 1936–75 (2009) and Black America in the Shadow of the Sixties: Notes on the Civil Rights Movement, Neoliberalism, and Politics (2015). He is a coeditor, with Robbie Lieberman, of Anticommunism and the African American Freedom Movement: "Another Side of the Story" (2009) and, with Andrew Kersten, of Reframing Randolph: Labor, Black Freedom, and the Legacies of A. Philip Randolph (2015). A cowinner of the OAH EBSCOhost America: History and Life Award, Lang has published in the Journal of African American History, Journal of Urban History, Journal of Social History, the Black Scholar, New Politics, Critical Sociology, American Studies Journal, and the Crisis. He also has written for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Against the Current, LaborOnline, Working-Class Perspectives, and the Black Commentator.

  • "Black Lives Matter" and the Persistence of the Sixties
  • In the Face of Ferguson and Baltimore: Writing the Black Freedom Movement, Occupying History
  • St. Louis, the Border South, and the Historiography of the Black Freedom Movement

Matthew D. Lassiter

University of Michigan

Matthew D. Lassiter is an associate professor of history and of urban and regional planning at the University of Michigan, where he teaches courses about modern U.S. history, urban/suburban history, political history, and the wars on crime and drugs. He is the author of The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South (2006), winner of the Southern Regional Council’s Lillian Smith Book Award. His Journal of Urban History article, “The Suburban Origins of ‘Color-Blind’ Conservatism: Middle-Class Consciousness in the Charlotte Busing Crisis,” was republished in The Best American History Essays 2006 (2006). He is also a coeditor of The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism (2010) and The Moderates’ Dilemma: Massive Resistance to School Desegregation in Virginia (1998). His current book project is “The Suburban Crisis: The Pursuit and Defense of the American Dream.”

  • Crime in California
  • The Silent Majority
  • The Suburban Crisis
  • The Suburbs and the War on Drugs

Bruce Laurie

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Bruce Laurie is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he has taught for more than forty years. His first three books focus on aspects of working-class experience during the nineteenth century. The last of those books, Artisans into Workers: Labor in Nineteenth-Century America (1989), was the first synthetic work of its kind. Since then, he has produced both scholarly and popular work on the topics of American abolitionism and American conservatism, including Beyond Garrison: Antislavery and Social Reform (2005). He is an elected member of the American Antiquarian Society and has codirected Fulbright seminars for teachers from around the world. His current book project is “Rebels in Paradise: Sketches of Northampton Abolitionists.”

  • Antislavery and Abolitionism
  • Modern Conservatism
  • U.S. Labor and Economic History from 1800 to the Present

Jackson Lears

Rutgers University

Jackson Lears is the Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University and the editor-in-chief of Raritan: A Quarterly Review. He is the author of No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920 (1981); Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America (1994), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Award for History; Something for Nothing: Luck in America (2003); and, most recently, Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877-1920 (2009). He has also coedited two collections of essays: The Culture of Consumption (1983) and The Power of Culture (1993). An elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has been a regular contributor to the London Review of Books, the New Republic, the Nation, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the New York Times, among other publications.

  • The History of Longing: Reconnecting Private and Public
  • The Trigger of History: Rethinking Capitalism and Modernity

Jerry Lembcke

College of the Holy Cross

Jerry Lembcke is an associate professor of sociology at the College of the Holy Cross and the author of seven books, including The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam (1998), cnn's Tailwind Tail: Inside Vietnam’s Last Great Myth (2003), and Hanoi Jane: War, Sex, and Fantasies of Betrayal (2010). His reviews and opinion pieces have appeared in the American Historical Review, HistoryNewsNet.com, Oral History Review, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday, and the National Catholic Reporter. Most recently, his bibliographic essay, "The War in Vietnam: Studies in Remembrance and Legacy, 2000–2014," appeared in the June 2016 issue of Choice.

  • ptsd: Diagnosis or Identity for Post-empire America
  • Spat-upon Veterans, Abandoned pows, and "Hanoi Jane": Vietnam and the Making of America's "Great Betrayal" Narrative
  • Spat-upon Vietnam Veterans: Collecting the Stories, Reflecting on Their Meaning
  • The War in Vietnam: Studies in Remembrance and Legacy, 2000–2014 (based on his Choice essay)

New in 2016-2017Adriane Lentz-Smith *

Duke University

Adriane Lentz-Smith is an associate professor of history at Duke University, where she holds secondary appointments in women's studies and African and African American studies. Her book Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I (2009) explores how black soldiers' and civilians' wrestling with notions of manhood, citizenship, nationalism, and black internationalism shaped the twentieth-century struggle for civil rights. Her current project, "Three Beatings: African Americans, State Violence, and Civil Rights," traces how violence and white supremacy remade themselves in the wake of the landmark legislation of the 1960s.

  • African Americans and the War for Democracy
  • Violence and the Long Civil Rights Movement
  • The World's Experience: African Americans as Global Subjects

Elizabeth D. Leonard

Colby College

Elizabeth D. Leonard is the John J. and Cornelia V. Gibson Professor of History at Colby College and the author of Yankee Women: Gender Battles in the Civil War (1994), All the Daring of the Soldier: Women of the Civil War Armies (1999), Lincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War (2004), Men of Color to Arms! Black Soldiers, Indian Wars, and the Quest for Equality (2010), and Lincoln's Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky (2011), cowinner of the Lincoln Prize.

  • Black Soldiers in the U.S. Army, 1865-1895
  • Civil War-era Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky
  • The Lincoln Assassination
  • Women in the Civil War

New in 2016-2017Jessica M. Lepler *

University of New Hampshire

Jessica M. Lepler is an associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire. Her first book, The Many Panics of 1837: People, Politics, and the Creation of a Transatlantic Financial Crisis (2013), won the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic's James Broussard Best First Book Prize. She is currently researching and writing a book tentatively entitled "The Lawyer Imperfect: Aaron Haight Palmer and the Culture of Commercial Expansionism in Nineteenth-Century America."

  • A Man, a Plan, and a Canal Contract: An American's Attempt to Build an Interoceanic Canal in the 1820s
  • "The American and Foreign Agency": Profit and a Prophet of American Commercial Expansionism
  • The Declaration of Dependence: Voluntary Annexation, Salvadoran Statehood, and the Monroe Doctrine
  • The Many Panics of 1837: People, Politics, and the Creation of a Transatlantic Financial Crisis
  • "Le Dérangement des Affaires Commerciales": New Orleans and Panic in 1837
  • The Panic-less Panic: The Strange Career of the Panic of 1837
  • The Case of the Leaky Clerk: Commercial Information, Confidence, and the Panic of 1837

Jonathan Levy

University of Chicago

Jonathan Levy is an associate professor of history at the University of Chicago. His teaching and research focus on the history of American economic life. He is the author of Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America (2012), which won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award, the OAH Avery O. Craven Prize, and the OAH Ellis W. Hawley Prize. Currently Levy is at work on two book projects: "Ages of American Capitalism," a synthetic history of American capitalism, and "The Fiscal Triangle: Wealth, Power, and Corporations in America," a history of corporations in the United States. Levy has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

  • Entrepreneurial Values
  • Corporate Personality Revisited

Jan Ellen Lewis

Rutgers University-Newark

Jan Ellen Lewis is the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and a professor of history at Rutgers University-Newark. A specialist in colonial and early national history, she is the author of The Pursuit of Happiness: Family and Values in Jefferson’s Virginia (1983) and a coeditor of An Emotional History of the United States (1998); Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson: History, Memory, and Civic Culture (1999); and The Revolution of 1800: Democracy, Race, and the New Republic (2002).

  • Civil Liberties in Wartime, 1790-1840
  • Indian Hating, 1763-1764: A Parable
  • Rethinking Women's Suffrage in New Jersey, 1776-1807
  • The Life and Times of Andrew Jackson
  • Thomas Jefferson's Two Families

New in 2016-2017Walter M. Licht *

University of Pennsylvania

Walter M. Licht is the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also directs the Penn Civic Scholars program. He teaches courses in American economic and labor history, and has special interests in the history of work and labor markets. He the author of Working for the Railroad: The Organization of Work in the Nineteenth Century (1983), which received the Philip Taft Labor History Prize; Getting Work: Philadelphia, 1840–1950 (1992); and Industrializing America: The Nineteenth Century (1995). He is also a coauthor of Work Sights: Industrial Philadelphia, 1890–1950 (1986) and The Face of Decline: The Pennsylvania Anthracite Region in the Twentieth Century (2005), which received the OAH Merle Curti Prize and the Pennsylvania Historical Association's Philip S. Klein Prize. Licht has been awarded the top teaching prize at the University of Pennsylvania and has held various administrative positions there as well. He is now completing a book-length manuscript with the tentative title, "American Capitalisms: A Global History."

  • American Industrialization and Deindustrialization

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Alex Lichtenstein

Indiana University

Alex Lichtenstein is an associate professor of history at Indiana University, where he teaches labor history and South African history. He has also taught at Florida International University and Rice University, and has lectured at the University of Cape Town, the University of Belgrade, the University of Genoa, and Nankai University. The author of Twice the Work of Free Labor: The Political Economy of Convict Labor in the New South (1996), he has written widely on the topics of race, labor, and politics in the U.S. South and South Africa, with a focus on the twentieth century, and has coedited an issue of Radical History Review on the history of the global anti-apartheid movement. He is also currently the interim editor of the American Historical Review.

  • Civil Rights and Antiapartheid
  • The American Civil Rights Movement in Global Perspective
  • The Rise and Fall of the American Labor Movement in the Twentieth Century
  • Walt Whitman, Slavery, and Democracy
  • Was There a Southern Strategy? Race, Politics, and Conservatism
  • What is Southern Labor History?
  • What Made Nelson Mandela a Great Leader?

Nelson Lichtenstein

University of California, Santa Barbara

Nelson Lichtenstein holds the MacArthur Foundation Chair in History and directs the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a student of U.S. capitalism in all of its dimensions and has long been particularly interested in its leading players, first studying the automotive industry and now considering Walmart and similar retailers. He is a coeditor, most recently, of Achieving Workers’ Rights in the Global Economy (2016); The Port Huron Statement: Sources and Legacies of the New Left’s Founding Manifesto (2015); The ILO From Geneva to the Pacific Rim (2015); and The Right and Labor in America: Politics, Ideology, and Imagination (2012). He is also the author of The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business (2009) and a coauthor of Who Built America? Working People and the Nation's History, vol. 2 (revised, 2007). An elected member of the Society of American Historians, he is also the recipient of the Sidney Hillman Foundation's Sol Stetin Award for lifetime achievement in labor history.

  • Is There Any Hope for Labor? A Look Back and a Glimpse at the Future
  • Leadership in Global Business: How to Distinguish between Hype and History
  • Triumphalism and Apocalypse: How American Intellectuals Have Thought About Capitalism in the Last Century
  • Walmart and World History: How the Big Store is Reshaping Society and Economy
  • Why Clark Kerr's Vision of Higher Education is Still Relevant and Controversial

Allan J. Lichtman

American University

Allan J. Lichtman is professor of history at American University. His areas of scholarship include the American presidency, conservative politics, quantitative methodology, and voting rights and redistricting. He has published more than 100 scholarly and popular articles as well as six books, including, most recently, White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement (2008) and The Keys to the White House (revised edition, 2000), which explains and predicts presidential election results. He provides commentary for major U.S. and foreign broadcast companies, and has served as an expert witness in more than 70 federal voting rights and redistricting cases. He has received the Scholar/Teacher Award at American University, the highest faculty award.

  • American Leadership
  • Conservative Politics in Twentieth-Century America
  • The American Presidency: An Overview
  • Voting Rights and Redistricting in Recent American History
  • Who Will Be the Next President of the United States?

Patricia Nelson Limerick

University of Colorado Boulder

Patty Limerick is the faculty director and chair of the board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she is also a professor of environmental studies and history. In addition, Limerick serves as the Colorado State Historian and on the National Endowment for the Humanities advisory board called the National Council on the Humanities, a position to which she was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. She is the author of Desert Passages: Encounters with the American Deserts (1985), The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West (1987), Something in the Soil: Legacies and Reckonings in the New West (2000), and A Ditch in Time: The City, the West, and Water (2012). A frequent public speaker and a columnist for the Denver Post, Limerick has dedicated her career to bridging the gap between academics and the general public, to demonstrating the benefits of applying historical perspective to contemporary dilemmas and conflicts, and to making the case for humor as an essential asset of the humanities. A recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and the Hazel Barnes Prize (the University of Colorado’s highest award for teaching and research), she has served as president of the American Studies Association, the Western History Association, the Society of American Historians, and the OAH, as well as the vice president for teaching of the American Historical Association.

  • A Ditch in Time: Denver, the West, and Water
  • Historians as Public Intellectuals
  • The Department of the Interior and the American West: Tales of Bureaucracy and Passion
  • Transforming Hindsight into Foresight: Adventures in "Applied History"

Leon F. Litwack

University of California, Berkeley

Leon Litwack is the A.F. and May T. Morrison Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, and a past president of the OAH and the Southern Historical Association. His publications include North of Slavery: The Negro in the Free States, 1790-1860 (1961); Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery (1980), winner of the Pulitzer and Francis Parkman prizes; Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow (1998); and How Free is Free? The Long Death of Jim Crow (2009). He is writing a sequel to Trouble in Mind that will focus on black southerners from World War II to the civil rights movement.

  • Fight the Power! The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement
  • On Becoming a Historian
  • Pearl Harbor Blues: Black Americans and World War II
  • The Legacy of the Civil War
  • To Look for America: From Hiroshima to Woodstock (an impressionistic multi-media presentation on American society after 1945, with a focus on the upheaval of the sixties)
  • Trouble in Mind: African Americans and Race Reflections from Jim Crow to the Civil Rights Movement

James Livingston

Rutgers University

A professor of history at Rutgers University, James Livingston started out in economic history, writing on Russia and Western trade in the early modern period. He then moved on to the history of banking reform in the United States, circa 1890–1913, and then on to the cultural revolution residing in the rise of corporate capitalism. Meanwhile, he kept writing on topics in popular culture, from Shakespeare to Disney, and problems of intellectual history, from pragmatism to feminism. His most recent books, Against Thrift: Why Consumer Culture Is Good for the Economy, the Environment, and Your Souls (2011) and The World Turned Inside Out: American Thought and Culture at the End of the Twentieth Century (2009), were explorations of the intersection between cultural, economic, and intellectual history, both intended for general readers. He is now writing a book called “F*%! Work, A Manifesto, ” also intended for readers outside academe.

  • Against Thrift: Why Consumer Culture Is Good for the Economy, the Environment, and Your Soul
  • F%#* Work, A Manifesto: Why Full Employment Is a Bad Idea, or What Is to Be Done When Work Disappears
  • The World Turned Inside Out, or Cartoon Politics: American Thought and Culture at the End of the Twentieth Century
  • Their Great Depression and Ours: Origins, Effects, and Paths to Recovery

James W. Loewen

University of Vermont

James W. Loewen is the author of Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong (1995) and Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong (1999), among other books. He has been an expert witness or consultant in more than fifty class action lawsuits, mostly in civil rights, voting rights, employment discrimination, and education. His Sundown Towns (2006) tells how thousands of communities in America excluded African, Chinese, Jewish, or Native Americans between 1890 and 1970s, and how some still do. His Teaching What Really Happened (2009) offers specific methods and information to help K-12 U.S. history teachers go beyond the textbook and get their students excited about doing history. He is also the author of The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader (2010) and a January 2016 Washington Post op-ed, "Five Myths about Reconstruction." He has received the Spirit of America Award from the National Council for the Social Studies as well as the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award from the American Sociological Association for his social justice work.

  • Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong about Labor History and Social Class
  • How American History in School and on the Landscape Demeans Native Americans
  • How History Keeps Us Racist, and What to Do About It
  • Sundown Towns
  • The Most Important Era in U.S. History that You Never Heard of, and Why It's Important Today
  • What History Books Don't Tell about Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and John Brown, and Why It Matters
  • What the Sesquicentennial of Reconstruction Can Teach Us about Race Relations Today

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Trish Loughran

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Trish Loughran is an associate professor of English and history at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she teaches courses on early American literature, politics, and culture. Her research explores the links between art, history, communications technology, and politics from the early Enlightenment to the present, with a special emphasis on material and visual culture. Her first book, The Republic in Print: Print Culture in the Age of U.S. Nation-Building, 1770-1870 (2007) won the Oscar Kenshur Book Prize in Eighteenth-Century Studies.

  • Alexander Gardner, the Civil War, and the National Real: Visual Culture in the 1860s
  • Franklin's Fins: Bodies, Travel, and Print in the Long Eighteenth Century
  • From Nation to Empire to Multitude: Hardt, Negri, and History in Our Time
  • Print Culture: The Factory of Fragments
  • Swimming with Sharks: Six Problems with the Atlantic World Model
  • Twittering in the Past Tense: Social Technologies of the 1850s

New in 2016-2017Mary Ting Yi Lui *

Yale University

Mary Ting Yi Lui is a professor of American studies and history at Yale University. Her primary research interests include Asian American history, urban history, women's and gender studies, and public history. She is the author of The Chinatown Trunk Mystery: Murder, Miscegenation, and Other Dangerous Encounters in Turn-of-the-Century New York City (2005), a cowinner of the best history book prize from the Association of Asian American Studies. The book uses a unsolved 1909 murder case to examine race, gender, and interracial sexual relations in the cultural, social, and spatial formation of New York City Chinatown from 1870 to 1920. She is currently working on a new book entitled "Making Model Minorities: Asian Americans, Race, and Citizenship in Cold War America at Home and Abroad," which examines the history of Asian Americans and U.S. cultural diplomacy in Asia in the early years of the Cold War.

  • Cold War Cultural Diplomacy and the Making of Asian Americans as Model Minorities
  • Cold War Politics and Asian Migrations to the United States
  • Immigration, Migration, and the Making of the Modern American Metropolis
  • Race and Gender in the Progressive Era American City
  • Reading Race and Gender in Everyday Landscapes

New in 2016-2017Elizabeth Lunbeck *

Harvard University

Elizabeth Lunbeck is a professor in the history of science department at Harvard University. A specialist in the history of the human sciences, in particular of psychiatry and psychoanalysis, and the history of gender, she is the author or editor of seven books, including The Psychiatric Persuasion: Knowledge, Gender, and Power in Modern America (1994), which was awarded the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize by the American Studies Association, and The Americanization of Narcissism (2014), which won a book prize from the American Psychoanalytic Association. She is also a coeditor with Lorraine Daston of Histories of Scientific Observation (2011). Lunbeck's current writing and teaching focus on the history of the psychotherapies, on the psychological sciences in the literature of leadership, and on the conceptualizations and classifications of disorders of personality in psychology, psychiatry, and U.S. culture.

  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Finding Psychoanalysis in Unexpected Places
  • Whatever Happened to Healthy Narcissism?

Karen Lystra

California State University, Fullerton

A professor of American studies at California State University, Fullerton, Karen Lystra is a nineteenth-century cultural and social historian with a special interest in class, gender, the history of emotions, and private life. The cultural values, rituals, ideologies, and behavior surrounding courtship, marriage, and sexuality are examined in her first book, Searching the Heart: Women, Men, and Romantic Love in Nineteenth-Century America (1989). Her second book, Dangerous Intimacy: The Untold Story of Mark Twain’s Final Years (2004), is a biography focused on the pivotal role that Twain’s inner circle, particularly his youngest daughter Jean, played in the last years of his life. Lystra is currently working on a book about nineteenth-century working-class Americans.

  • "And Tell Me Poet, Can Love Exist in Slavery?" Letters of the Unfree before Emancipation
  • Imagining the Eternal Village: Death and Working-Class Intimacy in Nineteenth-Century America
  • Intimate Lives: Sex and Love in Victorian America
  • Love Letters: Revealing the Intimate Past
  • Mark Twain's Autobiography Reconsidered: The Late Years
  • Please Excuse All Mistakes: Working-Class Literacy and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America
  • Roses are Red and Violets Are Blue: Emotional History in Rhyme
  • Victorian Courtship Rituals and the Dramas of Private Life: Testing Romantic Love
  • Working-Class Courtship As Tribal Ritual: Non-Romantic Mate Selection in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. Laboring Class

Kelly Lytle Hernandez

University of California, Los Angeles

Kelly Lytle Hernandez, an associate professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, is a twentieth-century U.S. historian. Her book, Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol (2010), is the first comprehensive study of U.S. immigration law enforcement. Drawing on original research conducted in the United States and Mexico, Lytle Hernandez chronicles the Border Patrol’s rise in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. She is currently completing a book on the history of incarceration in the American West.

  • Amnesty or Abolition? Race, Freedom, and the Future of the Illegal Alien
  • Hoboes in Heaven: Tramps, Convict Labor, and the Making of Los Angeles
  • Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol
  • The Making of MexAmerica

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Deborah L. Mack

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Deborah L. Mack is the associate director for community and constituent services at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. An anthropologist by training, she leads a museum division focused on outreach, training, and technical support for African American communities; programs with international organizations; collaborative projects with other institutions, museums, and agencies; and support of alliances and collaborations with cultural service institutions. Mack has advised extensively on museum organizational and strategic planning, on interpretive and exhibition development, and with public resource organizations such as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

  • "History" Is What We Choose to Remember: Public History in Our Communities
  • Connecting African Sources to African American Interpretation: Evidence and Intellectual Practice
  • Connecting History and Museum Practice
  • New "American" Stories and New "American" Audiences
  • The Meaning of "African American Audiences" in the Twenty-First Century

Nancy MacLean

Duke University

Nancy MacLean is the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University. She is the author of Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan (1994); Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace (2006); The Modern Women’s Movement: A Brief History with Documents (2008); and Debating the Conservative Movement: 1945 to the Present, with Donald T. Critchlow (2009). A recipient of numerous scholarly prizes and fellowships, she has also received several teaching awards. She is now working on a history of the half-century-long conservative campaign to privatize public services and decision-making, which focuses on schooling from Brown v. Board of Education to the present.

  • Civil Rights at Work
  • Segregationists and the Surprising History of American Neoliberalism
  • The Quest for Jobs and Justice since the 1950s
  • The Women's Movement and the Workplace

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James H. Madison

Indiana University

James H. Madison is an emeritus professor of history at Indiana University. His most recent books are A Lynching in the Heartland: Race and Memory in America (2001), Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys: An American Woman in World War II (2007), World War II: A History in Documents (2010), and Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana (2014).

  • 200 Years of Indiana History
  • An American Woman in World War II Europe
  • Lynching, Race, and Memory in Twentieth-Century America
  • Teaching with Primary Sources: World War II
  • What We've Learned About World War II

Maeva Marcus

New-York Historical Society

Maeva Marcus is the founding director of the Graduate Institute for Constitutional History located at the New-York Historical Society and the George Washington University Law School. A past president of the American Society for Legal History, she was appointed general editor in 2015 of the "Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court of the United States," of which 10 volumes have been published and three others have been commissioned. Marcus is also the editor of the completed eight-volume series, The Documentary History of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1789-1800 (1985-2007). Her other publications include Truman and the Steel Seizure Case (1977) and Origins of the Federal Judiciary: Essays on the Judiciary Act of 1789 (1992).

  • George Washington's Appointments to the Supreme Court
  • Is the Supreme Court a Political Institution? An Eighteenth-Century View
  • John Marshall Was Not the First Chief Justice
  • Judicial Review in the Early Republic
  • Separation of Powers in the Early National Period
  • The Judiciary Act of 1789: Political Compromise or Constitutional Interpretation?

James Marten

Marquette University

James Marten is a professor of history and the chair of the history department at Marquette University, where he teaches courses on the Civil War and on children's history. He is the author of The Children's Civil War (1998), which was selected as an outstanding academic title by Choice magazine; Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America (2011); and America's Corporal: James Tanner in War and Peace (2014). He is also the editor of Children and War: An Historical Anthology (2002) and Childhood and Child Welfare in the Progressive Era: A Brief History with Documents (2004).

  • Commerce and Civil War Memory
  • Reconstructing Men: Disability, Conflict, and Union Veterans
  • Union Veterans and the Rise of Interest-Group Politics
  • A Generation Set Apart: Union Civil War Veterans and Northern Society
  • Becoming Corporal Tanner: Civil War Veterans, Disability, and Celebrity
  • No Medals, No Monuments: Children during the Civil War

Daisy Martin

Stanford University

Daisy Martin is the director of history performance assessment at the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity. Her work focuses on the practice, theory, and research regarding powerful teaching and learning in K-12 history and civics classrooms. Creating open educational resources that are focused on historical thinking has been a key aspect of that work. The former director of history education at http://teachinghistory.org, she also cofounded the Stanford History Education Group and coauthored the award-winning book, Reading Like a Historian: Teaching Literacy in Middle and High School Classrooms (2nd edition, 2012), and the website Historical Thinking Matters. A former California public high school teacher, Martin now works with teacher-candidates at the University of California Santa Cruz and Stanford. Her current projects focus on the research, development, and use of performance-based history assessment and its role in putting historical thinking and literacy at the center of the history classroom.

  • Weaving Worthy Tasks: Designing History Assessments for Historical Thinking and Literacy
  • What’s Historical Thinking Got to Do with the Common Core?
  • Teaching Place-Based Historical Inquiry: The Golden Gate National Recreation Area as Case Study
  • Multiple Stories, Multiple Sources: Engaging Students in Investigating the Dust Bowl and the Nature of History
  • Developing Teacher Workshops for Teaching Historical Investigation

Waldo E. Martin Jr.

University of California, Berkeley

Waldo E. Martin Jr., the Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of American History and Citizenship at the University of California, Berkeley, is the author of No Coward Soldiers: Black Cultural Politics in Postwar America (2005), as well as Brown v. Board of Education: A Short History With Documents (1998) and The Mind of Frederick Douglass (1985). He is a coauthor, with Mia Bay and Deborah Gray White, of Freedom on My Mind: A History of African Americans, With Documents (2012), and, with Joshua Bloom, of Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party (2013). With Patricia A. Sullivan, he coedited Civil Rights in the United States: An Encyclopedia (2000). Aspects of the modern African American freedom struggle and the history of modern social movements unite his current research and writing interests. He is currently completing "A Change is Gonna Come: The Cultural Politics of the Black Freedom Struggle and the Making of Modern America."

  • From Civil Rights to Black Power: Modern American Identity and Cultural Politics
  • The Modern African American Freedom Struggle
  • The Black Panther Party and the Search for Historical Truth
  • Leadership during the Civil Rights–Black Power Era and Beyond
  • The Enduring Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education

Kate Masur

Northwestern University

Kate Masur is an associate professor of history and a faculty affiliate of the department of African American studies at Northwestern University. Her work explores the intersections of law, politics, and everyday life, with particular emphasis on how Americans grappled with questions of race and equality after the abolition of slavery in both the North and South. She is the author of An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, D.C. (2010), winner of the OAH Avery O. Craven Award, and a coeditor, with Gregory P. Downs, of The World the Civil War Made (2015). She has been commissioned, with Downs, to write a national historic landmark theme study of the Reconstruction era for the National Park Service. She is also a coeditor of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867, series 3, vol. 2: Land and Labor, 1866-1867 (2013). Her writing has also appeared in the op-ed pages of the New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Her work has been supported by the ACLS/Ryskamp Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. From 2002 to 2004 she was an associate editor at the Freedmen and Southern Society Project at the University of Maryland and she is currently an associate editor of the Journal of the Civil War Era. Her current research focuses on race, liberty, and policing in the United States from the early national period through the Civil War.

  • Color Was a Bar to the Entrance: Race and Socializing in Lincoln's White House
  • Police Powers, the Antislavery Movement, and the Origins of the Fourteenth Amendment
  • Remembering Reconstruction

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New in 2016-2017Lisa G. Materson *

University of California, Davis

Lisa G. Materson is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Davis, and a specialist in U.S. women's political history. She is the author of For the Freedom of Her Race: Black Women and Electoral Politics in Illinois, 1877–1932 (2009). She is a coeditor, with Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor, of the forthcoming "Oxford Handbook in American Women's and Gender History." Her work has been supported by Harvard University’s Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History and Princeton University’s Center for the Study of Religion. Her current research explores women's involvement in the movement for Puerto Rico's independence from the United States.

  • African American Women and Electoral Politics from Reconstruction to the New Deal
  • The Historical Origins of the Obama Presidency in Chicago's South Side
  • Generations of Protest: Women and the Struggle for Puerto Rico's Independence
  • American History as Women's History

Cathy Matson

University of Delaware

Cathy Matson is a professor of history at the University of Delaware and the director of the Program in Early American Economy and Society (peaes) at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Her writing on the economic culture and political economy of the colonial and revolutionary eras includes Merchants and Empire: Trading in Colonial New York (1997) and, with Peter Onuf, A Union of Interests: Politics and Economy in the Revolutionary Era (1990). She is also the editor of The Economy of Early America: Historical Perspectives and New Directions (2005) and the sole author of the first fourteen chapters of the textbook The American Experiment (4th edition, 2012). Her current book project is entitled "'A Gambler's Ocean': The Economic Culture of Commerce in Philadelphia, 1750–1811." In addition, she has written over thirty-five articles on these topics and contributed chapters to over a dozen essay collections; she has also published a number of review essays and has edited and introduced special issues of nine North American journals. As the director of peaes, Matson organizes and hosts annual conferences and symposia, coordinates seminars and a fellowship program, and works on public programming and museum exhibitions related to Atlantic and North American economic culture. Her courses at the University of Delaware include "The Atlantic World" and "The Revolutionary Atlantic." She has served extensively in professional and departmental capacities, on journal editorial boards, as graduate studies director, on conference program committees, and as a consultant to historic houses and public history projects.

  • Crisis and Opportunity in Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Commerce
  • Mitigating Risk in the Atlantic World Economy, 1650–1800
  • Philadelphia's Waterfront in the Long Eighteenth Century
  • Port Cities in the Era of Atlantic Revolutions

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Elaine Tyler May

University of Minnesota

Elaine Tyler May is Regents Professor of American Studies and History at the University of Minnesota and a past president of the OAH and the American Studies Association. Her books include America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation (2010); Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era (1988, new edition 2008); Barren in the Promised Land: Childless Americans and the Pursuit of Happiness (1997); Pushing the Limits: American Women, 1940-1961 (1996); and Great Expectations: Marriage and Divorce in Post-Victorian America (1980). She has also written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Ms., Daily Beast, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune, among others. A recent recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, she is currently working on a book project exploring the quest for security in America.

  • America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation
  • Explosive Issues: Sex, Women, and the Bomb in Post–World War II America
  • Gimme Shelter: The Quest for Security in America

New in 2016-2017Serena Mayeri *

University of Pennsylvania

Serena Mayeri is a professor of law and history at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is also a core faculty member in the program in gender, sexuality, and women's studies. She teaches courses in family law, employment discrimination, gender and the law, and legal history. Her scholarship focuses on the historical impact of progressive and conservative social movements on legal and constitutional change. Her book Reasoning from Race: Feminism, Law, and the Civil Rights Revolution (2011) received the OAH Darlene Clark Hine Award and the American Historical Association's Littleton-Griswold Prize. Her current book project, tentatively entitled "The Status of Marriage: Marital Supremacy Challenged and Remade, 1960–2000," examines the history of challenges to marriage's primacy as a legal institution and a source of public and private benefits.

  • Feminism and the Civil Rights Revolution
  • Marriage (In)Equality

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Melani McAlister

George Washington University

Melani McAlister is an associate professor of American studies and international affairs at George Washington University. She is the author of Epic Encounters: Culture, Media, and U.S. Interests in the Middle East (2001), an interdisciplinary study of the ways in which culture, media, and U.S. policy intersected to construct a "common sense" about U.S. power in the Middle East. McAlister is also interested in the politics of religion and international relations. She is a coeditor, with R. Marie Griffith, of Religion and Politics in the Contemporary United States (2008). She has recently completed "Our God in the World: The Global Visions of American Evangelicals," a broad-reaching study of evangelical internationalism since 1960, looking particularly at U.S. evangelical relations with the Middle East and Africa. Her next book is a study of the transnational response to the Biafra crisis and Nigerian civil war of 1967–1970. McAlister has been invited to speak to more than 50 universities or public audiences about her research, including as a keynote or plenary speaker for a number of international conferences and workshops across the Middle East and Europe.

  • Evangelicals and Apartheid: The Struggle among Believers in the United States and South Africa
  • Religious Communities and the Biafra War of 1967-1970

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Alexis McCrossen

Southern Methodist University

Alexis McCrossen is a professor of history at Southern Methodist University, where she has taught since 1995. She is a cultural historian of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with research interests in the history of timekeeping, religion, technology, cities, and business. McCrossen is the author of Holy Day, Holiday: The American Sunday (2000) and Marking Modern Times: A History of Clocks, Watches, and Other Timekeepers in American Life (2013). She is also the editor of and a contributor to Land of Necessity: Consumer Culture in the United States-Mexico Borderlands (2009). She is currently working on a history of New Year's observances in the United States since the eighteenth century, investigating individual and household rituals and practices associated with bringing in the new year as well as the emergence of civic celebrations including Watch Nights at African American churches, the White House's annual New Year's Day reception, Philadelphia's Mummers Parade, New York City's Times Square extravaganza, and Pasadena's Rose Parade and Rose Bowl. This research is supported by a 2016-2017 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • The Stroke of Midnight: New Year's Observances during the Civil War Era
  • Clockwatching in the United States
  • Holy Day, Holiday: The American Sunday
  • The FSA-OWI Archive: A Resource for Historians
  • Consumer Culture and Capitalism in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Stephanie McCurry

Columbia University

Stephanie McCurry is the R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History at Columbia University. Her research and teaching focus on the history of the nineteenth-century United States, particularly on the history of the South and of women and gender, and on the social history of politics. She is the author of Masters of Small Worlds: Yeoman Households, Gender Relations, and the Political Culture of the South Carolina Low County (1995), on the antebellum period and the politics of secession in South Carolina, and Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South (2010).

  • Soldiers' Wives and Confederate Politics
  • The Confederate Debate Over Arming the Slaves
  • The Perfected Republic of White Men: The Confederate Project and Its Undoing

New in 2016-2017Laura McEnaney *

Whittier College

Laura McEnaney is the Nadine Austin Wood Professor of American History at Whittier College, where she has taught since 1996. She teaches U.S. history, specializing in the post-1945 era, and her teaching interests range from women and gender, to war and urban history, and to twentieth-century social movements. She is the author of Civil Defense Begins at Home: Militarization Meets Everyday Life in the Fifties (2000), and she has published numerous scholarly articles in journals and edited collections. She is currently finishing a manuscript tentatively entitled "World War II's Postwar: A Social and Policy History of Peace, 1944–1953," which explores the social and urban history of America's demobilization from World War II and the whole notion of "postwar" in the twentieth century. Her first article from that project, "Nightmares on Elm Street: Demobilizing in Chicago, 1945–1953," published in the Journal of American History (March 2006), won the OAH Binkley-Stephenson Award. McEnaney has received a grant from National Endowment for the Humanities, a fellowship from Brown University's George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, and an Arnold L. and Lois S. Graves Award in the Humanities from the American Council of Learned Societies. McEnaney received Whittier College's Harry W. Nerhood Teaching Excellence Award in 2007. For over a decade, she has worked with UCLA's National Center for History in the Schools, now its Center X, partnering with southern California teachers to improve the teaching of U.S. history in schools.

  • "The Problem of Caring": Japanese Americans and Demobilization from World War II
  • A Women's Peace Dividend: Rethinking Women's History after World War II
  • American Postwars: Exploring American History as Postwar History

Lisa McGirr

Harvard University

Lisa McGirr is professor of history at Harvard University where she teaches twentieth-century U.S. history. Her research and teaching interests bridge the fields of social and political history and focus, in particular, on collective action, political culture, reform movements, and political ideology. She is the author of The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State (2015) and Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right (2001), which examines the national Right's rise from the grassroots.

  • American Conservatism and Right-Wing Movements in the Twentieth Century
  • American Prohibitions: The War on Alcohol and the War on Drugs
  • The Origins of the New Right
  • The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State

Danielle L. McGuire

Wayne State University

Danielle L. McGuire is an associate professor of history at Wayne State University in Detroit. She is the author of At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power (2010), which won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award, the Lillian Smith Award, and the Southern Association of Women Historians' Julia Cherry Spruill Award, and received an honorable mention for the OAH Darlene Clark Hine Award. She is also a coeditor, with John Dittmer, of Freedom Rights: New Perspectives in the Civil Rights Movement (2011).

  • "A Tribute to Negro Women Fighters for Freedom": Gender, Memory, and the 1963 March on Washington
  • "The Maid and Mr. Charlie": Black Women and Sexual Violence in the Jim Crow South
  • At the Dark End of the Street; Black Women, Rape, and Resistance
  • It's Alive! Resurrecting the Past
  • Murder in the Motor City: Police Violence and American Injustice
  • Rosa Parks, the Radical
  • The Montgomery Bus Boycott as a Women's Movement for Dignity

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Carol L. McKibben

Stanford University

Carol L. McKibben teaches in the history department at Stanford University, where she also directs the public history and public service major. Her teaching and research interests focus on public history, ethnic and race relations, immigration (especially in urban California and the West), and gender and public policy. Before coming to Stanford, she directed the gender and development program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Her first book, Beyond Cannery Row: Sicilian Women, Immigration, and Community in Monterey, California, 1915–99 (2006), considers the experiences of immigrant Sicilian fishing people in Monterey, with a focus on women's roles in the migration experiences of families. She is deeply interested in issues of immigration, especially in places where strategies of inclusion worked, such as military towns in the wake of the 1948 Truman executive order that mandated integration. Her public history project for Seaside, California—the base town connected to Fort Ord—informed her second book, Racial Beachhead: Diversity and Democracy in a Military Town (2011). She is currently at work on a biography of Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson.

  • Civil Rights in the Era of Jesse Jackson, 1966-1990
  • California History and Race Relations
  • Gender and Military Migrations
  • Military Migrations and Race Relations in Midcentury America
  • Public History and Pride of Place in Minority-Majority Cities
  • Race Relations in Military Towns, 1948–2006
  • The Role of Women in Twentieth-Century Immigration Strategies
  • Twentieth-Century U.S. Immigration Policy

Robert J. McMahon

Ohio State University

Robert J. McMahon is the Ralph D. Mershon Distinguished Professor of History at Ohio State University and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. A specialist in U.S. foreign relations, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War, he has long taught courses on those subjects. McMahon has also lectured widely in the United States as well as in China, Japan, India, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Germany, Ireland, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Finland. He is the author of several books, including Dean Acheson and the Creation of an American World Order (2009); The Cold War (2003); and The Limits of Empire: The United States and Southeast Asia since World War II (1999). He is also past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

  • Contested Memory: The Struggle over the Meaning and Legacy of the Vietnam War, 1975-2010
  • Dean Acheson: Architect of the American Century
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War at Home and Abroad
  • Reconsidering the Cold War in the Third World
  • Turning Point: the Vietnam War's Pivotal Years
  • U.S. National Security Policy from Harry S. Truman to John F. Kennedy

Sally G. McMillen

Davidson College

After moving from California to the South, Sally G. McMillen became fascinated by the region and the role of women there. She is the Mary Reynolds Babcock Professor of History at Davidson College in North Carolina, where she has taught since 1988. A prizewinning teacher, she is also the author of Motherhood in the Old South: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Infant Rearing (1990); the textbook Southern Women: Black and White in the Old South (1991, 2002); To Raise Up the South: Sunday Schools in Black and White Churches, 1865-1915 (2002); Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement (2008); and most recently Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life (2015).

  • Seneca Falls, 1848, and Women's Fight for Equality
  • Southern Women: Myth and Reality
  • Passionate Crusader: Lucy Stone

Alan McPherson

University of Oklahoma

Alan McPherson is ConocoPhillips Chair of Latin American Studies, a professor of international and area studies, and the director of the Center for the Americas at the University of Oklahoma. A historian by training, he is the author of The Invaded: How Latin Americans and their Allies Fought and Ended U.S. Occupations (2014), winner of the OAH Ellis W. Hawley Prize, the William LeoGrande Prize, and the Murdo MacLeod Prize; Yankee No! Anti-Americanism in U.S.-Latin American Relations (2003), winner of the Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies' A. B. Thomas Award; Intimate Ties, Bitter Struggles: The United States and Latin America since 1945 (2006); The World and U2: One Band's Remaking of Global Activism (2015); and A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean (2016). He is also the editor of Anti-Americanism in Latin America and the Caribbean (2006); The Anti-American Century (2007), with Ivan Krastev; The Encyclopedia of U.S. Military Interventions in Latin America (2013); and Beyond Geopolitics: New Histories of Latin America at the League of Nations (2015), with Yannick Wehrli. He has appeared as a television and radio commentator, has published op-ed pieces, and has given over 100 talks nationally and internationally.

  • Anti-Imperialism: Motivations and Effectiveness
  • U.S. Occupations in Latin America and Their Relevance Today
  • U.S.-Latin American Relations Past and Present
  • U2 and Global Activism
  • Why Do They Hate Us? Questioning the Question

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Edna Greene Medford

Howard University

Edna Greene Medford is a professor of history at Howard University, where she teaches courses on Jacksonian America, Civil War and Reconstruction, nineteenth-century history, and African American history. She is the author of Lincoln and Emancipation (2015), a coauthor of The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views (2006), and the editor of Historical Perspectives of the African Burial Ground Project: New York Blacks and the Diaspora (2009). She is also a recipient of a 2009 bicentennial edition of the "Order of Lincoln" for her study of the president and the Civil War era.

  • Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and Race
  • African Americans and the Civil War
  • African Americans and the Meaning of Freedom
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

Ajay K. Mehrotra

Indiana University

Ajay K. Mehrotra is associate dean for research, a professor of law, and the Louis F. Niezer Faculty Fellow at the Maurer School of Law, Indiana University Bloomington, where he is also an adjunct professor of history and an affiliated faculty member of the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop on Political Theory and Policy Analysis. Before coming to Indiana University, he was a doctoral fellow at the American Bar Foundation. He teaches legal history and taxation, and his research focuses on the historical relationship between taxation and American state formation. He is the author of Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877–1929 (2013). He is a coeditor, with Monica Prasad and Isaac William Martin, of The New Fiscal Sociology: Taxation in Comparative and Historical Perspective (2009). His writings have also appeared in several interdisciplinary journals, including Law & Social Inquiry, Law and History Review, and Law & Society Review. His scholarship and teaching have been supported by grants and fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Social Science Research Council.

  • Economic Inequality and Progressive Taxation in Historical Perspective
  • The Legal and Historical Foundations of Modern American Capitalism
  • The Rise of the Modern American Fiscal State

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Joanne Pope Melish

University of Kentucky

Joanne Pope Melish is an associate professor of history at the University of Kentucky, where she teaches American and African American history. Her research focuses on slavery, emancipation, and the development of racial ideologies from the colonial period through Reconstruction, especially in the northern colonies and states. She is the author of Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and “Race” in New England, 1780-1860 (1998) and is currently working on book project provisionally entitled “Making Black Communities” that investigates how and why the mixed-race neighborhoods of laboring poor in northern cities began to be characterized as “black” and targeted by hostile white mobs in the early nineteenth century

  • American Slave Systems in Comparative Perspective
  • Antebellum Free People of Color: Struggle and Context
  • Intersections of Race and Class in the Northern United States, 1780-1860
  • Northern Slavery and Emancipation

Joanne Meyerowitz

Yale University

Joanne Meyerowitz is the Arthur Unobskey Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, where she chairs the American studies program and codirects the Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities. A former editor of the Journal of American History, she is the author of How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality (2002) and the editor of Not June Cleaver: Women and Gender in Postwar America, 1945–1960 (2004) and History and September 11th (2003).

  • Exporting the Modern American Family: U.S. Foreign Assistance and the Politics of Gender, 1960s-1980s
  • "A Liberal, Modern Movement towards Greater Sexual Freedom": Rethinking Sexuality in the 1950s United States
  • The Curious History of "Sexual Repression"
  • From Modernization to Microcredit: U.S. Involvement in Campaigns against Global Poverty

Tony Michels

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tony Michels is George L. Mosse Associate Professor of American Jewish History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He teaches courses in American Jewish history, with a special emphasis on immigration, politics, and comparative ethnic history, as well as courses in labor history and radical political movements. His research focuses on the political and cultural history of the Jews. He is author of A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York (2005), winner of the Salo Baron Prize from the American Academy for Jewish Research, and Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History (2012). He is currently working on a book about the relationship of American Jews to Soviet Russia between the 1920s and 1960s.

  • Is America "Different"? A Critique of American Jewish Exceptionalism
  • Will Herberg's Search for God and Socialism
  • New York's Yiddish Cultural Renaissance
  • From Rock & Roll to Rock: The Fracturing of Youth Culture

Stephen A. Mihm

University of Georgia

Stephen A. Mihm is an associate professor of history at the University of Georgia. He is the author of A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men, and the Making of the United States (2007); a coauthor, with Nouriel Roubini, of Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance (2010); and a coeditor, with Katherine Ott and David Serlin, of Artificial Parts, Practical Lives: Modern Histories of Prosthetics (2002). He is also the author of a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and academic essays. Mihm has received numerous fellowships, grants, and awards, including the biennial Harold F. Williamson Prize from the Business History Conference; a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation; and his department's Parks Heggoy Graduate Teaching Award in 2012 and 2014. He has also received a number of major fellowships from, among other institutions, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Harvard Business School. Mihm is currently writing a history of standards and standardization in the United States. He is a weekly columnist for "Bloomberg View" as well as a frequent contributor to the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and many other newspapers and magazines. He appears regularly in historical documentaries, radio and television programs, and other print and broadcast media in the United States and abroad.

  • Counterfeiting and Capitalism in America
  • History's Lessons for Today
  • How the Civil War Was Won . . . in the Financial Markets

Marla R. Miller

University of Massachusetts Amherst

The director of the public history program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Marla R. Miller researches and writes about women and work in early America. She is the author of The Needle's Eye: Women and Work in the Age of Revolution (2006), a study of the New England clothing trades before industrialization. Her Betsy Ross and the Making of America (2010), the first scholarly biography of the much-misunderstood seamstress, was a finalist for the Cundhill Prize in History and was named as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by the Washington Post. Miller edits the Public History in Historical Perspective book series for the University of Massachusetts Press; she also consults regularly with museums and historic sites across the northeast. In 2016, she became the vice president and president-elect of the National Council on Public History.

  • Betsy Ross: The Life Behind the Legend
  • Object Lessons: Rewriting the History of Clothing and Community in Federal New England
  • The Past Around Us: Connecting Students to the Practice of History

Clyde A. Milner II

University of New Mexico, Visiting Scholar

Clyde A. Milner II is the founding director of the Ph.D. program in heritage studies and a professor emeritus of history at Arkansas State University. Known for his research, writing, and editing on the history of the American West and of Native Americans, Milner now applies his interest in American regionalism and cultural identity to the Mississippi Delta and the interdisciplinary initiatives of heritage studies. For eighteen of his twenty-six years on the faculty at Utah State University, Milner edited the Western Historical Quarterly. He has written or edited eight books, including two with his wife, Carol O’Connor: the Oxford History of the American West (1994) and As Big as the West: The Pioneer Life of Granville Stuart (2009). A recipient of the Western Historical Association's Award of Merit for outstanding service to the field of Western history, he currently lives in New Mexico.

  • Why Don’t Latter-day Saints Have a Lost Cause?
  • A Big Western Life: The Challenging Biography of Granville Stuart
  • Shared Memories and Misleading Histories: Examples from the American West
  • South by West: Thoughts on Two Regions

Andy Mink

National Humanities Center

Andy Mink is the vice president for education programs at the National Center for the Humanities. He designs and leads professional development programs for K-12 and university educators, using hands-on instructional models and drawing on his experiences as executive director of Learn NC at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and as director of outreach and education for the Virginia Center for Digital History at the University of Virginia. His programs integrate scholarship, innovative technology, and interactive approaches to teaching and learning, with a particular focus on geospatial and situation-based technologies. Fundamental to this work is the support of teacher leadership and curriculum design through OER assets and digital technology. In 2002, Mink was named the National Experiential Educator of the Year by the National Society of Experiential Education. He currently serves on the executive boards of the North Carolina Council for Social Studies and the North Carolina Outward Bound School, and on the board of trustees for National Council for History Education.

  • A Vision of Students Today: Emerging Technologies in the History Classroom
  • Teaching World War I: Meuse-Argonne & Historical Landscape
  • Where Do I Come From? Family History in the Classroom
  • C3 Framework: How to Handle the Common Core Standards in the History Classroom

Charlene Mires

Rutgers-Camden

Charlene Mires is an associate professor of history and the director of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers University-Camden. With research interests in place, memory, and identity, she is the author of Independence Hall in American Memory (2002) and Capital of the World: The Race to Host the United Nations (2013). She is the editor-in-chief of the digital Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia and teaches courses in U.S. history, material culture, urban history, and public history.

  • Capitals of the World: Civic Boosterism at the End of World War II
  • Philadelphia in American History
  • Remembering the American Revolution
  • The City of Selective Memory
  • The Encyclopedia in the Digital Age

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New in 2016-2017Jennifer Mittelstadt *

Rutgers University

Jennifer Mittelstadt is a professor of modern U.S. history at Rutgers University, where she studies politics, social welfare, gender, and the military. She is the author of From Welfare to Workfare: The Unintended Consequences of Liberal Reform, 1945–1965 (2005) and The Rise of the Military Welfare State (2015), and a coauthor, with Premilla Nadasen and Marisa Chappell, of Welfare in the United States: A History with Documents (2009). A former fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, she has written for such publications as Jacobin, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. She is currently researching a new book about the grassroots transformation of American empire in the late twentieth century.

  • New Deal Nostalgia: Rethinking the American Welfare State
  • The Free Market and the Volunteer Army
  • The Rise of the Military Welfare State
  • Women and the All-Volunteer Force

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Natalia Molina

University of California, San Diego

Natalia Molina is an Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Diversity and Equity and an associate professor of history and urban studies at the University of California, San Diego. Her scholarship addresses U.S. history, Latina/o history, public health, immigration history, racial and ethnic studies, and urban studies. Her award-winning book, Fit to be Citizens? Public Health and Race in Los Angeles, 1879-1939 (2006), demonstrates how science and public health shaped concepts of race in the early twentieth century. Her newest book, How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts (2014), examines Mexican Americans from 1924, when American law drastically reduced immigration into the United States, to 1965, when many quotas were abolished. The book strives to understand how broad themes of race and citizenship are constructed and calls attention to the connections between racialized groups. Molina has received nationally competitive awards from the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and Mellon Foundation, among others. She serves on several boards, including Cal Humanities, the state-level partner to the National Endowment of the Humanities.

  • The Birth of the Anchor Baby
  • How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts

Barbara Molony

Santa Clara University

Past president of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association and the Walter E. Schmidt, S.J., Professor of History at Santa Clara University, Barbara Molony has lectured extensively in North America and overseas. Her recent works include the coedited volumes Asia's New Mothers: Crafting Gender Roles and Childcare Networks in East and Southeast Asian Societies (2008) and Gendering Modern Japanese History (2005) as well as numerous articles on Japanese women's suffrage, the politics of dress, and transnational feminist movements. She is a coauthor of the textbooks Civilizations Past and Present (2007), Modern East Asia: An Integrated History (2012), and the forthcoming "Gender in Modern East Asia," and is completing a biography of Japan's leading suffragist, Ichikawa Fusae.

  • Citizenship and Women's Rights in Japan
  • Gender, Marriage, and Work in Japan
  • Japanese Feminism and the Quandary of War Guilt
  • The Challenge of Feminist Biography
  • The Politics of Dress: Gender, Imperialism, and Modernity

Douglas Monroy

Colorado College

Douglas Monroy is a professor of history at the Colorado College. He is the author of Thrown among Strangers: The Making of Mexican Culture in Frontier California (1990), winner of the OAH James Rawley Prize; Rebirth: Mexican Los Angeles from the Great Migration to the Great Depression (1999); and The Borders Within: Encounters with Mexico and America (2008), a book of essays on a variety of topics including the missions of California, the novel Ramona, American liberalism and Mexico, and NAFTA and immigration.

  • After the Days of Cows, Fiestas, and Honorable Caballeros: Forging the Californio Legacy
  • Revisioning Ourselves Anew: Mexicans, Americans, and the New World Border
  • The Missions Live: Indians, Priests, Devotion, and Reconciliation
  • When the Past Speaks to Chicano Historians: Mission Indians, Boxers, and Movie Stars
  • Woodrow Wilson's Guns: American Liberalism and the Problem of Mexico

Maria E. Montoya

New York University

Maria E. Montoya is an associate professor of history at New York University and the dean of arts and science at New York University Shanghai. She was formerly the director of the Latina/o studies program at the University of Michigan where she also taught history and participated in the American culture program. She is the author of numerous articles and the book Translating Property: The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict Over Land in the American West, 1840–1920 (2002). She is currently working on a book about company towns and the origins of health insurance for workers in the American West, focusing particularly on the coal-mining communities associated with the Rockefeller Corporation in Colorado and the World War II-era workers with the Kaiser Corporation in California. She is also the lead author of the forthcoming textbook, "Global Americans: A Social and Global History of the United States."

  • Not So Free Labor in the American West
  • Teaching in the Global Network
  • American Progress: Westward Expansion and the American Dream
  • Creating an American Home: Gender, Geography, and Resistance in America's Company Towns
  • Globalizing U.S. History for Our Students: A Hands-On Talk and Workshop
  • Josephine Roche and Beginning of Modern Health Care, 1928–1950
  • The Mistranslation of Property: Mexican Land Grants and the Legal Conflict Over Land in the American West
  • The Problem of Water Scarcity in the American West in a Comparative Perspective
  • The Real Story of Josefina Montoya, American Girl: Women, Property, and Conquest on the Mexican Frontier
  • Work, Women, and Wobblies: The IWW Strikes in Colorado's Coal Fields, 1927

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Deborah Dash Moore

University of Michigan

Deborah Dash Moore is the Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. She is the author of a trilogy covering the history of American Jews in the twentieth century, beginning with the experience of Jews in New York City, then moving on to GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation (2004), and ending with histories of Jews in the postwar decades. Her recent work looks at the visual dimensions of Jewish experience, especially the role of Jewish documentary photographers in shaping perceptions of the modern world. Her books have regularly garnered awards, most recently a National Jewish Book Award for the best book of the year (2013).

  • GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation
  • Urban Origins of American Judaism
  • Walkers in the City: Jewish Photographers
  • Immigration in American Jewish History

Leonard N. Moore

University of Texas, Austin

Leonard N. Moore is a professor of history and an associate vice-president at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has taught since 2007. Prior to that, he was a professor and administrator at Louisiana State University. He is the author of two books that focus on the black urban experience: Carl B. Stokes and the Rise of Black Political Power (2002) and Black Rage in New Orleans: Police Brutality and African American Activism from World War II to Hurricane Katrina (2010). He is currently working on a book about the 1972 National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana.

  • The Gary Convention and the Future of Black Politics
  • How the Second Great Migration Transformed America
  • ESPN and the Miseducation of Black Males
  • Teaching the Black Power Movement

Bethany Moreton

Dartmouth College

Bethany Moreton is a professor of Dartmouth College and a series editor for Columbia University Press’s Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism. She has held fellowships at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Divinity School, and the Institute for Research in the Humanities of the University of Wisconsin. Her first book, To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise (2009), won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award for the best first book in U.S. history and the John Hope Franklin Award for the best book in American studies; the book’s royalties support Interfaith Worker Justice. She is a founding collective member of the Tepoztlán Institute for the Transnational History of the Americas and a founding faculty member of Freedom University, which offers college coursework without charge to qualified Georgia high school graduates banned from state campuses because of their immigration status. She is the author of multiple articles and book chapters on the intersections among faith, sexuality, and economic life, and is currently at work on a pair of books: "Jesus Saves: Christians in the Age of Debt" and study of transnational Catholic labor theology in Opus Dei.

  • God, Sex, and Walmart in the Conservative Ascendancy
  • Market Values and Family Values: A Historical Romance
  • Sanctifying Service: Spiritual Responses to Postindustrial Work

Jennifer L. Morgan

New York University

Jennifer L. Morgan is professor of history and of social and cultural analysis at New York University. Her research examines the intersections of gender and race in colonial America, and she is author of Laboring Women: Gender and Reproduction in the Making of New World Slavery (2004). She is currently at work on a project that considers colonial numeracy, racism, and the rise of the transatlantic slave trade, tentatively entitled “Accounting for the Women in Slavery.”

  • Gender and Slavery in the Atlantic World
  • Partus Sequitur Ventrum: Slave Law and the Histories of Women in Slavery
  • Race and Reproduction
  • ‘Their Great Commoditie:’ Gender, Commodification, and the Origins of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Philip Morgan

Johns Hopkins University

Philip Morgan is the Harry C. Black Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. His Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry (1998) won the Bancroft, Beveridge, and Frederick Douglass Prizes. He is a coeditor, most recently, of the Oxford Handbook of the Atlantic World, 1450-1850 (2011). His other recent works include Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age (2006), Atlantic Diasporas: Jews, Conversos, and Crypto-Jews in the Age of Mercantilism, 1500-1800 (2009), Atlantic History: A Critical Appraisal (2009), and African American Life in the Georgia Lowcountry: The Atlantic World and the Gullah Geechee (2010). He is working at the interface of Caribbean and North American history in the early modern era.

  • A Tale of Two Hamiltons: North American and Caribbean Connections
  • African American Life in Early Georgia
  • Black Patriots in Maryland during the Revolutionary War
  • Black Sailors in the Early Modern Atlantic World
  • Caribbean and North American Linkages in the Early Modern Era
  • The World of Books and the World of Slavery: A Jamaican Case Study
  • York: The Slave on the Lewis and Clark Expedition

J. Todd Moye

University of North Texas

J. Todd Moye is a professor of history at the University of North Texas, where he also directs the oral history program. He is the author of several articles and books on the history of the modern African American freedom struggle, including Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II (2010), a narrative history of the most significant civil rights struggle of the World War II era, based on a collection of more than 800 oral histories; Let the People Decide: Black Freedom and White Resistance Organizing in Sunflower County, Mississippi, 1945–1986 (2004), a community study of civil rights and white resistance organizing in the Mississippi Delta; and Ella Baker: Community Organizer of the Civil Rights Movement (2013), an intellectual biography of one of the movement’s unsung heroines and most important thinkers. He also directed the National Park Service’s Tuskegee Airmen Oral History Project from 2000 to 2005.

  • The Civil Rights Movement: America's Best Idea
  • Ella Baker: The Woman who Invented the Civil Rights Movement
  • The Double Victory of the Tuskegee Airmen
  • Setting up an Oral History Project

Kevin Mumford

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Kevin Mumford is a professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he teaches African American history, civil rights, and the history of sexuality. His research looks at long-term social inequalities and the dynamics of oppression and resistance in cities. He is author of Interzones: Black/White Sex Districts in Chicago and New York in the Early Twentieth Century (1997) and Newark: A History of Race, Rights, and Riots in America (2007) and is at work on a study of black gay history from the 1960s to the 1990s.

  • Constructions of Race in U.S. History
  • Not Straight, Not White: Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis

Donna Murch

Rutgers University

Donna Murch is an associate professor of history at Rutgers University. She is currently completing a new book entitled "Crack in Los Angeles: Policing the Crisis and the War on Drugs," which considers the militarization of law enforcement, the social history of drug consumption and sale, and the political economy of mass incarceration in late twentieth-century California. She is also the author of the forthcoming Revolution in Our Lifetime (2016), which explores the history and legacy of the Black Panther Party on its fiftieth anniversary, and Living for the City: Migration, Education and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California (2010), which won the Phillis Wheatley Prize. She has written for the Washington Post, New Republic, the Nation, Jacobin, the Boston Review, Black Scholar, Souls, the Journal of Urban History, the Journal of American History, the OAH Magazine of History, Perspectives, and New Politics and has appeared on the bbc, cnn, and Democracy Now. She has also coedited a special edition of the Journal of Urban History (September 2015) on mass incarceration and urban spaces.

  • History of the Black Panther Party
  • History of the Black Power Movement (focused on Oakland and California)
  • History of the Urban Rebellions and the Militarization of Policing
  • Impact of Migration on Postwar African American Mobilization
  • Informal and Underground Economy
  • The Political Economy of Crack Cocaine and Its Impact on the African American Community

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New in 2016-2017Premilla Nadasen *

Barnard College, Columbia University

Premilla Nadasen is an associate professor of history at Barnard College, Columbia University. She researches and writes about race, gender, social policy, and labor history. She is the author of several books, including Welfare Warriors: The Welfare Rights Movement in the United States (2005), which chronicles the emergence of a distinctive brand of feminism forged by black women on welfare, and Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement (2015), a history of domestic worker activism in the postwar period. She has won fellowships and honors for her work, including the American Studies Association's John Hope Franklin Book Prize and the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Article Prize. In addition to her academic writing Nadasen has been engaged with social justice work for many years, including antiapartheid and antiracist activism, labor rights, feminism, immigrant rights, and low-income women's advocacy. For the past ten years she has worked closely with the domestic workers' rights movement. Nadasen bridges her scholarship and activism, striving to make her research accessible and relevant. She has written policy briefs; has served as an expert academic witness; has written for newspapers, blogs, and magazines, including Ms., the Root, Al Jazeera, and Jacobin; and has spoken on issues of labor and poverty on college campuses and to community and activist groups. She is most interested in visions of social change and the ways poor and working-class people, especially women of color, have fought for social justice.

  • Historical Memory, Storytelling, and Domestic Worker Organizing
  • Black Feminism and the Struggle for Welfare Rights: Rethinking the Women's Movement
  • Neoliberalism, Domestic Work, and New Models of Labor Organizing
  • From Widow to Welfare Queen: Race and the Transformation of Economic Support for Poor Women
  • Bridging Scholarship and Activism and Forging an Agenda for Social Justice

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David Nasaw

Graduate Center, City University of New York

David Nasaw is the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Professor of History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the current president of the Society of American Historians. His historical research and writing over the past decade has taken the form of biographies. He is the author, most recently, of The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy (2012), a Pulitzer Prize finalist and one of the New York Times best 10 books of the year; Andrew Carnegie (2006), also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and The Chief: Life and Times of William Randolph Hearst (2000), winner of the Bancroft Prize and the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.

  • The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy
  • Andrew Carnegie: Making Millions and Giving It Away
  • Rethinking Philanthropy
  • Joseph P. Kennedy and Ethnic Politics

New in 2016-2017Andrew Needham *

New York University

Andrew Needham is a historian of the twentieth-century United States who specializes in the relationship between urban life and the natural environment. His work is animated by the question: How has urbanization spurred far-reaching changes in human societies and natural ecologies? He is the author of Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest (2014), which explores the transformation of Phoenix and the Navajo nation in the years after World War II and tells the story of the far-reaching environmental and social inequalities of metropolitan growth as well as the roots of our contemporary coal-fueled climate change crisis. It received five book prizes, including the George Perkins Marsh Prize for the best book in environmental history, the Caughey Western History Association Prize, and the David J. Weber and Bill Clements Prize for best nonfiction work on the American Southwest. Needham is currently working on two new projects. The first, "Engineering Sustainability: Nature and Technology in Urban America," is a history of urban infrastructure in the long twentieth century. In it he examines both how urban officials have used spatial expansion to solve environmental problems—considering the reversal of the Chicago River, segregation of environmental nuisances in Los Angeles, the construction of Jones Beach off Long Island, the construction of bart in the San Francisco Bay area, and the expansion of Detroit's water system into its suburbs—and how the resulting infrastructures have changed social and environmental communities. His second project, "The Origins of the Climate Crisis: Metropolitanism and Energy Use in Postwar America," explores the ways ideas and public policies spurred metropolitan growth as well as climate change.

  • Power Lines: How Energy from Indian Lands Fueled the Growth of Phoenix, Los Angeles, and the Postwar Southwest
  • Gotham's Nature: The Environmental History of New York City
  • The Social History of the Climate Crisis
  • Engineering Sustainability: Urban Infrastructure and Ecological Crisis in the Twentieth Century

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Michael S. Neiberg

U.S. Army War College

Michael S. Neiberg is a professor of history in the department of national security and strategy at the U.S. Army War College. He has also taught at the U.S. Air Force Academy and the University of Southern Mississippi. With backgrounds in social history, military history, French history, and American history, Neiberg has published widely on the theme of war in the world, especially in the era of the two world wars. His most recent books are Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I (2011), The Blood of Free Men: The Liberation of Paris, 1944 (2012), and Potsdam: The End of World War II and the Remaking of Europe (2015).

  • Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of War in 1914
  • America and the World War, 1914–1917

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Scott Reynolds Nelson

University of Georgia

Scott Nelson is the GAA Professor of History at the University of Georgia and the author of Iron Confederacies (1999); Steel Drivin' Man (2006), which won the OAH Merle Curti Prize; and A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America's Financial Disasters (2012). A children's book entitled Ain't Nothing But a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry (2007) is based on his research. He is a coauthor of A People at War: Civilians and Soldiers in America's Civil War (2007) and is currently working on a history of the international wheat trade, the Panic of 1873, and the intertwined lives of Dwight Moody, Sigmund Freud, Anton Chekhov, and Rosa Luxemburg.

  • From Mortgage Crisis to Market Meltdown: The Infamous 1870s
  • John Henry and Jefferson Davis: Black and White Citizenship in a World Changed by War
  • Take this Hammer: The Death of John Henry and the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll, 1868-1930
  • The Revolution of Little Cans: How the Contents of a Union Soldier's Haversack Internationalized American Industry, 1862-1900
  • What do Historians Do All Day?
  • Who Put the Roar in the Roaring Twenties: How the Federal Reserve Displaced London as the Center of International Finance

Richard S. Newman

Library Company of Philadelphia

Richard Newman directs the Library Company of Philadelphia and specializes in the study of American reformers in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, including early black leaders, abolitionists, and modern environmentalists. He is the author or editor of five books including The Transformation of American Abolitionism (2002) and Freedom's Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers (2008). He is also a coeditor of the book series "Race in the Atlantic World," copublished by the Library Company, and he serves on the advisory councils of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University.

  • "Where There is No Vision the People Perish": Religious Reformers and American Environmentalism from Love Canal to Hurricane Katrina
  • Black Founders: African American Civil Rights Struggles in the Age of Revolution
  • Civil War, Abolition Peace
  • Freedom Dreams North and South: Reconstructing Racial Equality from 1776 to 1876
  • Love Canal and the American Dream: Grassroots Activism at America's Most Notorious Environmental Place
  • Protest in Black and White: African American Writers Confront Atlantic Slavery

Mae M. Ngai

Columbia University

Mae M. Ngai is a professor of history and the Lung Family Professor of Asian American studies at Columbia University. Her research and teaching focus on twentieth-century U.S. history, with emphasis on immigration and ethnicity, politics and law, and labor. She is especially interested in problems of nationalism, citizenship, and race as they are produced historically in law and society, in processes of transnational migration, and in the formation of ethno-racial communities. She is the author of Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (2004), winner of the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Prize, and The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America (2010).

  • A Nation of Immigrants: A Short History of an Idea
  • Illegal Immigration: Origins and Consequences

Michelle Nickerson

Loyola University, Chicago

Michelle Nickerson is an associate professor of history at Loyola University, Chicago, where she teaches U.S. women's, gender, urban, and political history. She studies American conservatism, suburbanization, the anti–Vietnam War movement, feminism, and the Cold War. Nickerson is the author of Mothers of Conservatism: Women and the Postwar Right (2012) and a coeditor of Sunbelt Rising: The Politics of Place, Space, and Region (2011). She is also a co-moderator of the Newberry Library's women and gender seminar. She is currently writing about the Camden 28 of the Catholic antiwar movement in 1971.

  • "Burn Draft Cards, Not Cities": The Catholic Left of the Vietnam Era
  • Behind the Scenes: Women Leaders and Conservative Movement Politics, 1950–1965
  • The "New World Order" Conspiracy Theory in American History
  • The Cold-War Origins of Tea-Party Mama Grizzly Activists
  • Women and Modern Conservatism

Gregory Nobles

Georgia Institute of Technology

Gregory H. Nobles is a professor of history at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he specializes in early American and environmental history. His most recent book is Whose American Revolution Was It? Historians Interpret the Founding (2011), coauthored with Alfred F. Young. He is currently working on a new book, "Audubon's 'Great Work': Creating Art, Science, and Self in the New Nation."

  • Ornithological Gothic: The Strange Death of Audubon's Golden Eagle
  • Ornithology and Ordinary People: The Sources of Citizen Science in Audubon's America
  • The American Hunter-Naturalist: Suffering for Science in the New Nation

Kenneth W. Noe

Auburn University

Kenneth W. Noe is the Draughon Professor of Southern History at Auburn University. His specialty is the American Civil War as it occurred in the Upper South and especially in Appalachia. He is author or editor of a number of books on the Civil War era, including most recently Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army after 1861 (2010), and The Yellowhammer War: Alabama in the Civil War and Reconstruction (2013), as well as many articles.

  • Civil War Weather
  • Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army after 1861
  • The Battle of Perryville
  • The Civil War In Appalachia

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Lisa Norling

University of Minnesota

Lisa Norling is associate professor of history at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches courses in U.S. social history, women’s history, and maritime history. She also teaches at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut every summer and serves as a consultant to the USS Constitution Museum in Boston. Her publications include the anthology Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920 (1996) and Captain Ahab Had a Wife: New England Women and the Whalefishery 1740-1870 (2000), which won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award as well as the Lyman Award from the North Atlantic Society for Oceanic History. Her current research focuses on eighteenth-century oceanic travel, especially women’s experiences at sea.

  • Captain Ahab Had a Wife: Sailors' Wives and Widows in Nineteenth-century America
  • Captured at Sea in 1863: Lucy Lord Confronts Confederate Captains and Chinese Corsairs
  • Quaker Wives and Cape Horn Widows: Colonial Women in New England Seaports
  • Sister Sailors and Hen Frigates: American Women at Sea in the Age of Sail
  • Which History? The Battle over K-12 Social Studies Standards in Minnesota

Mary Beth Norton

Cornell University

A Pulitzer Prize finalist, Mary Beth Norton is a specialist in early American history and American women's and gender history. She is the author of several books including Separated by Their Sex: Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World (2011); In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692 (2002); Founding Mothers and Fathers: Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society (1997); and Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800 (1980, 1996). She has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad.

  • The Salem Witchcraft Crisis
  • Beyond Boston: The Fate of the Seven Tea Ships of 1773

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Alice O'Connor

University of California, Santa Barbara

Alice O’Connor is a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a former director of the university’s Washington Center Program in Washington, D.C. She teaches and writes about poverty and wealth, social and urban policy, the politics of knowledge, and the history of organized philanthropy in the United States. Among her publications are Poverty Knowledge: Social Science, Social Policy, and the Poor in Twentieth-Century U.S. History (2001), Social Science for What? Philanthropy and the Social Question in a World Turned Rightside Up (2007), and the coedited volumes Urban Inequality: Evidence from Four Cities (2001) and Poverty and Social Welfare in the United States: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and Policy (2004). Before joining the university’s faculty in 1995, she was a program officer at the Ford Foundation and the Social Science Research Council and a National Science Foundation fellow at the Center for the Study of Urban Inequality at the University of Chicago. Her current research focuses on wealth and inequality in the post–World War II United States and the origins of the second Gilded Age.

  • America's Forgotten War: Fighting Poverty from the Great Society to the New Gilded Age
  • Financing the Counterrevolution: Conservative Foundations and the Rise of the New Right
  • Narrating the Great Recession: Economic Crisis and the Politics of Economic Reform
  • Narrator in Chief: Presidents and the Politics of Economic Crisis from FDR to Barack Obama
  • The Gilded American Dream: Homeownership, Wealth, and Welfare from the New Deal to the Subprime Crash

Susan Eva O'Donovan

University of Memphis

Susan O'Donovan is a professor of history at the University of Memphis; the author of Becoming Free in the Cotton South (2007), winner of the OAH James A. Rawley Prize; and a coeditor of two volumes from the Freedmen and Southern Society Project. Her current project, "Slaves and the Politics of Disunion," explores the extent to which enslaved women and men helped shape this formative moral and political debate. She is a lead participant on the British-based project, "After Slavery: Race, Labour, and Politics in the Post-Emancipation Carolinas," examining the historical circumstances that gave rise to new and violent forms of racial subordination, and a codirector of a pilot program with the National Park Service, "Memories of a Massacre: Memphis in 1866", which aims to call public attention to the first large-scale racial massacre to erupt in the post-Civil War South, prompting Congress to enact sweeping changes to federal policies and to constitutional law, and lending a new urgency to an ongoing national debate about the meaning of freedom and the rights of citizens.

  • By Land and by Water: The Problem of Mobility in American Slavery
  • Cosmopolitan Captives: Globe-trotting Slaves in the Age of Secession
  • The Problem of Freedom in the Age of Emancipation
  • Writing Slavery into Freedom’s Story
  • Memories of a Massacre: Remembering Reconstruction in a Mid-South City

Margaret O'Mara

University of Washington

Margaret O'Mara, an associate professor of history at the University of Washington, specializes in the political, economic, and urban history of modern America. She is the author of Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Science and the Search for the Next Silicon Valley (2005). She teaches, writes, and speaks on subjects such as the modern presidency, high-tech innovation, urbanism, and the global knowledge economy. From 1993 to 1997 she was a staff member to President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, working on urban economic development, health care, and welfare reform. The recipient of a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, she is currently exploring the globalization of the technology industry since the 1970s.

  • Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Politics and the Birth of Silicon Valley
  • Global Silicon Valleys: People and Place in a High-Tech World
  • Money and Politics in Modern America
  • Pivotal Tuesdays: Modern Presidential Elections That Made History
  • The Innovative City

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James Oakes

Graduate Center, City University of New York

Currently a Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center, James Oakes has been teaching and writing about slavery, antislavery, and the origins of the Civil War for nearly thirty years. Most recently, he is the author of The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics (2007) and Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861–1865 (2012), winner of the Lincoln Prize.

  • Not (Quite) an Abolitionist: Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery
  • Rethinking Emancipation
  • The Antislavery Bulwark
  • The Political Significance of Slave Resistance

Barbara B. Oberg

Princeton University

Barbara B. Oberg is a senior research scholar in the department of history at Princeton University. She has served as the general editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson at Princeton and the editor of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin at Yale University. She is a coauthor, with Doron Ben-Atar, of Federalists Reconsidered (1998) and, with Harry S. Stout, of Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, and the Representation of American Culture (1993). She has held the R. Stanton Avery Distinguished Fellowship at the Henry E. Huntington Library as well as fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is a past president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Association for Documentary Editing, and the Society for Textual Scholarship, and a former council chair of the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture. She currently chairs the executive board of the Omohundro Institute and serves on the board of trustees of Colonial Williamsburg as well as on the council of the American Philosophical Society. Her current projects are a book entitled "America in the Age of Franklin and Jefferson" and an edition of Thomas Jefferson's Autobiography.

  • Mr. Jefferson Goes to Washington
  • What Is It to Be a Member of this Nation? Franklin, Jefferson, and Defining Citizenship in the Early Republic

New in 2016-2017Kathryn Olmsted *

University of California, Davis

Kathryn Olmsted is a professor of history at the University of California, Davis. She is the author of four books: Right Out of California: The 1930s and the Big Business Roots of Modern Conservatism (2015), Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I to 9/11 (2009), Red Spy Queen: A Biography of Elizabeth Bentley (2002), and Challenging the Secret Government: The Post-Watergate Investigations of the cia and fbi (1996). She has also coedited a book on the history of the Central Intelligence Agency and published several journal articles and book chapters on conspiracy theories, government secrecy, espionage, counterintelligence, and anticommunism.

  • American Entry into World War II
  • California Farmworkers from the New Deal to Cesar Chavez
  • Labor Battles of the 1930s

Peter S. Onuf

Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, Monticello

A senior research fellow at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello and Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Virginia, Peter S. Onuf has written extensively on sectionalism, federalism, and political economy, with a particular emphasis on the political thought of Thomas Jefferson. With his brother, political theorist Nicholas G. Onuf, he collaborated on Nations, Markets, and War: Modern History and the American Civil War (2006), a history of international law and order in the Atlantic states' system during the Age of Revolutions and early nineteenth century, and a collection of Jefferson's essays, The Mind of Thomas Jefferson (2007). Most recently, Onuf is a coauthor, with Annette Gordon-Reed, of "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination (2016). He is also a cohost, with Ed Ayers and Brian Balogh, of the radio show BackStory with the American History Guys and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • Federalism, Sectionalism, and the Union
  • Rethinking the History of American Democracy
  • The Origins of American Exceptionalism
  • Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power
  • Thomas Jefferson and Religion
  • Thomas Jefferson's West
  • Thomas Jefferson, Race, and Slavery

Jason M. Opal

McGill University

Jason M. Opal is an associate professor of history at McGill University, where he teaches a range of courses on early American history. His most recent classes have been about slavery and antislavery in the revolutionary period (1760s–1820s) and about the history of American families. He is most interested in social and cultural history and in the debates of the postrevolutionary period over what kind of nation or society the United States should be. His first book, Beyond the Farm: National Ambitions in Rural New England (2008), was about ambition among New England farm families. His current book project, "Avenging the People," centers on the problem of vengeance—extra-legal violence and punishment—and a man who built his life around its pursuit: Andrew Jackson.

  • "Justice to my Creditors": Andrew Jackson, the Panic of 1819, and the Fate of Popular Sovereignty in the Early Republic
  • The "Great National Question": Andrew Jackson's 1818 Invasion of Florida and International Law in the Early Republic
  • The Case against the Family Farm: Ambition, Nationalism, and Antilocalism in the Early American Republic
  • The War for Tennessee, 1792–1794: Indian "Nations," White "Christians," and the Education of Andrew Jackson

New in 2016-2017Annelise Orleck *

Dartmouth College

Annelise Orleck is a professor of history, Jewish studies, and women's, gender, and sexuality studies at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Common Sense and a Little Fire: Women and Working-Class Politics in the United States (1995); The Soviet Jewish Americans (1999); Storming Caesar's Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty (2005); and Rethinking American Women's Activism (2014). She is also a coeditor of The Politics of Motherhood: Activist Voices from Left to Right (1997), with Alexis Jetter and Diana Taylor, and The War on Poverty, 1969-1980: A New Grassroots History (2011), with Lisa Gayle Hazirjian. She is currently at work on a book entitled "Poverty Wages, Not Lovin' It: The Rise of a New Global Labor Movement."

  • Poverty Wages, Not Lovin' It: From the War on Poverty to the War on Poverty Wages
  • The War on Poverty from the Ground Up: A Fifty-Year Perspective
  • The War on the War on Poverty: A Fifty-Year Perspective

Robert Orsi

Northwestern University

Robert Orsi is a professor of religious studies and history and the Grace Craddock Nagle Chair of Catholic Studies at Northwestern University. A native of New York City, where he grew up in an Italian American working-class neighborhood in the Bronx, Orsi taught at Fordham University, Indiana University, Harvard Divinity School, and Harvard University, where he chaired the Committee on the Study of Religion, before coming to Northwestern in 2007. His work draws on historical and ethnographic theories and methods, and he is the author of several prizewinning books, among them The Madonna of 115th Street: Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 1880–1950 (3rd edition, 2010), Thank You, Saint Jude: Women's Devotions to the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes (1996), and Between Heaven and Earth: The Religious Worlds People Make and the Scholars Who Study Them (2005). Orsi has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is currently completing a historiographical study, "History and Presence."

  • Beyond "American" Religion
  • Secrets of the Confessional: Children, the Sacrament of Penance, and the Making of Twentieth-Century U.S. Catholicism
  • The Gods of Gotham: Religion and the Making of New York City

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David M. Oshinsky

New York University

David M. Oshinsky directs the division of medical humanities in the department of medicine at New York University, where he is also a professor of history. His books include A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy (1983) and Worse Than Slavery (1996), which garnered the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for distinguished contribution to human rights. His Polio: An American Story (2006) won both the Pulitzer Prize in history and the Hoover Presidential Book Award, and his articles and reviews appear regularly in the New York Times and other national publications.

  • Mississippi Burning: Closing the Case on the Civil Rights Killings of 1964
  • Polio: A Look Back at America's Most Successful Public Health Campaign
  • Senator Joe McCarthy: The Verdict of History

Julia Ott

New School for Social Research

Julia Ott is an associate professor in the history of capitalism and the codirector of the Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at the New School for Social Research and the Eugene Lang College at the New School. She is the author of When Wall Street Met Main Street: The Quest for an Investors' Democracy (2011). Ott specializes in economic history and political history. In her teaching and in her published work, she investigates how financial institutions, practices, and theories influence American political culture and how, in turn, policies and political beliefs shape economic behavior and outcomes.

  • Be a Shareholder in Victory! The Citizen-Investor in the First World War
  • Not All of Us Were Keynesians: The Origins of Supply-Side Economic Policy in the United States
  • Rethinking the Great Crash of 1929
  • Wall Street Is Dead! Long Live Wall Street!

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Katherine Ott

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History

Katherine Ott is a curator and historian in the Division of Medicine and Science at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. She works on the history of medicine and the body, disability and bodily difference, and LGBTQ history, among other topics. She has curated exhibitions on the history of disability, HIV and AIDS, polio, acupuncture, and medical devices for altering the human body. Her most recent web exhibition is "EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability in America". The author of Fevered Lives: Tuberculosis in American Culture since 1870 (1996), she coedited Artificial Parts, Practical Lives: Modern Histories of Prosthetics (2002) and The Scrapbook in American Life (2006), and is currently finishing a monograph about some of the major issues involved in interpreting historical objects. She also teaches graduate courses in material culture at George Washington University.

  • The Object in Disability: People and Things in American History
  • The Real Curators of Constitution Avenue: A Conversation on Public History, Museums, and the Politics of Collecting America
  • History through Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Skin

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Ted Ownby

University of Mississippi

Ted Ownby is professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. He is author of Subduing Satan: Religion, Recreation, and Manhood in the Rural South, 1865-1920 (1993), and American Dreams in Mississippi: Consumers, Poverty, and Culture, 1830-1998 (1999), and editor of books on ideas in the Civil Rights era and southern manners. He is working on a book about the conflicting definitions of family life in the twentieth-century American South.

  • Brotherhood and Brotherhoodism in the Civil-Rights-Era South
  • Thinking about a History of the American South in the 1970s
  • Farm Family, Family Crisis, Family Values: Defining Family in the Twentieth-Century South

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Susie J. Pak

St. John's University

Susie J. Pak is an associate professor of history at St. John's University in New York. She is the author of Gentlemen Bankers: The World of J.P. Morgan (2013), a study of the complex web of financial, social, and political relationships among Wall Street’s aristocracy in the early twentieth century. She is a cochair of the Columbia University Economic History Seminar and serves on the editorial board of Connections, the journal of the International Network for Social Network Analysis. She has received the Harvard Business School's Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Traveling Fellowship as well as the Einstein Fellowship of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.

  • Writing the History of Networks: J.P. Morgan and Gentlemen Bankers

T. Michael Parrish

Baylor University

T. Michael Parrish is the Linden G. Bowers Professor of American History at Baylor University where he enjoys teaching an undergraduate course on Texas history every semester as well as graduate seminars on the Civil War and Reconstruction, and on religion and war in U.S. history. Early in his career, he worked in the rare book and publishing business, and as a research archivist at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library. He is the author of Brothers in Gray: The Civil War Letters of the Pierson Family (1997) and the forthcoming "P.G.T. Beauregard: The Civil War and Southern Power," among other books, and also serves as editor or coeditor for Civil War book series with the University of North Carolina Press, Louisiana State University Press, and the University of Arkansas Press.

  • Limited War, Limited Peace: The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Reconstruction in Texas, the Most Violent State
  • Religion and War in U.S. History
  • Texas and Texans in the Civil War

James T. Patterson

Brown University

James T. Patterson is the Ford Foundation Professor of History emeritus at Brown University, where he taught for thirty years. His research interests include political, legal, and social history, as well as the history of medicine, race relations, and education. His publications include America in the Twentieth Century (5th edition, 2000); The Dread Disease: Cancer and Modern American Culture (1987); Bancroft Prize winner, Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974 (1996); America’s Struggle Against Poverty in the Twentieth Century (2000); Brown v. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy (2001); Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to 9/11 (2005); Freedom Is Not Enough: The Moynihan Report and America’s Struggle over Black Family Life from LBJ to Obama (2010); and The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America (2012).

  • Black Family Life, 1960s to the Present
  • How 1965 Transformed America
  • The Legacy of the Brown v. Board of Education Decision on Race Relations and Schools
  • The U.S.A. from Watergate to 9/11

New in 2016-2017Susan J. Pearson *

Northwestern University

Susan J. Pearson is a historian of the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century United States. She is particularly interested in the cultural politics of reform, the expansion of the state and forms of governance, and the development of American liberalism. Pearson is the author of the prizewinning book, The Rights of the Defenseless: Protecting Animals and Children in Gilded Age America (2011), as well as essays and articles in the Journal of American History, History and Theory, the Journal of Social History, and the Journal of the Civil War Era. Pearson is now at work on a new project that examines the spread of compulsory and universal birth registration in the United States. Her research details how a once locally and unevenly practiced form of record keeping became the most essential mechanism for recording and establishing individual identity.

  • "The Baby's Birthright": The Progressive Era Campaign for Birth Registration
  • Age Ought to Be a Fact: The Campaign against Child Labor and the Rise of the Birth Certificate
  • Animals, Children, and Sentimental Liberalism in the Gilded Age
  • Embarrassing Facts: Illegitimacy and Birth Records in the United States

Gunther Peck

Duke University

Gunther Peck is associate professor in the history department and the Terry Sanford Institute for Public Policy at Duke University where he teaches courses in immigration, labor, western, environmental, and policy history. His first book, Reinventing Free Labor: Padrones and Immigrant Workers in the North American West (2000), won the Phillip Taft award in labor history and the Ray Allen Billington award in frontier history. He is currently working on two book projects: a history of white slavery in Great Britain and the U.S. from the 1820s to the present; and an exploration of changing working-class uses and perceptions of nature in North America.

  • Immigrants and Free Labor in North America, 1865-Present
  • The Nature of Labor: Working-class Visions of the Environment, 1800-Present
  • White Slavery, National Freedoms: Race, Labor, and Sex in the Making of a Transnational Moral Panic

Dylan C. Penningroth

University of California Berkeley

Dylan C. Penningroth teaches at the University of California Berkeley, with joint appointments in the law school and the history department. He works on African American and legal history, with special interests in the history of slavery and emancipation, and the socio-legal history of civil rights. His book, The Claims of Kinfolk: African American Property and Community in the Nineteenth-Century South (2003), won the OAH Avery O. Craven Award. In 2012, he was named a MacArthur Fellow.

  • Local Legal Culture and the Hidden History of Civil Rights
  • The Legal Life of Black Churches
  • Legacies of Slavery in West Africa

Elisabeth I. Perry

Saint Louis University

Elisabeth Perry is professor emerita of women’s studies and history at Saint Louis University. An outstanding teacher and lecturer, she is also author of Belle Moskowitz: Feminine Politics and the Exercise of Power in the Age of Alfred E. Smith (1987); The Challenge of Feminist Biography: Writing the Lives of Modern American Women (1992); Women in Action: Rebels and Reformers, 1920-1980 (1995); We Have Come to Stay: American Women and Political Parties, 1880-1960 (1999); and The Gilded Age and Progressive Era: A Student Companion (2006).

  • Eleanor Roosevelt's Political Apprenticeship
  • The Challenge of Feminist Biography
  • Why America Has Never Had a Woman President
  • How Woman Suffrage Changed New York

Lewis Perry

Saint Louis University

Former editor of the Journal of American History, Lewis Perry is a professor emeritus of history at Saint Louis University. He has previously taught at SUNY Buffalo, Indiana University, and Vanderbilt University, and his Intellectual Life in America (1989) is assigned in many classes. Author of many books and articles on antislavery, reform, and American culture, his most recent is the forthcoming book, “Civil Disobedience, An American Tradition.”

  • "Wild, Unaccountable Things": Civil Disobedience in the Struggle for Woman Suffrage
  • Civil Disobedience as an American Tradition
  • Intellectual Life in a Democratic Culture
  • Prologue to the Civil Rights Movement: Interpreting Gandhi to Americans
  • The Antebellum Origins of Civil Disobedience

New in 2016-2017Carla G. Pestana *

University of California, Los Angeles

Carla G. Pestana is a professor of history and holds the Joyce Appleby Endowed Chair of America and the World at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she had attended graduate school and had studied with Appleby as well as Gary Nash. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, Pestana taught at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Her publications focus on religion and empire in early America and the English Atlantic World, and she frequently returns to the Quakers, who were the subject of her first publication. Her teaching covers these topics as well as pirates and witches, among other subjects. Her most recent books include Protestant Empire: Religion and the Making of the British Atlantic World (2009) and The English Atlantic in an Age of Revolution, 1640–1661 (2004), and she blogs for the Huffington Post.

  • Early American Religion: Inadvertent Diversity, Its Causes and Consequences
  • The Significance of the English Conquest of Jamaica for Early American History
  • Why Pirates in the Caribbean?

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Paula Petrik

George Mason University

A professor of history at George Mason University, Paula Petrik is the author of No Step Backward: Women and Family on the Rocky Mountain Mining Frontier (1990) and a coeditor, with Elliott West, of Small Worlds: Children and Adolescents in America, 1850-1950 (1992). A recipient of Fulbright, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Smithsonian fellowships as well as an Apple Computer Faculty Internship, among others, she has published articles on women in the American West, the U.S. toy industry, and new media. She is currently working on a history of the Helena, Montana, banks and the Panic of 1893.

  • Getting Started with Digital History
  • Rich Man, Poor Man, Banker Man, Thief: The Rise and Fall of Erastus D. Edgerton, 1886–1898
  • E. T. Wilson and the Banks: A Study in Government Regulation and Service, 1893–1903
  • A Research Odyssey: Reconstructing the Life of Louisa Couselle, Madame and Entrepreneur
  • Capitalists with Rooms: A Social and Economic Analysis of Prostitution in the Nineteenth-Century West

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Christopher Phillips

The University of Cincinnati

Christopher Phillips is a professor of history and the history department head at the University of Cincinnati. His research interests are in the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction, and more specifically, in the American South, with particular interest in the border states. He is the author of seven books that have focused upon slavery and freedom, urban African Americans, emancipation, war, race, politics, and memory during and after the Civil War era, including The Civil War in the Border South (2013); Freedom's Port: The African American Community of Baltimore, 1790-1860 (1997), a co-winner of the Best Book prize from the Maryland Historical Society; Missouri's Confederate: Claiborne Fox Jackson and the Creation of Southern Identity in the Border West (2000), winner of the Eagleton-Waters Book Award from the State Historical Society of Missouri; and Damned Yankee: The Life of Nathaniel Lyon (1996), a Choice outstanding academic title. His newest book is The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border (2016), a study of the war within the western border states and its centrality to the making of American regions between 1800 and 1925. His essays have appeared in such publications as Journal of the Civil War Era, Civil War History, and the New York Times. His work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. From 1999 to 2011, he served as a coeditor of Ohio Valley History. In 2014 he was a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic.

  • "Not To Divide the North": The Politics of Dissent during the Civil War and the Making of the American Midwest
  • From Border States to Border South: Slavery, Civil War, and the Politics of Identity in the Border Slave States
  • Lincoln's Grasp of War: Conciliation, Emancipation, and the Civil War in the Border States
  • Southern Cross, North Star: The Politics of Region and Civil War War Memory in the American Heartland
  • The Other Reconstruction: Race, Regions, and Irreconciliation on the Post-Civil War Middle Border
  • The Roots of Quasi-Freedom: Slavery, Manumission, and the African American Community of Early National Baltimore

Sarah T. Phillips

Boston University

An associate professor of history at Boston University, Sarah T. Phillips is a historian of the twentieth-century United States who combines the study of politics and public policy with histories of environmental and agricultural change. She is the author of This Land, This Nation: Conservation, Rural America, and the New Deal (2007) and a coauthor, with Shane Hamilton, of The Kitchen Debate and Cold War Consumer Politics: A Brief History with Documents (2014). She has also written pieces on environmental historiography, antebellum rural reform, transatlantic agricultural exchange, the interwar economy, the history of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the conservation and environmental policies of state governors. Her current book project, "The Price of Plenty: From Farm to Food Politics in Postwar America," examines the domestic politics sustaining the massive farm surpluses of the post–World War II era that established the United States as the predominant and most problematic of the state actors in the international food regime.

  • The New Muckrakers and the Old Farm Bloc: The Twentieth-Century Politics of Surplus and Abundance
  • Can Environmental History Explain the Twentieth Century?
  • New Deal Conservation and the Truth about Herbert Hoover

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Kim Phillips-Fein

New York University

Kim Phillips-Fein is an associate professor at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University. She writes about the creation and decline of New Deal liberalism, the rise of conservative politics in the post–World War II United States, the politics of business, and social and political movements that address economic issues and ideas. She is the author of Invisible Hands: The Businessmen's Crusade Against the New Deal (2009). With Julian Zelizer, she is a coeditor of What's Good for Business: Business and American Politics Since World War II (2012). She has written for a wide range of scholarly and popular publications, including the Journal of American History, Labor: Studies in the Working-Class History of the Americas, The Nation, and the New York Times. Currently, she is working on a history of New York City in the 1970s, centered on the city's fiscal crisis.

  • The Rise of the American Right
  • Fear City: The Politics of Urban Fiscal Crisis in the 1970s and After
  • The Business of America: Business and Politics in American History
  • American Capitalism in Historical Perspective
  • Legacies of the New Deal
  • The Roots of Reaganism

Matthew Pinsker

Dickinson College

Matthew Pinsker holds the Brian Pohanka Chair of Civil War History at Dickinson College where he also directs the House Divided Project. He has published two books and numerous articles on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era, including Lincoln's Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home (2003). He has served as a visiting fellow at the National Constitution Center, U.S. Army War College, and the New America Foundation. He regularly leads K-12 teacher workshops on topics such as the Underground Railroad.

  • Boss Lincoln: Understanding Abraham Lincoln's Partisan Leadership
  • Digital History: The Future of the Past
  • How Should We Remember? Reconstruction at 150
  • The Underground Railroad and the Coming of the Civil War

Dwight T. Pitcaithley

New Mexico State University

Dwight T. Pitcaithley is a College Professor of History at New Mexico State University. He retired from the National Park Service in 2005 as its Chief Historian, a position he held for ten years. He is a coeditor of The Antiquities Act: A Century of American Archaeology, Historic Preservation, and Nature Conservation (2006) and has contributed chapters to Becoming Historians (2009), Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory (2006), Preserving Western History (2005), Public History and the Environment (2004), Myth, Memory, and the Making of the American Landscape (2001), and Seeing and Being Seen: Tourism in the American West (2001). A recipient of the OAH Distinguished Service Award, he also is an elected member of the American Antiquarian Society and a recipient of an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of North Carolina.

  • More than Parks: The Centennial of the National Park Service
  • Confronting the Causes of the Civil War in Public: The National Park Service and American Memory
  • Mad Men and Spunky Boys: The Search for Constitutional Compromise on the Eve of the Civil War
  • Does the National Park Service have a Future?
  • Why Aren't We All Public Historians?

New in 2016-2017Stephen Pitti *

Yale University

Stephen Pitti is a professor of history and American studies at Yale University, where he is the inaugural director of the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration. He is the author of The Devil in Silicon Valley: Mexicans and Mexican Americans in Northern California (2003) and American Latinos and the Making of the United States (2012). As a member of the National Parks Service advisory board, he chairs the National Historic Landmarks committee and serves on the Latino scholars panel. As a public historian he advised the Peabody Award–winning series "Latino Americans" on pbs and the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History project organized by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. He is an editor for the Politics and Culture in Modern America book series at the University of Pennsylvania Press and a member of the editorial board of the U.S. Latino Oral History Journal. He chaired a White House committee on LGBT history in 2014; he has worked with secondary school teachers and high school students around the country; and he serves on the board of directors of Freedom University in Atlanta, a school founded to serve undocumented residents of Georgia. He has also contributed expert reports to ongoing court cases in Arizona related to both immigration and ethnic studies.

  • Latina/o Public Histories
  • Mexican Americans and the Mexicanization of the United States
  • Why Does Latina and Latino History Matter for Twenty-First-Century Politics?

Claire Bond Potter

The New School

Claire Bond Potter is a professor of history at The New School, where she directs the Digital Humanities Initiative. She is also a codirector of OutHistory.org, an LGBT digital history project. Prior to coming to The New School, she taught in the history and American studies departments of Wesleyan University for twenty years as well as at Baruch College-CUNY and the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of War on Crime: Bandits, G-Men and the Politics of Mass Culture (1998) and a coeditor, with Renee Romano, of Doing Recent History: On Privacy, Copyright, Video Games, Institutional Review Boards, Activist Scholarship, and History that Talks Back (2012). She is currently writing a political history of antipornography campaigns, "Beyond Pornography: How Feminism Survived the Age of Reagan," and a collection of essays on humanities scholarship in the digital age, "Digital U: Why Crowd-sourcing, Social Media, Word Press, and Google Hangouts Could Save the Historical Profession." With her students, she is producing a teaching site on the history of ACT UP and the AIDS pandemic, "The United States of AIDS." She blogged as Tenured Radical from 2006 to May 2015.

  • Digital U: Why Historians Should Be Shaping the Online World
  • Beyond the Sex Wars: Histories of Antipornography Feminism

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Robert A. Pratt

University of Georgia

Robert A. Pratt is a professor of history at the University of Georgia. He is the author of The Color of Their Skin: Education and Race in Richmond, Virginia, 1954-89 (1992)—named an Outstanding Book by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in the United States—and We Shall Not Be Moved: The Desegregation of the University of Georgia (2002).

  • Multiculturalism
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • School Desegregation and the History of Brown v. Board of Education
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • Twentieth-Century Southern and African American History

Andrew Preston

Cambridge University

Andrew Preston teaches American history at Cambridge University, where he is a fellow of Clare College and the editor of The Historical Journal. In addition to writing over thirty scholarly articles, he has written for the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, TLS, the Boston Globe, ForeignAffairs.com, Politico, and History Today, and has appeared on national television and radio in the United States and Canada. Prior to coming to Cambridge, he taught at Yale University and at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. Preston is the author of The War Council: McGeorge Bundy, the NSC, and Vietnam (2006) and Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy (2012), which won the Charles Taylor Prize. He is a coeditor of three other books: Nixon in the World: U.S. Foreign Relations, 1969–1977 (2008), America in the World: A History in Documents from the War with Spain to the War on Terror (2014), and Faithful Republic: Religion and Politics in the Twentieth-Century United States (2015). He is currently editing the second volume of the forthcoming Cambridge History of the Vietnam War and writing a history of the idea of national security in the United States.

  • Does American Foreign Policy Have a Soul? Religion in the History of the United States and the World
  • Histories of National Security
  • The Enduring Enigma of Vietnam in American History

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Patrick Rael

Bowdoin College

A professor of history at Bowdoin College, Patrick Rael is a specialist in African American history. He is the author of numerous essays and books, including Eighty-Eight Years: The Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777-1865 (2015) and Black Identity and Black Protest in the Antebellum North (2002). He is the editor of African American Activism before the Civil War: The Freedom Struggle in the Antebellum North (2008) and a coeditor of Pamphlets of Protest: An Anthology of Early African-American Protest Literature (2001). He has also written extensively about teaching, has contributed to the development of African American history curricula, and for over a decade has led seminars and workshops on teaching American history in primary and secondary schools.

  • Did Nat Turner "Confess"?
  • Eighty-Eight Years: The Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777–1865
  • A Contest Not Yet Closed: The Prospects for Reconstruction in 1865
  • Slaves on Film: Popular Cinema and the Civil War Era
  • Reel Memories: Film and the Popular History of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Chamberlain at Round Top: How Historians Work
  • Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in History and Memory: Reappraising America's Heroes
  • What Good is History? Challenging the Three Big History Clichés
  • Abraham Lincoln's High-Wire Act: Race and Politics before the Civil War
  • Roadmaps to History: How to Read and Write Historical Arguments
  • African American Activism before the Civil War
  • Historical Reflections on the Interracial Struggle to End Slavery
  • Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Slave Narratives and the Antislavery Struggle
  • What the Fathers Founded: The Constitution, Slavery, and Resistance before the Civil War
  • Reconstruction: The Second Phase of the Civil War
  • Where Did the Reconstruction Amendments Come From?

Kate Ramsey

University of Miami

Kate Ramsey is an associate professor of history at the University of Miami. Her first book, The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti (2011), examines the history and legacies of penal and ecclesiastical laws against popular ritual practices in Haiti. It won the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians First Book Prize, the Elsa Goveia Book Prize from the Association of Caribbean Historians, the Haitian Studies Association Book Prize, and a Médaille Jean Price-Mars from the Faculté d’Ethnologie, Université d’État d’Haïti. Ramsey is a coeditor of Transformative Visions: Works by Haitian Artists from the Lowe Art Museum’s Permanent Collection (2015). She has also published on mid-twentieth-century dance anthropology, focusing on choreographer Katherine Dunham’s research in the Caribbean, and the staging of folklore performance in Haiti. Her current project analyzes how early writings on Afro-Caribbean spiritual practices shaped and were shaped by medical ideas about the imagination in the eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Atlantic world.

  • Afro-Caribbean Spirituality and Theories of Imagination in the Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World
  • Anthropology of Performance in the Mid-Twentieth-Century Caribbean and the United States
  • Haitian Vodou under U.S. Occupation, 1915–1934

New in 2016-2017Sherie M. Randolph *

Georgia Institute of Technology

Sherie M. Randolph is an associate professor of African American history and a codirector of the Black Feminist Think Tank at Georgia Institute of Technology, where she teaches courses on social movements, black feminist theory, gender, race and incarceration, black power, African American history, and women's history. Her first book, Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical (2015), examines the connections between the black power, civil rights, New Left, and feminist movements. Formerly an associate director of the Women's Research and Resource Center at Spelman College, Randolph has received several grants and fellowships for her work, most recently from Emory University's James Weldon Johnson Institute and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Currently, she is researching and writing her second book, "'Free Them All': African American Women Political Exiles in Cuba."

  • Black Feminist Political Futures
  • Race, Gender, and Incarceration
  • Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical
  • Making Black Feminist Sense of #BlackLivesMatter
  • Free Them All: African American Women Exiles in Cuba

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New in 2016-2017Jennifer Eden Ratner-Rosenhagen *

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jennifer Eden Ratner-Rosenhagen teaches U.S. intellectual and cultural history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she founded and directs the Intellectual History Group. She is the author of American Nietzsche: A History of an Icon and His Ideas (2012) and a coeditor of Protest on the Page: Essays on Print and the Cultures of Dissent since 1865 (2015), with James P. Danky and James L. Baughman, and the forthcoming "The Worlds of American Intellectual History," with Joel Isaac, James Kloppenberg, and the late Michael O’Brien. Her articles and essays have been published in the Journal of American History, Modern Intellectual History, Daedalus, Raritan, Dissent, and many other publications. Her research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. thought and culture in transatlantic perspective. Ratner-Rosenhagen is currently at work on a history of "wisdom" in twentieth-century American thought as well as a "Very Short Introduction to American Intellectual History" for Oxford University Press. She has received fellowships and awards from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

  • Black and Blue: Existentialism in African American Thought
  • High Thoughts and Mass Markets: Philosophy and Popular Culture in American History
  • The Making of the American Nietzsche
  • Mindfulness in Historical Perspective
  • Nietzsche's Emerson, or How an American Transcendentalist Helped a German Philosopher Become Who He Was
  • The Quest for Wisdom in Twentieth-Century American History

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Leslie J. Reagan

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Leslie J. Reagan is an associate professor of history, medicine, gender and women’s studies, and law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne. She is the author of Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America (2010) and When Abortion Was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867–1973 (1997), which won the Law and Society Association’s James Willard Hurst Prize and the Social Science History Association’s President’s Book Award. Her current research focuses on Agent Orange, film, and activism in the United States and Vietnam; thalidomide, gender, and the media; the intersections between law and medicine; and the social and legal issues relating to breast cancer and public health.

  • An Epidemic, "Deformed Babies," and the Early Roots of the New Disability Rights Movements
  • Body Counts: Looking at Agent Orange Victims
  • Dangerous Pregnancies: How an Epidemic Pushed Forward Women's Reproductive Rights
  • When Abortion Was a Crime: The American Past, and Present?

Marcus Rediker

University of Pittsburgh

Marcus Rediker is the Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh. He is author of several books, including The Slave Ship: A Human History (2007), which won the George Washington Book Prize, the OAH Merle Curti Award, and the American Historical Association's James A. Rawley Prize. His latest book is Outlaws of the Atlantic: Sailors, Pirates, and Motley Crews in the Age of Sail (2014).

  • Benjamin Lay, Atlantic Abolitionist
  • Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels (documentary film)

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Michael Rembis

University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Michael Rembis is a professor of history at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, where he also directs the Center for Disability Studies. His research interests include the history of institutionalization, mad people's history, and the history of eugenics. His work has won several awards, including the Irving K. Zola Award, given by the Society for Disability Studies to emerging scholars. He is the author of numerous journal articles, essays in edited collections, and a book, Defining Deviance: Sex, Science, and Delinquent Girls, 1890-1960 (2011). Most recently, he is a coeditor of the forthcoming anthology, "Disability Histories," with Susan Burch, and the Oxford "Handbook of Disability History," with Kim E. Nielsen and Catherine J. Kudlick. Rembis and Nielsen are also founding coeditors of the Disability Histories book series with the University of Illinois Press.

  • Disability and Eugenics in Global Context
  • Living Mad Lives in the Shadow of the Asylum
  • Madness and Mass Incarceration in the Neoliberal Era
  • The American Disability Rights Movement

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New in 2016-2017Andrés Reséndez *

University of California, Davis

Andrés Reséndez is a professor of history at the University of California, Davis. A native of Mexico City, he studied international relations, briefly went into politics, and served as a consultant for historical soap operas before receiving a Ph.D. in history. He taught at Yale University and the University of Helsinki prior to joining the faculty at the University of California, Davis. His first book, Changing National Identities at the Frontier (2005), explores how Spanish speakers, Native Americans, and Anglo-American settlers living in Texas and New Mexico came to think of themselves as members of one national community or another in the years leading up to the U.S.-Mexico War. His A Land So Strange (2007) looks at North America at the dawn of European colonization through the eyes of the last four survivors of a disastrous expedition to Florida in the 1520s. His The Other Slavery (2016) considers the enslavement of hundreds of thousands of Indians in the Caribbean, Mexico, and the American Southwest between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. He is currently working on a book about how humans learned to navigate the Pacific Ocean.

  • Cabeza de Vaca and the Problem of Early Encounters
  • The Other Slavery: Coerced Indian Labor in North America
  • The Pacific: Connecting the Largest Ocean in the World

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Susan M. Reverby

Wellesley College

Susan M. Reverby is the Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas and a professor of women's studies at Wellesley College. A historian of American women, medicine, and nursing, she has edited numerous volumes in these fields and is the author of the prizewinning Ordered to Care: The Dilemma of American Nursing (1987). She is also the author of Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and its Legacy (2009) and the editor of Tuskegee's Truths (2000), considering the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study run by the U.S. Public Health Service from 1932 to 1972. Examining Tuskegee won three major prizes including the Phi Beta Kappa Society's Ralph Emerson Prize for the best book in the humanities. Reverby was a member of the Legacy Committee that successfully lobbied President Bill Clinton to offer a public apology to the surviving men and their heirs in 1997. Her research on an immoral sexually transmitted diseases' inoculation study in Guatemala led to international media coverage as well as an apology by President Barack Obama's administration to that country in 2010. She has also served as the consumer representative on the fda's Obstetrical and Gynecological Devices Panel. Her current project is a biography of physician Alan Berkman (1945-2009), a world-renowned HIV/AIDS and global health researcher and only the second doctor in American history arrested as an accessory to murder for his political actions.

  • "Normal Exposure" and Inoculation Syphilis: A Public Health Service "Tuskegee" Doctor in Guatemala, 1946-1948
  • Brother Doc: An Unlikely Twentieth-Century American Revolutionary

Yevette Richards

George Mason University

Yevette Richards is an associate professor of history and women and gender studies at George Mason University. She is the author of Maida Springer: Pan-Africanist and International Labor Leader (2000) and the oral history Conversations with Maida Springer: A Personal History of Labor, Race, and International Relations (2004). Her research interests include postbellum black intellectual thought, pan-Africanism, and transnational women’s labor activism during the Cold War. She is currently writing a book on the African Labor College in Uganda, which served as a site for Cold War and transnational labor struggles in the 1950s and 1960s.

  • Better Mammies, Wives, and Mothers: Industrial Education for Black Women
  • Gendered Experiences of Pan-African Travel: African Americans in Africa, 1950–1970s
  • Pan-Africanism, Labor, and Civil Rights: The Activism of Maida Springer, George McCray, and A. Philip Randolph
  • The Black Elite and Race Relations in the Postbellum South
  • The Women's Committee: International Labor, Gender, and the Cold War

Heather Cox Richardson

Boston College

Heather Cox Richardson is an expert in the history of America, focusing on politics, economics, Reconstruction, and the West. She is the author of several books on the Civil War and Reconstruction, including, most recently, West From Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America after the Civil War (2007), Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre (2010), and To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party (2014). She is a professor of history at Boston College, where she has taught since 2010.

  • Gilded Ages: Then and Now
  • Reconstruction
  • The History of the Republican Party
  • The Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890

Daniel K. Richter

University of Pennsylvania

Daniel K. Richter is the Richard S. Dunn Director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and the Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania. His research and teaching focus on colonial North America and on Native American history before 1800. He is the author of Trade, Land, Power: The Struggle for Eastern North America (2013), Before the Revolution: America’s Ancient Pasts (2011), Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America (2001), and The Ordeal of the Longhouse: The Peoples of the Iroquois League in the Era of European Colonization (1992). He is also a coeditor of Beyond the Covenant Chain: The Iroquois and Their Neighbors in Indian North America, 1600–1800 (1987) and Friends and Enemies in Penn’s Woods: Colonists, Indians, and the Racial Construction of Pennsylvania (2004).

  • England and its Colonies, 1660–1690
  • Native Americans and the Colonial Atlantic World
  • The Peopling and Repeopling of Colonial North America
  • Origins of Indian Land-Cession Treaties in North America

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Natalie J. Ring

University of Texas at Dallas

Natalie J. Ring is an associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Dallas, where her research and teaching interests include the cultural and intellectual history of the American South, Jim Crow, the global South, and crime and punishment in the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is the author of The Problem South: Region, Empire, and the New Liberal State, 1880–1930 (2012) and a coeditor of The Folly of Jim Crow: Rethinking the Segregated South (2012), a collection of essays offering a new look at the history and historiography of segregation. Currently she is working on a history of Angola Prison in Louisiana and a coedited collection on crime and punishment in the Jim Crow South.

  • Angola Prison in Louisiana: The History and Meaning of Place
  • Mapping Regional and Tropical Pathologies: The South as a National and Global Problem
  • Bugs, Worms, and Parasites: Combating Disease in the Progressive Era South
  • Reassessing the Distinctiveness Question in Southern History

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Randy W. Roberts

Purdue University

Randy Roberts' major interest is the intersection of popular culture and political culture. He has studied personalities from sports, film, and television who have transcended their particular fields and left a footprint on the political landscape. Roberts is Distinguished Professor of History at Purdue University; he was named 2006 U.S. Professor of the Year for the state of Indiana by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. He is the author of A Team for America: The Army-Navy Game that Rallied a Nation (2011), Joe Louis: Hard Times Man (2010), Jack Dempsey: The Manassa Mauler (expanded edition, 1984), and Papa Jack: Jack Johnson and the Era of White Hopes (1983), and a coauthor of John Wayne American (1995), Heavy Justice: The Trial of Mike Tyson (1994), Where the Domino Fell: America and Vietnam, 1945-1990 (1990), and Winning is the Only Thing: Sports in America since 1945 (1989), among other books. He is also, most recently, the editor of The Rock, the Curse, and the Hub: A Random History of Boston Sports (2005); a coeditor of Before the Curse: The Chicago Cubs' Glory Years, 1870–1945 (2012) and Hollywood's America: United States History through Its Films (2010), and a coauthor of Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X (2016).

  • Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X
  • Civil Rights in the Ring: Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, and the Struggle over the Color Line
  • John Wayne's America: Why He Still Rides Tall
  • Leadership in Sports: What Made Red Blaik and Bear Bryant Successful Leaders, and How Can I Get Some of That?
  • Leadership in War: Lessons from D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge
  • Popular Culture Goes To War: John Wayne, Joe Louis, Superman, and American Culture during World War II
  • The Clinton Show: Notes on the Postmodern Celebrity
  • The Roone Revolution: Roone Arledge and the Making of Televised Sports
  • Why Joe Louis Matters: Race, Masculinity, and Culture
  • Winning When Winning Mattered Most: Red Blaik, College Football, and World War II

Seth Rockman

Brown University

Seth Rockman is an associate professor of history at Brown University and the author of Welfare Reform in the Early Republic: A Brief History with Documents (2003) and Scraping By: Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in Early Baltimore (2009). He specializes in social and labor history, the history of slavery, and the recent historiography of Jacksonian America. He was involved in Brown University's investigation into its historical connections to the Atlantic slave trade, and he continues to research the relationship of capitalism and slavery. He is now studying northern businesses that manufactured provisions for southern slave plantations in the nineteenth century. Rockman will spend 2016-2017 in Berlin as a fellow in the re:work program on the global history of labor and work at Humboldt University's International Research Centre.

  • Northern Manufacturers, Southern Slavery, and the Antebellum Origins of American Business Ethics
  • Plantation Provisions and the National Economy of Slavery in Antebellum America
  • Seamstresses, Slaves, and the Hidden History of the Star-Spangled Banner
  • What's New about the History of Capitalism?
  • Working for Wages in Frederick Douglass's Baltimore

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Daniel T. Rodgers

Princeton University

Daniel T. Rodgers is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History emeritus at Princeton University, where he taught American cultural and intellectual history for more than thirty years. His award-winning books include The Work Ethic in Industrial America, 1850-1920 (1978); Contested Truths: Keywords in American Politics since Independence (1987); and Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age (1998). His most recent book, an intellectual history of the 1970s and 1980s entitled The Age of Fracture (2011), won the Bancroft Prize. He is currently completing a book that explores the twists and turns in the history of John Winthrop's sermon, "A Model of Christian Charity," from its writing in 1630 to the present.

  • As a City on a Hill: The Biography of an American Text
  • Age of Fracture: Ideas and Arguments in Late Twentieth-Century America

Marc Simon Rodriguez

Portland State University

Marc Simon Rodriguez is an associate professor of history at Portland State University and the managing editor of the Pacific Historical Review. Before joining the faculty of Portland State University, Rodriguez taught at Princeton University, the University of Notre Dame, and Indiana University South Bend. His first book, The Tejano Diaspora: Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin (2011), won the National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies' Texas Nonfiction Book Award. He is also the editor of Repositioning North American Migration History: New Directions in Modern Continental Migration, Citizenship, and Community (2004) and a coeditor, with Anthony Grafton, of Migration in History: Human Migration in Comparative Perspective (2007). His newest book is Rethinking the Chicano Movement (2014).

  • Rethinking the Chicano Movement: Mexican Americans, Latinos, and the Meaning of Citizenship
  • Chicano Murals, Chicano Activism: Latino Murals in Chicago and California
  • Tejanos Unbound: Texas-Based Latino Migrants and the Making of the Tejano Diaspora

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New in 2016-2017Naomi Rogers *

Yale University

Since the mid-1990s Naomi Rogers has taught undergraduates, graduate students, and medical students at Yale University. She is a professor of the history of medicine at the Yale Medical School and in Yale University's program in the history of science and medicine, with courtesy appointments in the history department and the women's, gender, and sexuality studies program. Her historical interests include gender and health, disease and public health, disability, medicine and film, and alternative medicine (cam). She is the author of Dirt and Disease: Polio before fdr (1992), a study of epidemic polio and public health in the Progressive era; An Alternative Path: The Making and Remaking of Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia (1998); and Polio Wars: Sister Kenny and the Golden Age of American Medicine (2014), which examines the clinical care of polio in the 1940s and 1950s with a focus on Australian nurse Sister Elizabeth Kenny. Her next major project, "Health Activism and the Humanization of American Medicine," will examine critics of medical orthodoxy since World War II. This project will explore a variety of activists who challenged, for example, the institutionalization of the mentally ill, segregated professions and hospitals, reductionist medical training that ignored the community, and male professionals who saw women as sexualized objects and/or ignorant subordinates.

  • A History of Polio in America: Race, Disability, and Disease
  • Civil Rights and Health Care in Postwar America
  • Feminist Activism and American Health Politics since 1945
  • Paying for Health Care in the United States: Historical Perspectives

Jarod Roll

University of Mississippi

Jarod Roll is an associate professor of history at the University of Mississippi, where he teaches about modern America, the South, religion, and the working-class experience. He is the author of Spirit of Rebellion: Labor and Religion in the New Cotton South (2010), which won the Herbert G. Gutman Prize, the Missouri History Book Award, and the C.L.R. James Award. Roll is also a coauthor of The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor's Southern Prophets in New Deal America (2011), which received the H.L. Mitchell Prize from the Southern Historical Association. His current project, "Poor Man's Fortune: America's Antiunion Miners," explores the long history of working-class conservatism in base metal mining.

  • The Other Lost Cause: Southern Labor and Working-Class History
  • Missouri Miners Breaking Bad: How the "Show-Me State" Got Its Name
  • Labor's Southern Prophets in New Deal America
  • The Alchemy of America's Lead Rush: When Miners Turned Hard Rock into Gold

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Adam Rome

University at Buffalo, State University of New York

A specialist in environmental history, Adam Rome is the author of two books: The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation (2013) and The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism (2001), which won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award. His coedited collection, "Green Capitalism? Business and the Environment in the Twentieth Century," is forthcoming. A former editor of Environmental History, he also has written about environmental reform in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, when Americans first tried to stop pollution, conserve natural resources, and preserve wild places and wild creatures. He is working now on a book about the history of efforts to make the basic institutions of American society more sustainable.

  • The Genius of Earth Day
  • Fashion Forward? The Environmental History of Style, from Beaver Hats to iPhones

Adam Rothman

Georgetown University

Adam Rothman is an associate professor of history at Georgetown University, where he teaches courses on slavery and abolition in the United States and the Atlantic world. He is the author of Beyond Freedom's Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery (2015) and Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South (2005), and a coauthor of Major Problems in Atlantic History (2007). He has worked extensively with middle school and high school teachers in the Washington, D.C., area to enrich U.S. history curriculum and teaching.

  • Facing Slavery's Legacy at Georgetown University
  • Rose Herera's Civil War
  • Thomas Jefferson and Slavery

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Joshua Rothman

University of Alabama

Joshua Rothman chairs the history department at the University of Alabama, where he is also a professor of history specializing in nineteenth-century America and the history of race and slavery. He is the author of Notorious in the Neighborhood: Sex and Families across the Color Line in Virginia, 1787–1861 (2003); Reforming America, 1815–1860 (2009); and Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson (2012), which won the Gulf South Historical Association's Michael Thomason Book Award and the Southern Historical Association's Frank L. and Harriet C. Owsley Prize. He is currently researching a book tentatively entitled "The Ledger and the Chain: The Men Who Made America's Domestic Slave Trade into Big Business."

  • A Speculator's Paradise: Market Capitalism and the Expansion of the Slave South
  • Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Slave Insurrection Scare on the Cotton Frontier
  • Race, Slavery, and the Southern Family
  • Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: Is It True? Why Should We Care?

Andrew J. Rotter

Colgate University

Andrew J. Rotter is professor of history at Colgate University, where he teaches U.S. foreign relations and recent U.S. history. His research focus is U.S.-Asia relations during the Cold War; he is author, most recently, of Hiroshima: The World’s Bomb (2008) and Comrades at Odds: Culture and Indo-U.S. Relations, 1947-1964 (2000). He is particularly interested in cultural approaches to international history, including the use of race, gender, religion, and class as categories of analysis, and he has explored the role of such matters as gesture, appearance, and odor in shaping diplomatic encounters.

  • Empires of the Senses: The British in India, the United States in the Philippines, and the Significance of Seeing, Hearing, Smelling, Tasting, and Touching
  • The Problem of Culture in U.S. Foreign Relations
  • The Vietnam War in Retrospect
  • The World's Bomb: Hiroshima and its Global Impact

E. Anthony Rotundo

Phillips Academy Andover

E. Anthony Rotundo is Alfred E. Stearns Instructor in History and Social Sciences at Phillips Academy Andover. His book, American Manhood: Transitions in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era (1993), and related articles helped to create and define masculinity as a field of historical study. His research and writing in recent years have focused on manhood and masculinity in the late twentieth century, especially in relation to electoral politics and popular culture.

  • Dreams and Realities: Manhood and Masculinity in Postwar America, 1945–1965
  • The Politics of Toughness: Conservatism, Masculinity, and American Culture in the Late Twentieth Century

Anne Sarah Rubin

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Anne Sarah Rubin is a professor of history and the director of the Center for Digital History and Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is a past president of the Society of Civil War Historians; the author of A Shattered Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868 (2005), which received the OAH Avery O. Craven Award; and a coauthor of the award-winning Valley of the Shadow, an interactive history of the Civil War in two communities. Her current project is a multimedia study of the memory of Gen. William T. Sherman's March, Sherman's March and America: Mapping Memory, for which she received an ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowship. She is also the author of the companion book, Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and American Memory (2014) and a blog http://shermansmarch.org/blog/.

  • "Through the Heart of Dixie": Sherman's March and American Memory
  • New Directions in Digital History
  • What Does George Washington Have to Do with the American Civil War?

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Vicki L. Ruiz

University of California, Irvine

An award-winning scholar at the University of California, Irvine, Vicki Ruiz is the author, editor, or coeditor of several books, including From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America (1998); with Ellen Carol DuBois, Unequal Sisters: An Inclusive Reader in U.S. Women's History (4th edition, 2008); and, with Virginia Sanchez Korrol, Latinas in the U.S.: A Historical Encyclopedia (2006). A past president of the OAH, the American Historical Association, the American Studies Association, the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, and the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, she is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Society of American Historians as well as a recipient of the National Humanities Medal for pioneering the history of twentieth-century Latinas. She currently serves on the advisory board of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

  • Las Dos Luisas: Latina Feminist Traditions, 1900-1930
  • Nuestra América: Latino History as U.S. History
  • Big Dreams, Rural Schools: Mexican Americans and Public Education, 1870-1950
  • Portraits of the Past: Latina Political Leaders, 1920–1950

Leila J. Rupp

University of California, Santa Barbara

Leila J. Rupp is a professor of feminist studies and the associate dean of social sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a coeditor, with Susan K. Freeman, of Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History (2014)—winner of the Lambda Literary Award for best LGBT anthology—and the author of Sapphistries: A Global History of Love between Women (2009), A Desired Past: A Short History of Same-Sex Sexuality in America (1999), Worlds of Women: The Making of an International Women's Movement (1997), and Mobilizing Women for War: German and American Propaganda, 1939-1945 (1978). With Verta Taylor, she coauthored Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret (2003)—winner of the Distinguished Book Award of the Sex and Gender Section of the American Sociological Association—and Survival in the Doldrums: The American Women's Rights Movement, 1945 to the 1960s (1987). Also a coeditor of Feminist Frontiers (9th edition, 2011), she is currently researching queer women on campus.

  • Queering the Past: Integrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History into the U.S. Survey
  • Queer Women in the Hookup Scene
  • The Persistence of Transnational Activism: The Case of the Homophile Movement

Edmund Russell

Boston University

Edmund Russell is a professor of history at Boston University. His research and teaching have focused on environmental history, the history of technology, and the history of science. He is the author of War and Nature: Fighting Humans and Insects from World War I to Silent Spring (2001), which won the Edelstein Prize; "Evolutionary History: Prospectus for a New Field" (2003), which won the Leopold-Hidy Prize; and Evolutionary History: Uniting History and Biology to Understand Life on Earth (2011). He coedited Natural Enemy, Natural Ally: Toward an Environmental History of War (2004) with Richard Tucker and CQ Guide to U.S. Environmental Policy (2014) with Sally Fairfax. He has received university and state awards for his teaching.

  • Coevolutionary History
  • Neurohistory: A New Field for Historians
  • The Evolution of the Industrial Revolution: Amerindians, New World Cottons, and Mechanization of the English Cotton Industry
  • War and Nature: Fighting People and Insects with Chemicals from World War I to Silent Spring

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New in 2016-2017Andrea Sachs *

St. Paul Academy and Summit School

Since 2000 Andrea Sachs has taught high school juniors and seniors at St. Paul Academy and Summit School in Minnesota, offering American history courses ranging from the introductory survey to seminars on historiography, U.S. women's history, and U.S. social movements. Her interest in feminist social welfare history as well as the welfare reform debates of the 1990s informed her dissertation, "The Politics of Poverty: Race, Class, Motherhood, and the National Welfare Rights Organization, 1965–1975." From 2013 to 2016 Sachs served as the first K–12 teacher elected to the OAH executive board.

  • A Mile Wide and an Inch Deep: The Joys and Challenges of Teaching a High School Survey
  • The Cold War Mystique: American Families in Myth and History
  • Motherhood, Citizenship, and the Persistence of the "Republican Mother"

Nick Salvatore

Cornell University

Nick Salvatore is the Maurice and Hinda Neufeld Founders Professor of Industrial Relations and a professor of American studies at Cornell University. He is author of Eugene V. Debs: Citizen and Socialist (1982), which received the Bancroft Prize and the John H. Dunning Prize, and We All Got History: The Memory Books of Amos Webber (1996), which received the New England History Association’s Outstanding Book Prize. His most recent book is Singing in a Strange Land: C.L. Franklin, the Black Church, and the Transformation of America (2003). Franklin (1915-1984) was an influential preacher, committed social activist, and longtime pastor of Detroit’s New Bethel Baptist Church.

  • Capitalism and Democracy in America
  • Singing In A Strange Land: C. L. Franklin's Ministry from Mississippi to Detroit, 1915-1984
  • The Long Exception: Rethinking the Place of the New Deal in American History

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George J. Sanchez

University of Southern California

George J. Sanchez is a professor of American studies, ethnicity, and history and vice dean for diversity and strategic initiatives at the University of Southern California. President of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association and a past president of the American Studies Association, he is the author of Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945 (1993) and coeditor of the series, "American Crossroads: New Works in Ethnic Studies." He studies both historical and contemporary topics of race, gender, ethnicity, labor, and immigration, and is currently working on a book about the ethnic interaction of Mexican Americans, Japanese Americans, African Americans, and Jews in the Boyle Heights area of East Los Angeles in the twentieth century.

  • Challenging Student Identities: Race and Class in the Undergraduate Classroom
  • Confronting the Contradictions: Diversity and Graduate Education in the Twenty-First Century
  • Natives and Aliens: Drawing Boundaries of Race and Nation in Urban America
  • The Agony of Whiteness: How Jews Moved Out of the Eastside and What Difference It Makes for Race in Los Angeles
  • The Huntington Challenge: Latino History, American Culture, and the Future of Diversity in the United States

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Scott A. Sandage

Carnegie Mellon University

Scott A. Sandage is a cultural historian who specializes in the nineteenth-century United States and in the changing aspects of American identity. He is the author of Born Losers: A History of Failure in America (2005) and an abridgement of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America (2007). His current book project, "Laughing Buffalo: A Tall Tale of Race and Family on the Half-Breed Rez," focuses on mixed-blood families to show how federal Indian policy, court decisions, early anthropologists, folklore, and family traditions have shaped racial identity in the United States. Active as a public historian, he has been a consultant to the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives, the National Park Service, and the Andy Warhol Museum as well as to the creators of an off-Broadway play, film and radio documentaries, and the 2009 exhibition, "Lincoln in New York: A Bicentennial Celebration." In 1999–2000, he chaired a scholarly panel to recommend inscriptions for the wheelchair sculpture belatedly added to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.

  • The History of Failure and the Failure of History
  • Laughing Buffalo: A Tall Tale from the Half-Breed Rez
  • The Strange Career of Lincoln the Loser

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A. K. Sandoval-Strausz

University of New Mexico

An associate professor of history and an affiliated faculty member of the law school at the University of New Mexico, A. K. Sandoval-Strausz specializes in urban, legal, architectural, and Latino history. His first book, Hotel: An American History (2007), explores the origins and development of one of the most common building types on the national landscape. It won the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association’s book prize and was named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal. His current book project, “Latino Landscapes,” considers how Latin American immigrants have revitalized and transformed U.S. cities over the past fifty years.

  • "Fling Open the Gates So Wide": How Travel and Public Places Transformed Community and National Identity in the United States, 1789–1876
  • "For the Accommodation of Strangers": The Invention of the Hotel and the Making of a Cosmopolitan America
  • Latino Immigrants and the Transformation of American Cities, 1950–2010
  • The Law of Hospitality and the Struggle for Civil Rights in America

Martha A. Sandweiss

Princeton University

Martha A. Sandweiss is a professor of history at Princeton University. She is the author of Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception across the Color Line (2009), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award as well as the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Print the Legend: Photography and the American West (2002), winner of the OAH Ray Allen Billington Award and the William P. Clements Award; and numerous other books on American photography. She is also a coeditor of The Oxford History of the American West (1994), recipient of the Western Heritage Award and the Western History Association's Caughey Western History Prize. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Yale's Beinecke Library, and she consults broadly on issues relating to the use of visual images in historical research and teaching. She is currently directing a research project about Princeton and slavery, and is at work on a book about the many stories contained in a photograph made at Fort Laramie in 1868.

  • Passing Strange: A Tale of Love and Deception across the Color Line
  • Photography and the American West
  • Picture Stories: Tangled Tales from the Post–Civil War West

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New in 2016-2017Beryl E. Satter *

Rutgers University–Newark

Beryl E. Satter is a professor of history at Rutgers University–Newark, where she has taught since 1992. She specializes in urban history and U.S. women's history. Her first book, Each Mind a Kingdom: American Women, Sexual Purity, and the New Thought Movement, 1875–1920 (1999), explores relationships among late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century women's rights activism, alternative religion, and Progressive Era beliefs about gender, race, sexuality, and political morality. Her Family Properties: Race, Real Estate, and the Exploitation of Black Urban America (2009), about real estate exploitation in mid-twentieth-century Chicago, won the OAH Liberty Legacy Award and the Jewish Book Council's National Jewish Book Award in History. It was also a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize and the Ridenhouer Book Prize, and was selected as one of the top ten books of the year by the New York Times and the Washington Post. Satter is also a cofounder of the Queer Newark Oral History Project and has received awards for her work on behalf of LGBT youth. She has written scholarly articles on topics ranging from black police officers' struggles against police brutality to the role of therapeutic practices in the New Left. She has won awards from her university for teaching, scholarship, and contributions to the academic community. She has been interviewed by numerous journalists about housing discrimination and police brutality. Ta-Nehisi Coates drew upon her work on contract selling in Chicago for his award-winning article, "The Case for Reparations," in the Atlantic (June 2014). In 2015, she won a Guggenheim fellowship to work on her new book project, a history of a pioneering community development bank called ShoreBank.

  • Family Properties: Racial Exploitation, Urban Decay, and Community Activism in Mid-Twentieth-Century Chicago
  • Cops, Gangsters, and Revolutionaries in 1960s Chicago: What Black Police Can Tell Us about Power
  • Capitalism and Black Community: Race, Banking, and ShoreBank's Struggle for Community Development Banking, 1973–2010
  • The Hidden History of White Violence and the Response of Black Police
  • The History of Women's Freedom Struggles in the United States

Jennifer Scanlon

Bowdoin College

Jennifer Scanlon is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of the Humanities in Gender and Women's Studies as well as interim dean for academic affairs at Bowdoin College. Her research interests include women's and feminist history, biography, and consumer culture. An award-winning teacher and scholar, she is the author of Inarticulate Longings: The Ladies' Home Journal, Gender, and the Promises of Consumer Culture (1995) and the editor of Significant Contemporary American Feminists (1999) and The Gender and Consumer Culture Reader (2000). She has also written many scholarly articles on women's and girls' cultural and consumer practices. Her most recent book, Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown (2009), was named a "Book of the Times" by the New York Times, "Book of the Week" by The Week, and Business Book of the Year by Marketplace. Her current book project, "We Have a Dream: Anna Arnold Hedgeman and America's Freedom Struggles," a biography of the civil rights stalwart, is forthcoming in fall 2015.

  • Born to Shop? Consumerism and the American Woman
  • "A Piece on Cancer While the Water Boils": Women and Their Magazines
  • Understanding and Interpreting a Life: Helen Gurley Brown
  • Sexy from the Start: Female Sexuality and the Second Wave of Feminism
  • We Have a Dream: Anna Arnold Hedgeman and America's Freedom Struggles

Virginia Scharff

University of New Mexico

Virginia Scharff, Distinguished Professor of History and director of the Center for the Southwest at the University of New Mexico and Women of the West Chair at the Autry National Center, specializes in the histories of women and of the American West. Her publications include Taking the Wheel: Women and the Coming of the Motor Age (1991); Present Tense: The United States Since 1945 (1996); Coming of Age: America in the Twentieth Century (1998); Twenty Thousand Roads: Women, Movement, and the West (2003); Home Lands: How Women Made the West (2010), coauthored with Carolyn Brucken; and The Women Jefferson Loved (2010). She is editor of Seeing Nature Through Gender (2003) and Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West (2015). Scharff also writes mystery novels under the nom de plume of Virginia Swift, including Brown-Eyed Girl (2000), Bad Company (2002), Bye, Bye, Love (2004) and Hello, Stranger (2006).

  • Gender and Environmental History
  • Sacagawea, Lewis and Clark, and the West
  • The Women Jefferson Loved
  • Why Women's Movements Matter
  • Women and the West

Patricia Schechter

Portland State University

Patricia Schechter is a professor of history at Portland State University, where she has taught since 1995. She is the author of Ida B. Wells Barnett and American Reform 1880–1930 (2001), which won the Western Association of Women Historians' Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Book Prize, and Exploring the Decolonial Imaginary: Four Transnational Lives (2012), as well as a coauthor of Remembering the Power of Words: The Life of an Oregon Activist, Legislator, and Community Leader (2011), which was named an outstanding academic title by Choice magazine. She is also a prizewinning public historian, and her oral history projects, exhibits, and collection-development work have been recognized by the Oral History Association and numerous community groups.

  • Gertrude Stein, Race, and the New Woman
  • Practicing Public History: Feminist Projects and Prospects
  • Puerto Rican Women's Feminism in New York City and Beyond
  • Women and Oklahoma Statehood

Tom Scheinfeldt

University of Connecticut

Tom Scheinfeldt is an associate professor of digital media and design and the director of digital humanities in the Digital Media Center at the University of Connecticut. Formerly managing director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, Scheinfeldt has directed several award-winning digital humanities projects, including THATCamp, Omeka, and the September 11 Digital Archive. Trained as a historian of science and a public historian, he has written and lectured extensively about the history of museums and the role of history in culture. Most recently, he contributed to Debates in Digital Humanities (2012) and coedited Hacking the Academy (2013). He blogs about digital humanities and the business of digital humanities at Found History and cohosts the Digital Campus podcast with Dan Cohen, Amanda French, Mills Kelly, and Stephen Robertson. You can also follow him on LinkedIn.

  • Digital Public History in the Twenty-first Century
  • Looks like the Internet: Networks and the Future of Scholarship
  • No Holds Barred: Advice for Historical Organizations in the Digital Age
  • The New Agora: Digital Media and the Return of Public Humanities

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Leigh Eric Schmidt

Washington University

Leigh Eric Schmidt is the Edward C. Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics there in 2011, he was the Charles Warren Professor of the History of Religion in America at Harvard University. He has held research fellowships at Stanford and Princeton Universities and also from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Philosophical Society, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Schmidt is the author of numerous books, including Hearing Things: Religion, Illusion, and the American Enlightenment (2000), which won the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in Historical Studies and the American Studies Association's John Hope Franklin Prize. He is also the author of Village Atheists: How America's Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation (2016); Restless Souls: The Making of American Spirituality (2nd edition, 2012); Consumer Rites: The Buying and Selling of American Holidays (1995); Holy Fairs: Scottish Communions and American Revivals in the Early Modern Period (1989), which received the American Society of Church History's Brewer Prize; and Heaven's Bride: The Unprintable Life of Ida C. Craddock, American Mystic, Scholar, Sexologist, Martyr, and Madwoman (2010).

  • Public Atheism: An American History
  • Visible Secularism: Religious Ridicule, Blasphemy, and the Cartoonist's Art
  • The American Invention of Spirituality

Ellen Schrecker

Yeshiva University

Ellen Schrecker is a professor emerita of history at Yeshiva University who has written extensively about the Cold War Red scare. Among her books are No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the Universities (1986), The Age of McCarthyism: A Brief History with Documents (1994), and Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America (1998). She has also edited several volumes including Cold War Triumphalism: Exposing the Misuse of History after the Fall of Communism (2004). A former editor of the AAUP's magazine, Academe, she also writes about academic freedom and the university and has recently published The Lost Soul of Higher Education: Corporatization, the Assault on Academic Freedom, and the End of the University (2010). Her current project is a study of professors and politics during the 1960s and 1970s.

  • Academic Freedom in the United States: A Historical Overview
  • The 1960s on Campus: Professors, Politics, and the Transformation of American Higher Education
  • McCarthyism in America: Political Repression during the Early Cold War
  • The Lost Soul of Higher Education: Corporatization, the Assault on Academic Freedom, and the End of the University
  • Political Repression in America from the Puritans to the Patriot Act

Donna C. Schuele

California State University Los Angeles

Donna C. Schuele is a faculty member in the political science department at California State University Los Angeles. She teaches courses in civil rights and civil liberties, American constitutional and legal history, gender and law, crime and gender, and family law. She was awarded a Recognition for Teaching Excellence by the American Political Science Association in 2013. She has published in the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, Western Legal History, California History, and the American Journal of Family Law. Most recently, she contributed the essay, "Love, Honor, and the Power of Law: Probating the Avila Estate in Frontier California," to On the Borders of Love and Power: Families and Kinship in the Intercultural American Southwest (2012). She has published commentaries in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times, most recently on the topic of gun control. Her research and writing also focus on the nineteenth-century woman suffrage movement; California legal culture, marital property rights, and land law; federalism; and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is currently working on a biography of Sandra Day O'Connor.

  • "The Importance of Being Chisholm": Race, Gender, and Politics in the Life of Shirley Chisholm
  • A Two-Edged Sword: Race, Gender, and the Fourteenth Amendment in Reconstruction-Era California
  • Clinging to Eastern Petticoats? Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, and the California Woman Suffrage Movement
  • From Barron v. Baltimore (1833) to McDonald v. Chicago (2010): Gun Control and the Constitution
  • Love, Honor, and the Power of Law: The Transformation of Families and Land in Frontier California
  • Sandra Day O’Connor, Ronald Reagan, and the Rise of the New Right: The Politics of a Supreme Court Nomination
  • The Rise of Grass-Roots Constitutionalism in the Campaign for Woman Suffrage: The Promise and Perils of the New Departure Strategy
  • The Road to Obamacare Runs through Reagan Country: The Legacy of Nixon's and Reagan's Efforts to Reshape the Supreme Court

Bruce J. Schulman

Boston University

Bruce J. Schulman is the William E. Huntington Professor of History at Boston University. He is the author of From Cotton Belt to Sunbelt (1991), Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism (1994), and The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Politics, and Society (2001), named one of the New York Times' notable books of the year. He is also the editor of Making the American Century: Essays on the Political Culture of Twentieth-Century America (2014), and a coeditor of Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative in the 1970s (2008), Recapturing the Oval Office: New Historical Approaches to the American Presidency (2015), and Faithful Republic: Religion and Politics in Modern America (2015). Schulman contributes frequently to newspapers and online publications, has appeared as an expert commentator on numerous television and radio programs, and has consulted on productions by the History Channel, pbs, and abc News. He has won the American Historical Association's Nancy Lyman Roelker Award for graduate mentorship and has been named the United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year. In 2015 he was a national semifinalist for the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teachers.

  • Are We A Nation? New Perspectives on the Emergence of Modern America, 1896–1929
  • Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude: The 1970s' Shift in American Culture and Politics
  • Electing America: Six Campaigns That Reshaped the Modern United States
  • Name-Brand America: The United States at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
  • The Sixties at 50: 1968 and the New American Cultural Politics
  • Three Elections that Reshaped the Presidency and the Nation: 1964, 1968, 1972

Susan Schulten

University of Denver

Susan Schulten is a professor of history and chair of the history department at the University of Denver. She is the author of Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America (2012), which won the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association's Norris and Carol Hundley Award, and The Geographical Imagination in America, 1880–1950 (2001). Her other recent work includes "The Civil War and the Origins of the Colorado Territory," Western Historical Quarterly (spring 2013), which was named the best article in the journal that year. She teaches courses on Lincoln, the Civil War and Reconstruction, America at the turn of the century, the history of American ideas and culture, the Great Depression, the Cold War, war and the presidency, and the methods and philosophy of history. Recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship for her research on the history of cartography, she lectures widely on the Civil War, the history of maps, and American history in general. She also contributes to the New York Times "Disunion" series, which commemorates the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War.

  • Reconstruction South and West
  • Mapping the Nation
  • Cartographic Innovation in the Early Republic
  • Mapping the American Civil War
  • Lincoln, Douglas, and the Fate of a Nation
  • The Civil War and the Origins of the Colorado Territory

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Constance B. Schulz

University of South Carolina

Distinguished Professor Emerita Constance Schulz was director or codirector of the award-winning public history program at the University of South Carolina for more than twenty years. She currently directs and serves as senior editor for a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded, born-digital edition of the Papers of the Revolutionary-Era Pinckney Statesmen. Her digital edition of The Writings of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry (2013) was recognized by Choice as an outstanding academic publication. She has also written on public history education and served as a consultant for colleges and universities establishing public history programs. While a Fulbright lecturer in England and Italy, she studied how museum, archival, and historic preservation activities are carried out in other nations. In her work as an archival educator, she has focused on the importance of archivists' preservation and historians' use of visual images, particularly photographs, for understanding the past, and she has published five books on the representations of individual states in the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information collection of 180,000 images from 1935–1943.

  • Pouring Old Editorial Wine into New Digital Bottles: Scholarly Editing in a Digital Age
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter? Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Horry, Plantation Mistresses, 1739–1830
  • Slaves Named and Un-named: Recovering the Lives of the Pinckneys' Enslaved Laborers in a Digital Edition
  • What Did the Great Depression Look Like Here? The FSA/OWI Photographic Collection and State and Local History
  • "I'd Rather Shoot with a Camera than a Gun": Women Photographers of World War II
  • Public History in the University: Possibilities, Practicalities, and Pitfalls

New in 2016-2017Leslie A. Schwalm *

University of Iowa

Leslie A. Schwalm is a professor of history and gender, women's, and sexuality studies at the University of Iowa, where she teaches courses on women's history, slavery, emancipation, and the Civil War. She is the author of prizewinning articles, books, and chapters on women's experiences of slavery, emancipation, and the Civil War; the struggle for civil rights in the postwar nation; and popular memory of slavery and the Civil War. Her first book, A Hard Fight for We: Women's Transition from Slavery to Freedom in South Carolina (1997), which won the Southern Association of Women Historians' Willie Lee Rose Prize as well as the Association of Black Women Historians' Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize, explores enslaved women's experience of the wartime destruction of slavery and reveals their efforts to define and defend black freedom in postwar South Carolina. Her second book, Emancipation's Diaspora: Race and Reconstruction in the Upper Midwest (2009), considers the northward migration and relocation of newly freed people during the Civil War and finds national meanings and consequences of emancipation in their fight for full citizenship rights in the upper Midwest. Her current research, supported by a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa, explores the relationship of wartime medical and scientific research to ideologies and hierarchies of race.

  • "According to My Reckoning": Remembering and Commemorating Slavery and Emancipation
  • "Colored Citizens": African American Women and Northern Reconstruction
  • "Overrun with Free Negroes": Emancipation and Wartime Black Migration
  • Slavery, Civil War, and the Emancipation of Motherhood
  • Transforming Medicine: Race and the American Civil War

Donald Schwartz

California State University, Long Beach

Donald Schwartz is a professor emeritus of history at California State University Long Beach where he taught for more than twenty years. His research interests include the experience of Holocaust survivors, the role of Quakers in Holocaust rescue attempts, and the teaching of the Holocaust in grades K-12. He is deeply involved with improving the teaching of American history, working with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and with Teaching American History projects as well as serving as executive director of the California Council for History Education. Under the auspices of the Fulbright specialist program, he taught U.S. history at Pannasastra University in Phnom Penh in January 2011.

  • America and the Holocaust
  • Progressivism and the American Eugenics Movement
  • Teaching the Holocaust in K-12 Classrooms
  • The 1950s: Happy Days or Misplaced Nostalgia?
  • The U.S. and Europe: Examining the Dynamics of a Love-Hate Relationship

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Thomas Alan Schwartz

Vanderbilt University

Thomas Alan Schwartz is a professor of history at Vanderbilt University. He has written extensively on America’s relations with Europe, especially Germany, and his research concerns alliance politics and the modern American presidency. He teaches courses dealing with the history of U.S. foreign relations, the Vietnam War, and the Middle East. He is currently writing two books: a biography of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and a short history of the Cold War.

  • "Pain That Cannot Forget": September 11th in Historical Perspective
  • Henry Kissinger and the Dilemmas of American Power
  • LBJ Revisionism: The Johnson Years Reconsidered
  • Presidents on Tape, 1962-1973: What Can We Learn From Listening?
  • Realism or Retreat: The Obama Doctrine in Historical Perspective
  • The Cold War as History
  • The Vietnam War as History
  • The Water's Edge: Domestic Politics and American Foreign Policy Reconsidered

Daryl Michael Scott

Howard University

Daryl Michael Scott is a historian of black-white relations in America since the Civil War, southern history, and African American history. A professor of history at Howard University, he is also the author of Contempt and Pity: Social Policy and the Image of the Damaged Black Psyche, 1880–1996 (1997). He is currently researching a work that reexamines white supremacy and Jim Crow entitled “The Lost World of White Nationalism in the American South,” and is also preparing a collection of essays on the sui generis treatment of nationalism in American historiography.

  • A Century of the Black History Movement
  • Race and Nationalism in American History
  • The Golden Age of White Nationalism in the American South, 1877–1910
  • The Myth of Black Nationalism in America
  • The Sudden Decline of White Supremacy in Post–World War II America

Peter Seixas

University of British Columbia

Peter Seixas is a professor and Canada Research Chair in the department of curriculum and pedagogy at the University of British Columbia. Before coming to the university, he taught high-school social studies in Vancouver for fifteen years. He is the founding director of the Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness and the Historical Thinking Project. He is interested in the understandings, representations, and uses of the past in the contrasting settings of schools, academia, and popular culture. He has written numerous articles on historical thinking, history curriculum, and history teaching, and has spoken on these topics nationally and internationally. Seixas is the editor of Theorizing Historical Consciousness (2004) and a coeditor, with Peter Stearns and Sam Wineburg, of Knowing, Teaching, and Learning History: National and International Perspectives (2000). He is a coauthor, with Tom Morton, of The Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts (2013), designed to help teachers incorporate historical thinking into their classes. Most recently, he coedited, with Kadriye Ercikan, an international collection entitled New Directions in Assessing Historical Thinking (2015). He has received numerous awards in the United States and Canada for his research, teaching, and service, including the National Council for the Social Studies' Exemplary Research Award, the American Historical Association's William Gilbert Award, awards from British Columbia and Ontario teachers' associations, membership in the Royal Society of Canada, his university's Killam Faculty Teaching Prize, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Service to Canada.

  • Assessment of Historical Thinking
  • Teaching Historical Thinking
  • History and Heritage: What's the Difference? (Notes from Canada)

Robert O. Self

Brown University

Robert O. Self is the Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence and a professor of history at Brown University. His areas of expertise are twentieth-century U.S. history, American political culture, and the history of American cities and suburbs. His first book, American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland (2003), examines the transformation of American politics during the civil rights and tax revolt eras, from 1945 through the late 1970s, focusing on Oakland and the East Bay suburbs in California. His second book, All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy since the 1960s (2012), examines the conflicts over gender, sex, and family during the last half century. With James Henretta, Eric Hinderaker, and Rebecca Edwards, Self is also a coauthor of the textbook America's History (8th edition, 2014).

  • Houses, Cars, and Children: The Birth, Life, and Death of Postwar American Consumption
  • The 1970s as History: Utopian Dreams in a Law and Order World
  • The Price of Liberty: The New Right's Sexual Politics from Phyllis Schlafly to Karl Rove

Carole Shammas

University of Southern California

Carole Shammas holds the John R. Hubbard Chair Emerita in History at the University of Southern California and convenes the USC–Huntington Library American Origins seminar. She specializes in the socioeconomic history of North America and the Atlantic world and has written books on inheritance, consumption, and household government. For the past several years she has been investigating the aspirations in early America for a more permanent built environment. Most recently, she edited a collection of essays placing that subject in a global context, Investing in the Early Modern Built Environment: Europeans, Asians, Settlers, and Indigenous Societies (2012). She is currently studying how children in the United States went from being workers to full-time students. Her long-term interest in research methods and design continues.

  • The Three Rs over Three Centuries
  • The Assault on Marriage in the Early Modern Atlantic World
  • The Sorry Built Environment of Early America
  • The Standard of Living over the Past Five Hundred Years
  • Can There Be Too Much Context in Historical Research?

Timothy J. Shannon

Gettysburg College

Timothy J. Shannon teaches early American, Native American, and British history at Gettysburg College. He is the author of several books, including Iroquois Diplomacy on the Early American Frontier (2008) and Indians and Colonists at the Crossroads of Empire: The Albany Congress of 1754 (2000), which won the New York State Historical Association's Dixon Ryan Fox Prize and the Society of Colonial Wars' Distinguished Book Award. His articles have appeared in the William and Mary Quarterly, the New England Quarterly, and Ethnohistory. His current project is a biography of the eighteenth-century Indian captive Peter Williamson.

  • "Doing Business with Those Barbarians": The Iroquois, Benjamin Franklin, and American Union
  • Clothes along the Mohawk: William Johnson and the Iroquois
  • Indian Captive, Indian King: The Hard Fate and Curious Career of Peter Williamson
  • Queequeg's Tomahawk: Exploring the Material Culture of the Colonial Fur Trade

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Daniel J. Sharfstein

Vanderbilt University

Daniel J. Sharfstein is a professor of law at Vanderbilt University, where he teaches American legal history, the legal history of race in the United States, and property law. His book, The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White (2011), was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for narrative nonfiction, the American Society for Legal History's William Nelson Cromwell Book Prize, and the Law and Society Association’s James Willard Hurst Prize. He has received his university's Hall-Hartman Outstanding Professor Award twice. With support from a Guggenheim fellowship, he is currently writing "Thunder in the Mountains: The Clash of Two American Legends," which explores the Nez Perce War and Reconstruction’s legacy in the American West.

  • Chief Joseph, General Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War of 1877: A Clash of Two American Legends
  • The Administrative State in the Wilderness: Chief Joseph’s Advocacy for Nez Perce Tribal Land, 1872-1877
  • The Nez Perce War and Reconstruction's Legacy in the West
  • Law and the Creation of Racial Categories in the United States
  • Negotiating the Invisible Lines of Race: A History of American Families
  • The Stories We Tell about Race: Law, History, Narrative and the Color Line

Stephanie J. Shaw

Ohio State University

Stephanie J. Shaw is a professor of history at Ohio State University where she has also taught in the department of black studies and the Center for Women's Studies. She is the author of What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do: Black Professional Women Workers during the Jim Crow Era (1996) and W. E. B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk (2013) as well as a contributor to The Blackwell Companion to the American South (2002) and a contributing editor of the Harvard Guide to African-American History (2001). Her article "Using the WPA Ex-Slave Narratives to Study the Impact of the Great Depression," published in the Journal of Southern History in August 2003, won the Southern Historical Association's Fletcher M. Green and Charles W. Ramsdell Award for the best article.

  • Female Slave Resistance in the Antebellum South
  • Grandmothering in Antebellum Slave Families and Communities
  • Reading The Souls of Black Folk in the Twenty-First Century
  • Rearing Black Girls for Leadership during the Jim Crow Era
  • Revisiting Du Bois' Talented Tenth Theory
  • Slave Labor and Cotton Production in Antebellum Mississippi
  • The Impact of Antebellum Slave Migrations on Family and Community Life
  • W. E. B. Du Bois and Black Reconstruction

Aaron Sheehan-Dean

Louisiana State University

Aaron Sheehan-Dean is the Fred C. Frey Chair in Southern Studies at Louisiana State University. He is the author of Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia (2007) and the Concise Historical Atlas of the U.S. Civil War (2008). He is also the editor of the two-volume A Companion to the U.S. Civil War (2014), The Civil War: The Final Year Told by Those Who Lived It (2014), The View from the Ground: Experiences of Civil War Soldiers (2007), and Struggle for a Vast Future: The American Civil War (2006), and a coeditor of The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It (2011). He has conducted workshops on a variety of topics in U.S. history with elementary, middle, and high school teachers around the country. His current research contextualizes and compares the practices of violence in the American Civil War with other civil and national conflicts in the mid-nineteenth century.

  • After the Battle: The Consequences of the U.S. Civil War
  • Time Will Tell: What We Can Learn about the Civil War from Modern Conflicts
  • Was the American Civil War a Just War?

Martin J. Sherwin

George Mason University

Martin J. Sherwin is University Professor of History at George Mason University. His American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2005), written with Kai Bird, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Also author of the classic A World Destroyed: The Atomic Bomb and the Grand Alliance (1976), he is currently writing a book entitled Gambling With Armageddon: The Military, the Hawks and the Long Straight Road to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1945-1962. Sherwin has been twice recognized as “Professor of the Year, Silver Medal” by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, appointed Honorable UNESCO Professor of Humanities at Mendeleyev University in Moscow, and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served as adviser on many documentary films, including the pbs American Experience documentary, “The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer.”

  • Hiroshima: Their View, My View, and Why the Debate Will Never End
  • Oppenheimer's Shadow: His Nuclear World and Ours
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis: Old Rum in a New Bottle

New in 2016-2017Christina Simmons *

University of Windsor

Christina Simmons became a historian of U.S. women and sexuality under the influence of the women's movement of the 1970s. Her research has centered on how the changing roles and activism of American women have affected marriage and sexuality for both whites and African Americans. She taught at the University of Cincinnati and the University of Windsor (Ontario), retiring from the latter in January 2015 as a professor of history and women's and gender studies. She is a coeditor, with Kathy Peiss, of Passion and Power: Sexuality in History (1989) and the author of Making Marriage Modern: Women's Sexuality from the Progressive Era to World War II (2009). She is currently researching sex and marriage education among African Americans, examining how their unique position in U.S. society affected their views and experiences of marriage and sexuality in the 1940s and 1950s.

  • American Women and Marriage in the Twentieth Century
  • "Conservation of Marriage and the Family" for African Americans in the Mid-Twentieth Century
  • Don't Let Yourself "Be Made a Fool of": An African American Romantic Advice Column in the 1930s and 1940s

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Bryant Simon

Temple University

Bryant Simon, professor of history at Temple University, is the author of A Fabric of Defeat: The Politics of South Carolina Millhands, 1910–1948 (1998) and Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America (2004), and a coeditor of Jumpin’ Jim Crow: Southern Politics from Civil War to Civil Rights (2000). Most recently, he wrote Everything but the Coffee: Learning about America from Starbucks (2009). Currently he is working on a broad-ranging study of the high costs of cheap food built around the tragic story of the fatal factory fire in Hamlet, North Carolina, in 1991 where twenty-five workers died behind locked doors. They made chicken tenders that sold at Shoney's for $1.99, fries and a drink included.

  • Cheap Food and the Political Economy of Recent America
  • Come Back Tom Joad: The Legacy of the 1930s
  • Learning about America from Starbucks
  • The "Real" Boardwalk Empire: Atlantic City and the Making of New Americans

New in 2016-2017Nikhil Singh *

New York University

Nikhil Singh is an associate professor of social and cultural analysis and history at New York University, where he founded and currently directs the prison education program. He is the author of Black Is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy (2004) and the editor of Climbin' Jacob's Ladder: The Black Freedom Movement Writings of Jack O'Dell (2010). His essays have appeared in American Quarterly, Social Text, South Atlantic Quarterly, and Radical History Review, among others. His new book "Exceptional Empire: Race and War in U.S. Globalism" is forthcoming in 2017. Singh is also an editor of the American Crossroads book series for the University of California Press.

  • "Comparable Battles for the Existence of Civilization": Race, War, and Police Power in the 1960s and 1970s
  • On Race, Violence, and So-Called Primitive Accumulation

Manisha Sinha

University of Connecticut

Manisha Sinha is the Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut. Born in India, she is the author of The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina (2000), recently named one of the ten best books on slavery in Politico, and The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition (2016), which was featured as an editor's choice of the New York Times book review. She received the Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award as well as the Chancellor's Medal, the highest faculty honor, from the University of Massachusetts, where she taught for over twenty years. An elected member of the American Antiquarian Society, Sinha is the recipient of numerous fellowships, including two year-long fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her research interests lie in early U.S. history, especially the transnational histories of slavery and abolition, and the Civil War and Reconstruction. She has published numerous articles, edited books, and lectured widely on these topics. She is a member of the advisory council of the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery, part of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library; a coeditor of the "Race and the Atlantic World, 1700–1900" series of the University of Georgia Press; and on the editorial board of the Journal of the Civil War Era. She has written for the New York Times and the Huffington Post and appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2014. She was an adviser and on-screen expert for the Emmy-nominated pbs documentary, The Abolitionists (2013), which is part of the National Endowment for the Humanities' Created Equal film series.

  • The Abolitionist Origins of Radical Reconstruction
  • The Slave's Cause: A New History of Abolition
  • Slave Resistance and the Making of American Abolition
  • The Abolitionist International: Anatomy of a Radical Social Movement
  • Did the Abolitionists Cause the Civil War?
  • A Covenant with Death? The Abolitionist Debate over the U.S. Constitution
  • Allies for Emancipation? Lincoln and Black Abolitionists
  • The Abolitionist Origins of Women's Rights Movement

Suzanne M. Sinke

Florida State University

Suzanne M. Sinke is an associate professor of history at Florida State University. She is the author of Dutch Immigrant Women in the U.S., 1880-1920 (2002), and a coeditor of A Century of European Migrations (1991) and Letters Across Borders (2006). Her current research relates marriage to international migration in the U.S. context, from "bride ships" to matchmaking websites. Her teaching blends comparisons of gender and migration among different countries.

  • Crossing Borders: Globalizing U.S. History through Migration
  • Historiography 101: Comparing Approaches to Migration
  • Marriage through the Mail: Correspondence Marriage across Borders
  • Dreaming of U.S. Citizenship

Sheila L. Skemp

University of Mississippi

The Clare Leslie Marquette Chair in American History at the University of Mississippi, Sheila Skemp taught classes on colonial and revolutionary America, women and gender, and the "American Dream." She is the author of First Lady of Letters: Judith Sargent Murray and the Struggle for Women's Rights (2009) and has also written a number of books and articles about William and Benjamin Franklin, the most recent of which is The Making of a Patriot: Benjamin Franklin at the Cockpit (2012). She is currently completing work on "In the Course of Human Events," a book focusing on the American Revolution, aimed at general readers and college students. She was named the university's Outstanding Teacher in Liberal Arts in 1985 and received its Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarship in 2009.

  • A Choice of Loyalties: William Franklin and the American Revolution
  • A Family's Civil War: Benjamin and William Franklin and the American Revolution
  • A Transatlantic View of Women's Rights: Judith Sargent Murray and the "Vindication" of Mary Wollstonecraft
  • A World We Have Lost: Benjamin Franklin and the American Dream
  • Lost Women and Lost Woman: The Rediscovery of Judith Sargent Murray

Mark Smith

University of South Carolina

Mark Smith is Carolina Distinguished Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. He is the author or editor of a dozen books, including Mastered by the Clock: Time, Slavery, and Freedom in the American South (1997), winner of the OAH Avery O. Craven Award; Debating Slavery: Economy and Society in the Antebellum American South (1999); Listening to Nineteenth-Century America (2001); How Race Is Made: Slavery, Segregation, and the Senses (2008), a Choice outstanding academic title; Sensing the Past: Seeing, Hearing, Smelling, Tasting, and Touching in History (2008); and Camille, 1969: Histories of a Hurricane (2011). His most recent book is The Smell of Battle, The Taste of Siege: A Sensory History of the American Civil War (2014). His edited books include The Old South, Hearing History: A Reader (2000), Stono: Documenting and Interpreting a Southern Slave Revolt (2006), Writing the American Past: U.S. History to 1877 (2009), and, with Robert Paquette, The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas (2010). He regularly reviews books for the Wall Street Journal. Smith is also the general editor of the Southern Classics Series (University of South Carolina Press), a coeditor of Studies in International Slavery (Liverpool University Press), a coeditor of Studies on the American South (Cambridge University Press), and general editor of the Studies in Sensory History (University of Illinois Press). He has lectured in Europe, and throughout the United States, Australia, and China.

  • Reconstruction and Foreign Affairs
  • A Sensory History of the American Civil War
  • Sensory History: An Introduction

Merritt Roe Smith

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Merritt Roe Smith is the Leverett Howell and William King Cutten Professor of the History of Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught since 1978. He is the author of Harpers Ferry Armory and the New Technology (1977), winner of the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award and the History of Science Society’s Pfizer Award; the editor or coeditor of Does Technology Drive History? (1994), Major Problems in the History of American Technology (1998), and Reconceptualizing the Industrial Revolution (2010); and a coauthor of Inventing America: A History of the United States (2002). Smith is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a past president of the Society for the History of Technology from which he received the Leonardo da Vinci Medal, the society’s highest honor. He currently serves on the national advisory boards of the Thomas A. Edison Papers Project and the public television series, “The American Experience,” and he is currently working on a book about technology during the Civil War era tentatively entitled “Yankee Juggernaut.”

  • Army Ordnance and the American Civil War
  • The American Civil War as a Technological Event
  • The Civil War and the Rise of Big Business in America
  • What Was New and Different about America's Industrial Revolution?

Suzanne E. Smith

George Mason University

Suzanne E. Smith specializes in African American history with a particular interest in exploring how the history of African American entrepreneurship can transform our understanding of African American culture. She regularly teaches courses in African American history, American popular music, and civil rights and citizenship. Her first book, Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit (1999), examines Motown and its relationship to the black community of Detroit and the civil rights movement. Her second book, To Serve the Living: Funeral Directors and the African American Way of Death (2010), explores the central role of funeral directors in African American life. She has given numerous radio and television interviews as well as public lectures at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Berklee College of Music, and the National Funeral Directors Association annual meeting. She has also contributed to various documentary projects including "Rachel Carson's Silent Spring" for pbs "American Experience," and "I’ll Make Me A World: African American Arts in the Twentieth Century." Her current research focuses on the history of African American religion in modern America.

  • "Can't Forget the Motor City": Remembering Detroit's Past through Its Music
  • "Dancing in the Street": The Politics of Motown Music
  • "My Man's an Undertaker": Funeral Directors in African American Life
  • "Single Girl, Married Girl": Feminism in Country Music

Christina Snyder

Indiana University

Christina Snyder is the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Associate Professor of History at Indiana University. Her research and teaching focus on native North America, early America, and the history of slavery. Snyder's first book, Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America (2010), earned a wide range of accolades, including the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize, the James H. Broussard Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, and the John C. Ewers Prize from the Western History Association. Her current book project, "Great Crossing," centers on the antebellum community that developed around the first federally controlled Indian boarding school, exploring how settlers, slaves, and Indians responded to early U.S. imperialism.

  • The New History of American Slaveries
  • Native American Slavery in Global Context
  • Indian Removal and the Geography of Unfreedom
  • Andrew Jackson's Indian Son: Native Captives and American Empire
  • The Rise and Fall and Rise of Civilizations: Indian Intellectual Culture at an Antebellum School

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Terri L. Snyder

California State University, Fullerton

Terri L. Snyder is a professor of American studies at California State University, Fullerton. Her research focuses on the intersections of law, gender, and race in early America, and her most recent book is Brabbling Women: Disorderly Speech and the Law in Early Virginia (2003). She is currently working on two books: "The Power to Die: Slavery and Suicide in America, 1630-1830" and "Women on the Margins: Gender and Freedom in Early America."

  • Slavery and Suicide in North America
  • Women on the Margins of Freedom in the Early American South

New in 2016-2017James T. Sparrow *

University of Chicago

James T. Sparrow is an associate professor of history at the University of Chicago, where he is also the master of the social sciences collegiate division. His research and teaching focus on political history with special emphasis on citizenship, national government, and the problem of the democratic state; war and society; the domestic politics of international relations; and the history of social science and political theory. Sparrow is the author of Warfare State: World War II Americans and the Age of Big Government (2011), which received an honorable mention for the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award. He is also a coeditor of Boundaries of the State in U.S. History (2015). He is currently completing "New Leviathan: The Problem of Legitimacy in the American Century," an intellectual and political history of extraterritorial sovereignty from Pearl Harbor to the Cuban missile crisis. In 2014–2015 Sparrow was a visiting professor at the Centre d’études nord-américaines in the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris.

  • The Strange Career of American Military Desegregation in the Cold War
  • Americanism and Entitlement: The Paradox of Big Government since World War II
  • Historicizing "Shock": The Relevance of Piketty's "U-Shaped Curve" to the American Century
  • Ralph Bunche and the Role of International Government in an Age of Decolonization

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Paul R. Spickard

University of California, Santa Barbara

Paul Spickard is a professor of history, Black studies, and Asian American studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among his many books are Global Mixed Race (2014); Multiple Identities: Migrants, Ethnicity, and Membership (2013); Almost All Aliens: Immigration, Race and Colonialism in American History and Identity (2007); Is Lighter Better? Skin-Tone Discrimination among Asian Americans (2007); Race and Nation: Ethnic Systems in the Modern World (2005); Racial Thinking in the United States (2004); and Mixed Blood: Intermarriage and Ethnic Identity in Twentieth-Century America (1989). He is the winner of the American Studies Association's Richard Yarborough Mentoring Award, for mentoring minority scholars and students, as well as the Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival's Loving Award.

  • How to Prepare, Attract, and Empower Faculty of Color
  • The Return of Pseudoscientific Racism: DNA Testing, Race, and the New Eugenics Movement
  • Obama Nation: Race, Multiraciality, and American Identity
  • Beyond the Ellis Island Myth: Rethinking Immigration History
  • U.S. Immigration Policy in the 2010s
  • War on Terror, War on Immigrants: Race, Religion, and Membership in America since September 11, 2001
  • Is Lighter Better? Skin-Tone Discrimination among Asian Americans and African Americans
  • Who Are We? Ethnicity and Membership in Europe Today

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Marjorie J. Spruill

University of South Carolina

Marjorie J. Spruill is a professor of history at the University of South Carolina. Her best-known works include New Women of the New South: The Leaders of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the Southern States (1993) and an edited volume, One Woman, One Vote: Rediscovering the Woman Suffrage Movement (1995), that accompanied the pbs film "One Woman, One Vote." She is currently writing a book on the rise of the modern women's rights movement in the late 1960s and 1970s, the mobilization of social conservatives as the "Pro-Family Movement" in reaction to the women's movement, and the conflicts between these two movements which contributed to the transformation of American political culture, leading to the highly partisan and polarized political culture in the United States from the late 1970s to the present. This work has received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the National Humanities Center, and the Gerald Ford Foundation.

  • Divided Legacy: The Civil War, Tradition, and "the Woman Question," 1865-1920
  • Race, Reform, and Reaction: Southern Suffragists, the NAWSA, and the "Southern Strategy" in Context (with images)
  • The Southern Story: The Woman Suffrage Movement in the Inhospitable South (with images)
  • Votes for Women!: The American Suffrage Movement, 1848-1920 (with images)
  • Women's Rights, Family Values, and the Polarization of American Political Culture (with images)

Carole Srole

California State University, Los Angeles

Carole Srole, a professor of gender and labor history at the California State University, Los Angeles, is the author of Transcribing Class and Gender: Masculinity and Femininity in Nineteenth-Century Courts and Offices (2009). Her new book project explores the press conversations about and actual marriages of millionaires and working-class women at the turn of the twentieth century. She received the AHA Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award in 2006.

  • Downton Abbey's American Kin: Upper-Class Marriage and Transnational Celebrity
  • Gender Balances: Changes in Discourses
  • Is It Possible to Enjoy Reading Final Essay Exams? Scaffolding Assignments, Teaching Skills, and History
  • Millionaires Marrying Working Women
  • Reassessing Respectability: Beauty, Fashion, and Gold-Digging in U.S. Offices and Courts at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
  • The Historian's Craft: How to Teach Critiquing

Rachel St. John

University of California, Davis

Rachel St. John is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on North American history with a particular emphasis on state-formation and nation-building in the nineteenth century. She is the author of Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border (2011). Her current book project, “The Imagined States of America: The Unmanifest History of Nineteenth-century North America,” explores the diverse range of nation-building projects that emerged across the continent during the nineteenth century. Originally from California, she taught at New York University and Harvard University before joining the faculty at the University of California, Davis in 2016.

  • Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border
  • The Imagined States of America: Nation-Building in Nineteenth-Century North America
  • The Imagined America of William McKendree Gwin: Expansion, Secession, and the Unstable Borders of Nineteenth-Century North America

New in 2016-2017Amy Dru Stanley *

University of Chicago

Amy Dru Stanley is a professor of history at the University of Chicago, where she works on the history of slavery and emancipation, law, political economy, human rights, and gender. She is especially interested in the historical experience of moral problems. Her writing has appeared in publications ranging from the Journal of the American History and the American Historical Review to the New York Times, the Nation, and Dissent. She is the author of From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor, Marriage and the Market in the Age of Slave Emancipation (1998), which won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Prize, the OAH Avery O. Craven Award, and the Morris D. Forkosch Prize. She has received numerous fellowships from institutions including the Center for Human Values at Princeton University, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the American Bar Foundation, and the New York University Law School. She has also been awarded the University of Chicago's Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and a Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring. She is currently completing a book project entitled "From Slave Emancipation to the Commerce Power: An American History of Human Rights."

  • Sex, Markets, and Human Rights
  • Slave Emancipation and Human Rights
  • The Scope of Equal Protection: From the Civil War to the New Deal

Randall Stephens

Northumbria University

Randall Stephens is a reader in history and American studies at Northumbria University. He is an editor of the magazine Historically Speaking, the author of The Fire Spreads: Holiness and Pentecostalism in the American South (2008), and a coauthor of The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age (2011). His current book project examines the relationship of rock music to American Christianity, beginning with Pentecostals who took to the new genre—Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, James Brown, and Little Richard—and ending with the advent of Christian rock in the 1970s.

  • Building a History Web Site with Students
  • Religion and Politics in Modern America
  • The Devil's Music: Race, Rock, and Religion in the '50s and '60s
  • The Origins of American Pentecostalism
  • Why Is the American South So Religious? A Historical Look

Alexandra Minna Stern

University of MIchigan

Alexandra Minna Stern is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology, American culture, and history at the University of Michigan. As a historian, her research has focused on the uses and misuses of genetics in the United States and Latin America. She is the author of Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America (2005), which won the American Public Health Association’s Arthur J. Viseltear Prize for outstanding contribution to the history of public health, and Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in America (2012).

  • Troubled Relations: Race and Genetics in Modern America
  • Eugenics, Race, and Reproduction in California
  • Genetics and Human Rights in Latin America
  • Telling Genes: Genetic Counseling in Modern America
  • The Legacy of Eugenics in the Era of Human Genomics

Brenda E. Stevenson

University of California, Los Angeles

Brenda E. Stevenson is a professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her areas of interest include race and gender more generally, the American race riot, and southern and African American history and family during the colonial and antebellum eras. She has written and lectured widely on the southern white and family; black women historically; and the nature of racial conflict and race riots in the United States. Her books include Life in Black and White: Family and Community in the Slave South (1996), which won an Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights; The Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimke (1988); The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the L.A. Riots (2013), which received the OAH James A. Rawley Prize for the best book on race relations in the United States; and What is Slavery? (2015). She is currently completing a book on slave women in the southern colonial and antebellum United States.

  • Black Women and Freedom
  • Creating an Elite Black Female Intelligentsia: The Case of the Forten Women
  • Images of Diverse Womanhood in Late Twentieth-Century Urban America: The Case of Latasha Harlins, Soon Ja Du, and Joyce Karlin
  • Interracial Sex and Slave Women's Labor in the Old South
  • The Slave Female World of Sally Hemings

Michael B. Stoff

University of Texas at Austin

A historian of the modern United States, Michael B. Stoff is the director of the nationally acclaimed Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas. He is the author of Oil, War, and American Security (1980) and a coauthor of Experience History: Interpreting America’s Past (8th edition, 2014) as well as high school and middle school textbooks. A series coeditor of Oxford New Narratives in American History, he is also a coeditor of The Manhattan Project: A Documentary Introduction to the Atomic Age (1991) and is currently working on a book on the bombing of Nagasaki. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the 2012 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, the first system-wide teaching award ever offered by the University of Texas Regents.

  • The Wizard of Oz: A Parable of Populism
  • Narrative History: Putting the Story Back into History
  • Picturing Destruction: Yosuke Yamahata in the Atomic Wasteland of Nagasaki
  • Presidential Leadership in Modern America
  • Public Education In America: Where We Have Been and Where We Should Go

New in 2016-2017Landon R. Storrs *

University of Iowa

Landon R. Storrs specializes in twentieth-century U.S. social and political history, particularly in the history of women, social movements, and public policy. She is the author most recently of The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left (2012). Based on newly declassified government records and freshly unearthed private papers, this book demonstrates that the federal employee loyalty program—created in the 1940s in response to fears that communists were infiltrating the U.S. government—had a much broader policy impact than has been understood. The loyalty program not only destroyed or distorted the careers of many noncommunist officials; it also prohibited discussion of social democratic policy ideas in government circles, narrowing the scope of American political discourse to this day. The book also documents the antifeminism of the Old Right, showing how conservatives exploited popular hostility to female government officials to discredit left-liberal policies.

  • Hidden Convictions: The Second Red Scare and the End of Reform
  • The Second Red Scare, Antifeminism, and the Unmaking of the New Deal

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Cynthia Stout

Independent historian

Cynthia Stout spent thirty years with the Jeffco Public Schools in Golden, Colorado, teaching history and social studies at the secondary level. Moving from the classroom to the central office, she wrote curriculum and assessments and worked in professional development for K-12 teachers. Since retiring, she has coauthored Teaching Social Studies Today (2007) and has worked with the Library of Congress' Teaching with Primary Sources program through the Metropolitan State University of Denver (as highlighted in "From Corn Chips to Garbology: The Dynamics of Historical Inquiry" in the July 2012 OAH Magazine of History). Most recently, she has honed her ability to use the Right Question Institute's process for teaching teachers how to teach students to ask deep and probing historical questions. Currently she is working as the education editor with Colorado Humanities on the Colorado Encyclopedia, providing resources aligned to Common Core and Colorado state standards for K-12 teachers to be included on the encyclopedia's website.

  • Assessment and Evaluation in the History Classroom
  • Best Practices in Teaching History at the Secondary Level
  • Dual Inquiry Process
  • Effective Use of Primary Sources in the Classroom
  • Teaching Students to Ask Good Questions
  • Teaching Students to Think Historically
  • Tuberculosis and the Development of Colorado

New in 2016-2017Susan Strasser *

University of Delaware

Susan Strasser has been praised by the New Yorker for "retrieving what history discards: the taken-for-granted minutiae of everyday life." Her major books—Never Done: A History of American Housework (1982); Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Making of the American Mass Market (1989); and Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash (1999)—have won a number of awards for their contributions to women's history, the history of technology and business, and environmental history, and have been translated into Italian, Korean, and Japanese. She is Richards Professor Emerita of American History at the University of Delaware and has also taught at the Evergreen State College, George Washington University, Princeton University, and the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the Rockefeller and Guggenheim foundations, the German Historical Institute, the Harvard Business School, the American Council of Learned Societies, Radcliffe College's Bunting Institute, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Cultures of Consumption Research Programme, Birkbeck College, University of London. She is currently working on two projects: "A White Historian Reads Black History," a series of talks for religious and community groups, and "A Historical Herbal," an account of medicinal plants in American culture.

  • A White Historian Confronts American Slavery
  • Living in the Material World: American Housework in Historical Perspective
  • Rags, Bones, and Plastic Bags: Trash and Recycling in Industrial America
  • Snake Oil Revisited: Household Medicine and Herbal Commerce in a Developing Consumer Society
  • Woolworth to Wal-Mart: Mass Merchandising and the Changing Culture of Consumption
  • The Alien Past: American Consumer Culture in Historical Perspective

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Thomas J. Sugrue

New York University

Thomas J. Sugrue is a professor of history and social and cultural analysis at New York University, where he joined the faculty in 2015 after 24 years at the University of Pennsylvania. A specialist in twentieth-century American politics, urban history, civil rights, and race, Sugrue is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a past president of the Urban History Association and the Social Science History Association. His most recent publications include These United States: The Making of a Nation, 1890 to the Present, with Glenda Gilmore (2015); Not Even Past: Barack Obama and the Burden of Race (2012); Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North (2008); and The New Suburban History (2006) with Kevin Kruse. His first book, The Origins of the Urban Crisis (1996), won numerous awards and was recently selected and reissued by publisher Princeton University Press as one of its "100 Most Influential Books" of the past one hundred years. In addition to numerous scholarly articles, his essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, London Review of Books, the Nation, Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Washington Monthly, Dissent, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, the Hollywood Reporter, and Philadelphia Inquirer. Sugrue is currently engaged in a research project on race, ethnicity, and citizenship in France and the United States. His long-term research project is a history of the rise and travails of the modern American real estate industry from the late nineteenth century to the current economic crisis.

  • Barack Obama as History
  • Beyond Apocalypse: Rethinking America in the 1960s
  • Jim Crow's Last Stand: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Suburban North
  • Leading a Divided America: Barack Obama and the Age of Fracture
  • Race and Rust: The Transformation of the Postwar American City
  • Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten History of Civil Rights in the North

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Patricia Sullivan

University of South Carolina

Patricia Sullivan is a professor of history at the University of South Carolina and codirects an ongoing series of summer institutes at Harvard's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute on "Teaching the History of the Civil Rights Movement." Her publications include Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement (2009), Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years (2003), and Days of Hope: Race and Democracy in the New Deal Era (1996). Her current projects include a book tentatively entitled "Robert Kennedy's America in Black and White" and a collection of essays, "What Happened to the Civil Rights Movement?"

  • "The Best a White America Has to Offer": Robert Kennedy and the Racial Crisis of the 1960s
  • Follow the Lawyers: How the naacp Ignited the Civil Rights Movement
  • Reconsidering the Civil Rights Movement in the Era of Black Lives Matters
  • Virginia Foster Durr: From Southern Belle to Radical Democrat

Jeremi Suri

University of Texas at Austin

Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor in the department of history and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. In 2007, Smithsonian Magazine named him one of America's "Top Young Innovators" in the humanities and sciences. He is the author of Liberty's Surest Guardian: American Nation-building from the Founders to Obama (2011), American Foreign Relations since 1898 (2010), Henry Kissinger and the American Century (2007), The Global Revolutions of 1968 (2007), and Power and Protest: Global Revolution and the Rise of Detente (2003). His research emphasizes the interconnections between grassroots politics and elite policy-making. In his teaching and writing, he seeks to internationalize understanding of American history by focusing on the foreign "others" who have contributed to local and national definitions of identity in the United States. He also examines how American citizens—from ordinary men and women through distinguished politicians and businesspeople—have influenced the world outside the United States.

  • Henry Kissinger and the American Century
  • Ideas and Traditions in American Foreign Policy
  • Jews and Society in a Post-Holocaust World
  • Power and Protest in the 1960s
  • The Cold War and its Contemporary Legacies
  • The Past and Future of Nation-Building in the Modern World
  • The United States and the Middle East since World War II

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Matthew Avery Sutton

Washington State University

Matthew Avery Sutton is the Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor of History at Washington State University. He is the author of American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism (2014), Jerry Falwell and the Rise of the Religious Right: A Brief History with Documents (2012), and Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America (2007). His articles have appeared in diverse publications, ranging from the Journal of American History to the New York Times, and he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the U.S. Fulbright Commission, and the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation.

  • FDR's Army of Faith: Religion and Espionage in World War II
  • Standing at Armageddon: The Rise of American Fundamentalism in a Global Age
  • Sex and God in the City of the Angels: The Kidnapping of Aimee Semple McPherson and American Culture

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New in 2016-2017Lisa Tetrault *

Carnegie Mellon University

Lisa Tetrault is an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University. She is the author of The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1848–1898 (2014), which won the OAH Mary Jurich Nickliss Book Prize. She is the recipient of long-term fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Newberry Library, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Library of Congress. She also spent a year in residence at Harvard University's Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. Tetrault specializes in memory, social movements (particularly feminism), Reconstruction, political economy, and women's health. She is currently at work on two new book projects: a new narrative about post–Civil War women's rights activism and a history of intimate partner violence from the founding of the nation to the present.

  • The Myth of Seneca Falls, or The Problem of a Beginning for U.S. Women's Rights
  • Would the Women Suffragists Please Step Aside? Recovering Women's Rights in Northern Reconstruction
  • Would the Real Susan B. Anthony Please Stand Up?
  • Fighting over Susan B. Anthony: A Modern-Day Abortion Controversy

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David Thelen

Indiana University

David Thelen is a professor emeritus of history at Indiana University. He served as the editor of the Journal of American History from 1985 to 1999 and he received the OAH Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award in 2008.

  • Building a New South Africa: One Conversation at a Time
  • Coming to Terms with Evil in the Past
  • How Americans Understand and Use the Past
  • Reliving the Past and Rethinking History: From South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission to U.S. Army Staff Rides and Living History

Lorrin Thomas

Rutgers-Camden

Lorrin Thomas is an associate professor of history at Rutgers University-Camden, where she teaches Latin American and Caribbean history and the comparative history of the Americas. Her research explores ideas about rights and equality in the twentieth-century Americas. Her first book, Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth-Century New York City (2010), traces the complex meanings of citizenship for colonial migrants in the U.S. metropole. She is currently working on two books: a study of Puerto Rican politics and civil rights in the United States, with Aldo Lauria Santiago, and an examination of the politics of human rights in the Americas in the 1970s.

  • Puerto Rican Citizen
  • The Americas' Last Colony: Puerto Rico and the United States
  • Challenging the Racial Binary: Latinos in the United States
  • The University and the Streets: The Radical Roots of Ethnic Studies Programs
  • When We Talk about Human Rights: Mexico and the Other Americas in the 1970s

William G. Thomas III

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

William G. Thomas III is the John and Catherine Angle Professor in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow. Thomas is also a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities and currently serves on the National Historical Publications and Records Commission of the National Archives and Records Administration. He was a cofounder and director of the Virginia Center for Digital History at the University of Virginia, where he was an assistant and associate professor of history in the Corcoran Department of History. He was a coeditor the award-winning digital project, Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War. With Edward L. Ayers, he coauthored "The Differences Slavery Made: A Close Analysis of Two American Communities," one of the first pieces of digital scholarship published in the American Historical Review. In 2008 he was awarded a Digital Innovation Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, and he has received numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has also published essays in Civil War History, The Journal of Historical Geography, The New York Times, EDUCAUSE Review, and Inside Higher Education. His books include The Iron Way: Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America (2011), a shortlist finalist for the Lincoln Prize. He is currently researching the history of early Washington, D.C., and the networks of black and white families in the city between 1800 and 1860.

  • Families and Slavery in the Age of Revolution
  • Teaching with Technology: From the Survey to the Seminar

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Heather Ann Thompson

University of Michigan

Heather Ann Thompson, who will join the history faculty at the University of Michigan in 2015, has written numerous popular as well as scholarly articles on the history of mass incarceration as well as its current impact. These include pieces for the New York Times, the Atlantic, Salon, Dissent, New Labor Forum, and the Huffington Post, as well as the award-winning historical articles "Why Mass Incarceration Matters: Rethinking Crisis, Decline, and Transformation in Postwar American History" and "Rethinking Working Class Struggle through the Lens of the Carceral State: Toward a Labor History of Inmates and Guards." Thompson recently served on a National Academy of Sciences blue-ribbon panel that studied the causes and consequences of mass incarceration in the United States. She is the author of Whose Detroit: Politics, Labor and Race in a Modern American City (2001) and the forthcoming book "Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971." She is also editor of Speaking Out: Protest and Activism in the 1960s and 1970s (2009). Thompson has consulted on several documentary films, including "Criminal Injustice at Attica," and she regularly speaks to radio and print journalists about issues related to policing, civil rights, urban crisis, and prisons.

  • Blood in the Water: The Attica Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy
  • History of the Black Power Movement
  • How Incarceration Distorts Democracy in America
  • Politics, Labor, and the Carceral State
  • Why Mass Incarceration Matters

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New in 2016-2017Phil Tiemeyer *

Kansas State University

Phil Tiemeyer is an assistant professor of history at Kansas State University and has served twice as a research fellow at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. He is the author of Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants (2013), which won the John Boswell Prize. The book examines how flight attendants have combated sexism and homophobia over the last eighty years to create a more just and equal workplace. Focusing on men in this profession deepens preexisting understandings of how gender discrimination operates, forces consideration of homosexuality into the foreground, and highlights how advocacy for disability rights—as in the battle against aids-phobia in the workplace—are also central to America's civil rights legacy. He is currently working on his second book project, "Aerial Ambassadors: National Airlines and U.S. Power in the Jet Age," which explores diplomatic history (how, and for what purposes, such airlines were founded) as well as the gender and sexuality norms that held sway in the flight attendant corps at various national carriers founded after World War II. As this workplace has been heavily inflected with an American sense of modernity, it offers a unique lens to examine the globalization of feminism and gay rights, and their gradual adoption as universal human rights over the past several decades.

  • What Can We Learn from the Male Flight Attendant?
  • Queer Labor
  • Independence, Neo-imperialism, and the Postcolonial Stewardess

Barbara L. Tischler

Speyer Legacy School

Barbara L. Tischler is the author of numerous articles on American culture, the 1960s, and aspects of the anti–Vietnam War movement, along with An American Music (1986), Sights on the Sixties (1992), and Muhammad Ali: A Man of Many Voices. She has also taught courses on the U.S. Constitution and U.S. history at Teachers College, Columbia University, and is currently the head of the Speyer Legacy School in Manhattan.

  • "Born on the Fourth of July": Musical Celebrations of America's Independence
  • "Singing Well and Shooting Straight": Music in America's Twentieth-Century Wars
  • Beat Prose and the Journey Home: Jack Kerouac's Struggle with the Road
  • Muhammad Ali: Man of Many Voices
  • Music in the Civil Rights Movement
  • The G.I. Antiwar Movement in Vietnam
  • Women in the Antiwar Movement of the 1960s

Robert Brent Toplin

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Robert Brent Toplin is the author of several books on history, politics, and film including Radical Conservatism: The Right's Political Religion (2006), Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11": How One Film Divided a Nation (2006), Reel History: In Defense of Hollywood (2002), Oliver Stone's USA: Film, History, and Controversy (2000), and History by Hollywood: The Use and Abuse of the American Past (1996, 2010). He has served as the editor of film reviews for the Journal of American History as well as the "Masters of the Movies" series in the American Historical Association's Perspectives on History. He has made numerous appearances as a commentator on history and film for cbs, pbs, the History Channel, cspan, the Turner Classic Movies Channel, and National Public Radio, and he has served as a principal creator of historical dramas that appeared nationally on pbs, the Disney Channel, and Starz. He is an emeritus professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and an adjunct professor of history at the University of Virginia.

  • History by Hollywood: The Movies’ Influence on Public Opinion
  • The Great Depression and the Great Recession: Did We Learn from History?
  • Michael Moore's “Fahrenheit 9/11”: How One Film Divided a Nation
  • The Power of Words: The Evolution of Political Messaging from the 1930s to the Present
  • Hollywood and Hitler: How Movies, Moviemakers, and Movie Stars Dealt with the Nazis

New in 2016-2017Samuel Truett *

University of New Mexico

Samuel Truett is an associate professor of history at the University of New Mexico. A historian of U.S.-Mexico borderlands, the North American West, environmental history, and comparative empires, borderlands, and indigenous peoples, he connects U.S. history to larger hemispheric and global frameworks. His first book, Fugitive Landscapes: The Forgotten History of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (2006), takes a transnational approach to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands with a focus on turn-of-the-century Arizona and Sonora. He is also a coeditor, with Elliott Young, of Continental Crossroads: Remapping U.S.-Mexico Borderlands History (2004). His current project focuses on a nineteenth-century British orphan who sailed across the China Seas as an adventurer, surveyor, and opium trader and became a peasant in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. This story anchors a border-crossing history of the British Empire, the Americas, and the maritime borderlands of the greater China Seas and the Pacific Ocean. Truett's second project-in-progress looks at the centuries-old fascination with ruins and lost worlds on the frontiers of North America and Latin America.

  • Empire's Castaway: An Adventurer and the Nineteenth-Century World
  • Globetrotters, Border Crossers, and the Tangled Tales of the Borderlands and the World
  • Imperial and Indigenous Power and Mobility in North America and the China Seas
  • America's Ghosts: Ruins and Lost Worlds in the American Imagination
  • Transatlantic Cowboys: The Mythic West in Europe from Old Shatterhand to Tex Willer

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Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Harvard University

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is the 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University and a past president of the American Historical Association. A former MacArthur Fellow, she is the author of many articles and books on early American history, including A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary, 1785–1812 (1990), which won the Pulitzer Prize. She is also the author of Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History (2007) and the forthcoming book, "A House Full of Females: Mormon Diaries, 1835–1870."

  • A Maine Midwife Goes West
  • Polygamy Puzzles: A New Slant on Nineteenth-Century Family History
  • Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History

Daniel Usner

Vanderbilt University

Daniel Usner is the Holland N. McTyeire Professor of History at Vanderbilt University and a past president of the American Society for Ethnohistory. He teaches courses on colonial North America, American Indian history, and Atlantic World empires and borderlands. His research focuses on the American South during the colonial and early national periods and on relations between the United States and Indian nations to the present. Most of his work is influenced by a special interest in the complicated intersections of economic adaptation and cultural representation. Usner is the author of Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in a Frontier Exchange Economy: The Lower Mississippi Valley Before 1783 (1992); American Indians in the Lower Mississippi Valley (1998); Indian Work: Language and Livelihood in North American Indian History (2009); and the forthcoming book "Weaving Alliances with Other Women: American Indian Work in the New South." He is currently writing a book entitled "From Bayou Teche to Fifth Avenue: How Chitimacha Indian Baskets Moved across America."

  • D. H. Lawrence in the American Southwest: The English Novelist as Ethnographer and Employer of Pueblo Indians
  • George Washington, the Great Father of American Indian Casinos
  • Playing Indian in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans: The Performance of Indigenous Identity and Sovereignty in Urban America
  • Weaving Alliances with Other Women: Chitimacha Indian Basketry and the Struggle for Recognition in the New South

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Lea VanderVelde

University of Iowa

Lea VanderVelde is the Josephine Witte Professor of Law at the University of Iowa, where she teaches courses in constitutional, labor, and property law, and a special research course on the law of the antebellum frontier. She writes about labor, slavery, gender, and constitutional law, and most particularly, circumstances of legal subordination in nineteenth-century American law. Her first book, Mrs. Dred Scott (2009), chronicles the life of Harriet Scott, the enslaved woman behind the U.S. Supreme Court's notorious Dred Scott v. Sandford case, and describes the life circumstances of other slaves living and working on the northern frontier where slavery was banned. VanderVelde has also written on the legal circumstances of nineteenth-century working women. In the "Legal Ways of Seduction" (Stanford Law Review, June 2009), she documents how the tort of seduction provided the only means by which servant girls could sue masters who had sexually enticed or assaulted them, and in "The Gendered Origins of the Lumley Doctrine," (Yale Law Journal, 1992), she analyzes how actresses served as a pivot point for the development of a contract law doctrine that bound performers to their contracts in ways antithetical to free labor ideals. As a Guggenheim fellow in constitutional studies, Vandervelde wrote Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott (2014) which tells the stories of 12 slave families' suits in St. Louis courts. The book presents newly discovered slave narratives, given as these slaves filed suit for freedom, and remarkably, the majority of slave litigants in these cases won their freedom. Currently, she is the principal investigator for The Law of the Antebellum Frontier project at the Stanford Spatial History Lab, digitally analyzing the legal mechanisms at work on the American frontier in the early 1800s.

  • The Labor Vision: What the Thirteenth Amendment Meant to Its Framers
  • Redemption Songs: Stories of Slaves Suing for Freedom
  • Mrs. Dred Scott

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Lara Vapnek

St. John's University

Lara Vapnek teaches at St. John's University and specializes in the history of gender and labor in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States. Her book, Breadwinners: Working Women and Economic Independence, 1865-1920 (2009), examines how female wage earners pursued equality by claiming new identities as citizens and as workers. Vapnek is working on two new projects: a short biography of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1890–1964), a labor organizer and free speech advocate; and a study of wet-nursing in New York City from the 1840s through the 1920s.

  • Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Mortal Enemy of Capitalism
  • Breadwinners: Working Women in the Early Struggle for Gender Equality
  • Solving the Servant Problem: Domestic Service and Labor Reform during the Progressive Era
  • Guarding the Girl in the Shop: Gender and Class in the Gilded Age Consumers Movement

Elizabeth R. Varon

University of Virginia

Elizabeth R. Varon is a professor of history at the University of Virginia. She is author of We Mean to be Counted: White Women and Politics in Antebellum Virginia (1998) and Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy (2003). The latter book - which won awards from the Virginia Historical Society; the James River Writers Festival and the Library of Virginia; and the Southern Regional Council - reflects Varon’s ongoing commitment to integrating social history with political and military history. Her most recent book is Disunion! The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859 (2008), the first volume of the Littlefield History of the Civil War Era. The book explores how Americans, as far back as the earliest days of the Republic, agonized and strategized over disunion.

  • Imagining a Winnable War: Abraham Lincoln and the Rhetoric of Disunion
  • The Method in Her Madness: Recovering the True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Union Agent in Confederate Richmond
  • The Slaveholders' Dilemma: Disunion Rhetoric and the Coming of the Civil War

Penny M. Von Eschen

Cornell University

Penny M. Von Eschen is professor of history at Cornell University. She is the author of Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War (2004) and Race against Empire: Black Americans and Anticolonialism, 1937-1957 (1997), winner of the Stuart L. Bernath Prize of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, among others. She is coeditor of Contested Democracy: Freedom, Race, and Power in American History (2007) and American Studies: An Anthology (2008), and is currently working on a transnational history of Cold War nostalgia.

  • Cold War Nostalgia: From "Stalin World Theme Park", Lithuania, to the International Spy Museum, Washington, D.C.
  • Duke Ellington Plays Baghdad: Rethinking Power after 1945
  • Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War: The U.S. State Department Jazz Tours
  • Rebooting the Cold War: Nostalgia and Global Disorder Since 1989

Michael Vorenberg

Brown University

Michael Vorenberg, an associate professor of history at Brown University, teaches courses on American legal history and the Civil War and Reconstruction. His first book, Final Freedom: The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment (2001), was a finalist for the Lincoln Prize. He is also the author of The Emancipation Proclamation: A Brief History with Documents (2009). He is working on two books: one on the end of the American Civil War and another on the impact of the Civil War on American nationalism and citizenship. He speaks widely on such topics as constitutional history, Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and emancipation.

  • When did the American Civil War End?
  • The Fourteenth Amendment and American Reconstruction
  • Slavery, Freedom, and the American Constitution
  • Abraham Lincoln and the Meaning of American Citizenship

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J. Samuel Walker

Independent historian

Former historian of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, J. Samuel Walker is the author of five books on the history of nuclear power regulation, including Three Mile Island (2004) and The Road to Yucca Mountain (2009), which received the OAH Richard W. Leopold Prize. He is also the author of Prompt and Utter Destruction: Truman and the Use of Atomic Bombs against Japan (3rd edition, 2016). His most recent books cover the early history of ACC basketball (2011) and the creation of March Madness (2016). He has appeared on network and cable television programs about the atomic bomb, Three Mile Island, and the history of college basketball.

  • A Rewarding Career as a Professional Historian in a Non-academic Setting
  • The Creation of March Madness
  • The Three Mile Island Accident and Nuclear Power in the United States
  • Truman and the Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb

Juliet E. K. Walker

University of Texas at Austin

Juliet E. K. Walker is a professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is also the founding director of the Center of Black Business History, Entrepreneurship, and Technology. Her scholarship has provided the foundation for recognizing black business history as a subfield in African American history. She is author of The History of Black Business in America: Capitalism, Race, Entrepreneurship (1998), the first comprehensive book on black business history. Her Free Frank: A Black Pioneer on the Antebellum Frontier (1983) details entrepreneurial activities of slave-born Frank (1777–1854), who purchased sixteen family members from slavery using profits from slave and free enterprises, and who was the first African American to legally plat a town in 1836. Walker's research enabled the town site, New Philadelphia, Illinois, to be named a National Historic Landmark. She is also the editor of the Encyclopedia of African American Business History (1999) and the author of some ninety articles and scholarly essays. Walker has held a senior Fulbright fellowship in South Africa and a Princeton Davis International Center fellowship, as well as fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities at Harvard University's W.E.B. DuBois Research Institute. Walker has won twelve publication awards and the Carter G. Woodson Scholar's Medallion from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. She is currently completing a book, "Oprah Winfrey: An American Entrepreneur."

  • "Captive Capitalists": Slave and Free Black Entrepreneurship in Antebellum America
  • Is There a Usable Past? Black Business from Slavery to Freedom
  • African American Business History: Is the Past Prologue?
  • They Were Capitalists: Black Entrepreneurs from Slavery to Freedom
  • Contextualizing the Economics of Race, Class, and Gender in Post-Civil-Rights American Business
  • Commodification of Black Culture in a Post-Civil-Rights American Global Economy
  • African American Women's Business History: Who, What, When, How, and Why?
  • America's Racial Capitalism and African American Business Confront the Nation's New Immigrants
  • Oprah Winfrey: An American Entrepreneur, an African American Billionaire

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Mike Wallace

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

Mike Wallace is Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. He is author, most recently, of A New Deal for New York (2002) and coauthor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 (2000). He is also director of the Gotham Center for New York City History at the CUNY Graduate School. He is now working on the second volume of Gotham which will carry the story through the twentieth century. Founder, copublisher, and coeditor of the Radical History Review, Wallace has also served as consultant for Ric Burns’s documentary on New York.

  • History of New York City
  • The Future of New York City

Brian Ward

Northumbria University

Brian Ward teaches southern, African American, and cultural history at the Northumbria University. His publications include The 1960s: A Documentary Reader (2009); Radio and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the South (2004), which was selected by the American Library Association as a Choice outstanding academic title and won the best history book award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication; and Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness, and Race Relations (1998), which won the OAH James A. Rawley Prize and an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. He is currently working on two books: one about artists and repertoire men in the early U.S. recording industry, the other about connections between British popular music and the American South.

  • "Dixie . . . Practically a Suburb of London": The Imagined South in Interwar Britain
  • Bigger than Elvis and More Popular Than Jesus: The Beatles and the American South
  • Delius, Davidson, and the Drive-by Truckers: The History of Three Southern Operas
  • Radio and the Civil Rights Movement
  • The "Indefinable" Florence Mills: Why Nobody Remembers the Biggest African American Star of the 1920s?

Susan Ware

American National Biography

Susan Ware is currently the general editor of the American National Biography. From 1997–2005 she served as the editor of volume five of the biographical dictionary Notable American Women at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. Her research interests include twentieth-century American history and the history of American women, as well as biography. She has published books on women in the New Deal and the 1930s; biographies of Molly Dewson, Amelia Earhart, Mary Margaret McBride, and Billie Jean King; and a women’s history anthology.

  • A Sporting Chance: Title IX and Women's History
  • Amelia Earhart and the Search for Modern Feminism
  • Mary Margaret McBride and the History of Talk Radio

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New in 2016-2017John Harley Warner *

Yale University

John Harley Warner is the Avalon Professor of the History of Medicine at Yale University. He is also a professor of history and American studies as well as the chair of the history of medicine department at the Yale Medical School. He teaches undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, and is a core faculty member in Yale's program in the history of science and medicine. His work focuses on health and healing cultures in America from the late eighteenth century through the present with particular attention to professional identity, the visual culture of medicine, and transnational comparison. He is the author of The Therapeutic Perspective: Medical Practice, Knowledge, and Identity in America, 1820–1885 (1986) and Against the Spirit of System: The French Impulse in Nineteenth-Century American Medicine (1998), and a coauthor of Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine, 1880–1930 (2009). He is also a coeditor of Major Problems in the History of American Medicine and Public Health (2001), Locating Medical History: The Stories and Their Meanings (2004), and the forthcoming "Translating the Body: The History of Medical Education in Southeast Asia." He is now at work on a book tentatively entitled "The Quest for Authenticity in Modern Medicine."

  • Dissection: Photography, Race, and American Medicine, 1880–1930
  • The Image of Modern Medicine: Visual Culture and Modernist Dissonances, 1880–1950
  • Tuskegee on Our Minds: Race, Medical Ethics, and the Media
  • The Changing Image of the Physician: Media and Medicine in Modern America

New in 2016-2017Louis S. Warren *

University of California, Davis

Louis S. Warren is the W. Turrentine Jackson Professor of Western U.S. History at the University of California, Davis, where he teaches environmental history, the history of the American West, California history, and U.S. history. He is the author of The Hunter's Game: Poachers and Conservationists in Twentieth-Century America (1997) and Buffalo Bill's America: William Cody and the Wild West Show (2005) and the editor of a textbook, American Environmental History (2003). He was also a founding coeditor and first editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary quarterly magazine, Boom: A Journal of California, which was honored with a Library Journal best new magazine award in 2011. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the American Historical Association's Albert J. Beveridge Prize, the Caughey Western History Association Prize, the Western Writers of America Spur Award, the Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize, and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Wrangler Award for best nonfiction book. He received a Guggenheim fellowship for his current book project, "God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Shaping of Modern America."

  • God's Red Son: The Survival of the Ghost Dance
  • Buffalo Bill's America: The Wild West Show in the Global Gilded Age
  • The Hunter's Game: Poaching and Wildlife in American History

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Harry L. Watson

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Harry L. Watson is the Atlanta Distinguished Professor in Southern Culture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has taught since 1976. His writes and teaches on the antebellum South, the early American republic, and the state of North Carolina. Watson has written four books, including Liberty and Power: The Politics of Jacksonian America (1990, revised edition 2006) and Andrew Jackson vs. Henry Clay: Democracy and Development in Antebellum America (1997), and has coedited three collections of essays. He directed the university’s Center for the Study of the American South from 1999 to 2012 and coedits its quarterly journal, Southern Cultures. He has also been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and has served as the president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.

  • 1812: A Three-Cornered Fight for the West
  • Liberty, Slavery, and the Coming of the Civil War
  • Majority Rule, Equal Rights, and Limited Government: The Complex Legacy of Andrew Jackson

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New in 2016-2017Judith Weisenfeld *

Princeton University

Judith Weisenfeld is the Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion at Princeton University. Her research focuses on African American religious history, with particular interest in migration and urbanization, film and popular culture, gender and sexuality, new religious movements, and the intersections of religion and race. Her books include the forthcoming "New World a Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration," Hollywood Be Thy Name: African American Religion in American Film, 1929–1949 (2007), and African American Women and Christian Activism: New York's Black ywca, 1905–1945 (1997).

  • Apostles of Race: Religion and Black Racial Identity in the Great Migration
  • Race, Sex, and Celibacy in the Kingdom of Father Divine
  • African American Religion at the Movies
  • Eva Jessye’s Spirituals: African American Religion, Music, and Cultures in Motion

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Marsha Weisiger

University of Oregon

The Julie and Rocky Dixon Chair of U.S. Western History and an associate professor of history and environmental studies at the University of Oregon, Marsha Weisiger specializes in the environmental history of the American West. Her research and teaching also encompass Native Americans, gender, social and labor history, and public history. Her book Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country (2009) won four awards, including the Western History Association's Hal Rothman Book Award and the the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association's Carol and Norris Hundley Award. She is also the author of Land of Plenty: Oklahomans in the Cotton Fields of Arizona, 1933-1942 (1995). She is currently working on two related books, one on the meaning of wildness along western rivers and the other on the ways that explorers, scientists, and recreationists narrated their adventures down the Colorado River. Additionally, she is researching the history of the intersections between the countercultural and environmental movements.

  • Narrating Adventure down the Colorado River
  • Navajos, New Dealers, and the Metaphysics of Nature
  • Taking Native American Historical Truths Seriously
  • The Gendered Nature of Environmental History
  • The Counterculture and the Environmental Movement
  • Did Steinbeck Get It Right? The True Tale of the Joads

New in 2016-2017Barbara Y. Welke *

University of Minnesota

Barbara Y. Welke is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor, a professor of history, and a professor of law at the University of Minnesota, where she codirects the program in law and history. She is the author of Law and the Borders of Belonging in the Long Nineteenth-Century United States (2010), which considers the history of legal personhood and citizenship, and Recasting American Liberty: Gender, Race, Law, and the Railroad Revolution, 1865–1920 (2001), winner of the American Historical Association’s Littleton-Griswold Prize. Her current research on consumer product injury in the twentieth-century mass consumption economy has appeared in an article, "The Cowboy Suit Tragedy: Spreading Risk, Owning Hazard in the Modern American Economy," in the Journal of American History (June 2014) and a related podcast, as well as a play, "Owning Hazard, A Tragedy," in the UC Irvine Law Review (2011). She is also working on a book that traces the history of the curriculum vitae and its role in constructing the boundaries of knowledge.

  • The Cowboy Suit Tragedy: Owning Hazard in the Modern American Consumer Economy
  • The Course of a Life: The Curriculum Vitae, Who We Are, and the Boundaries of Knowledge
  • The Borders of Belonging: Legal Personhood and Citizenship in the Long Nineteenth Century
  • Gender, Jim Crow, and American Railroads
  • Railroads, Hazard, and the Recasting of Individual Liberty

Elliott West

University of Arkansas

Elliott West, Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas, is a specialist in the social and environmental history of the American West. He has twice been chosen as his university’s teacher of the year and, in 2009, he was one of three finalists for the Robert Foster Cherry Prize for the outstanding classroom teacher in the nation. He has written several books, including The Way to the West: Essays on the Central Plains (1995); The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers and the Rush to Colorado (1998), winner of the Francis Parkman Prize and the OAH Ray Allen Billington Prize; and, most recently, The Last Indian War: The Nez Perce Story (2009).

  • A War of Dreams: Indians, Whites and the Struggle for the Great Plains
  • Bison R Us: The Buffalo as American Icon
  • Growing Up Western: Childhood on the Frontier
  • Selling the Dream: The West in Advertising
  • The Great Plains: America's Meeting Ground
  • The West Before Lewis and Clark: Three Lives

Laura Wexler

Yale University

Laura Wexler is a professor of American studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Yale University. The founder and director of Yale's Photographic Memory Workshop, she is also affiliated with the university's film studies program, its program in ethnicity, race, and migration, and its public humanities program. A former principal investigator of Yale's Women, Religion, and Globalization Project, she is currently a fellow of the Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference at Columbia University and the principal investigator of the Photogrammar Project, constructing a mobile, interactive geospatial digital map of the more than 170,000 photographs in the Farm Security Administration–Office of War Information Archive held at the Library of Congress. She is also a member of FemTechNet and of the steering committee for the Distributive Open Collaborative Course initiative. Wexler's scholarship centers upon intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and class within the visual culture of the United States, from the nineteenth century to the present. She is the author of Tender Violence: Domestic Visions in an Age of U. S. Imperialism (2000), which won the American Historical Association's Joan Kelley Memorial Prize; a coauthor, with photographer Sandra Matthews, of Pregnant Pictures (2000); and a coeditor of Interpretation and the Holocaust, a special issue of the Yale Journal of Criticism (spring 2001). Her most recent article is "A More Perfect Likeness: Frederick Douglass, Photography, and the Image of the Nation," Yale Review (October 2011). She is currently researching family photograph albums in post-conflict societies.

  • Ways of Seeing Seeing: Visual Culture Studies at the Digital Turn
  • A More Perfect Image: Frederick Douglass, Photography, and the Nation's Future
  • The Moon and Moonshine: Nineteenth-Century Photographs of the Invisible World
  • Families and Photographs: Seeing (un)like a State
  • The Tenderness of Men in Suburbs: My Photographs in Boston in 1968

Carmen Teresa Whalen

Williams College

Carmen Teresa Whalen is a professor of Latina/o studies and history at Williams College. Most recently, she coedited, with Omar Valerio-Jimenez, a collection of essays and primary documents on Latina/o history, Major Problems in Latina/o History (2014). This textbook reflects her interests in comparative, interdisciplinary, and transnational approaches to teaching Latina/o studies. Her other books include From Puerto Rico to Philadelphia: Puerto Rican Workers and Postwar Economies (2001), which explores the causes and dynamics of gendered labor migrations in an increasingly global economy. The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Historical Perspectives (2005), coedited with Victor Vazquez-Hernandez, is a collection of original essays charting the historical emergence and contemporary issues of several Puerto Rican communities in the U.S. She continues researching Puerto Rican women workers and the globalization of the garment industry, with a focus on New York City, garment workers' unions, and the Puerto Rican government's migration division.

  • Globalization, the Garment Industry, and New York City in the Postwar Era
  • The Puerto Rican Diaspora
  • New Directions in Latina/o Studies

Jeannie Whayne

University of Arkansas

Jeannie Whayne is a professor of history at the University of Arkansas, codirector of the university's Teaching and Faculty Support Center, and immediate past-president of the Agricultural History Society. She is the author of two books including Delta Empire: Lee Wilson and the Transformation of Agriculture in the New South (2011), a social, economic, and environmental study of a plantation owned by a single family from 1846 to 2010 and the winner of the John G. Ragsdale Prize. She is the editor or a coauthor of nine other books, including The Ongoing Burden of Southern History: Politics and Identity in the Twenty-First-Century South (2012). Whayne has won numerous awards for her teaching and publications, including the Arkansas Historical Association's Lifetime Achievement Award. She is currently researching a book on Memphis, Tennessee, that examines the interaction between the city and its hinterlands in forging a regional cotton empire; she is also working on a National Endowment for the Humanities digitization proposal to map that connection. Her 2014 presidential address to the Agricultural History Society, "The Incidental Environmentalists: Dale Bumpers, George Templeton, and the Origins of the Rosen Alternative Pest Control Center at the University of Arkansas," examined a tradition of sustainable agriculture within the traditional agricultural bureaucracy of the late twentieth-century United States and the role of the center in promoting alternatives to agricultural chemicals. Also in 2014, she presented a paper at the World Congress on Environmental History that examined modern "portfolio plantations," or investor-owned agricultural land, placing this global development in the context of the new corporate colonialism and examining its environmental and cultural implications. She will present her current work, "The Remaking of Rural Society in the Twentieth Century South: Communities and the Environment in the Lower Mississippi River Valley," at the European Rural Studies Organization conference in fall 2015.

  • A Faustian Bargain? The Modern Corporate Plantation in the Age of Scientific Agriculture
  • Building It of Brick and Hollow Tile: Lee Wilson, the Lowery Lynching, and the Limitations of Planter Paternalism in the Twentieth-Century South
  • Confederate Guerillas after the Civil War
  • Crises in Cotton's Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity, and Yellow Fever in Late Nineteenth-Century Memphis, Tennessee
  • The Remaking of Rural Society in the Twentieth-Century South: Communities and the Environment in the Lower Mississippi River Valley
  • The Winds Have Changed: The Flood of 1927 and the Arkansas "Cracker" Response to Planter Power

Deborah Gray White

Rutgers University

Deborah Gray White is the Board of Governors Professor of History and Women and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. Most recently, she is a coauthor, with Mia Bay and Waldo E. Martin, of Freedom on My Mind: A History of African Americans, with Documents (2012). She is also the author of Ar'n't I a Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South (1985 and 1999), the first gendered analysis of the institution of slavery; Two Heavy a Load: Black Women in Defense of Themselves, 1894-1994 (1999); and Let My People Go: African Americans, 1804-1860 (1996); and the editor of Telling Histories: Black Women in the Ivory Tower (2008), a collection of personal narratives written by African American women historians that chronicle the entry of black women into the historical profession and the development of the field of black women's history. A codirector of "Narratives of Power: New Articulations of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Class," a two-year seminar and conference project with the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, she is currently writing "Can't We All Just Get Along? American Identity at the Turn of the Millennium."

  • Brown Sugar Melts: African American Women at the Turn of the Millennium
  • Lost in the U.S.A.: The 1990s Marches as a Referendum on America
  • Post-Black or Post-Modern Blackness: Being Black in America Today
  • The Hand That Rocks the Cradle: The Million Mom March for Gun Control
  • What Women Want: A Comparison of the Way Black and White Women Approach Postmodern America

Shane White

University of Sydney

Shane White has been at the University of Sydney since he was seventeen years old. Currently professorial fellow and professor of American history there, he studies African American history—particularly the lives and experiences of ordinary African Americans—and often concentrates on black street life. He is a coauthor of Playing the Numbers: Gambling in Harlem between the Wars (2010) and The Sounds of Slavery: Discovering African American History Through Songs, Sermons, and Speech (2005), and is currently working on a collaborative project, “Year of the Riot,” about Harlem in 1935.

  • Sounds of Slavery
  • Staging Freedom in Black New York
  • The Black Eagle of Harlem: Herbert Julian
  • The Prince of Darkness: Wall Street's First Black Millionaire
  • When Black Kings and Queens Ruled in Harlem

Craig Steven Wilder

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Craig Steven Wilder studies American urban, intellectual, and cultural history. His most recent book is Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities (2013). He is also the author of In the Company of Black Men: The African Influence on African American Culture in New York City (2001) and A Covenant with Color: Race and Social Power in Brooklyn (2000). A professor of history at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology and a recipient of the Columbia University Medal of Excellence, he serves as a senior fellow in the Bard Prison Initiative which provides higher education and opportunity to incarcerated men and women, and he has advised numerous public history projects, including historical documentaries and museum exhibits.

  • The Matriculating Indian and the Uneducable Negro: Race and Education in the Atlantic World
  • The War on Campus: Colleges and Slavery during the American Revolution

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Chad Williams

Brandeis University

Chad Williams is an associate professor of African and Afro-American studies at Brandeis University. His teaching and research focus on World War I, African Americans in the military, and African American intellectual history. His first book, Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era (2010), won the OAH Liberty Legacy Foundation Award and the Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Award, and was named an outstanding academic title by Choice magazine. He is a coeditor of Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence (2016) and is currently completing a book-length study of W. E. B. Du Bois and World War I.

  • Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers and World War I
  • W. E. B. Du Bois and the Meaning of World War I
  • #CharlestonSyllabus: The Black Intellectual Tradition and Engaged Scholarship in the Age of Twitter
  • Rethinking African American Military History
  • African American Veterans and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Frank J. Williams

Supreme Court of Rhode Island

Chief Justice (Ret.) of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, Frank J. Williams is the author of Judging Lincoln (2002) and Lincoln as Hero (2012), a coauthor of The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views (2008), and a coeditor of The Mary Lincoln Enigma (2013), among other works. He has amassed a private library and archive that ranks among the nation’s largest and finest Lincoln collections. Founding chair of the Lincoln Forum and past president of the Abraham Lincoln Association, he serves as literary editor of the Lincoln Herald, where his quarterly “Lincolniana” survey appears, and is currently at work on an annotated bibliography of Lincoln titles published since 1865.

  • Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties in Wartime
  • Abraham Lincoln and Leadership
  • Abraham Lincoln as a Lawyer
  • Abraham Lincoln at 200
  • Abraham Lincoln, Evolving Commander-in-Chief
  • Judging Abraham Lincoln as a Judge
  • Lincoln's Reelection Almost Derailed by Peace Talks
  • Reconstruction: What Went Wrong

Heather Andrea Williams

University of Pennsylvania

Trained as a lawyer as well as a historian, Heather Andrea Williams is a Presidential Professor and professor of Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her first book, Self-Taught: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom (2005), received several book awards, including the Lillian Smith Book Prize. In her second book, Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery (2012), Williams explores forced family separations during slavery and African Americans' efforts to reunify families after the Civil War. She is also the author of the forthcoming book, "A Very Short Introduction to American Slavery." With the support of a Mellon New Directions Fellowship, she is currently directing "Jamaican Journeys," a film project that examines the experiences of Jamaican immigrants to the United States in the 1950s and 1960s.

  • Grief and Loss among Enslaved African American Children
  • Forced Separation of Husbands and Wives during Slavery
  • Searching for Family after the American Civil War
  • Loss, Persistence, and Hope among Enslaved African American Women
  • Liberatory Potential in African American Education
  • Teaching as a Political Act: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom

Rhonda Y. Williams

Case Western Reserve University

Rhonda Y. Williams is an associate professor of history as well as the founding director of the Social Justice Institute at Case Western Reserve University, where she also initiated and directs the postdoctoral fellowship in African American studies. She is the author of the award-winning The Politics of Public Housing: Black Women’s Struggles against Urban Inequality (2004) and a coeditor of two volumes, Women, Transnationalism, and Human Rights, a special issue of the Radical History Review (Spring 2008), and Teaching the American Civil Rights Movement: Freedom’s Bittersweet Song (2002). She is working on two book-length projects, “Rethinking the Black Power Movement” and “The Dope Wars: Street-level Hustling and the Culture of Drugs in Post-1940s Urban America.”

  • Democracy and Urban History from the Margins
  • From the Politics of Public Housing to the Politics of Drugs
  • Low-Income Black Women's Struggles for Justice
  • Rethinking Black Power and Black Politics
  • Voices from the Grassroots: Life Narratives, Performance, and Pedagogy

New in 2016-2017Shannen Dee Williams *

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Shannen Dee Williams is an assistant professor of history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she teaches courses in U.S., African American, women's, civil rights, and religious history. She is currently working on her first book, "Subversive Habits: The Untold Story of Black Catholic Nuns in the United States," charting the epic journey of African American women religious from their fiercely contested beginnings in the nineteenth-century slave South to the present day. In doing so she shatters the silences surrounding the lives and labors of black sisters, including their largely hidden history in the fight against racial segregation and exclusion in the twentieth century. Williams' research has been supported by a host of fellowships and grants, including a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, a Albert J. Beveridge Grant from the American Historical Association, the OAH Huggins-Quarles Award, and a John Tracy Ellis Dissertation Award from the American Catholic Historical Association.

  • Subversive Habits: The Untold Story of Black Catholic Nuns in the United States
  • The Real Sister Act: Black Catholic Nuns and the Forgotten History of Racial Segregation and Exclusion in Female Religious Life
  • Why Black Catholic History Matters

Michael Willrich

Brandeis University

Michael Willrich is the Leff Families Professor of History at Brandeis University. His first book, City of Courts: Socializing Justice in Progressive Era Chicago (2003), won the American Historical Association's John H. Dunning Prize and the American Society for Legal History's Cromwell Book Prize. Most recently, he is the author of Pox: An American History (2011) which tells the story of the great wave of smallpox epidemics that struck the United States around the turn of the twentieth century, spurring the growth of modern public health authority and engendering widespread opposition to the government policy of compulsory vaccination. This book won the OAH Lawrence W. Levine Prize Award and the American Association for the History of Medicine's William H. Welch Medal. With the support of Guggenheim and American Council of Learned Society fellowships, he is currently working on a book, "The Anarchist's Advocate," about anarchists' encounters with law and the state in early twentieth-century America.

  • Pox Populi: The Epidemic That Changed American Law

Francille Rusan Wilson

University of Southern California

Francille Rusan Wilson is an associate professor of American studies and ethnicity and history at the University of Southern California. She is an intellectual and labor historian whose current research examines the intersections between black labor movements, black social scientists, and black women’s history during the Jim Crow era. Her book, The Segregated Scholars: Black Social Scientists and the Creation of Black Labor Studies, 1890–1950 (2006) details the world and works of fifteen pioneering scholar-activists over three generations. Her current studies of the lawyer and economist Sadie T. M. Alexander investigate the impact of racism and sexism on black professional women in the early twentieth century as well as media representations of black working women. Wilson serves on the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women as well as on the state board of the California African American Museum.

  • "But Some of Us Are Brave": Coloring Women's History and Engendering African American Studies
  • "No Crystal Stair": Three Centuries of Black Women's Work in America, 1619-1999
  • Carter G. Woodson's Great Cause: The History of the Black History Movement
  • First Ladies of Colored America: Popular Representations of Race Women, 1920-1950
  • The Segregated Scholars: Black Social Scientists and the Creation of Black Labor Studies, 1890-1950

New in 2016-2017Mabel O. Wilson *

Columbia University

Mabel O. Wilson is an associate professor of architecture at Columbia University and a research fellow with the Institute for Research in African American Studies. Her research and teaching examines the impact of social inequalities on architecture and the built environment, with a particular focus on politics and cultural memory in black America, the history of race in modern architecture, and transnational labor in the global construction industry. Her publications include Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums (2012), a runner-up for the American Studies Association's John Hope Franklin Prize. She is currently completing a book for the Smithsonian Institution on its new National Museum of African American History and Culture and writing a book on the influence of slavery on antebellum civic architecture.

  • Other Monumentalities: Building the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Notes on the Virginia Statehouse: Race, Slavery, and Jefferson's America
  • Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums
  • Practicing Advocacy: Who Builds Your Architecture?

Kenneth J. Winkle

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Kenneth J. Winkle, the Sorensen Professor of American History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is an award-winning Lincoln biographer and Civil War historian. Codirector of the Civil War Washington digital project, he is the author most recently of Lincoln’s Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, D.C. (2013). His books also include The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln (2001); The Oxford Atlas of the Civil War (2004), with Steven Woodworth; and Abraham and Mary Lincoln (2011).

  • "Bring Forward the Men": The District of Columbia's 1st Regiment United States Colored Troops
  • "Defend What Is Our Own": Arlington Freedman's Village
  • "Liberty to the Captive": Fugitive Slaves in Civil-War Washington, D.C.
  • "The Best Place to Try the Experiment": Emancipation in Washington, D.C., April 1862
  • The Campaign for Civil Rights in the National Capital during Reconstruction
  • The Legacy of Emancipation in Post-Civil-War Washington, DC

Allan M. Winkler

Miami University

Allan Winkler is a professor emeritus of history at Miami University in Ohio. He is the author of The Politics of Propaganda: The Office of War Information, 1942-1945 (1978); Home Front, U.S.A.: America During World War II (1986); Life Under a Cloud: American Anxiety About the Atom (1993); and Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Making of Modern America (2006). His most recent book is "To Everything There Is a Season": Pete Seeger and the Power of Song (2009).

  • "To Everything There Is a Season": Pete Seeger and the Power of Song
  • Recent American History through Folk Song
  • The Atom and American Life
  • The Lasting Legacy of FDR
  • The World War II Homefront

Barbara Winslow

Brooklyn College, City University of New York

A professor emerita at Brooklyn College, Barbara Winslow is a historian of women's activism as well as the founder and director emerita of the Shirley Chisholm Project. She is the author of Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change (2013) and a coeditor of Clio in the Classroom: A Guide for Teaching U.S. Women's History (2009).

  • Ecstatic Utopians: The Radical Women's Liberation Movement, 1960-1980
  • How Can I Possibly Teach About Harriet Tubman When I Have to Get to World War I by January 10: Integrating Class, Race, and Gender into the Social Studies Curriculum in the Age of High-Stakes Testing
  • Shirley Chisholm: An Unbought and Unbossed Catalyst for Change
  • Shirley Chisholm: Urban Liberalism, Feminism, and Black Liberation
  • The Impact of the Women's Movement on Athletes and Athletics
  • The Women's Suffrage Movement at Home and Abroad

Caroline Winterer

Stanford University

A historian of early America, Caroline Winterer holds the Anthony P. Meier Family Professorship in the Humanities at Stanford University and is a professor of history and, by courtesy, of classics. She joined the Stanford faculty in 2004 and has directed the Stanford Humanities Center since 2013. The author of three books and over thirty articles, she specializes in the transmission of ideas between Europe and the Americas in the era from Columbus to the Civil War. Her research interests include the American Enlightenment, ideas about ancient Rome and Greece, art and material culture, and political thought. Her publications include The Mirror of Antiquity: American Women and the Classical Tradition, 1750–1900 (2007) and The Culture of Classicism: Ancient Greece and Rome in American Intellectual Life, 1780–1910 (2002). Winterer recently curated two exhibits of rare books and artifacts: "Ancient Rome and America" at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia in 2010 and "The American Enlightenment" at Stanford's Green Library in 2011. She has received fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, and the Spencer Foundation, among others. Her work in digital humanities, which mapped the social network of Benjamin Franklin, was awarded an American Ingenuity Award from the Smithsonian Institution. She is currently writing a book called "The American Enlightenment."

  • Are We Rome or Greece? America's Infatuation with Classical Antiquity

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John Fabian Witt

Yale University

John Fabian Witt is the Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His most recent book, Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History (2012), won the Bancroft Prize and was a New York Times notable book of the year. He is also the author of Patriots and Cosmopolitans: Hidden Histories of American Law (2007), the prizewinning The Accidental Republic: Crippled Workingmen, Destitute Widows, and the Remaking of American Law (2004), and numerous scholarly articles, and has written for the New York Times, Slate, and the Washington Post.

  • Lincoln in Afghanistan: How the Emancipation Proclamation Created the Modern Laws of War

Victoria Saker Woeste

American Bar Foundation

Victoria Saker Woeste is a research professor at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, an organization devoted to the interdisciplinary study of law. Her research inquires into the dynamics of legal change in twentieth-century U.S. society, with particular focus on agriculture and capitalism, business and regulation, and constitutionalism and civil rights. In her first book, The Farmer's Benevolent Trust: Law and Agricultural Cooperation in Industrial America (1998), Woeste argues that farmers mobilized law and corporate power to respond actively to industrialization and the nationalization of markets. Their initiative and creativity enabled them to mobilize law to shape market relations rather than be defined by them. In Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle against Hate Speech (2012) Woeste offers an explosive retelling of the obscure story of the auto manufacturer's side career as a hate-speech publisher, set in the context of 1920s tribalism and heightened economic instability. Henry Ford's unreflected antisemitism precipitated a federal libel lawsuit against him in 1927 that introduced questions of group libel and published race prejudice to the national legal stage. Though strong evidence existed to support charges of libel, Ford was able to evade responsibility for the damage his printed words had done, and the lack of accountability ensured that Ford's beliefs would become a touchstone for antisemitic groups worldwide. The book ties together the early history of the American legal profession, the roots of modern hate-speech regulations, and the history of civil rights activism. She is currently studying the civil rights law practice of the religious figure Fred W. Phelps Sr. and an assessment of the contributions of the church he founded, the Westboro Baptists, to American constitutional law and legal consciousness. She is also working on a synthetic history of American agriculture and its relationship to the state since 1862, with particular attention to the stories of family farmers, tenants, and seasonal laborers.

  • Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle against Hate Speech
  • Tales from the Crypt: Historiography and the Many Myths of Henry Ford
  • An Unlikely Civil Rights Activist: Fred W. Phelps Sr. and Race Relations in Topeka, 1964-1989

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Victoria W. Wolcott

University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Victoria W. Wolcott is a professor of history at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, where she teaches urban, African American, and women's history. She is the author of Remaking Respectability: African American Women in Interwar Detroit (2001) and Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters: The Struggle over Segregated Recreation in America (2012). Her current research focuses on the emergence of experimental interracial communities in mid-twentieth-century America and their influence on the long civil rights movement. She is also researching the life of African American pacifist and civil rights activist Eroseanna Robinson.

  • "Strong People Don't Need Strong Leaders": Participatory Democracy and Leadership in the Civil Rights Era
  • Dangerous Play: Racial Conflict in Twentieth-Century Urban Amusements
  • Radical Pacifism and the Long Civil Rights Movement
  • The Resistant Body: Hunger Strikes and Radical Nonviolence in the Twentieth Century
  • The Rise and Fall of Urban Recreation
  • The Utopian Imagination in Twentieth-Century Social Movements

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Nan Elizabeth Woodruff

Penn State University

Nan Elizabeth Woodruff is a professor of African American studies and modern U.S. history at Penn State University. A specialist in twentieth-century African American and southern history, she is the author of American Congo: The African American Freedom Struggle in the Delta (2003, paperback edition 2012), winner of the McClemore Prize. She is currently working on a book project entitled "The Legacies of Everyday Struggle: Memory and Trauma in Grenada and Tallahatchie County, Mississippi in the Post-Civil Rights Era." She has worked extensively with public school teachers.

  • The Legacies of Everyday Struggle: Memory and Trauma in Grenada, Mississippi, in the Post-Civil Rights Era
  • The New Negro in the American Congo:The Elaine, Arkansas, Racial Massacre, 1919

Steven E. Woodworth

Texas Christian University

Steven E. Woodworth is the author, coauthor, or editor of twenty-eight books on the Civil War era. These include Jefferson Davis and His Generals: The Failure of Confederate Command in the West (1990), Davis and Lee at War (1995), Six Armies in Tennessee: The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns (1998), and While God Is Marching On: The Religious World of Civil War Soldiers (2001). Among his more recent books are a biography of William T. Sherman; Nothing but Victory: The Army of the Tennessee, 1861-1865 (2005); and Manifest Destinies: Westward Expansion and the Civil War (2010), an examination of how territorial expansion during the 1840s contributed to the political crisis that led to the Civil War; and a short study of command in the Battle of Shiloh. He is currently working on a longer work tracing the careers of two companies—Company E of the 44th New York and Company I of the 5th Texas—and their respective hometowns—Albany, New York, and Independence, Texas—from the years leading to the Civil War until the two companies met each other on the battlefield of Gettysburg. Woodworth teaches history at Texas Christian University.

  • "Grant Is My Man": Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War in 1863
  • Decision in the Heartland: Where the Civil War Was Won
  • John Brown, Harpers Ferry, and the Coming of the Civil War
  • Lessons in Leadership from Jefferson Davis and His Generals
  • The Leadership of Robert E. Lee
  • The Leadership of William T. Sherman
  • The Religious World of Civil War Soldiers
  • The Shiloh Campaign

David M. Wrobel

University of Oklahoma

David M. Wrobel is a historian of American thought and culture and the American West. He holds the Merrick Chair in Western History at the University of Oklahoma and is also engaged in a wide range of partnerships with K-12 educators. He is the author of Global West, American Frontier: Travel, Empire, and Exceptionalism, from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression (2013), winner of the Western Heritage Award; Promised Lands: Promotion, Memory, and the Creation of the American West (2002); and The End of American Exceptionalism: Frontier Anxiety from the Old West to the New Deal (1993). He is currently working on two books, "The West and America, 1900–2000: A Regional History" and "John Steinbeck's America: From the Great Depression to the Vietnam War." He is a past president of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association as well as of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society.

  • John Steinbeck's America: A Cultural History of the Great Depression and World War II
  • Global West, American Frontier: Travelers' Accounts of the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American West
  • Historiography as Pedagogy: Thoughts on the Messy Past and Why We Shouldn't Clean It Up
  • The West and America, 1900–2000
  • Causation: The Teacher's and Student's Nightmare
  • The Ghosts of Western Future and Past: Promotion, Memory, and the Creation of the American West from the Homestead Act to the Present
  • A World of Clashing Darwinisms: Conservatism and Liberalism in Late Nineteenth-Century America and Today
  • A Lesson from the Past: How K-12 and University Teachers Can Together Save History Education

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

University of California, Irvine

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu is a professor and chair of Asian American studies at the University of California, Irvine. She specializes in Asian American, immigration, comparative racialization, women's, gender, and sexuality histories. She coedits Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies and a new book series with Brill Press, Gendering the Trans-Pacific World: Diaspora, Empire, and Race. She is the author of Dr. Mom Chung of the Fair-Haired Bastards: The Life of a Wartime Celebrity (2005), a biography of the first American-born Chinese woman physician. Her second book, Radicals on the Road: Internationalism, Orientalism, and Feminism during the Vietnam Era (2013), examines the international travels of American antiwar activists during the U.S. War in Viet Nam and the political inspiration that decolonizing Asia offered to American radicals. With Gwendolyn Mink, she is currently writing a political biography of Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first woman of color in Congress and a cosponsor of Title IX.

  • Patsy for President: Patsy Takemoto Mink, Cold War Liberalism, and the Viet Nam War
  • U.S. Feminisms in a Global Context
  • Nurturing America’s Children: Patsy Takemoto Mink and Local/Global Models of Comprehensive Childhood Development
  • Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Feminisms: Radicalism, Liberalism, and Invisibility
  • The U.S. Congressional Women's Tour of China: Women's Internationalism and Cold War Diplomacy
  • Patsy Takemoto Mink and Antinuclear Activism: Cold War Militarism, Asian American Civic Inclusion, and Pacific Islander Sovereignty
  • Eldridge Cleaver Goes to Pyongyang, Hanoi, and Peking: Third World Internationalism and American Orientalism
  • A Vietnamese African American: Robert S. Browne and the Antiwar Movement
  • Women's Internationalism and Radical Orientalism: The Indochinese Women's Conferences of 1971
  • Was Mom Chung a "Sister Lesbian"? Asian American Gender Experimentation and Interracial Homoeroticism
  • From White Woman’s Burden to Orientalized Motherhood: The Strange Career of Dr. “Mom” Chung
  • Immigration and Illegality in the American Imagination

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Alice Yang

University of California, Santa Cruz

Alice Yang is provost of Adlai E. Stevenson College and an associate professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she also codirects the Center for the Study of Pacific War Memories. Her publications include Historical Memories of the Japanese American Internment and the Struggle for Redress (2007), Major Problems in Asian American History (2003), and What Did the Internment of Japanese Americans Mean? (2000). Winner of the university’s Excellence in Teaching Award, she teaches courses on historical memory, World War II, Asian American history, race, gender, oral history, and twentieth-century America. She is currently researching transnational memories of World War II in the Pacific.

  • Historical Memories of Japanese American Internment
  • Historical Memories of World War II in the U.S. and Japan
  • Japanese American Redress and the Passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988
  • Racial Profiling, Wartime Hysteria, and Lessons from World War II

Kariann Akemi Yokota

University of Colorado, Denver

Kariann Akemi Yokota is an associate professor of history at the University of Colorado Denver; prior to that, she was an assistant professor of American studies and history at Yale University. Her research interests include transnational relations in the era of the American Revolution, interethnic relations in the twentieth century, and material and visual culture. She is the author of Unbecoming British: How Revolutionary America Became a Postcolonial Nation (2011), which was selected as a Choice outstanding academic title, and a contributor to Globalizing American Studies (2010). Her forthcoming book is entitled "Pacific Overtures: Early America and the Transpacific World, 1760-1853."

  • Pacific Overtures: A View of Early American History from the Transpacific Borderlands
  • Material Culture and the Making and Unmaking of Identity from George Washington to V.S. Naipaul
  • Considering Transoceanic Connections: Atlantic and Pacific Networks in Early American History
  • From Little Tokyo to Bronzeville and Back: Interethnic Relations in Post–World War II America
  • Unbecoming British in the Postrevolutionary Era: Why the Founding Generation Needed Europe

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Rosemarie Zagarri

George Mason University

University Professor and professor of history at George Mason University, Rosemarie Zagarri is the author of Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic (2007), The Politics of Size: Representation in the United States, 1776-1850 (1987), and A Woman's Dilemma: Mercy Otis Warren and the American Revolution (1995), and the editor of David Humphreys' "Life of General Washington" with George Washington's "Remarks" (1991). A past president of Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, she has also served as a member of the Council of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. She has appeared as an on-camera historian on C-SPAN's "Morning Journal," pbs's "George Washington: The Man Who Wouldn't Be King," and the Fairfax Television Network's "The Real Martha Washington." She is currently working on a book entitled "Nabob on the Potomac: Thomas Law, British India, and the Early American Republic."

  • Founding Mothers: How Women Shaped the American Revolution
  • The American Revolution in a Global Context
  • Women and the Constitution before Seneca Falls

New in 2016-2017Michael Zakim *

Tel Aviv University

Michael Zakim is a member of the history faculty at Tel Aviv University in Israel, specializing in American social and cultural history. His scholarship, informed by cultural, social, political, and business history, tells the story of the modern economy and its rise to sovereign status. He uses an interdisciplinary approach to explain how buying and selling became a dominant form of social intercourse and an equally dominant form of social thought—how, in other words, the "bottom line" became a synonym for the truth. He is the author of Ready-Made Democracy: A History of Men's Dress in the American Republic, 1760–1860 (2003) and the forthcoming "Accounting for Capitalism: The World the Clerk Made" (2017), which describes the creation of a market society in nineteenth-century America. Both studies explore the material and moral conditions for capital's transformation into capitalism, which brought about a revolution in government, family, work, and the self. Zakim has also edited or coedited collections of essays on the rise of capitalism in the United States such as Capitalism Takes Command: Social Transformation in Nineteenth-Century America (2012) and on the early modern experience of economic crisis, such as Hard Times, a special issue of Common-place (2010). He is also the editor of two special issues of the Israeli historical quarterly, Zmanim, devoted, respectively, to the history of the body and the history of privacy.

  • Bookkeeping as Ideology
  • Paperwork, or How Capitalism Produced the Market
  • Seamstresses and Whores: Working Women and Women's Work in the Industrial Century
  • The Great Constipation: Nervous Disorder in the Age of Capital
  • The History of the Business Suit
  • The Invention of Photography
  • What Did the Self-Made Man Actually Make?

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Julian E. Zelizer

Princeton University

Julian E. Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University. He is the author of Taxing America: Wilbur D. Mills, Congress, and the State, 1945–1975 (1998), winner of the OAH Ellis Hawley Prize and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation's D.B. Hardeman Prize; On Capitol Hill: The Struggle to Reform Congress and its Consequences, 1948–2000 (2004); Arsenal of Democracy: The Politics of National Security from World War II to the War on Terrorism (2009); Jimmy Carter (2010), named as one of the best presidential biographies by the Washington Post; and Governing America: The Revival of Political History (2012). He is a coauthor of Conservatives in Power: The Reagan Years, 1981–1989 (2010). He is the editor, most recently, of What's Good for Business: Business and American Politics Since World War II (2012) and The Presidency of George W. Bush: A First Historical Assessment (2010), named a Choice editors' pick, and a coeditor, with Bruce Schulman, of The Constitution and Public Policy in U.S. History (2009) and Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative in the 1970s (2008). He is also a well-known commentator in the international and national media on political history and contemporary politics, and a regular contributor to CNN.Com, the Huffington Post, and Politico, among others. Named by History News Network as one of the top young historians in the country, Zelizer is currently writing a book on the Great Society and another on America since the 1970s.

  • Beyond the Jewish Lobby: American Jews and American Politics after the 1960s
  • How Did We Get into this Mess? The Roots of Political Polarization
  • How Politics Got America Deeper into Vietnam
  • How the Great Society Transformed American Politics
  • Lyndon Johnson, Barack Obama, and the Limits of Presidential Leadership
  • The Legislative President: Lyndon Johnson
  • When A Maverick Came to Washington: The Presidency of Jimmy Carter

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Andrew Zimmerman

George Washington University

Andrew Zimmerman is a professor of history at George Washington University. He writes about empires, labor, and revolutions in Europe, West Africa, and the United States. He is the author of Anthropology and Antihumanism in Imperial Germany (2001) and Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South (2010). He is also the editor of the forthcoming book "Marx, Engels, and the Civil War in the United States." He has conducted research in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Tanzania, Togo, and the United States. Before joining the history department at George Washington University, he was a Mellon Fellow in history at the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University. He is currently working on a global history of the American Civil War.

  • Creating the Global Color Line: How Reconstruction in the United States Influenced the Development of European Empires in Africa
  • International Currents in the American Civil War
  • Karl Marx and the American Civil War

Jonathan Zimmerman

University of Pennsylvania

Jonathan Zimmerman is a professor of history of education at the University of Pennsylvania. A former Peace Corps volunteer and high school teacher, he is the author of Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know (2016), Too Hot to Handle: A Global History of Sex Education (2015), Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory (2009 ), Innocents Abroad: American Teachers in the American Century (2006), Whose America? Culture Wars in the Public Schools (2002), and Distilling Democracy: Alcohol Education in America's Public Schools, 1880-1925 (1999). He won New York University's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2008. He is also a frequent op-ed contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Republic, and other newspapers and magazines.

  • Across the Great Divide: American Historians and their Publics
  • Dueling Dilemmas: Race and Religion in American Public Schools
  • I before E? The Failed Campaign to Simplify American Spelling, 1890-1940
  • Is Progressive Education "Culturally Appropriate"? The Case of Ghana in the 1960s
  • Readin', Writin', and Religion: Faith and Public Education in the United States
  • Sex, Drugs, and Right 'n' Wrong: Teaching about Sin in American Public Schools
  • States of Desire: How Sex Education Encircled the Globe
  • The Ides of November: Recent Campus Protests in Historical Perspective
  • The Little Red Schoolhouse: An American Icon
  • The Muzzled Teacher: American Public Schools and the Limits of Freedom

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