Alex Lichtenstein

Alex Lichtenstein

Alex Lichtenstein is the editor of the American Historical Review and a professor of history at Indiana University Bloomington, 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) and a coauthor of Margaret Bourke-White and the Dawn of Apartheid (2016), 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. His most recent book, written with his photojournalist brother Andrew Lichtenstein, is Marked, Unmarked, Remembered: A Geography of American Memory (2017).

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Twitter: @ahr_editor.


  • 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
  • The Role of the American Historical Review
  • 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?

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