Andrew Zimmerman

Andrew Zimmerman

Andrew Zimmerman is a professor of history at the George Washington University. His research focuses on empires and revolutions in Europe, the United States, and West Africa. He is the author of Anthropology and Antihumanism in Imperial Germany (2001) and Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South (2010). He has also edited Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Civil War in the United States (2016). He is currently writing a history of the American Civil War as an international revolution. During the 2017-2018 academic year he will be a member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Lectures

  • Creating the Global Color Line: How Reconstruction in the United States Influenced the Development of European Empires in Africa
  • International Currents in the American Civil War
  • Karl Marx and the American Civil War