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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Michael P. Johnson

Michael P. JohnsonMichael 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.