Distinguished Lecturers
Steven Hahn

Steven Hahn

Steven Hahn is a professor of history at New York University and a specialist on the history of the nineteenth-century U.S. and the comparative history of slavery and emancipation. He is the author of A Nation Without Borders: The United States and Its World in an Age of Civil Wars, 1830-1910 (2016); The Political Worlds of Slavery and Freedom (2009); 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. His most recent books are Illiberal America:  A History (2024) and Forging America: A Continental History of the United States (2023).

Hahn is an elected fellow of the Society of American Historians and has been the Rogers Distinguished Fellow in the Nineteenth Century at the Huntington Library (2016-17) and a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library (2020-21).

FORTHCOMING IN 2024: Illiberal American: A History (W. W. Norton) 

NEW IN 2023: Forging American: A Continental History of the United States Vol. 1 to 1877 (Oxford University Press)

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