OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021

Dylan C. Penningroth

Portrait of Dylan C. Penningroth

Dylan C. Penningroth teaches at the University of California Berkeley, with joint appointments in the law school and the history department. He works on African American and legal history, with special interests in the history of slavery and emancipation, and the socio-legal history of civil rights. His book, The Claims of Kinfolk: African American Property and Community in the Nineteenth-Century South (2003), won the OAH Avery O. Craven Award. In 2012, he was named a MacArthur Fellow.

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