OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021

James N. Gregory

Portrait of James N. Gregory

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.

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