Scott Reynolds Nelson

Scott Reynolds Nelson

Scott Nelson is the GAA Professor of History at the University of Georgia and the author of Iron Confederacies (1999); Steel Drivin' Man (2006), which won the OAH Merle Curti Prize; and A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America's Financial Disasters (2012). A children's book entitled Ain't Nothing But a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry (2007) is based on his research. He is a coauthor of A People at War: Civilians and Soldiers in America's Civil War (2007) and is currently working on a history of the international wheat trade, the Panic of 1873, and the Russian Revolution.

Lectures

  • From Mortgage Crisis to Market Meltdown: The Infamous 1870s
  • John Henry and Jefferson Davis: Black and White Citizenship in a World Changed by War
  • Take this Hammer: The Death of John Henry and the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll, 1868-1930
  • The Revolution of Little Cans: How the Contents of a Union Soldier's Haversack Internationalized American Industry, 1862-1900
  • What do Historians Do All Day?
  • Who Put the Roar in the Roaring Twenties: How the Federal Reserve Displaced London as the Center of International Finance