OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

Shane White

Portrait of Shane White

Shane White has been at the University of Sydney since he was seventeen years old. Currently professorial fellow and professor of American history there, he studies African American history—particularly the lives and experiences of ordinary African Americans—and often concentrates on black street life. He is a coauthor of Playing the Numbers: Gambling in Harlem between the Wars (2010) and The Sounds of Slavery: Discovering African American History Through Songs, Sermons, and Speech (2005), and is currently working on a collaborative project, “Year of the Riot,” about Harlem in 1935.

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