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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Ann Fabian

Ann FabianAnn Fabian is an emeritus professor of history and American studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She is the author of Card Sharps, Dream Books, and Bucket Shops: Gambling in 19th-Century America (1990); The Unvarnished Truth: Personal Narratives in Nineteenth-Century America (2000); and The Skull Collectors: Race, Science, and America's Unburied Dead (2010). She has published essays on the "Kennewick Man," Hurricane Katrina, ruined banks, and images of everyday life from the 1930s. She is coediting a volume of essays with Mia Bay on race and retail in the contemporary United States and is also working on a book on the history of natural history.