OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021

Steven Hahn

Portrait of Steven Hahn

Steven Hahn is a professor of history at New York University and a specialist on the history of the American South and the comparative history of slavery and emancipation. He is the author of A Nation Without Borders: The United States and Its World in an Age of Civil Wars, 1830-1910 (2016); The Political Worlds of Slavery and Freedom (2009); A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration (2003), winner of the Bancroft Prize, the OAH Merle Curti Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize for history; and The Roots of Southern Populism: Yeoman Farmers and the Transformation of the Georgia Upcountry, 1850-1890 (1983), winner of the Frederick Jackson Turner Award. An elected fellow of the Society of American Historians, he is also the author of the forthcoming "Colonies, Nations, Empires: A History of the United States and the People Who Made It." During 2016-2017, he was the Rogers Distinguished Fellow in the Nineteenth Century at the Huntington Library.

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