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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Ann Fabian

Ann FabianAnn 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.