Printable Listing of OAH Distinguished Lecturers
The Huntington Library
Catherine Allgor is the Nadine and Robert A. Skotheim Director of Education at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Her first book, Parlor Politics: In Which the Ladies of Washington Help Build a City and a Government (2000), won the James H. Broussard First Book Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic after having garnered the OAH Lerner-Scott Dissertation Prize in its original form. She is also the author of Dolley Madison: The Problem of National Unity (2012) and A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation (2006), and the editor of The Queen of America: Mary Cutts’s Life of Dolley Madison (2012). She was appointed by President Obama to the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation. Before joining the Huntington staff, Allgor taught at the University of California Riverside, Claremont McKenna College, Harvard University, and Simmons College, and she began her career as an actor and interpreter at Plimoth Plantation.
- Dolley Madison: A Case Study of Female Leadership in the Early Republic
- Society Ladies and Political Parties: A Study in American Women’s History
- Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation
- What is this Thing Called “Gender”?
- Remembering the Ladies in the Story of the Founding
- Mrs. Madison’s War: Dolley Madison and the War of 1812
University of Maryland, College Park
Gar Alperovitz is the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a cofounder of the Democracy Collaborative. He has written on nuclear weapons and the origins of the Cold War and on new possibilities for systemic change in advanced societies. His books include Atomic Diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam (1965), The Decision To Use The Atomic Bomb (1995), and America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty and Our Democracy (2005, reissued with extended introduction in 2011). A coauthor of Unjust Deserts (2008), which deals with the socially created and inherited sources of wealth and the implications for a new theory of distribution, he is the author most recently of What Then Must We Do? (2013), a book about paths to the democratization of wealth and systemic change.
- The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
- The Oddities of American History and the Possibility of Systemic Change in the Twenty-first Century
- Socially Created Wealth and Its Distribution and Maldistribution
- The Quietly Developing Democratization of Wealth
- The New Economy Movement
- New Directions in Worker and Community Co-ops: The Cleveland Model
- The Possibility and Meaning of Systemic Change in the United States
- Beyond Capitalism and Socialism: Is There a Next System?
University of California, San Diego
Luis Alvarez is an associate professor of history at the University of California, San Diego. His research and teaching interests include comparative race and ethnicity, popular culture, and social movements in the history of Chicanas/os, Latinas/os, African Americans, and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. He is the author of The Power of the Zoot: Youth Culture and Resistance during World War II (2008) and a coeditor of Another University Is Possible (2010). He is currently working on two books, “Everyday Utopia: Popular Culture and the Politics of the Possible,” an investigation of pop culture and social movements in the Americas since World War II, and “Reggae Rhythms in Dignity’s Diaspora,” which explores the cultural politics of reggae music and globalization. He has won numerous awards for research and teaching, including the Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Houston and fellowships from the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University, the Ford Foundation, the University of California Office of the President, and the Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University.
- Toward a Comparative and Relational Chicana/o Studies
- Latina/o Soldiering: Military Service and Ethnic Identity in World War II
- Everyday Utopia: Pop Culture, Social Movements, and the Politics of the Possible
- The Power of the Zoot: Youth Culture and Resistance during World War II
- Race, Riots, and Violence in American History
- Race and Popular Music in the 1950s
Akhil Reed Amar is the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law at Yale College and Yale Law School. A former editor of the Yale Law Journal, he clerked for Judge Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit before joining the Yale faculty in 1985. He writes and speaks widely on constitutional issues and is the author of several books, including The Constitution and Criminal Procedure: First Principles (1997); The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction (1998), winner of the American Bar Association (ABA) Certificate of Merit and the Yale University Press Governors Award; America’s Constitution: A Biography (2005), winner of the ABA Silver Gavel Award; and America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By (2012). An elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has also received the Federalist Society’s Paul M. Bator Award and the DeVane Medal, Yale’s highest award for teaching excellence.
- The Bill of Rights
- Rules of Constitutional Interpretation
- Slavery and the Constitution
- Separation of Powers
- The Constitutional Amendment Process
- The American Presidency (including the electoral college)
- The Supreme Court
- The Senate Filibuster
University of Colorado Boulder
Fred Anderson is a professor of history and the Director of Honors in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he has taught since 1983. He is the author or editor of five books, including Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766 (2000), which won the Francis Parkman Prize and the Mark Lynton History Prize. He is a coauthor, with Andrew Cayton, of The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000 (2005). He and Cayton are currently writing “Imperial America, 1672-1764”, a volume in the Oxford History of the United States series.
- The Seven Years’ War and the Making of George Washington
- Empire and Liberty in North American History
- The Significance of the Seven Years’ War
- The Peace of Paris, 1763
- War and Peace in American History
University of Colorado Boulder
Virginia Anderson has taught early American history at the University of Colorado, Boulder, since 1985. She is the author of New England’s Generation: The Great Migration and the Formation of Society and Culture in the Seventeenth Century (1992) and Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America (2004). She is also a coauthor of the textbook The American Journey (6th edition, 2011). Her new book project, “The Martyr and the Traitor: Moses Dunbar, Nathan Hale, and the American Revolution,” explores the personal as well as political transformations that shaped individual lives in unexpected ways as the Revolutionary crisis unfolded.
- Nathan Hale: Sociability and Patriotism in the American Revolution
- The Ordeal of Moses Dunbar, Connecticut Loyalist
University of Colorado Denver
Thomas G. Andrews is an associate professor of history at the University of Colorado Denver and specializes in the social and environmental history of the American West. His first book, Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War (2008), won six awards, including the Bancroft Prize. He is currently working on two books, an environmental history of the Colorado River headwaters and an animals’ history of the United States. He teaches a wide range of courses and is passionate about educating current and future history teachers. He frequently coordinates or leads professional development workshops through the U.S. Department of Education’s Teaching American History grant program.
- Killing for Coal: Energy, Work, and Power in the Colorado Coalfield Wars of 1913-1914
- Work and Nature: Reconciling Labor and Environmental History
- The Nature of History: Work, Environment, and the Making of Hubert Howe Bancroft’s Works
- Vehicles of Resistance? Horses, Native Peoples, and Euroamerican Colonialism in the Greater North American Borderlands
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Richard Aquila is a professor of history at Penn State University, the Behrend College. He specializes in U.S. social and cultural history, particularly the American West, American Indians, popular culture, and recent America. His publications include Wanted Dead or Alive: The American West in Popular Culture (1996); Home Front Soldier: The Story of a G.I. and His Italian American Family During World War II (1999); That Old Time Rock and Roll: A Chronicle of An Era, 1954–63 (1989); and The Iroquois Restoration: Iroquois Diplomacy on the Colonial Frontier, 1701–1754 (1983, 1997). Aquila has also written, produced, and hosted numerous documentaries for NPR. From 1998 to 2000, his weekly public history series, “Rock & Roll America,” was syndicated on NPR and NPR Worldwide.
- Rock ’n’ Roll’s Sixtieth Anniversary: The Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll and 1950s America
- The Great Train Robbery, or How Early Westerns Stole America’s Heart
- “Into the Fire”: September 11, Popular Music, and Public Memory
- Trail of Freedom: Images of Native Americans in Popular Music
- The Adventures of Broncho Billy: The Mythic West, Cowboys, and Progressive America
David Armitage is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History and the chair of the history department at Harvard University. A prizewinning teacher and writer, he is the author of The Ideological Origins of the British Empire (2000), The Declaration of Independence: A Global History (2007), and Foundations of Modern International Thought (2013). He has also edited nine books, including The British Atlantic World, 1500–1800 (2nd edition, 2009), The Age of Revolutions in Global Context, 1760–1840 (2010), and Pacific Histories: Ocean, Land, Peoples (2013). He is currently working on a history of ideas of civil war from Rome to Iraq and an edition of John Locke’s colonial writings. For more information, visit http://scholar.harvard.edu/armitage/.
- Civil War: A History of Ideas
- Globalizing the Declaration of Independence
- The American Revolution in Global Perspective
- The International Turn in Intellectual History
- What's the Big Idea? Intellectual History and the Longue Durée
The George Washington University
Eric Arnesen, a professor of history at the George Washington University, specializes in race, labor, and civil rights. He is the author of Brotherhoods of Color: Black Railroad Workers and the Struggle for Equality (2001), Waterfront Workers of New Orleans: Race, Class, and Politics, 1863-1923 (1991), and Black Protest and the Great Migration: A Brief History with Documents (2002), and he has edited or coedited four other books. A regular contributor to the Chicago Tribune, he received the James Friend Memorial Award for Literary Criticism. He is currently writing a biography of civil rights and labor leader A. Philip Randolph.
- The Legacies of A. Philip Randolph: Civil Rights, Labor, and the New Black Politics
- The Divided Homefront: African American Politics and Protest during World War I and World War II
- African Americans and the Great Migration
- Myths of Solidarity: Race, the African American Labor Tradition, and the History of American Labor
- African American History, the Left, and Anticommunism
University of California, Los Angeles and Autry National Center
Stephen Aron, a professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the chair of the Autry Institute for the Study of the American West, is a specialist in frontier and western American history. He is the author of How the West Was Lost: The Transformation of Kentucky from Daniel Boone to Henry Clay (1996) and American Confluence: The Missouri Frontier from Borderland to Border State (2005), and a coauthor of Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the Modern World from the Mongol Empire to the Present (3rd edition, 2011). He is currently writing a book tentatively entitled “Can We All Just Get Along: An Alternative History of the American West.”
- The Legacy of Concord in the American West
- The Lives and Afterlives of Lewis and Clark
- Returning the West to the World
- The Newest Western History
- Who Do You Think You Are?
University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
Raymond O. Arsenault is the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. The author of four prizewinning books on Southern history as well as the classic essay “The End of the Long Hot Summer,” Arsenault has written and lectured on a wide variety of topics related to civil rights and race, regional culture, and environmental history. His most recent books are The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert that Awakened America (2009) and Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice (2006). In 2011, the pbs/American Experience documentary “Freedom Riders,” directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson and based on Arsenault’s book, achieved national and international attention, winning three Emmy awards and numerous film festival honors.
- Freedom Riders
- The End of the Long Hot Summer: The Air Conditioner and Southern Culture
- The Public Storm: Hurricanes and the Environmental History of Modern America
- The Folklore of Southern Demagoguery
- The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert that Awakened America
- Shadow Man: The Life and Times of Arthur Ashe
University of California, Los Angeles
Eric Avila is an urban and cultural historian of twentieth-century America, emphasizing the historical intersections of racial identity, urban space, and cultural representation. Since 1997, he has taught Chicano studies and history at the University of California, Los Angeles, and also is affiliated with the university’s department of urban planning. He is the author of Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight: Fear and Fantasy in Suburban Los Angeles (2004) and is currently completing a second book project, “The Folklore of the Freeway: An Alternative History of Highway Construction in Urban America.”
- Latinos and American History
- Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and the New American City
- Race and the American City after World War II
University of Richmond
Edward L. Ayers is the president and a professor of history at the University of Richmond. A historian of the American South, Ayers has written and edited ten books, including The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction (1992) and In the Presence of Mine Enemies: War in the Heart of America, 1859-1863 (2003), winner of the Bancroft and Beveridge Prizes. An early proponent of digital history with The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War, Ayers continues to work in the field, focusing on visualization of social processes across space and time. He is also a cohost, with Brian Balogh and Peter Onuf, of the radio show BackStory with the American History Guys. He received a 2012 National Humanities Medal for this work in making history widely accessible and available.
- Making Sense of the Civil War
- Seeing History: Experiments in Digital History
University of Michigan
Bob Bain is an associate professor of history education at the University of Michigan, with joint appointments in the School of Education and history department. A veteran high school history teacher and university professor, Bain studies teaching and learning of history across a variety of instructional settings, including classrooms, museums, and with technology. His research focuses on students learning history and teachers learning to teach history. His recent publications include “‘They Thought the World Was Flat?’ Principles in Teaching High School History” in How Students Learn: History, Math, and Science in the Classroom (2005) and “Rounding Up Unusual Suspects: Facing Authority Hidden the History Classroom” in Teachers College Record. Bain is also a primary investigator on the Big History Project www.bighistoryproject.com, focusing on pedagogy, literacy, and student learning.
- History Teaching as Literate Practice, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Common Core
- Seeing Beyond the Oceans: The Instructional Challenges of History in Global Context
- Where Are the Kids? Students as Historical Thinkers
- Teaching the History of Everything: Reports from Big History
- More than “Doing History”: The Practice of “Doing” History Teaching
James M. Banner Jr. is an independent historian in Washington, D.C. The founding director of the History News Service as well as a cofounder of the National History Center, he is now a historian in residence in the history department of American University. Most recently, Banner is a coeditor of Becoming Historians (2009) and the author of Being a Historian: An Introduction to the Professional World of History (2012). His play, “Good and Faithful Servants,” adapted from the correspondence between John and Abigail Adams and Thomas Jefferson, is under development, and he is currently writing a book about revisionist history.
- What It Means to Be a Historian Today
- Revisionist History: What It Is, Why We Have It
University of Florida
Juliana Barr is a Research Foundation Professor and an associate professor of history at the University of Florida. Her first book, Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands (2007), received six book awards including a Berkshire Conference of Women Historians prize for the best book in women’s history and the Southern Historical Association’s Charles S. Sydnor Award. Her research and teaching focus on early America, American Indians, and women, especially the role of Indian women in native diplomacy; Indian enslavement; intersections of European colonialism and indigenous sovereignty; and regional, continental, and hemispheric models for understanding the history of the early Americas.
- How Do You Get from Jamestown to Santa Fe? A Colonial Sun Belt
- Reimagining New World Encounters: A View from the American West
- When the Virgin Mary Came, the Goddess Zacado Stayed Put: Indian Views of New World Encounters
- Geographies of Power: Mapping Indian Borders in the “Borderlands” of the Early Southwest
- “Women in Blue”: Spanish Saints or Indian Demons of the Southwest
- Myths of Conquest in Early America
- Finding Sacajawea in the Histories of the American West
Mia Bay is a professor of history at Rutgers University, where she directs the Rutgers Center for Race and Ethnicity. She is the author of The White Image in the Black Mind: African-American Ideas About White People 1830-1925 (2000) and To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells (2009). She is a coauthor, with Waldo E. Martin and Deborah Gray White, of Freedom on My Mind: A History of African Americans, With Documents (2012). She is currently completing a book on African American ideas about Thomas Jefferson and is researching a new project on the social history of segregated transportation.
- “If Iola was a Man”: Gender, Politics, and Pubic Protest in the Life of Ida B. Wells
- Traveling Black, Buying Black: Race on the Road during the Jim Crow Era
- “The Ambidexter Philosopher”: Thomas Jefferson in Free Black Political Thought
- Using the Internet to Teach African American History
Sven Beckert is the Laird Bell Professor of American History at Harvard University. His research and teaching focus on the history of the United States in the nineteenth century with a particular emphasis on the history of capitalism, including its economic, social, political, and transnational dimensions. His publications have focused on the nineteenth-century American bourgeoisie, labor, democracy, and the global history of capitalism. He cochairs Harvard’s Program on the Study of Capitalism as well as an international study group on global history and has coorganized a series of conferences on the history of capitalism.
- The Empire of Cotton: A Global History
- Democracy in the Age of Capital
New York University
Thomas Bender is a University Professor of the Humanities and a professor of history at New York University. His work has focused on the history of cities, intellectuals, and academic disciplines, and he has been honored with the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Currently, he is exploring ways of developing narratives of American history, the subject of the La Pietra Report (2000) and Rethinking American History in a Global Age (2002). Most recently, he is a coauthor of The Education of Historians for the Twenty-first Century (2004), the author of A Nation Among Nations: America’s Place in World History (2006), and a coeditor of The Transformation of American Higher Education, 1945-2000: Documenting the National Discourse (2008) and Reassembling the City: How Actor-Network Theory Changes Urban Studies (2010).
- Putting U.S. History into World History
- Modernist Aesthetics and Urban Politics: New York, 1890-1935
- New York and the Culture of Creativity
- The Cosmopolitan Constitution: Laws of the Nation and the Law of Nations
Michael A. Bernstein is the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost of Tulane University where he also serves as a professor of history and economics. A recipient of a Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of California-San Diego, where he previously taught for almost two decades, his research and teaching interests focus on the economic and political history of the United States, macroeconomic theory, industrial organization economics, and the history of economic theory. His publications explore the connections between political and economic processes in modern industrial societies as well as the interaction of economic knowledge and professional expertise with those processes as a whole. Along with numerous articles and anthology chapters, Bernstein has published four volumes, including, most recently, A Perilous Progress: Economists and Public Purpose in Twentieth-Century America (2001).
- The Great Depression in American Capitalism
- The American Economy Between the World Wars of the Twentieth Century
- Understanding American Economic Decline: From World War II to the Present
- The Legacies of the Cold War and the Contemporary American Economy
- Economists, Economic Thought, and Public Policy in the Modern Age
Shana Bernstein is an associate professor of history at Southwestern University, where she teaches courses on race, immigration, and the American West. Her research emphasizes twentieth-century urban social reform movements. Her first book, Bridges of Reform: Interracial Civil Rights Activism in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles (2011), focuses on collaborative civil rights activism among Jewish, Mexican, African, and Japanese Americans in Los Angeles. She is currently working on a book exploring Progressive environmental justice campaigns in Chicago’s working-class, immigrant neighborhoods.
- Interracial Activism in the Los Angeles Community Service Organization: Linking the World War II and Civil Rights Eras
- Nazis, Red-Baiting, and Civil Rights: Jewish Americans’ Emergence as Interracial Activists in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles
- The “Garbage Ladies” of the Settlements: Environmental Justice Reform in Progressive-Era Chicago
University of Texas at Austin
Daina Ramey Berry is an associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin and a specialist in the history of gender and slavery in the United States. She is the author of Swing the Sickle for the Harvest Is Ripe: Gender and Slavery in Antebellum Georgia (2007) and the editor-in-chief of Enslaved Women in America: An Encyclopedia (2012), winner of the American Library Association’s RUSA Outstanding Reference Source. Her current project is an economic and social history of prices for the enslaved in the South. She is also currently coediting, with Leslie Harris, a volume on slavery and freedom in Savannah, Georgia.
- Slavery and the Value of Human Chattels
- The Auction Block Experience
- Gender and Slavery in the United States
- The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
- United States Slavery
University of Georgia
Stephen Berry is associate professor of history at the University of Georgia, where his teaching and writing focus on the Civil War as a lived experience. He is interested in how men, women, and families reacted to, were shaped by, and endured after the conflict that transformed their lives. A former National Endowment for the Humanities fellow, Berry is author of House of Abraham: Lincoln and the Todds, A Family Divided by War (2007) and All That Makes a Man: Love and Ambition in the Civil War South (2003).
- House of Abraham: Lincoln and the Todds, A Family Divided by War
- The Lincoln Marriage
- Lincoln and the Constitution
- To Be Great and Good: Using Abraham Lincoln in the Classroom
- Teaching the Tough Stuff: Using Civil War Images in the Classroom
Martha Biondi is a professor of African American studies and history at Northwestern University. Her research and teaching focus on twentieth-century African American history, with particular attention to grassroots activism, black political thought, gender, labor, and cities. She has written two major studies on the modern black freedom struggle. The first, To Stand and Fight: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Postwar New York City (2003), argues that the modern civil rights movement began in the urban North. That movement’s association with communist and other radical organizations made it vulnerable to Cold War repression and helps explain how it was subsequently “forgotten.” In The Black Revolution on Campus (2012) she demonstrates how the black student movement of the late 1960s also embraced controversial rhetoric and tactics and how it accelerated after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The rise of open admissions, affirmative action, and black studies dramatically changed collegiate life and intellectual production in the United States. Moreover, the simultaneous fight to save historically black colleges from the threat of integration contributed to a new understanding of racial progress by the 1970s.
- The Black Revolution on Campus
- Women and the Long Civil Rights Movement
- The Early Black Studies Movement
- The Civil Rights Canon and the Politics of Respectability
- Toward a Black University: Radical Upheaval at Historically Black Colleges
- McCarthyism and the Northern Civil Rights Movement
- Civil Rights in the Cold War
Richard Blackett holds the Andrew Jackson Chair of History at Vanderbilt University. He will be the visiting Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University in 2013–2014. His research focuses on the place of African Americans in the Atlantic world, particularly their efforts to end slavery and racial discrimination. He is the author, most recently, of Divided Hearts: Britain and the American Civil War (2001).
- Community Resistance to the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law
- British Popular Reaction to the American Civil War
- African Americans and the Anglo-American Abolitionist Movement
- African Americans, the British Working Class, and the Struggle for Freedom in the United States
Central Washington University
Karen J. Blair is a professor of history at Central Washington University. She has published on U.S. women’s history, addressing women’s clubs in particular in The Clubwoman as Feminist: True Womanhood Redefined, 1868-1914 (1980), The Torchbearers: The History of Women’s Amateur Arts Associations in America, 1890-1930 (1994), and a reference work, The History of American Women’s Voluntary Organizations, 1810-1960: A Guide to Sources (1989). Since residing in the Pacific Northwest, she has compiled two editions of Women in Pacific Northwest History: Essays (1988 and 2001) and a bibliography, Northwest Women: An Annotated Bibliography of Sources on the History of Oregon and Washington Women, 1787-1970 (1997). Her current research interests include the history of the lives of normal school students who trained to become public school teachers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
- Training for Spinsterhood: Lessons in Normal Schools for Classroom Teachers
- Women and Politics before Suffrage: Activism and Women’s Clubs
- The Evolution of Women’s Club Histories
Penn State University
William Blair is a Liberal Arts Research Professor of U.S. history at Penn State University, where he is also the director of the Richards Civil War Era Center and the editor of The Journal of the Civil War Era. He specializes in the social history of the Civil War, with emphases on the home front and the politics of remembering the conflict. He is the author of Virginia’s Private War: Feeding Body and Soul in the Confederacy, 1861–1865 (1998) and Cities of the Dead: Contesting the Memory of the Civil War in the South, 1865–1914 (2004). He also has coedited, with Karen Fisher Younger, Lincoln’s Proclamation: Emancipation Reconsidered (2009). He currently is working on a project that explores the uses of treason during and after the Civil War.
- Lincoln and Military Interference in Union Elections
- Emancipation in African American Memory
- A Civil War Detective Hunt: The Deserter Roster and White Suffrage
- Pennsylvania’s Split Personality during the Civil War
- Why Didn’t the Rebels Hang?
David Blight is a leading expert on the life and writings of Frederick Douglass and on the Civil War in historical memory. His book Frederick Douglass’s Civil War (1989), and his editions of Douglass’s Narrative and W.E.B. Du Bois’ Souls of Black Folk are widely taught in college courses. Blight has appeared in several pbs films about African American history and works extensively with museums and other public history projects. His Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, 1863-1915 (2001), won a half-dozen prizes, including four from the OAH. He is most recently the author of American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era (2011).
- Frederick Douglass and the Meaning of the Civil War
- Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory
- Blue, Gray and Black: The Origins of Memorial Day, 1865-1885
- The Study of Historical Memory: Why, and Why Now?
John E. Bodnar is currently the Chancellor’s Professor of History at Indiana University. His scholarly and teaching interests focus on modern U.S. history with a special interest in the relationship between politics and culture. His publications include The Transplanted: A History of Immigrants in Urban America (1985); Remaking America: Public Memory, Commemoration, and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century(1992); Blue-Collar Hollywood: Liberalism, Democracy, and Working People in American Film (2003); and The “Good War” in American Memory (2010).
- The American Remembrance of World War II
- Witnessing the War on Terror in American Culture
- Unruly Adults and Dissent in the 1950s
University of California, Santa Barbara
Eileen Boris is the Hull Professor and chair of the department of feminist studies and an affiliate professor of history and black studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of Art and Labor: Ruskin, Morris, and the Craftsman Ideal in America (1986) and Home to Work: Motherhood and the Politics of Industrial Homework in the United States (1994), winner of the Philip Taft Prize in Labor History, and a coauthor, with Jennifer Klein, of Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State (2012), winner of the Sara A. Whaley Prize from the National Women's Studies Association. She is also a coeditor of Major Problems in the History of American Workers (2002), The Practice of U.S. Women’s History: Narratives, Intersections, and Dialogues (2007), and Intimate Labors: Technologies, Cultures, and the Politics of Care (2010). Formerly a copresident of the Coordinating Council for Women in History, president of the board of trustees of The Journal of Women’s History, and cochair of the program committee for the 2005 Thirteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, she currently serves on the executive committee of Labor and Working Class History Association.
- More Than a Labor of Love: The Work of Care
- You Are What You Shop: Women Against the Sweatshop, Past and Present
- Domestic Workers Organize, Past and Present
- The Body as a Category for Historical Analysis
- Citizens on the Job: Gender, Race, and Rights in Modern America
- What is Work? Who is a Worker? Homeworkers, Household Workers, and Poor Single Mothers
- Women’s Labors as the World’s Work: The Transnational Reach of U.S. Labor Feminism
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Terry Bouton is associate professor of history at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His work looks at the connections between economics and politics in the American Revolution. His book, Taming Democracy: “The People,” The Founders, and the Troubled Ending of the American Revolution (2007), uncovered the aspirations of small farmers and tried to understand why so many of them were disappointed with how the Revolution ended. Currently, he is working on a book that shows how European creditors demanded and got many key provisions in the U.S. Constitution.
- History Written by the Losers: How We Ended Up With a “Whiskey Rebellion”
- Small Farmers and the American Revolution
- Tar and Feathers, Hillsborough Paint, and a Road Full of Manure: The Politics of Ordinary People in Revolutionary America
- Foreign Founders: How European Financiers Helped Write the Constitution
University of Delaware
Anne M. Boylan is a professor of history and women and gender studies at the University of Delaware, where she teaches and researches women’s history, social history, and historical memory. The author of the forthcoming “Women’s Rights in America: A History in Documents,” The Origins of Women’s Activism: New York and Boston, 1797-1840 (2002), and Sunday School: The Formation of an American Institution (1988), she is currently working on a book about women in American historical memory. She has worked extensively with teachers of grades 3-12 through Teaching American History grants.
- New Perspectives on Women’s Rights in American History
- Visible Women: Women in Public in the United States, 1865-1910
- Now Appearing at Your Local Multiplex: History!
- Women’s History on the Radio, 1935-1953
Kevin Boyle teaches history at Northwestern University. His work focuses on race, class, and politics in the twentieth-century United States. His most recent book, Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age (2004), received the National Book Award for nonfiction. He is also the author of The UAW and the Heyday of American Liberalism, 1945-1968 (1995) and a coauthor of Muddy Boots and Ragged Aprons: Images of Working-Class Detroit, 1900-1930 (1997).
- Arc of Justice: The Sweet Case and the Course of Civil Rights
- The Splendid Dead: Bartolomeo Vanzetti and the Sinews of Terror
- On Eddy Street: Rethinking the ’60s
University of Massachusetts Amherst
John H. Bracey Jr. has taught in the W. E. B. Du Bois Afro-American Studies Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 1972. He is coeditor of Afro-American Women and the Vote 1837-1965 (1997); Strangers and Neighbors: Relations Between Blacks and Jews in the United States (1999); and African American Mosaic (2004). He also was coeditor of the microfilm edition of the Papers of the NAACP. His current research projects include the NAACP and organized labor, and the politics of the Black Arts Movement. His current teaching efforts consider the intersections and interactions between (traditionally defined) Native Americans and African Americans as well as between Afro-Latinos and African Americans.
- Blacks and Jews in U.S. History: Strangers and Neighbors
- The NAACP in African American History: Myths and Realities
- My Encounters with Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.: An Historian’s Perspective
- The NAACP and Organized Labor, 1909-1965: Conflicts and Convergences
- Teaching the Intersections: African Americans, Afro-Latinos, and Native Americans
- The Contrasting Leadership Styles of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
- Black-Jewish Cooperation during the Civil Rights Era: Challenges to Minority Group Leadership
A dynamic speaker and internationally respected activist, Barry Bradford has been widely recognized for his work to reopen two of the most notorious “cold cases” of the civil rights era: the Mississippi Burning case and the Clyde Kennard case. A recipient of Presidential and Congressional awards, he is also a former Illinois State Teacher of the Year as well as a winner of OAH Tachau Teacher of the Year award and the Golden Apple Award For Excellence in Teaching. He is the author of a bestselling textbook and the forthcoming “The Warrior Princesses vs. the Ku Klux Klan.” He lives in the Chicago suburbs, where he taught for more than twenty years. For more information, visit http://barrybradford.com/.
- Rewriting History: How one teacher, three high school students, and a newspaperman brought justice in the Mississippi Burning case, 41 years after the crime
- Did the Warren Commission Get It Right? What we know today about the Kennedy assassination
- Murrow vs. McCarthy: The night television grew up
- I Love PBJ: Motivate your students to work together to create a better world
- The Murder of Medgar Evers: Is it ever too late to do the right thing?
University of Chicago
Mark Philip Bradley is a professor of history at the University of Chicago where his research and teaching focuses on U.S. foreign relations, the Vietnam wars, and human rights. He is the author of numerous articles and several books including the prizewinning Imagining Vietnam and America: The Making of Postcolonial Vietnam, 1919–1950 (2000) and Vietnam at War (2009). A recipient of fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities, he is completing a book that explores the place of the United States in the twentieth-century global human rights imagination.
- Making Sense of the Vietnam Wars
- The United States and the Global Human Rights Imagination
University of Chicago
Catherine A. Brekus teaches American religious history at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Strangers and Pilgrims: Female Preaching in America, 1740–1845 (1998) which explores the rise of Protestant female preaching during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and Sarah Osborn’s World: The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early America (2013), which is based on an eighteenth-century woman’s diaries. She is also the editor of The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past (2007), a collection of essays that asks how women’s history changes our understanding of American religion, and a coeditor, with W. Clark Gilpin, of American Christianities (2011), an introduction to the multiple forms of Christian expression in the United States.
- Women, Religion, and Agency: Some Reflections on Writing American Women’s Religious History
- The Perils of Prosperity: Christianity, Capitalism, and Consumerism in the United States
- The Rise of Evangelicalism in Early America
Sandia Preparatory School
Ron Briley teaches history at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he has taught for thirty-five years. He is the author of Class at Bat, Gender on Deck, and Race in the Hole (2003) and The Baseball Film in Postwar America: A Critical Study, 1948-1962 (2011); the editor of The Politics of Baseball: Essays on the Pastime and Power at Home and Abroad (2010); and the coeditor of James T. Farrell’s Dreaming Baseball (2007) and All Stars and Movie Stars (2008). In 2007, he was awarded a fellowship by the Woody Guthrie Foundation and is currently working on a book dealing with the folksinger’s politics. His teaching has earned recognition from the Organization of American Historians, the Society for History Education, the American Historical Association, and the National Council for History Education.
- Amity Is the Key to Success: Baseball and the Cold War
- Woodrow Wilson Guthrie and Indigeneous Radicalism
- American History as Viewed Through the Lens of Hollywood
- The Limits of Dissent: Baseball and the Vietnam Experience
- Film and History: Incorporating Film into the History Classroom
University of California, Berkeley
An associate professor of history and American studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and a former high school teacher, Mark Brilliant is the author of The Color of America Has Changed: How Racial Diversity Shaped Civil Rights Reform in California, 1941–1978 (2010), which won the American Society for Legal History’s Cromwell Book Prize and received an honorable mention in the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award competition. He is currently researching two new books, the first on public school financing inequality and the political and legal challenges to it from the creation of common schools through the Tax Revolt and the second on California’s Proposition 13.
- How California’s Civil Rights History Compels a Rethinking of America’s Civil Rights History, from World War II to Bakke
- “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner”: Perez, Loving, and the Legal Fight against “Antimiscegenation”
- “What Is Good for One Racial Classification Is Not Necessarily Good for Another”: The Tension between Desegregation and Bilingual Education as Avenues of Educational Civil Rights Redress
Alan Brinkley is the Allan Nevins Professor of History at Columbia University. He has written numerous books, including The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War (1992), The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People (1995), Liberalism and its Discontents (1998), American History: A Survey (11th edition, 2002), The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century (2010), and Franklin Delano Roosevelt (2009).
- What Happened to Containment?
- The Subversive Fifties
- The Great Depression: Then and Now
- Evolution and Intelligent Design: An American Controversy
- Walker Evans and the Great Depression
- The Contested Legacy of John F. Kennedy
Claremont Graduate University
Janet Farrell Brodie is a professor of history at Claremont Graduate University. In the last decade, she has been working through her teaching, research, and writing on detailed, close explorations to disentangle institutional and individual engagements with “the bomb.” She is especially intrigued by the early years after World War II when civilians across America in wide-ranging fields and institutions grappled with the mysteries of nuclear radiation and with the new imperatives of national security secrecy surrounding anything to do with nuclear energy.
- Medicine, Secrecy, and Nuclear Radiation in the Early Cold War United States
- Producing Nuclear Radiation Knowledge in the Early Cold War
- Secrecy and the rand Corporation in Early Cold-War America
An assistant professor of history at Williams College, Leslie Brown has served as a college administrator at Skidmore College and as co-coordinator of Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South, a collaborative research and curriculum project of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. She is author of Upbuilding Black Durham: Gender, Class, and Black Community Development in the Urban South (2008), winner of the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award. She currently is working on a collaborative writing project about the black life in the segregated south, a monograph on African American women and migration, a coedited collection of interviews from the Behind the Veil project, and a compilation of writing and speeches by Shirley Chisholm.
- “The Sisters and Mothers are Called to the City”: African American Women and an Even Greater Migration
- Plenty of Opposition Which is Growing Daily: Beginning the Long Civil Rights Movement
- African American Life in the Jim Crow South
- Making the Capital of the Black Middle Class
- Emancipation and the Meaning of Freedom
- Comparing the First and Second Reconstructions
- Jim Crow and Civil Rights: Looking at the 1950s
Victoria Bissell Brown is the L.F. Parker Professor of History at Grinnell College where she has taught since 1989. Her scholarship has focused on the Progressive era in general, and on Jane Addams and Woodrow Wilson in particular. She has published an edition of Jane Addams’s autobiography, Twenty Years at Hull-House (1999), and a biographical study of Addams, The Education of Jane Addams (2004). She has also published articles on Woodrow Wilson’s gender politics and appeared in the pbs “American Experience” documentary on Wilson. Her current research is on the history of the American grandmother in the twentieth century.
- Conservative among Progressives: Woodrow Wilson in the Golden Age of American Women’s Higher Education
- Did Woodrow Wilson’s Gender Politics Matter? The President and the Suffrage Victory
- Sex and the City: Jane Addams Confronts Prostitution
- Jane Addams: Queer or Gay?
- Not Your Grandmother’s Grandmother: Changes in Popular Culture Images of the American Grandmother in the Twentieth Century
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
After studying lynching and racial violence in the South, W. Fitzhugh Brundage’s interests shifted to the study of historical memory and American mass culture. In The Southern Past (2005), he traces the contests over memory that divided southerners, both white and black, during the past century and a half. His particular concern is the role of contests over the past as an obstacle to the emergence and recognition of pluralism in the modern South. In Beyond Blackface (2011) he brought together musicologists, cultural historians, literary scholars, and drama historians to trace the role of African Americans as creators and consumers of popular culture from 1890 to 1930. At present, he is working on a history of torture in the United States from 1500 to 2010.
- From Grits to the Allman Brothers: Why American Looks to the South for Authentic Culture
- Whose Past? Whose Memory? Contests Over the South’s History
- The American Tradition of Torture
- The Civil War as a Good War
- African American Artists Interpret the Civil War in a Post-Soul Age
- African Americans and American Popular Culture, 1890–1930
Virginia Historical Society, Emeritus
Charles Bryan is president emeritus of the Virginia Historical Society. With Nelson Lankford, he coedited Eye of the Storm, A Civil War Odyssey (2000) and a follow-up volume, Images from the Storm (2001), based on the diary of Union soldier Robert K. Sneden. He is past president of the American Association for State and Local History and serves on the board of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. He is a frequent consultant and speaker at museums and historical societies throughout the United States.
- Books That Changed the Course of American History
- Has America Lost Its National Memory?
- How A Community Lost Its Historic Soul: A Personal Experience
- Separation and Divorce: The Case of West Virginia vs. Virginia
- George Washington, the Model Citizen Soldier
- Lee and Grant
Brown University, Emeritus
Retired as a lecturer in history and American civilization at Brown University, Paul Buhle is an honorary scholar of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of more than forty books on popular culture, comic art, film, labor, and radical history, including The Art of Harvey Kurtzman (2009) which won a Harvey Award and an Eisner Award for comic art, and It Started in Wisconsin: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor Protest (2012). A frequent collaborator with Harvey Pekar, he has written or edited nearly a dozen volumes of nonfiction comics, including the forthcoming “Radical Jesus”; Yiddishkeit, Jewish Vernacular, and the New Land (2011); histories of the Beat Generation, Students for a Democratic Society, and the Industrial Workers of the World; and Studs Terkel’s Working: A Graphic Adaptation (2009). He edited the three-volume set, Jews and American Popular Culture (2006). He also founded and directed the New Left journal, Radical America, and the Oral History of the American Left project at New York University.
- Comic Art Comes of Age in the Twenty-First Century
- The Hollywood Blacklist and the Films and Television Work of the Hollywood Left, 1930-1980
- Legacies and Reinterpretations of the 1960s’ Social Movements
- Yiddish Heritage and the Jewish Role in American Popular Culture
- American Labor’s Rise, Fall, and Troubled Present
- The Most Influential Satire in History: Harvey Kurtzman and MAD Magazine
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Lonnie Bunch is the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Previously he served as the president of the Chicago Historical Society, the associate director for curatorial affairs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, an education specialist with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and a curator of history for the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. He has written several books, including Black Angelenos: The African American in Los Angeles, 1850-1950 and the exhibition catalog, The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden (2000).
- Interpreting African American History in American Museums
- Race, Aviation, and Social Change: The African American in Early Aviation
- Black America and the California Dream
Jennifer Burns is an assistant professor of history at Stanford University where she teaches courses on American political, cultural, and intellectual history. She is the author of Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right (2009), an intellectual biography of the controversial novelist and philosopher based on exclusive access to Rand’s personal papers. A popular guest on radio and television programs, Burns has been interviewed on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” C-SPAN’s Book TV, NPR’s “Weekend America,” and “Here & Now.” Podcast lectures of her introductory U.S. history course are available on iTunes and have attracted an appreciative worldwide audience. For more information, visit http://www.jenniferburns.org/.
- In Defense of Capitalism: The Ideas of Ayn Rand
- Godless Capitalism: Ayn Rand, Faith, and Politics
- Hippies of the Right: Ayn Rand and the Libertarian Movement
- Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right
Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Edwin G. Burrows, a Distinguished Professor of History at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and a Fellow of the Society of American Historians, is an authority on the history of New York City and a coauthor of Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 (1999), winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Dyckman House Museum in Manhattan, he has served as a consultant for a variety of public and private organizations and has been an on-camera commentator for documentaries aired by the bbc and the History Channel. His latest book is Forgotten Patriots: American Prisoners in the Revolutionary War (2008).
- The History of New York City to 1898
- Revolutionary War
Orville Vernon Burton is a Distinguished Professor of Humanities, a professor of history and computer science, and the director of the Clemson CyberInstitute at Clemson University. Also a senior research scientist and associate director of humanities and social sciences at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, he was founding director of the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he taught for 34 years. His research and teaching interests include the American South, especially race relations and community; the Civil War and the civil rights movement; and the intersection of humanities and social sciences. He has written or edited numerous books including The Age of Lincoln (2007) http://www.ageoflincoln.com and In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions: Family and Community in Edgefield, South Carolina (1985). A past president of the Agricultural History Society, he is currently the president of the Southern Historical Association as well as the vice chair of the board of directors of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation. Recognized for his outstanding teaching, Burton has been named U.S. Research and Doctoral University Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and has also won the American Historical Association’s Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Prize.
- Civil War and Reconstruction (multiple talks available)
- Civil Rights Movement (multiple talks available)
- Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities: Recent Advances in Digital History
- The Age of Lincoln, Lincoln and the Constitution, other Lincoln topics
Yale University, Emeritus
Jon Butler is the Howard R. Lamar Professor Emeritus of American Studies, History, and Religious Studies at Yale University and an adjunct research professor of history at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His award-winning books include The Huguenots in America: A Refugee People in New World Society (1983); Awash in A Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People (1990); and Becoming America: The Revolution Before 1776 (2000). His newest project is a history of religion in Manhattan between the Gilded Age and the 1960 Kennedy election, entitled “God in Gotham.”
- The Rise of Religion in Modern America
- God in Gotham: Modern Manhattan as a Sacred City
- Overestimating the Puritans: Understanding America’s Origins
Lendol Calder is a professor of history at Augustana College. The author of Financing the American Dream: A Cultural History of Consumer Credit (1999), his overview of the historiography of money management appears in the Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption (2012). Since being named a Carnegie Scholar in 1999, Calder has also worked to advance the field of history teaching and learning. His landmark 2006 essay, “Uncoverage: Toward a Signature Pedagogy for the History Survey,” calls on teachers to demystify historical mindedness by uncovering historians’ basic modes of thought and providing students the practice they need to internalize historical thinking as habits of their own.
- The Problem with Coverage: Why History Teachers Need a Signature Pedagogy
- The Stories They Tell: Why High School Graduates Don’t Value History and What We Can Do about It
- “The Usurer’s Grip”: What a Lost Silent Film Reveals about the Origins of the American Debt Wish
- The Way to Wealth: How Americans Have Managed Money from Colonial Times to the Present
Immediate past president of the OAH, Albert Camarillo is the Leon Sloss Jr. Memorial Professor at Stanford University. He is the author of several books, including Chicanos in California: A History of Mexican Americans (1984), Chicanos in a Changing Society (1996), and the forthcoming “Nominally White: Mexicans and Racial/Ethnic Borderhoods in American Cities.”
- The New Racial Frontier: Minority-Majority Cities in Contemporary America
- Comparative Urban Histories of European Immigrants, Mexican Americans, and African Americans, 1900-1980
- Race and Ethnicity in Modern America
- Mexican Immigration, Past and Present
Ballard Campbell is a professor of history and public policy at Northeastern University. He is a past president of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and the New England Historical Association. A historical political economist, he is the author of Representative Democracy (1980), The Growth of American Government (1995, updated edition 2014), American Disaster (2008), and American War (2012), and the editor of American Presidential Campaigns and Elections (2003, 2009). He is working on a book about building the American state in the long nineteenth century.
- War, Depression, and State-building in the Long Nineteenth Century
- Federalism and American History
- Economic Causes of Progressivism
James T. Campbell is the Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History at Stanford University. His research focuses on American and African American history, as well as the broader history of the black Atlantic. He is also interested in problems of historical memory or the ways that societies tell stories about their past, not only in textbooks and scholarly monographs but also in historic sites, museums, memorials, movies, and political movements. His publications include Songs of Zion: The African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South Africa (1995); Race, Nation, and Empire in American History (2007); and Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005 (2006). He is currently completing a book on the history and memory of the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project.
- History and Memory of the Civil Rights Movement
- Freedom Summer: The History and Legacy of the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project
- Slavery in American History and Memory
- Retrospective Justice (truth commissions, reparations, national apologies, etc.)
- The Transatlantic Slave Trade
- Building Community-Based Leadership in the Civil Rights Movement
Margot Canaday is a legal and political historian who studies gender and sexuality in modern America. Her first book, The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America (2009), examines government regulation of homosexuality during the twentieth century. In her current project, a queer history of the modern American workplace, she shifts her focus from the state to the economy and takes on the idea that twentieth-century workplaces were part of the “straight world”—zones in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people historically disappeared. Canaday has taught at Princeton University since 2005.
- Finding the Lesbian in the State
- Toward a Queer History of the Workplace
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Christopher Capozzola is an associate professor of history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he teaches classes on political and legal history, war and the military, and the history of immigration. He is the author of Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen (2008) and is currently completing a history of Filipino soldiers in the armed forces of the United States and the Philippines from the 1890s to the present.
- World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen
- Uncle Sam, Rosie the Riveter, and G.I. Joe: American Icons at War
- Immigrants and the U.S. Armed Forces: Becoming Americans?
- The Constitution and the First World War: A Forgotten History?
Peter S. Carmichael is Fluhrer Professor of History and director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College (http://www.gettysburg.edu/cwi/). He has published a number of books, most recently a study of Southern college students during the Civil War era entitled The Last Generation: Young Virginians in Peace, War, and Reunion (2005). He is currently researching the experience and wartime representation of Confederate slaves, and how the popular idea of loyal African American defending the South animates current cultural wars over “Southern heritage.”
- Intellectual Life of the Old South
- The Coming of the Civil War
- Common Civil War Soldiers
- Slavery in the Confederacy
- Civil War Generalship
- Public History
In 1985, Clayborne Carson accepted the invitation of Coretta Scott King to direct a long-term project to edit and publish the papers of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The founding director of Stanford’s King Research and Education Institute, he is the author of Martin’s Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. (2013), a coauthor of The Struggle for Freedom: A History of African Americans (2007), and has written or edited numerous works based on the papers, including The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1998) and the docudrama “Passages of Martin Luther King.” He was also a senior adviser for the award-winning public television series, “Eyes on the Prize.”
- Martin Luther King Jr. and Global Liberation
- King and Malcolm X
- King and Gandhi
- Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
Corpus Christi College and Oxford University
Richard Carwardine is the president of Corpus Christi College, Oxford University. Elected a fellow of the British Academy in 2006, he is the author of Transatlantic Revivalism: Popular Evangelicalism in Britain and America 1790-1865 (1978) and Evangelicals and Politics in Antebellum America (1993). His analytical political biography of Abraham Lincoln won the Lincoln Prize in 2004; the American edition was subsequently published as Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power (2006). He is currently working on a study of religion in American national construction between the Revolution and the Civil War.
- Abraham Lincoln, God, and the American Civil War
- Abraham Lincoln and the Fourth Estate: The White House and the Press during the American Civil War
- Battling for Souls: Interdenominational Warfare in the Early American Republic
- “Wonderful Self-Reliance”: Abraham Lincoln’s Leadership
- Abraham Lincoln, Citizen of the World
Andrew Cayton, Distinguished Professor of History at Miami University, teaches courses in the history of North America in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He has written extensively about the struggle for control of the region west of the Appalachian Mountains and the emergence of political and cultural borders within the United States. His interest in empires and borderlands as well as questions of power and consent led to his collaboration with Fred Anderson in The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500–2000 (2005) and to his current work, also with Fred Anderson, “Imperial America, 1672–1764.” He is also the author of Love in the Time of Revolution: Transatlantic Literary Radicalism and Historical Change, 1793–1818 (2013) and has served as president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.
- Local History as World History: The Origins of the American Midwest
- War and Empire in Trans-Appalachian North America, 1754-1815
- Acts of Imagination: Literature and Revolution in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World
- The Significance of the War of 1812 in North American History
New Jersey City University
Few lecturers have as varied a background as historian Bruce Chadwick. After a long and distinguished career as a newspaper reporter, he is a professor of journalism at New Jersey City University and the author of twenty-seven books, most recently focusing on Revolutionary War and Civil War history as well as on forensics. Currently the entertainment critic for the History News Network, he has appeared often on the History Channel and has lectured extensively across the United States and abroad.
- Fuhgeddaboutit: Organized Crime in American Culture
- James and Dolley Madison: America’s First Power Couple
- Let George Do It: George Washington as Leader of the Continental Army and the First President
- George and Martha: America’s First First Couple and How They Made America
- The First American Army: The Story Behind the Men Who Fought the American Revolution
- The Rise of Abraham Lincoln: The Growth of a Politician from 1832 to 1860
- Forensics for Everyone: A Colorful Look at the History of Forensics
Much of Bill Chafe’s professional scholarship reflects his long-term interest in issues of race and gender equality. Former dean of the faculty of arts and sciences at Duke University, he is the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History and a cofounder of the Duke-UNC Center for Research on Women, the Duke Center for the Study of Civil Rights and Race Relations, and the Duke Center for Documentary Studies. A past president of the OAH and a recipient of the OAH Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award, he is the author of several books, including Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal (2012); Civilities and Civil Rights (1979), which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award; and Never Stop Running: Allard Lowenstein and the Struggle to Save American Liberalism (1993), which won the Sidney Hillman Book Award. He is also a coeditor of Remembering Jim Crow (2001) which won the Lillian Smith Book Award.
- Contemporary Feminism and Civil Rights
- Changing Gender Roles from 1920 to the Present
- American Politics from Roosevelt to Obama
- From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: Laying a Foundation for Change
- The Challenges Facing Barack Obama: An Historical Perspective
- The 1950s: Perhaps the Most Important Decade of Postwar America
- Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal
- Private Lives, Public Consequences: Personality and Politics in the Modern Presidency
San Francisco State University, Emeritus
Robert W. Cherny is a professor emeritus of history at San Francisco State University. His research and teaching interests are in U.S. history 1865–1940, politics, labor, and the West, especially California and San Francisco. His published work includes American Politics in the Gilded Age, 1868–1900 (1997); San Francisco, 1865–1932 (1981), with William Issel; A Righteous Cause: The Life of William Jennings Bryan (1985); coedited anthologies on California women and politics (2011) and labor and the Cold War (2004); coauthored textbooks on U.S. and California history; and numerous journal articles, the most recent of which deal with communism and anticommunism on the West Coast. He has been an NEH Fellow, Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer at Moscow State University, and Senior Fulbright Lecturer at Heidelberg University, and he has spoken to Teaching American History programs around the country. He is currently researching a biography of Victor Arnautoff, a leading muralist in San Francisco and an officer in the White Siberian army during the Russian Civil War who became a member of the Communist Party in the late 1930s and emigrated to the Soviet Union at the end of his life.
- Seattle/Seiatel’: An American Agricultural Commune in the Soviet Union, 1922–1939
- The Transformation of American Politics, 1890–1917
- Is California Government Inevitably Dysfunctional?
- The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906
- Pacific Coast Longshore and Maritime Labor, from the Gold Rush to Containerization
- Communism and Anticommunism in California in the 1930s
- Victor Arnautoff, 1896–1979: Art and Politics on Three Continents
Howard P. Chudacoff has been teaching and writing about American social and urban history for over four decades, almost all of which have been spent at Brown University where he is currently the George L. Littlefield Professor of American History and a professor of urban studies. Early in his career, he became interested in various aspects of family and individual life cycles, and he wrote about changes in components and stages of the family, such as newlyweds and old age. Then his research shifted to the nexus between culture and society, and he wrote How Old Are You? Age Consciousness in American Culture (1989), which explores how notions of age and age grading in American society evolved and became increasingly important in the culture, and The Age of the Bachelor: Creating an American Subculture (1999), which examines the ways that the subculture of unmarried men influenced the larger culture of all men as well as the rest of American society. He is also the author of Children At Play: An American History (2007), which examines children’s culture through the tensions that developed between how children actually played and how adults believed and wanted them to play. Currently, he is writing a book on major turning points in the history of intercollegiate athletics in America.
- The History of Children’s Play in the United States: Change and Continuity
- Title IX and the Rise of Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics: Victory and Defeat
- Invention of the “Student-Athlete” and the Creation of Modern College Sports
- Baseball, Birthdays, and the Transformation of Everyday Life in America
Mary Marshall Clark directs the Columbia University Oral History Research Office, the first university-based oral history program and archive in the world, founded in 1948. She is a past president of the United States Oral History Association and has served on the executive council of the International Oral History Association. Currently, she directs one of the largest oral history projects documenting the events and aftermath of September 11, 2001. She has also conducted a wide range of biographical interviews for Columbia University on a wide variety of subjects—including women’s history, media and journalism history, political history, philanthropy, and the history of psychoanalysis—speaking with U.S. congresswoman Bella Abzug and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, among others.
- September 11, 2001 in Time, History, and the Imagination: An Oral History
- Twice Betrayed: The Aftermath of September 11 in Immigrant and Refugee Communities
- Documenting Catastrophe through Oral History: Preserving Histories of Trauma
- The Art and Praxis of Oral History: A Method and a Discipline
- Creating Community Oral History Projects in Communities and Across Cultures
A distinguished professor of history and labor studies at Rutgers University, Dorothy Sue Cobble specializes in the history of U.S. politics and social movements in the twentieth century. Her most recent book, The Other Women’s Movement: Workplace Justice and Social Rights in Modern America (2004), won the Philip Taft Labor History Book Award, among others. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Russell Sage Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. Currently she is working on two projects: a transnational history of U.S. women’s rights and an intellectual history of U.S. labor liberalism.
- Globalizing Women’s Rights in the American Century
- The Rise and Fall of Egalitarian Liberalism
- Esther Peterson and Cold-War Feminism
- Leadership From Below: Social Justice Feminism in Modern America
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Peter A. Coclanis is the Albert R. Newsome Distinguished Professor of History and the director of the Global Research Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of numerous works in U.S. and international economic history, including The Shadow of a Dream: Economic Life and Death in the South Carolina Low Country, 1670-1920 (1989); with David L. Carlton, The South, the Nation, and the World: Perspectives on Southern Economic Development (2003); and Time’s Arrow, Time’s Cycle: Globalization in Southeast Asia over la Longue Durée (2006).
- Slavery and the Southern Economy: Myths and Realities
- Agriculture and American Economic Development
- How the Economies of the North and South Came to Differ
- The Globalization of Agriculture: A Cautionary Note from the Rice Trade
- Globalization in Historical Perspective
- Labor and Capital in Nineteenth-Century America: The Standard-of-Living Controversy Revisited
- Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship in American History
- Capitalism and Slavery
- The Postwar Boom in Retrospect
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Charles L. Cohen is a professor of history and religious studies, and the director of the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Winner of several distinguished teaching awards and recognized in Who’s Who in American Teachers, he works on early American history and American religious history. He is a coeditor, with Paul S. Boyer, of Religion and the Culture of Print in Modern America (2008); with Leonard V. Caplan, of Theology and the Soul of the Liberal State (2010); and, with Ronald Numbers, of the forthcoming “Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States.”
- A Cultural History of America’s Thanksgiving
- The Limits of Missions in the Early Modern World
- Jews and Muslims in Christian America
University of Notre Dame
Annie Gilbert Coleman is an associate professor of American studies at the University of Notre Dame. She has held the Giles W. and Elise G. Mead Foundation Fellowship at the Huntington Library and won the W. Turrentine Jackson Prize from the Pacific Historical Review. She is the author of Ski Style: Sport and Culture in the Rockies (2004) as well as articles and book chapters including “From Snow Bunnies to Shred Betties: Gender, Consumption, and the Skiing Landscape” in Seeing Nature Through Gender (2003), “Call of the Mild: Colorado Ski Resorts and the Politics of Rural Tourism,” in The Countryside in the Age of the Modern State: Political Histories of Rural America (2001), and “The Unbearable Whiteness of Skiing," Pacific Historical Review (1996). She provided audio commentary for three films in the National Film Preservation Foundation DVD project Treasures 5: The West, 1898–1938 and her most recent publications include “Rise of the House of Leisure: Outdoor Guides, Practical Knowledge, and Industrialization,” Western Historical Quarterly (Winter 2011), and “Making Time and Place at the Indy 500,” Environmental History (April 2011). Currently she is working on a book project entitled “No, Your Other Left: Guiding America West.”
- Rise of the House of Leisure: Outdoor Guides, Practical Knowledge, and Industrialization
- Making Time and Place at the Indy 500
- Running a River of Texts: The Colorado River, the Huntington Library, and You
Bettye Collier-Thomas is professor of history at Temple University. She specializes in race and gender history, particularly religion, politics, and civil rights. Her publications include “Jesus, Jobs, and Justice”: African American Women and Religion (2010), Daughters of Thunder: Black Women Preachers and Their Sermons, 1850-1979 (1998), and Sisters in the Struggle: African American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement (2001). She founded and served as first executive director of the Bethune Museum and Archives National Historic Site, in Washington, D.C. In 1994 she received the Conservation Service Award from the Department of the Interior for creating the first institution in the United States that focuses solely on black women’s history. She is currently writing a history of African American women and politics.
- “In Black and White”: Race Relations in the Era of Jim Crow
- African American Women, “Citizenship Rights,” and Politics
- Across the Divide: Women and the Twentieth Century Interracial Movement
- God, Race, and Religion: Black Women and Africa
Ohio State University
Steven Conn teaches intellectual, cultural, urban, and public history at Ohio State University. He also directs the public history initiative there and is the founding editor of its monthly online magazine, Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective. He is the author of five monographs, including Americans against the City: Anti-urbanism in the Twentieth Century (2013) and Do Museums Still Need Objects? (2010), and the editor of To Promote the General Welfare: The Case for Big Government (2012) and Building the Nation: Americans Write about Their Architecture, Their Cities, and Their Landscape (2003).
- Museums and Their Role in American Life Past, Present, Future
- Public History and Its Roles Inside and Outside the History Profession
- Cultural and Intellectual History of American Cities
- The Love-Hate Relationship That Americans Have with the State
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
The Distinguished Professor of History and Women’s Studies at the John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Blanche Wiesen Cook is the author of the award-winning Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume I, 1884-1933 (1992) and Volume II, The Defining Years, 1933-1938 (1999). She is now working on the third and final volume. For more than twenty years, she produced and hosted her own program for Pacifica Radio and has appeared frequently as a television news commentator. She also was a cofounding cochair of the OAH’s Committee on Research and Access to Historical Documentation and the founder and cochair of the Fund for Open Information and Accountability, Inc.
- Eleanor Roosevelt and the Quest for Peace and Human Rights
- Eleanor Roosevelt, Women, and Power
- The Assault Against Freedom of Information and Access to Presidential Papers
The Evergreen State College
Stephanie Coontz teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College and is the director of research and public education for the Council on Contemporary Families, which she chaired from 2001 to 2004. She is the author of the forthcoming “‘A Strange Stirring’: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s” and the award-winning Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage (2005), and the editor of American Families: A Multicultural Reader (2008). She is interested in the trade-offs and paradoxes of historical changes in family life, gender relations, and intimate partnerships. She has appeared on numerous television news and talk programs as well as in several prime-time television documentaries. She received the Council on Contemporary Families’ first “Visionary Leadership” Award in 2004 as well as the Dale Richmond Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. For more information, visit www.stephaniecoontz.com.
- “Mad Men,” Working “Girls,” and Real-Life Desperate Housewives: The Unliberated Sixties and Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique
- The Unadulterated History of Marriage
- The Way We Never Were: How Myths about Families of the Past Harm Families of the Present
- For Better AND Worse: Understanding America’s Changing Families
- Media Training for Academics (a workshop)
Saul Cornell is the Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham University. He specializes in early American history and legal/Constitutional history. He is the author of The Other Founders: Anti-Federalism and the Dissenting Tradition in America, 1788-1828 (1999) and A Well Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America (2006), among other works. He also has a strong interest in teaching with technology and is writing a section of a new textbook, “Visions of America: A History of the United States.”
- The Second Amendment Goes to Court: District of Columbia v. Heller in Historical Context
- After Newtown: The Future of the American Gun Debate
- Visions of America: Visual Teaching Strategies for the Survey Course
Nancy F. Cott teaches at Harvard University, where she is the Trumbull Professor of American History and the faculty director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her writings range widely over questions concerning women, gender, and sexuality from the colonial era to the present in the United States. Her books include The Bonds of Womanhood: “Woman’s Sphere” in New England, 1780-1835 (1977), The Grounding of Modern Feminism (1987), and Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation (2000). Since 2000, she has written amicus briefs and submitted affidavits and expert reports on the history of marriage in same-sex marriage suits in several states.
- Marriage on Trial: Historians in Court
- The American History of Marriage
- Revisiting the 1920s Generation
Southern Methodist University
Edward Countryman won the Bancroft Prize for A People in Revolution: The American Revolution and Political Society in New York, 1760-1790 (1981). He also has written The American Revolution (1985, revised edition in progress), Americans: A Collision of Histories (1996), and, most recently, Enjoy the Same Liberty: African Americans and the Era of the American Revolution (2011). His teaching interest in film studies led to Shane (1999), with Evonne Von Heussen Countryman. He has taught in New Zealand and Britain and is now a University Distinguished Professor in the Clements Department of History at Southern Methodist University.
- Getting to Know George Washington
- African Americans and the Age of the American Revolution
- The Contested Spaces of Colonial America
- The Price of Cotton: Mississippi in 1850
- The Continental Turn and the Origins of the American Revolution
- John Wayne’s 1940s and American History
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Karen L. Cox is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she teaches courses in American history with a focus on southern history and culture. She is the author of Dixie’s Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture (2003), which won the Southern Association for Women Historians’ Julia Cherry Spruill Prize, and Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture (2011), and the editor of Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History (2012). She writes about representations of the region and its people in contemporary popular media in the blog Pop South: Reflections on the South in Popular Culture, and she has appeared on C-SPAN and Canadian Public Radio and has written op-eds for the New York Times.
- Women and Confederate Memory
- The South in American Popular Culture
- The South in Reality Television
- Gone with the Wind in Popular Culture
Iowa State University, Emeritus
Hamilton Cravens is an emeritus professor of history at Iowa State University and a research specialist with the History of Science,Technology, and Medicine Program at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His teaching, research, and writing revolve around the history of American culture, set within the broad framework of European and American civilization, with particular focus on the role of science and of social thought. He has written much about the influence of the evolutionary natural and social sciences in America, and is the author of the forthcoming “Imagining the Good Society: The Social Sciences in the American Past and Present,” the editor of Great Depression: Peoples and Perspectives (2009), and a coeditor of Cold War Social Science: Knowledge Production, Liberal Democracy, and Human Behavior (2012) and Race and Science: Scientific Challenges to Racism in Modern America (2009).
- Cold War Social Science: Threat to Democracy?
- Science and Race in Modern America
- Shifting Perspectives on Darwinian Evolution in America since 1859
- Creationism and Science in American History: Three Episodes
- The End of Expertise since the 1950s
Margaret Creighton is a professor of history at Bates College. In her work on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, she has reexamined some of America’s best-known narratives and historic sites. She has revisited the story of the deepwater sailing ship, the Civil War battlefield, and, most recently, the baseball field. Her books include Rites and Passages: The Experience of American Whaling (1995) and Dogwatch and Liberty Days: Seafaring in the Nineteenth Century (1982). She is also a coeditor, with Lisa Norling, of Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Atlantic Seafaring (1996). Most recently, her Colors of Courage: Gettysburg’s Forgotten History (2005) considers the legendary battle of Gettysburg from the perspectives of white women civilians, African American civilians, and immigrant soldiers. This book was a runner-up for the Lincoln Prize and named as one of the five best books on Gettysburg by the Wall Street Journal.
- Gettysburg’s Lost Battle: African Americans and the Campaign of 1863
- The Invisible Battle: Women at Gettysburg, 1863
- Gettysburg’s Loose Canon: The Shifting Story of the Civil War's Big Battle
- The Red Sox and the Yankees: A Cultural History of a Rivalry
Joseph Crespino is an associate professor of history at Emory University. His research focuses on the political and social history of twentieth-century America, particularly southern history and the United States since 1945. He teaches courses on the South since Reconstruction, the long 1960s, politics and ideology in post–World War II America, and the southern civil rights movement. He is the author of Strom Thurmond’s America (2012) and In Search of Another Country: Mississippi and the Conservative Counterrevolution (2007) and is a coeditor of The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism (2010).
- Wrestling with Strom Thurmond: Race, Region, and the Rise of the American Right
- How the South Became Republican, or a History of Red-State America
- The Southern Civil Rights Movement in History and Memory
- The 1964 Civil Rights Act: Leadership and Social Movements in Civil Rights Era America
George Mason University
Spencer Crew has worked at museums as well as universities over the past twenty-five years. Currently the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of American, African American, and Public History at George Mason University, he is the former director of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the former president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. His primary area of research interest is African American history, and he has created exhibitions and written on both the Underground Railroad and the migration of African Americans to the North during and after World War I.
- The Real Story of the Underground Railroad
- African American Migration: The Great Migration, 1915–1940
- John Brown and the Underground Railroad
- The Modern Civil Rights Movement
- Seedbed of the Modern Civil Rights Movement: A Prequel Story
Mount Holyoke College
Daniel Czitrom has taught American cultural and political history at Mount Holyoke College since 1981. He is a coauthor, with Bonnie Yochelson, of Rediscovering Jacob Riis: Exposure Journalism and Photography in Turn of the Century New York (2008). His Media and the American Mind: From Morse to McLuhan (1982) received the American Historical Association’s First Book Award and has been translated into Chinese and Spanish. He is also a coauthor of Out of Many: A History of the American People (7th edition, 2011), which was banned from Texas high schools in 2003. His current work-in-progress is “New York Exposed: How A Gilded Age Police Scandal Shocked the Nation and Launched the Progressive Era.”
- New York Exposed: How A Gilded Age Police Scandal Shocked the Nation and Launched the Progressive Era
- Jacob Riis’s New York
- Banned in Texas: An Historian’s Adventure in the Culture Wars
Phillips Academy Andover
Kathleen Dalton is the Cecil F.P. Bancroft Instructor of History at Phillips Academy Andover as well as an external fellow of Boston University’s International History Institute. The author of Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life (2002) and A Portrait of a School: Coeducation at Andover (1986), she has spoken widely about Theodore Roosevelt, including appearances on C-SPAN’s Book TV, the History Channel, the Arts and Entertainment Channel, and public television; her writing has appeared in numerous newspapers. She is currently working on her next book, “The White Lilies and the Iron Boot,” a story of four friends (including Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt) and their attempts to shape U.S. foreign relations during a dangerous time.
- How Radical Was He? The Contradictory Politics of Theodore Roosevelt
- Presidential Bonds: What Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt Had in Common, Besides Loving Eleanor
- Environmental History Giants: John Muir Meets Theodore Roosevelt
- Life Lessons from the Great Depression: How We Held Our Heads High the Last Time the Bottom Fell Out
- Eleanor’s Other Friend: The First Lady as Seen Through the Diaries of Caroline Drayton Phillips
- Internationalizing Progressivism
- Rooseveltian Leadership: Understanding the Problem of Leadership By Looking at the Presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt
A past president of the OAH and a retired curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Pete Daniel specializes in the history of the twentieth-century South. He has curated exhibits that deal with science, photography, and music, and he is author of Toxic Drift: Pesticides and Health in the Post-World War II South (2005); Lost Revolutions: The South in the 1950s (2000); and most recently, Dispossession: Discrimination Against African American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights (2013). He is also a past president of the Southern Historical Association.
- African American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights
University of Cincinnati, Emeritus
A past president of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era as well as the Immigration History Society, Roger Daniels is the Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Cincinnati. He served as consultant to the Presidential Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians and is a planning committee member for the immigration museum on Ellis Island. His recent works include Not Like Us: Immigration and Minorities in America, 1890-1924 (1997); an expanded edition of Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life (2002); Guarding the Golden Door: American Immigration Policy and Immigrants (2004); and an expanded edition of Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II (2004).
- Incarceration of the Japanese Americans, 1942-2006
- The Asian American Experience
- American Immigration
- American Immigration Policy
Washington University in St. Louis
Adrienne Davis is vice provost and the William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, where she also is the founder and a codirector of the Law, Identity, and Culture Initiative and the director of the Black Sexual Economies Project for the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital. Her scholarship emphasizes the gendered and private law dimensions of American slavery. She also does work on conceptions of justice and reparations, marriage and sexuality, and work/family conflict. She coedited Privilege Revealed: How Invisible Preference Undermines America (1996) and is a former editor of the Journal of Legal Education and Law and History Review as well as a past chair of the law and humanities section of the American Association of Law Schools.
- U.S. Slavery (particularly gender and slavery)
- Women’s Legal History
- African American Legal History
- Intersections of History and Critical Theory
University of Connecticut
Cornelia H. Dayton teaches colonial North American history, gender in the early modern period, and U.S. legal history at the University of Connecticut. The author of Women before the Bar: Gender, Law, and Society in Connecticut, 1639-1789 (1995), she is currently completing, with Sharon V. Salinger, a study of the Massachusetts practice of warning strangers and the lives of hundreds of ordinary people-on-the-move affected by it. Engaged for the past decade in exploring how mental and developmental disorders were understood and treated at the family and local levels prior to 1840, she is also investigating poor relief, almshouses, and the lives of African New Englanders.
- Autism in History: A Puzzle
- The Braided Lives of Lucy and Scipio Pernam, African New Englanders
- Coping with Mental Disorders and Learning Disabilities before the Rise of Specialists
- Warning Out: How and Why Colonial Boston Regulated Strangers
- Women before the Bar: Snapshots of Early American Courtrooms
University of Michigan
Philip Deloria is the Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor and and associate dean for undergraduate education at the University of Michigan. He is a past president of the American Studies Association; the author of Indians in Unexpected Places (2004) and Playing Indian (1998); and a coeditor, with Neal Salisbury, of The Blackwell Companion to American Indian History (2001). His research and teaching focus on the cultural and ideological intersections of Indian and non-Indian worlds.
- American Indians in the American Imagination
Sarah Deutsch is a professor of history at Duke University. Her research focuses on gender, racial, and spatial formations from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. She has published extensively on gender and race relations in the U.S. West, particularly the Southwest, and on the urban northeast. Her most recent book is Women and the City: Gender, Space, and Power in Boston, 1870-1940 (2000), and her most recent article is “Being American in Boley, Oklahoma,” in Beyond Black and White (2004). She is currently at work on a history of the U.S. West from 1898-1942.
- Dreams of Inclusion: Re-narrating Race and Gender in the History of the U.S. West
- Power, Place and Identity: Women in Public, 1890-1930
- Shifting Paradigms and Racing Mexicans in the Age of U.S. Imperialism
- The Speculator State: The West and Citizenship in the 1920s
University of Southern California
William Deverell is director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (http://dornsife.usc.edu/icw) and professor of history at the University of Southern California. He has written widely on the nineteenth- and twentieth-century history of California and the far West. His recent publications include Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of Its Mexican Past (2004) and the coedited volume, Land of Sunshine: An Environmental History of Metropolitan Los Angeles (2004). Deverell is editor of the Blackwell Companion to the American West (2004) and coeditor of the forthcoming “Blackwell Companion to the History of California” and the “Blackwell Companion to the History of Los Angeles.”
- California History
- Western History
- History of Los Angeles
- The West and the Civil War
- Western Environmental History
Bruce Dierenfield is a professor of American history, the director of the All-College Honors Program, and the former coordinator of the African American Experience program at Canisius College. He has been recognized as a Peter Canisius Distinguished Professor and has received the college’s Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award. He is the author, most recently, of the prizewinning The Battle over School Prayer: How Engel v. Vitale Changed America (2007), The Civil Rights Movement (revised edition, 2008), and A History of African-American Leadership (3rd edition, 2012).
- The Epic School Prayer Case of Engel v. Vitale (1962)
- “The Most Hated Woman in America”: Madalyn Murray O’Hair’s Atheist Crusade Against Religion
- Heroes and Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement
- Ten Myths of the Civil Rights Movement
- New Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement
- An Overview of Church and State in America
University of Michigan
Angela D. Dillard is a professor of Afroamerican and African studies and the director of the Residential College at the University of Michigan. She writes and speaks on issues of race and politics on both the left and the right sides of the political spectrum. Her books include Faith in the City: Preaching Radical Social Change in Detroit (2007) and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Now? Multicultural Conservatism in America (2001), a critical study of the rise of political conservatism among African Americans, Latinos, women, and homosexuals. She is currently at work on a political biography of James H. Meredith, the civil rights icon turned conservative Republican.
- Black Power/Black Faith: Rethinking the “De-Christianization” of the Black Freedom Struggle
- Faith, Race, and American Politics
- The Civil Rights Movement and the Rise of Modern Black Conservatism: Rethinking Alliances, Allegiances, and the Complexities of Political Culture
- Difficult Subjects: James H. Meredith, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Problem of Monumental History
- What the “New” Black Conservatives Tell Us about Race and Leadership
- Faith and Leadership in the Northern Civil Rights Movement
New York University
Hasia Diner is the Paul and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History at New York University, with joint appointment in the department of history and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies. She is also director of the Goldstein Goren Center for American Jewish History. She has built her scholarly career around the study of American Jewish history, American immigration and ethnic history, and the history of American women. She has written about the ways in which American Jews in the early twentieth century reacted to the issue of race and the suffering of African Americans, and the process by which American Jews came to invest deep meaning in New York’s Lower East Side. Her most recent book, We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence After the Holocaust (2009) won the National Jewish Book Award in the category of American Jewish Studies. She has also written about other immigrant groups and the contours of their migration and settlement, including a study of Irish immigrant women and of Irish, Italian, and east European Jewish foodways.
- Fitting Memorials: American Jews Confront the Holocaust, 1945-1962
- A History of, and on, Their Own: Jewish Women in America
- The Lower East Side and American Jewry: Bridging History and Memory
- Food and the Making of American Ethnicity
- Wandering Jews: Peddlers and the Discovery of New Worlds
Washington University in St. Louis
Darren Dochuk is an associate professor in the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and the history department at Washington University in St. Louis. His research and teaching focus on the intersections of religion, politics, and culture in the modern United States, with an emphasis on evangelical Protestantism. His first book, From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism (2011), won the American Historical Association’s John H. Dunning Prize and the OAH Ellis W. Hawley Prize. He is also a coeditor of Sunbelt Rising: The Politics of Space, Place, and Region (2011). He is currently writing a book about religion and the business and culture of oil in American life from 1860 to the present.
- The Christian Right between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan
- Evangelicalism and the Rise of the Sunbelt
- A Religious History of Pipeline Politics in Modern America
- Oil-Patch Christianity in California and the Southwest
- Religion, Energy, and Environment in Twentieth-Century America
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Gregory Evans Dowd is a professor of history and chair of the American culture department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His scholarly interests include the study of rumor and the history of the North American Indian East during the colonial, revolutionary, and early national periods. The former director of the university’s Native American studies program, he is the author, most recently, of War under Heaven: Pontiac, The Indian Nations, and the British (2002).
- Fama and the Founding Father: George Washington and the Problem of Rumor in the Seven Years’ War
- There’s Gold in Them There Hills: Rumors of Mineral Riches in Eastern North America, 1500-1840
- Smallpox on the Tongue: Rumors and Disease on the Early American Frontiers
- Did Tecumseh Stamp his Foot? Earthquakes and Legend in the South
- Thinking Outside the Circle: Tecumseh’s 1811 Mission
University of South Carolina
Don H. Doyle is the McCausland Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. He began his career with work in the “new social history,” writing about small communities and cities in the American Midwest and South, before his experiences teaching abroad in Italy, England, and Brazil prompted a turn to comparative and international history. His book Nations Divided: America, Italy, and the Southern Question (2002) came out of his experience as a Fulbright professor in Italy. His current project, “America’s International Civil War,” moves away from the war of blood and bullets at home to consider the contest of ink and ideas abroad.
- America’s International Civil War
- Faulkner and Southern History
- Garibaldi’s Question
- Foreign Translations of the American Civil War
- Edouard Laboulaye and America’s Civil War
- Secession as an International Phenomenon
Binghamton University, State University of New York
Distinguished Professor of History at the State University of New York at Binghamton, Thomas Dublin is a U.S. social historian with an interest in gender, race and ethnicity, and class in the working-class experience. His research has focused on both the industrial revolution in nineteenth-century New England and deindustrialization in the Middle Atlantic region in the twentieth century. His most recent work has entailed creating an online document archive, Women and Social Movements, International—1840 to Present. He also serves as a coeditor of the online journal/website/database, Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, a major resource in U.S. women’s history (http://womhist.alexanderstreet.com/).
- The Anthracite Miners’ New Deal: The Thirties
- Gender and Industrial Decline in the Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania
- U.S. Women’s History and the World Wide Web: New Possibilities
- The World Wide Web in Research and Teaching: Revolutionary Possibilities
- Women and Social Movements, International: A Transnational Digital Archive
- Women and Early Industrialization: The Lowell Example
Mary L. Dudziak is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of law at Emory University, where she also directs the Project on War and Security in Law, Culture, and Society. She is the author of War Time: A Critical History (2011), Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall’s African Journey (2008), and Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy (2000). She has also edited September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment? (2003) and coedited Legal Borderlands: Law and the Construction of American Borders (2006).
- September 11 in History
- Civil Rights and the Cold War
- War and Wartimes in Twentieth-Century U.S. History
- Thurgood Marshall
Lynn Dumenil is the Robert Glass Cleland Professor of American History at Occidental College. She specializes in U.S. cultural and social history since the Civil War. Dumenil is the author of The Modern Temper: American Culture and Society in the 1920s (1995) and Freemasonry and American Culture, 1880-1930 (1984); and a coauthor of Through Women’s Eyes: An American History. She is currently studying American women and World War I.
- World War I, Voluntarism, and Citizenship
- Women, World War I, and the Emergence of Modern America
- The “New Woman” in the 1920s
- Rethinking the “Feminine Mystique”: American Women in the 1950s
- Multicultural Approaches to U.S. History: Ethnic Conflict in the 1920s
- Freemasonry and American Culture, 1880-1930
University of Delaware
Erica Armstrong Dunbar focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century African American women’s history. Her first book, A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City (2008) is the first book to chronicle the lives of African American women in the North during the early years of the Republic and the years leading to the Civil War. A Philadelphia native, she is an associate professor of history at the University of Delaware and also directs the African American history program at the Library Company of Philadelphia
- African American Women’s History
- African Americans in Philadelphia
- Slavery and Freedom in the North
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kathleen DuVal teaches early American history and American Indian history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research and writing focus on cross-cultural relations in North America. Her book, The Native Ground: Indians and Colonists in the Heart of the Continent (2006), argues that, in the middle of the continent, Indians determined the form and content of their relations with Europeans. She is also a coeditor of Interpreting a Continent: Voices from Colonial America (2009), a collection of primary sources that shows the diversity of colonial America. DuVal is currently writing a book about the American Revolution on the Gulf Coast.
- Spanish Ambitions and the American Revolution
- Independence Lost: The Gulf Coast in the American Revolution
- Indian Intermarriage in Colonial Louisiana
- American Indians Respond to the Louisiana Purchase
- Coronado, El Turco, and the Seven Cities of Gold
University of Kansas
Jonathan Earle is an associate professor of American history at the University of Kansas and the author of the Routledge Atlas of African American History (2000); Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil (2004), which won the Byron Caldwell Smith Award and the Best First Book Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic; John Brown’s Raid: A Brief History with Documents (2008); and a forthcoming book on the presidential election of 1860. He is also a coeditor, with Sean Wilentz, of Major Problems in the Early Republic (2007).
- Electing Abraham Lincoln: The Revolution of 1860
- John Brown, Bleeding Kansas, and the Making of an Irrepressible Conflict
Lake Forest College, Emeritus
Michael H. Ebner is the James D. Vail III Professor of History Emeritus at Lake Forest College, where he taught from 1974 to 2007. He is best known as the author of the prizewinning Creating Chicago’s North Shore: A Suburban History (1988). He has served as the academic director of A Model Curriculum: Rethinking American History, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Teaching American History initiative, and Creating a Geographically Extended Class, underwritten by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and he has participated in Teaching American History programs in Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, and Virginia. Ebner is the recipient of awards—as a mentor, as a teacher, and for public service—from the American Historical Association, the Chicago Tribune, The City College of New York, and Lake Forest College, and is a life trustee at the Chicago History Museum. He is currently completing a book entitled “Metropolitan Revisions: Storylines from American History.”
- Teaching American History: What Happens When Professors and Secondary School Educators Converge?
- A Life of Learning in the Classroom
- How the Automobile Transformed the American Metropolis
- Metropolitan Revisions: Storylines from Twentieth-Century America
- Baseball as History/History as Baseball
- A Heterolocal Culture: New Immigrants Revising Metropolitan America
Laura Edwards is a professor of history at Duke University, where she teaches courses on women, gender, and law. Her research focuses on the same issues, with a particular emphasis on the nineteenth-century U.S. South. She is the author of Gendered Strife and Confusion: The Political Culture of Reconstruction (1997), Scarlett Doesn’t Live Here Anymore: Southern Women in the Civil War Era (2000), and The People and Their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary U.S. South (2009) which won the Littleton-Griswold Award from the American Historical Association for the best book in law and society and the Charles S. Sydnor Award from the Southern Historical Association for the best book in southern history. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012-2013 to complete a new book, “A Nation of Rights: A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction.”
- Slaves and Law in the Antebellum South
- Women in the Civil War South
- Women, Rights, and Citizenship
- Law and Legal Culture in the Antebellum South
- Law and the Civil War
Ted Engelmann is a veteran of the American War in Viet Nam. For more than 30 years he has traveled throughout South Korea, Australia, the United States, and Viet Nam, documenting the emotional effects of war and trauma on soldiers and others. To understand the experiences of American soldiers today, Engelmann also embedded as a freelance photographer in Iraq (2008) and in Afghanistan (2009). His soon-to be-released photographic memoir, One Soldier’s Heart: From Viet Nam to Iraq and Beyond, the emotional effects of war on soldiers and others, explores the history and conditions of these invisible wounds. Along with many photographic exhibits, his images and stories have been published in the Journal of American History, Occupational Therapy and Psychosocial Dysfunction, SocialEducation, and War, Literature & the Arts. For more information, visit http://www.tedengelmann.com/Site/Home.html.
- One Soldier’s Heart: From Viet Nam to Iraq and Beyond
- Finding Thuy: Returning the Diaries of Dang Thuy Tram
- Wounds that Bind: Four Countries after the American War in Viet Nam
David C. Engerman teaches American intellectual and international history at Brandeis University. He is the author of two books on American ideas about Russia: the prizewinning Modernization from the Other Shore: American Intellectuals and the Romance of Russian Development (2003) and Know Your Enemy: The Rise and Fall of America’s Soviet Experts (2009). He has edited two volumes on modernization and development programs in the Third World, related to his current research on American and Soviet aid to India during the Cold War.
- The Cold War as a Global Conflict
- Universities and the Cold War
- Echoes of the Cold War in Twenty-First Century America
- The Radical 1950s: Seeds of the Sixties in the Conformist Fifties
- Decolonization and the Cold War
Florida Atlantic University
Steve Engle is a professor of history at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. His teaching and research interests focus on the American Civil War, in particular the ethnic, military, and, most recently, political considerations of the conflict. A former Fulbright Scholar to Germany, he is the author of several books, including Struggle for the Heartland: The Campaigns from Fort Henry to Corinth (2001). He is currently engaged in research for a book entitled “War Governors and Lincoln: Preserving the Union and Building Federalism,” which explores the relationship between Lincoln and the northern war governors during the Civil War.
- German Ethnic Identity in the American Civil War
- Struggle for the Heartland: The Civil War in the West Revisited
- All the President’s Statesmen: Abraham Lincoln, Union Governors, and the Negotiation of Power in the Civil War
- Three Kinds of History: Teaching An Unpredictable Past
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nan Enstad is a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches courses in gender history, cultural history, and transnational methods. She is the author of Ladies of Labor, Girls of Adventure: Working Women, Popular Culture, and Labor Politics at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (1999) and is writing a book tentatively entitled “The Jim Crow Cigarette: Following Tobacco Road from North Carolina to China and Back.” Her work presents a cultural history of the corporation as a defining but, until recently, largely naturalized aspect of American life.
- American Dreamers and Global Cigarettes: Seeing the Corporation as an Art Form, 1890-1940
- Jazz Incorporations: How Cigarette Companies Became Instrumental in Global Jazz Cultures
- The Modern Girl Smokes Cigarettes: Colonial Modernity in the U.S. South and China
- The Global Uses of Southern Identity: Race and Modernity in the United States and China
- A Biography of Corporate Personhood and the Wisconsin Uprising of 2011
Georgia State University
Glenn T. Eskew has an abiding interest in southern history having taught the subject at Georgia State University since 1993. He has published a variety of essays and books focusing on race relations since the Civil War. His But For Birmingham: The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle (1997) received the Francis Butler Simkins Prize of the Southern Historical Association and Longwood College for the best book in southern history by a new author. He is currently editing Savannah lyricist Johnny Mercer’s unpublished autobiography and studying civil rights monuments and institutions in the Deep South. Eskew serves on a number of national, regional, state, and local boards, and promotes historic preservation by working to restore nineteenth-century structures and landscapes in the state.
- Civil Rights Memorials
- The Life and Career of Johnny Mercer
Todd Estes is an associate professor and chair of the history department at Oakland University. His research concentrates on early U.S. political history and political culture, and he is the author of The Jay Treaty Debate, Public Opinion, and the Evolution of Early American Political Culture (2006). He is currently researching a book on the ratification debate, tentatively entitled “The Campaign for the Constitution: Political Culture and the Ratification Contest.” He has won a couple teaching prizes, including the Oakland University Teaching Excellence Award (2001).
- “Huggermuggered and Suppressed”: Hardball Politics and the Ratification of the Constitution
- The Jay Treaty Debate and the Evolving Culture of Politics in the Early Republic
- James Madison and the Constitution: A Case of Reluctant Paternity?
- How Politics Worked 200 Years Ago and How It Compares to Politics Today
- From Celebrated Hero to Dangerous Outcast: Thomas Paine’s Journey and the Course of Early American Democracy
- Why The Federalist Papers Are Overrated: Putting an American Classic Back into Historical Context
New York University
Nicole Eustace is an associate professor of history and directs the history of women and gender program at New York University. A historian of eighteenth-century British America and the early United States, she is the author of Passion Is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution (2008) and 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism (2012), and a coeditor of the forthcoming “Warring for America, 1803–1818.”
- A Passion for Liberty: Emotional Rhetoric and the American Revolution
- Emotion and Patriotism in the War of 1812: Social and Cultural Effects of the War
- Passion and Political Economy: Romantic Arguments for Early American Expansionism
- “Charges Most Wounding to the Feelings of a Soldier”: The Passions of Patriotism and the Court Martial of General William Hull
C. Wyatt Evans has taught American history at Drew University since 2003. Prior to that, he served as a civil affairs officer in the U.S. Army and as a Peace Corps volunteer in central Africa. His research and teaching interests include Civil War memory, civilian dislocation and domestic security during the Civil War, and leadership in American democracy. He is also very involved in developing new approaches for teaching history to address the changing learning landscape brought on by the digital revolution and globalization. He is the author of The Legend of John Wilkes Booth: Myth, Memory, and a Mummy (2004), which won the OAH Avery O. Craven Award; “Lafayette Baker and Security in the Civil War North” in North and South Magazine (2008); and “The Lincoln-Obama Moment,” in Remixing the Civil War: Meditations on the Sesquicentennial (2011). He is currently researching a book on the wartime career of Union chief detective Lafayette Baker.
- Teaching American History in the Global/Digital Era: Thoughts from the College Classroom
- Using History to Teach Math: How the Study of the Past Can Address Quantitative Illiteracy
- The Wartime Exploits of Lafayette Baker: Telegraphs, Railroads, and Saucy Southern Belles
- Alexis de Tocqueville on Leadership and Democracy
- The History of Leadership in the United States: Gentlemen, Jacksonians, and Meritocrats
- Civilian Dislocation Then and Now: What the Current Global Refugee Crisis Can Teach Us about the Civil War
- Teaching History to the Digital Natives
- The Emancipation Proclamation: Process and Intent
University of California, Irvine
Alice Fahs is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Irvine. The author of The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and the South, 1861-1865 (2000), she is interested in a broad view of American cultural history, including popular culture, print culture, and the market as well as more traditional subjects of intellectual inquiry. Most recently, she published an edition of Hospital Sketches (2003), Louisa May Alcott’s classic account of her nursing experiences during the Civil War, and a study of late-nineteenth-century American society and culture entitled Out on Assignment: Newspaper Women and the Making of Modern Public Space (2011).
- The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature and the Meanings of the Nation, 1861-1865
- Women and the Civil War
- Newspaper Women and the Making of the Modern, 1885-1910
Emma Goldman Papers, University of California, Berkeley
Candace Falk is a Guggenheim Fellow and the founding director of the Emma Goldman Papers research project as the University of California, Berkeley. Her interest in feminism and antiwar activities led to her research on Goldman. The author of Love, Anarchy, and Emma Goldman (1984), she is editing a four-volume collection of Goldman’s papers, Emma Goldman: A Documentary History of the American Years, which includes Made for America, 1890–1901 (2003, revised edition, 2008), Making Speech Free, 1902–1909 (2004, revised edition, 2008), and Light and Shadows, 1910–1916 (2012).
- Deported But Not Defeated: Emma Goldman during World War I
- Passion, Politics, and Free Expression: The Legacy of Emma Goldman
- Undocumented Workers: Hidden Histories of Labor Radicalism from America’s Turbulent Past
- Redefining Patriotism: Immigrant Radicalism (1890-1919)
- To Dream of Becoming a Judith: The Jewish Roots of Emma Goldman’s Anarchism
- Nearer My Subject to Thee: Reflections of a Biographer, Historian, and Documentary Editor
- “How Powerful is the Ideal, Sweeping across Space and Time”: Emma Goldman and Anarchist Precedents to the Global Occupy Movements
University of Tennessee
Daniel Feller is a professor of history and the editor and director of the Papers of Andrew Jackson at the University of Tennessee. His books include The Jacksonian Promise: America, 1815-1840 (1995) and an annotated abridgement of Harriet Martineau’s Retrospect of Western Travel (2000). He was the lead scholar for the pbs biography “Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency” and has been featured on the pbs series “History Detectives.” Feller and his team have published three presidential volumes of the Jackson Papers, covering the years 1829 through 1831.
- The People’s Will Denied? Backroom Politics and the Election of 1824
- The Presidency of Andrew Jackson: New Light from His Papers
- Andrew Jackson, Indian Removal, and the Trail of Tears
- Democratic Science: The Politics of Knowledge in Jacksonian America
- Passion, Prejudice, and Policy: Andrew Jackson in the White House
University of West Georgia, Emeritus
John Ferling, a professor emeritus at the University of West Georgia, has written on topics ranging from warfare in colonial America to the lives of the Founders. In addition to biographies of George Washington, John Adams, and the Loyalist Joseph Galloway, he is the author of the award-winning Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence (2007) and A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic (2003). His other books include Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800 (2004), The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon (2009), and the forthcoming “Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry that Forged a Nation.”
- General Washington: Fortunate to Have Had Him, Lucky to Have Survived Him
- The Struggle to Declare American Independence
- America’s First Pivotal Election: The Election of 1800
- Jefferson and Hamilton: Their Great Rivalry
Sharla Fett is an associate professor and chair of the history department at Occidental College. She teaches courses on early U.S. and Atlantic World slavery as well as race, gender, and health. Her first book, Working Cures: Healing, Health, and Power on Southern Slave Plantations (2002), received the OAH James A. Rawley Prize, the Southern Association for Women Historians’ Willie Lee Rose and Julia Cherry Spruill Prizes, and the Southern Historical Association’s Frank L. and Harriet Owsley Prize. Currently, she is working on a book manuscript provisionally entitled “Double Crossings: Liberated Africans and the Racial Politics of U.S. Slavery Suppression in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World.”
- “You Just Had to Depend on Yourself”: Self-Reliance and the Healing Work of Enslaved Women
- Community, Calling, and Consciousness: Southern Black Midwifery and the Politics of Health
- From the Amistad to the Wildfire: Northern Black Activists Confront the Illegal Transatlantic Slave Trade
- On the Margins of Emancipation: Liberated Africans, the American State, and Nineteenth-Century Popular Journalism
- Culture and Community in North American Slavery: Incorporating New Research and Digital Sources into Middle and High School History Teaching
Barbara J. Fields is a professor of history at Columbia University where she has taught since 1986. Her research and teaching focus on nineteenth-century American southern and social history; the Civil War and Reconstruction; comparative history of emancipation; comparative social history of agriculture; comparative history of transitions to capitalism; slavery; and the art of interpretive writing. She is the author of Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground: Maryland during the Nineteenth Century (1985) and a coauthor of Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil War (1992) and Slaves No More: Three Essays on Emancipation and the Civil War (1992), among other books. Her most recent book, written with her sister, sociologist Karen E. Fields, is Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life (2012).
- Racecraft and History
- War, Politics, and Slavery
- Was Emancipation a War Crime?
- Who Cared about States’ Rights?
California State University, Fresno
Jill Fields is a professor of history and founding coordinator of the Jewish studies certificate program at California State University, Fresno, where she teaches U.S. women’s, social, and cultural history. She is the author of An Intimate Affair: Women, Lingerie, and Sexuality (2007), which was awarded the Keller-Sierra Book Prize by the Western Association of Women Historians, and the editor of Entering the Picture: Judy Chicago, the Fresno Feminist Art Program, and the Collective Visions of Women Artists (2012). Fields is currently writing “Fashion in World History” for the supplemental textbook series, Themes in World History, and developing a book-length project in the field of gender and Jewish cultural studies.
- Judy Chicago, the Fresno Feminist Art Program, and the Collective Visions of Women Artists
- The Business of Fashion in Hollywood Films
- Peggy Guggenheim, Jewish Identity, and Modern Art in Post-War Venice
Eileen J. Findlay is an associate professor of Latin American and Caribbean history at American University, having recently served a two-year special appointment as the Clendenen Professor of Women’s and Gender History there. She is the author of Imposing Decency: The Politics of Sexuality and Race in Puerto Rico, 1870–1920 (1999) and the forthcoming book “‘We Are Left without a Father Here’: Post-war Puerto Rican Masculinity, Rural Labor Migration, and Colonial Populism, 1940–1960.” In her article, “Courtroom Tales of Sex and Honor: Rapto and Rape in Late Nineteenth-Century Puerto Rico,” published in Honor, Status, and the Law in Modern Latin America (2005), Findlay began to explore her current interest in laboring people’s artistic and political shaping of oral narratives. She has continued these investigations through three oral history projects from which she has published a number of articles: one with Cuban ex-revolutionaries living in Miami, Florida; another with Central American immigrants to Washington, D.C.; and a third with Nuyorican return migrants to Puerto Rico.
- Gender and Degraded Citizenships: Mexican-Americans’ and Puerto Ricans’ Encounters in the Rural, Mid-twentieth-century U.S. Midwest
- Revolutionary Love: Commitment and Disillusion in 1990s Cuban Émigrés’ Life Stories
- Archives and Nationalism in the Writing of Puerto Rican History
- Failed Fathers or Respectable Patriarchs? Shifting Representations of Puerto Ricans in Post-war U.S. Print Media
Albany Law School
Paul Finkelman is the President William McKinley Professor of Law and Public Policy and senior fellow in the Government Law Center at Albany Law School. He has published more than twenty-five books, more than one hundred and fifty articles, and numerous op-eds on the law of American slavery, the First Amendment, American race relations, American legal history, the U.S. Constitution, freedom of religion, and baseball and the law. Briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court have cited his work on religion and legal history as well as on the history of the second amendment. He was the chief expert witness in the Alabama Ten Commandments monument case. He was also an expert witness in the lawsuit over the ownership of Barry Bonds’ 73rd homerun. In 2009, he helped secure a posthumous pardon for the Griffin Brothers, two African American men wrongly executed in South Carolina in 1915. He most recently published a biography of Millard Fillmore in the “American Presidents” series edited by Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and Sean Wilentz.
- Abraham Lincoln: Lawyer as Great Emancipator
- The Civil War as a Constitutional Crisis
- Civil Liberties in Times of Crisis
- Was John Brown America’s First Terrorist?
- Guilty Until Posthumously Pardoned: The Griffin Brothers Pardon Case and the Use of History to Right Past Wrongs
- “A Well Regulated Militia”: The Original Meaning of the Second Amendment
- What Really Caused the Civil War?
- The Closing of the African Slave Trade: Congress, the Courts, and the Limits of Reform
- Ten Commandment Monuments in the Public Square: Separation of Church and State in Historical and Modern Perspectives
- Thomas Jefferson, the American Founders, and the Problem of Slavery in a “Free” Republic
- The Dred Scott Case, 150 Years Later
- Baseball and the Rule of Law
- Civil Liberties in Wartime: Lessons from Lincoln
- Understanding Our Proslavery Constitution
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Deborah Fitzgerald is a professor of the history of technology and, since 2006, the Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research centers on the history of agriculture and food in modern America, and she has received grants from the National Science Foundation and the Mellon Foundation. Her books include The Business of Breeding: Hybrid Corn in Illinois, 1890–1940 (1990) and Every Farm a Factory: The Industrial Ideal in American Agriculture (2003), winner of the Agricultural History Society’s Theodore Saloutos Prize. A past president of the Agricultural History Society, she has also helped lead the Society for the History of Technology, the History of Science Society, and the Environmental History Society. At MIT she has served on numerous committees, including cochairing the gender equity committee. She is currently working on a book that examines the role of World War II in fundamentally reshaping the food industry and the nature of global food chains.
- Convenience and the Food Industry in World War II
- Industrializing Everything: Agriculture in Twentieth-Century America
University of New Hampshire
Ellen Fitzpatrick is a professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, where she received the Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Public Service. She is the author or the editor of several books including New York Times bestseller, Letters to Jackie: Condolences from a Grieving Nation (2010), History’s Memory: Writing America’s Past, 1880-1980 (2002), Endless Crusade: Women Social Scientists and Progressive Reform (1990), and a textbook, coauthored with Alan Brinkley, America in Modern Times (1996).
- The Kennedy Presidency in Historical Perspective
- What Americans Saw in John F. Kennedy
- The Kennedy Assassination: Reflections Fifty Years Later
Arizona State University
Donald L. Fixico is the Distinguished Foundation Professor of History at Arizona State University. A former Newberry Fellow and Ford Fellow, he is the author of American Indians in a Modern World (2008), Daily Life of Native Americans in the Twentieth Century (2007), The American Indian Mind in a Linear World: American Indian Studies and Traditional Knowledge (2003), The Urban Indian Experience in America (2000), The Invasion of Indian Country in the Twentieth Century: Tribal Natural Resources and American Capitalism (1998), and Termination and Relocation: Federal Indian Policy, 1945-1960 (1986). He is the editor of the three-volume Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty (2007) and Rethinking American Indian History (1997).
- American Indian Leadership in History to the Present
- Gaming in Indian Country
- The Modern Indian from Relocation to Cities
- Native Americans, Natural Resources, and the Environment
- The American Indian Mind in a Linear World
Ohio Wesleyan University
Michael W. Flamm has taught modern U.S. history at Ohio Wesleyan University since 1998. He is the author of Law and Order: Street Crime, Civil Unrest, and the Crisis of Liberalism in the 1960s (2005) and a coauthor of Debating the 1960s (2007), Debating the Reagan Presidency (2009), and the Chicago Handbook for Teachers (2011). On behalf of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, he offers summer seminars for precollegiate teachers on numerous eras and topics. He has won several teaching awards and has served as a Fulbright scholar and senior specialist in Argentina.
- The 1960s: Controversies and Legacies
- The New Right in Historical Perspective
- The Reagan Presidency: Controversies and Legacies
- Pragmatic Conservative: Ronald Reagan in the White House
Southern Methodist University
Neil Foley holds the Robert and Nancy Dedman Chair in American History at Southern Methodist University where he teaches classes on twentieth-century U.S. history, immigration (particularly from Mexico), race and ethnicity in the American West, Latino history, and comparative civil rights politics. He has lectured widely in Europe, the United States, and Latin America, and has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, Fulbright (Berlin and Mexico City), Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Ford Foundation. He is the author of Quest for Equality: The Failed Promise of Black-Brown Solidarity (2010) and the forthcoming “Latino USA: Mexicans in the Remaking of America.” He is also the author of The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas (1997), which won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award as well as awards from the Southern Historical Association, American Historical Association, and Western Historical Association, and the Gustavus Meyers Outstanding Book Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America.
- Hispanic Immigration and the Changing Face of America
- Latino Civil Rights in Post-World War II America
- Brown vs. Black: The Future of African American and Latino Relations
University of South Carolina
Lacy K. Ford is vice provost and a professor of history at the University of South Carolina, where he teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century southern and U.S. history. His most recent book, Deliver Us From Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South (2009), and his 2008 Journal of American History article, Reconfiguring the Old South: ‘Solving’ the Problem of Slavery, 1787-1838," (featured on the "Teaching the JAH" web project), focus on the emergence of a distinct paternalist ideology in the Old South and its evolving influence on white southern society. Ford also maintains a research focus on the economy of the modern South.
- The Slavery Question in the Old South: Evolving White Attitudes, 1787-1840
- The Paternalist Insurgency in the Old South, 1800-1840
- Paternalism after Its Triumph: The White Mission to the Slaves in Late Antebellum Charleston
- The Impact of Globalization on Economic Development in the Modern South
- The Crisis in Economic Development Policy in the Twenty-First Century South: South Carolina as a Test Case
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Miriam Forman-Brunell is a professor of history at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a codirector of Children and Youth in History, an online world history instructional resource http://chnm.gmu.edu/cyh/. She is the author of Made to Play House: Dolls and the Commercialization of American Girlhood (1993) and Babysitter: An American History (2009), and the editor of Girlhood in America: An Encyclopedia (2001) and The Story of Rose O’Neill: An Autobiography (1997). She is also a coeditor of The Girls’ History and Culture Reader (2011), a two-volume work of canonical essays on the history of American girls in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is currently researching and writing the synthetic history, “Girls Leading the Way in American History and Culture.”
- The Rise of the Teenage Girl and the Fall of Babysitting
- Dolls and the Material Culture of American Girlhood
- Girls’ History: Shaping the Field, Defining the Canon
Catherine Forslund is Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, a professor of history, and the chair of the history department at Rockford University, where she teaches U. S., Latin American, and Asian history and has worked extensively with local Teaching American History grant programs. Her publications include works in diplomatic and women’s history such as We Are a College at War: Women Working for Victory in World War II (2010), Anna Chennault: Informal Diplomacy and Asian Relations (2002), and “Worth a Thousand Words: Editorial Cartoons of the Korean War” in the Journal of Conflict Studies (vol. 22, 2002). Her recent research interests include Edith Roosevelt and Vietnam War–era editorial cartoons.
- We Are a College at War: American Women in World War II
- Woman of Two Worlds: Anna Chennault, Informal Diplomacy, and U.S.-Asian Relations
- The Rise of the Modern First Lady: Edith Kermit Roosevelt, a Victorian Modern in the White House
Steve Fraser is a historian, writer, and editor. His research and writing have pursued two main lines of inquiry: labor history and the history of American capitalism. His first book, The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order (1989), coedited with Gary Gerstle, examines the relationship between the New Deal and the rise of the modern labor movement. His later works, including Wall Street: America’s Dream Palace (2008) and Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life (2005), explore the ways American society and culture reacted to the presence of powerful economic elites. He currently teaches at Columbia University and has taught at Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and New York University. He has also worked as an editor for Cambridge University Press, Basic Books, and Houghton Mifflin.
- A Cultural History of Wall Street
- A Comparison of America’s Two Gilded Ages
- The Rise and Fall of the Labor Question in American Public Life
- A Historigraphical Look at Wealth and Power in a Democracy
University of Tennessee
A Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the history department at the University of Tennessee, Ernest Freeberg specializes in American social and cultural history, with an emphasis on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His first book, The Education of Laura Bridgman (2001), winner of the American Historical Association’s Dunning Prize, explores the antebellum philosophical and religious controversies raised by the education of the first deaf-blind person to learn language. His Democracy’s Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent (2008), a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, examines the imprisonment of socialist leader Debs and the national debate prompted by demands for his amnesty. Most recently, he is the author of The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America (2013), which examines the impact of electric light on American culture.
- Eugene V. Debs and the Struggle for Free Speech
- Before Helen Keller: The Education of Laura Bridgman, First Deaf and Blind Person to Learn Language
- Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America, 1870–1940
Joanne B. Freeman is a professor of history at Yale University, where she teaches Revolutionary and early national American history. She has lectured around the country, appeared in television documentaries for the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and pbs, and served as an historical adviser for the National Park Service. She is the author of Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic (2001), which won the best book award from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, and Alexander Hamilton: Writings (2001), and is currently working on a book on political violence and the culture of Congress in antebellum America.
- Affairs of Honor and Dishonor: Political Culture on the National Stage in Antebellum America
- Dueling as Politics: Reinterpreting the Burr-Hamilton Duel
- On the Trail of Alexander Hamilton
- The Political Jefferson
- Understanding the Politics of the 1790s
University of Montreal
François Furstenberg, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Chair of American Studies in the history department at the University of Montreal, is the author of In the Name of the Father: Washington’s Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation (2006). He is currently at work on a book that follows a group of French émigrés to the United States to explore broader connections between France and the United States in the age of the French Revolution.
- Slavery and Early American Nationalism
- After the Revolution: The Formation of Early American Nationalism
- When the United States Spoke French: The Early American Republic in the Age of the French Revolution
- International Land Speculation in the Early Republic
- The Western Frontier in the Early American Republic
- France and America in the Age of Revolutions
University of California, Los Angeles
Laura E. Gómez is a professor of law at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she also holds courtesy appointments in the sociology and Chicana/Chicano studies departments. Her scholarship has focused on the intersection of law, politics, and race and gender stratification in both contemporary and historical contexts. A past president of the Law and Society Association, she is the author of Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race (2007), which examines how law and racial ideology intersected to create new racial groups and to restructure the turn-of-the-century racial order, and a coeditor of Mapping “Race”: Critical Approaches to Health Disparities Research (2013).
- Manifest Destinies Revisited: The Historic Origins of the Mexican American Population and Implications for Today
- Mexican Americans and the Opposite One-Drop Rule: Reconceiving Nineteenth-Century Race Relations
- The History of Resistance to New Mexico Statehood: Lessons for 2012
Arizona State University
Matt Garcia is a professor of transborder studies and history at Arizona State University, where he also directs the Program in Comparative Border Studies. His book, A World of Its Own: Intercultural Relations in the Citrus Belt of Southern California, 1900-1970 (2001), was named a cowinner for the best book in oral history by the Oral History Association. His current book project, “A Moveable Feast: The United Farm Workers in the Era of the Grape Boycott,” explores the formation of the most successful consumer boycott in U.S. history and the grassroots activists and union leaders who created it. He was also the outreach director and coprimary investigator for the Bracero History Archive http://braceroarchive.org/, which received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant as well as the Best Public History Award from the National Council for Public History.
- Geographies of Latinidad: Latino Community Formation from 1970 to the Present
- A Moveable Feast: César Chávez and the United Farm Workers in the Era of the Grape Boycott
- Guest Workers, U.S. Immigration Policy, and the Current Immigration Debate
Edith B. Gelles is a senior scholar with the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford University. For thirty years, her research has focused on women in colonial America and especially on Abigail Adams and her family. She has written two biographies of Abigail and most recently completed Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage (2009), which was a finalist for the George Washington Prize. She has also edited and written an extensive introduction to The Letters of Abigaill Levy Franks, 1733-1748 (2004). These letters are the earliest surviving corpus by a woman in the colonial western world. Gelles has taught American women’s history at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as the survey of world history.
- Abigail and John Adams: Portrait of a Marriage
- An American Dynasty: Abigail and John, Louisa and John Quincy
- Louisa Catherine and John Quincy Adams: Marriage, Diplomacy, and Politics
- Abigaill Levy Franks and the Paradox of Assimilation
- The Jewish Experience in Colonial America
Gary Gerstle is the James Stahlman Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. He works on the twentieth-century United States, with a particular focus on how the United States periodically reconfigures its boundaries and national identity to open or close itself to immigrants and other minorities in its midst. His book, American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century (2001), won the Saloutos Prize for outstanding work in immigration and ethnic history and was recently named by npr’s Fresh Air as a “Best Book for a Transformative 2008.” Gerstle also works on the history of American politics: social and labor movements, liberalism and the New Deal Order, and the nature of the American state. His current projects include a comparative and transnational history of race and nation in the United States, Mexico, and Cuba, and a book on the character and uses of state power in U.S. history. Gerstle has been awarded many fellowships and elected to the Society of American Historians.
- America’s Encounter with Immigrants
- Minorities and Multiculturalism and the Presidency of George W. Bush
- The State and Democracy in America
- Race, Nation, and the American Presidency
Penn State University
Lori D. Ginzberg is a professor of history and women’s studies at Penn State University. Her work focuses on the intellectual history and political identities of nineteenth-century women. The author of four books, she has long been fascinated by the ways ideologies about gender obscure the material and ideological realities of class, how women of different groups express political identities, and the ways that commonsense notions of American life shape, contain, and control radical ideas. Her books include Women and the Work of Benevolence: Morality, Politics, and Class in the Nineteenth-Century United States (1990), Untidy Origins: A Story of Woman’s Rights in Antebellum New York (2005), and most recently, Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life (2009). She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012–2013.
- Living Large: The Life and Thought of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
- Untidy Origins: Women’s Political Identities in the Nineteenth Century
- “A Very Radical Proposition”: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Meanings of the Vote
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Joseph T. Glatthaar is the Stephenson Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he teaches classes in American military history and the Civil War. He uses military history to understand or highlight certain aspects of society and culture, and, most recently, he has become intrigued with the idea of employing qualitative and quantitative evidence to help understand important aspects of the Civil War. He is the author of several books including General Lee’s Army: From Victory to Defeat (2008).
- Black Soldiers in the Civil War
- Robert E. Lee and Confederate Defeat
- Abraham Lincoln and U.S. Grant: A Model Civil-Military Relationship
- “Rich Man’s War and Poor Man’s Fight”? The Army of Northern Virginia as a Case Study
University of Washington
Susan A. Glenn is the Howard and Frances Keller Endowed Professor in the history department at the University of Washington. Her research and teaching have focused on twentieth-century American cultural and social history, and she has been particularly interested in the foundations and transformations of group identities. She began her career as a social historian concerned primarily with the effects of large-scale social and economic processes—migration, industrial wage work, labor organizing—on group identity, which was the topic of her first book, Daughters of the Shtetl: Life and Labor in the Immigrant Generation (1990). Her approach shifted to focus on the cultural and intellectual materials through which social groups have attempted to define and represent themselves within the broader public culture, the subject of her book, Female Spectacle: The Theatrical Roots of Modern Feminism (2000). Her recent work explores some fundamental Jewish debates, anxieties, and taboos about who Jews are and what makes them different from, similar to, or the same as other Americans. She is also the coeditor, with Naomi B. Sokoloff, of Boundaries of Jewish Identity (2010), a collection of essays by historians, anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, and literary critics who offer comparative perspectives on who and what is “Jewish” in the United States, Israel, and Europe.
- How Far Can Jews Wander? The Paradoxes of Modern Identity
- The “Jewish” Cold War in America: Anxiety and Identity in the Aftermath of the Holocaust
- “Funny, You Don’t Look Jewish”: Stereotypes and the Making of Modern Jewish Ethnicity
- The Theatrical Roots of Modern Feminism
- The Jew as Other: Antisemitism in America
University of South Carolina
Lawrence Glickman is the Carolina Trustee Professor and chair of the history department at the University of South Carolina, where he has taught since 1992. He teaches courses on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, consumer society in comparative perspective, and the United States since the Civil War. He is the author or editor of four books, including Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America (2009) and Consumer Society in American History: A Reader (1999). He is interested in the history and practice of cultural history and has coedited, with James W. Cook and Michael O’Malley, The Cultural Turn in U.S. History: Past, Present, and Future (2008).
- The Rhetoric of “Free Enterprise” from the New Deal to the Present
- Rethinking Consumer Politics in American History
- “Buy for the Sake of the Slave”: How Abstemious Abolitionists (and Southern Nationalists) Invented Modern Consumer Activism
- The Forgotten Debate about “Public Spending” and “National Purpose”: Lessons from the 1950s
- Bernard Baruch and the Transformation of American Liberalism
Thavolia Glymph is an associate professor of history and African and African American studies at Duke University where she teaches courses on slavery, the U.S. South, emancipation, Reconstruction, and African American women’s history. She is the author of Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household (2008) and a coeditor of two volumes of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867 (Ser. 1, Vols. 1 and 3, 1985 and 1990), a part of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project. She is currently completing “Women at War,” a study of women in the Civil War.
- Enslaved Women and the Civil War
- Slaveholding Mistresses and Enslaved Women in the Plantation Household
- Emancipation and the Meaning of Freedom
- Land and Labor in the Civil War and Reconstruction
- Women and the Civil War “Homefronts”
Ohio State University
Kenneth W. Goings is a professor of history in the department of African American and African studies at Ohio State University. His books include The NAACP Comes of Age: The Defeat of Judge John J. Parker (1990) and Mammy and Uncle Mose: Black Collectibles and American Stereotyping (1994), each of which won an Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights. He is currently working on a study of the teaching of Greek and Latin at historically black colleges and universities, and the role of the classics in African American life and culture.
- Black Collectibles and American Stereotyping
- Teaching the “Forbidden Subjects”: The Role of the Classics in African American Uplift and Resistance
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
David Goldfield is the Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the editor of the Journal of Urban History. He is the author of Black, White, and Southern: Race Relations and Southern Culture (1990), which received the Mayflower Award for Nonfiction and the Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights; Still Fighting the Civil War: The American South and Southern History (2002); Southern Histories: Public, Personal, and Sacred (2003); and the widely acclaimed America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation (2011). For more information, visit http://davidgoldfield.us.
- Waving the Confederate Battle Flag: The Uses and Misuses of Southern History
- The New Immigration and Race Relations in the United States Today
- How the Civil War Created a Nation
- After Civil Rights: Contemporary Race Relations in the American South
- God Bless the South: Religion and Southern Culture in the Twentieth Century
- Practicing Public History in Courtrooms and Museums: A Personal Perspective
- The Evangelical Origins of the Civil War
Eric L. Goldstein is an associate professor of history and Jewish studies at Emory University, where he also directs the graduate program in Jewish studies. He is the author of the award-winning The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Identity (2006), which examines what it has meant to be Jewish in a nation focused on the categories of “black” and “white.” Editor of the quarterly journal American Jewish History, he is currently working on a project about Jewish immigrants and their encounter with mass culture in America.
- Jews in America’s Racial and Ethnic Mix
- Are Jews White? A History
- The Paradoxes of Identity: Jews in the American South
- Yiddish-Speaking Immigrants and American Mass Culture
- “Sociability and Bright Talk”: The Cafes of the Lower East Side
University of Virginia
Risa L. Goluboff’s scholarship focuses on the history of civil rights, labor, and constitutional law in the twentieth century. Her first book, The Lost Promise of Civil Rights (2007), won the Order of the Coif Book Award and the Law and Society Association’s James Willard Hurst Prize. She is also a coeditor of Civil Rights Stories (2008) and received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Constitutional Studies to support her current work on the demise of vagrancy laws as part of the social transformations of the 1960s. A professor of law and history at the University of Virginia, she received its All-University Teaching Award in 2011.
- Civil Rights before Brown v. Board of Education
- Involuntary Servitude from the Civil War to World War II
- The New Constitutional History
- The Legal History of the 1960s
- Vagrancy Law and Its Downfall in the 1960s
University of Akron
Lesley J. Gordon is professor of history at the University of Akron where she teaches courses in the Civil War and Reconstruction, U.S. military history, and the Early Republic. Gordon is author of General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend (1998); coeditor of Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and their Wives (2001) and Inside the Confederate Nation: Essays in Honor of Emory M. Thomas (2005); and coauthor of This Terrible War: The Civil War and its Aftermath (2003). She is currently completing a study of the Civil War’s lasting effects on a northern regiment.
- George E. Pickett in Life and Legend
- “A Broken Regiment”: The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War
- Intimate Strategies: Civil War Military Commanders and Their Wives
- Cowardice and the American Civil War
New York University
Linda Gordon is the Florence Kelley Professor of History at New York University. She has published numerous books, including Pitied But Not Entitled: Single Mothers and the History of Welfare (1994), winner of the Berkshire Prize; and The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction (1999), winner of the Bancroft Prize. She is a coeditor of Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment (2006), which contains many never-before-seen photographs that had been impounded by the U.S. Army, and the author of Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits (2009), which also won the Bancroft Prize.
- Birth Control and Abortion: A Long Historical View
- The Campaign Against Violence Against Women
- What’s Wrong with “The Best Interests of the Child?”
- What’s Wrong with “Putting Children First?”
- Visual Democracy: How Dorothea Lange Used Photography to Promote Equality
- Impounded: Dorothea Lange’s Hidden Photographs of the Japanese Internment in World War II
- Dorothea Lange: The Conflicts of an Ambitious Woman
- The Much Misunderstood Women’s Liberation Movement
University of Pennsylvania
The Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, Sarah Barringer Gordon teaches and writes on American religious and constitutional history. She is the author of The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America (2002) and The Spirit of the Law: Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America (2010). She is particularly interested in the legal history of religion and religious peoples in America, with a special focus on the relationship of politics and law to belief and practice in American life.
- Holy War: The Campaign against Secularism in Public Education, 1979–1990
- Polygamy at the Supreme Court: Reynolds v. United States in Legal History
- Blasphemy: The Prosecution of Religious and Sexual Dissent in the Nineteenth Century
- The Land of Disestablishment: Church, State, and Property Rights in Early National America
Loyola University, Chicago
Elliott J. Gorn holds the Joseph A. Gagliano Chair in History at Loyola University, Chicago. He has written on sport and popular culture, and teaches courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American history. Gorn has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His most recent books are Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America (2001) and Dillinger’s Wild Ride: The Year that Made America’s Public Enemy Number One (2009).
- Searching for Mother Jones
- John Dillinger and Depression-Era America
- The Ghost of Emmett Till
New York University
Greg Grandin is a professor of history at New York University and the author of a number of prizewinning books, including most recently Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City (2009), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize as well as for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. An elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Grandin writes on U.S. foreign policy, Latin America, genocide, and human rights, and has published in the New York Times, Harper’s, the London Review of Books, The Nation, the Boston Review, and the Los Angeles Times. He is a coeditor of A Century of Revolution: Insurgent and Counterinsurgent Violence during Latin America’s Long Cold War (2010) and has served as a consultant to the United Nations truth commission on Guatemala. His next book, “Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World,” will be published in fall 2013.
- Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World
- Contemporary U.S.–Latin American Relations
- Historical U.S.–Latin American Relations
University of Massachusetts Boston
James Green is professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Boston where he directs the graduate program in public history. He is author of Taking History to Heart: The Power of the Past in Building Social Movements (2000) and Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement, and the Bombing that Divided Gilded Age America (2006). He has served as president of the Labor and Working Class History Association, as a lecturer in the Harvard Trade Union Program, and as research director for the pbs series “The Great Depression.” He is currently writing a book about the West Virginia coal mine wars.
- The Haymarket Tragedy: A Drama Without End
- Marking Workers’ Lives on the National Landscape: Labor History Meets Public History
- The West Virginia Mine Wars and the Meaning of Freedom in Industrial America
University of Texas at Austin
Laurie Green is an associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is also affiliated with the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, the American studies department, and the African and African diaspora studies department. She teaches courses on civil rights history from a comparative perspective, women’s history, social and cultural history, and the history of gender, race, and national identity in twentieth-century America. Her first book, Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle (2007), won the Philip Taft Labor History Book Award. Her current book project is titled “The Discovery of Hunger in America: The Politics of Race, Poverty, and Malnutrition after the Fall of Jim Crow.”
- The “Discovery” of Hunger in America in the 1960s: How Did the Politics of Hunger Change Ideas about Race?
- “I AM a Man!”: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Memphis Sanitation Strike
- The Civil Rights Movement Reconsidered: A Battle against the “Plantation Mentality”
- How Did African American Women Make a Difference in the Civil Rights Movement? The 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike and Other Episodes
- The Censorship of Movies, the Invention of Black Radio, and the “Power of Television” in the Struggle over Civil Rights after World War II
College of Southern Nevada
A professor of history at the College of Southern Nevada, Michael S. Green specializes in nineteenth-century politics and the American West. His works on the Civil War era include Freedom, Union, and Power: Lincoln and His Party during the Civil War (2004); Politics and America in Crisis: The Coming of the Civil War (2010); and Lincoln and the Election of 1860 (2011). His five books on Nevada include Las Vegas: A Centennial History (2005), with Eugene Moehring. He is on the advisory board and content committee of the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. He is writing a history of Nevada, editing “The Blackwell Companion to Abraham Lincoln,” and coediting “Ideas and Movements That Shaped America.”
- The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln
- Lincoln and Leadership: Lessons and Legends
- Lincoln and the Far West
- From Atomic Cocktails to Witch Hunts: Nevada’s Forgotten Role in the Cold War
- Mavericks, Mobsters, mbas, and Museums: Gaming and Organized Crime in Las Vegas
- The Mississippi of the West: Civil Rights in Las Vegas
Cheryl Greenberg, the Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of History at Trinity College, teaches African American history, race and ethnicity, and twentieth-century U.S. history. She has written extensively on these topics including several books: “Or Does It Explode?”: Black Harlem in the Great Depression (1991); Troubling the Waters: Black-Jewish Relations in the American Century (2006); and To Ask for an Equal Chance (2009), a text with documents on African Americans during the Great Depression. She also edited A Circle of Trust: Remembering SNCC (1998). She is currently exploring the nature of identity by examining racial, class, marital, and social attitudes of Jewish, Chinese, and African American groups; editing the memoir and oral history of a civil rights organizer in Marks, Mississippi; and writing on issues of multiculturalism and diversity in higher education as well as on ways to teach historical skills more effectively.
- Black-Jewish Relations and the Rise and Fall of Liberalism in the Twentieth Century
- Are We Post-Racial Yet? Race, Culture, and Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Obama
- Race, Place, and Economics: Jews in the Age of Civil Rights
- Higher Education in China: Perspectives of a Fulbright Junkie
- Race, Racism, and Identity in Post–Civil Rights America: Black, Jewish, and Chinese Americans as Case Studies
Kenneth S. Greenberg is the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a Distinguished Professor of History at Suffolk University. He is the author of a number of books about American slavery including Honor and Slavery: Lies, Duels, Noses, Masks, Dressing as a Woman, Gifts, Strangers, Humanitarianism, Death, Slave Rebellions, the Proslavery Argument, Baseball, Hunting, and Gambling in the Old South (1996); Nat Turner: A Slave Rebellion in History and Memory (2003); The Confessions of Nat Turner (1996); and Masters and Statesmen: The Political Culture of American Slavery (1985). He is also a coproducer and a cowriter of the film, Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property, nationally screened on pbs.
- The Nat Turner Slave Rebellion
- Honor and Slavery
- History and Film
University of Washington
James N. Gregory is a professor of history and the Harry Bridges Endowed Chair of Labor Studies, emeritus, at the University of Washington. His work focuses on labor, civil rights, radicalism, migration, and also public history. He directs the Pacific Northwest Civil Rights and Labor History Projects, a set of online multimedia public history resources. His most recent book, The Southern Diaspora: How the Great Migrations of Black and White Southerners Transformed America (2005), won the Philip Taft Labor History Book Award. His American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California (1989) also won two major book prizes. He is currently writing a book about the history of radicalism on the West Coast.
- The Southern Diaspora: How the Great Migrations of Black and White Southerners Reshaped Race, Religion, and Regions
- Southernizing America: Migration, Culture, and Political Change in the Twentieth Century
- The Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project: How a Public History Project Changed the Law, Changed School Curricula, and More
- Teaching a City Its Civil Rights History: How to Develop a Digital Public History Project that Connects the Campus to the Community
- Radical Generations: The Making and Maintenance of Left Coast Political Traditions
Ohio State University
Mark Grimsley is an associate professor at Ohio State University, where he teaches military history and nineteenth-century American history. His books include And Keep Moving On: The Virginia Campaign, May-June 1864 (2002) and The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy Toward Southern Civilians, 1861-1865 (1995). He is currently researching 1864 as a pivotal moment in American history, Reconstruction violence, and the interplay between nonviolence and Black self-defense in the civil rights struggle. He has won three teaching awards, including the Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, his university’s highest award for excellence in the classroom.
- Why the Civil Rights Movement Was an Insurgency
- “A Near Run Thing”: An Introduction to Counterfactual History
- How to Read a Civil War Battlefield
- Starship Troopers, Civic Virtue, and the American Civil War
- Civil War Soldiers
University of Southern California
Ariela J. Gross is the John B. and Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law and History, and a codirector of the Center for Law, History, and Culture, at the University of Southern California. She has published articles on the law and politics of race and the memory of slavery in the United States and France, and on race, law, and comparative history. She is also the author of What Blood Won’t Tell: A History of Race on Trial in America (2008)—which was named a Choice outstanding academic title, cowinner of the James Willard Hurst Prize, and winner of the Lillian Smith Award and the American Political Science Association’s Best Book on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics—and Double Character: Slavery and Mastery in the Antebellum Southern Courtroom (2000). She is currently working on a study of race, law, and conservatism in post–World War II America, as well as a comparative project on law, race, and slavery in the Americas with Cuban historian Alejandro de la Fuente.
- Slavery and the Law in the United States
- Slavery, Anti-Slavery, and the Coming of the Civil War
- Slavery, Reconstruction, and the Constitution
- The History of Race and Racism in the United States
- Law, Politics, and the Memory of Slavery in the United States and Europe
- Comparative Race and Slavery in the Americas
- Race and Modern Conservative Movement
Arizona State University
Gayle Gullett is an associate professor in the history faculty within the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. She specializes in American women’s history, the American West, and urban history. Her publications include Becoming Citizens: The Emergence and Development of the California Women’s Movement, 1880-1911 (2000). A coeditor, with Susan Gray, of Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Gullett is currently editing Contingent Maps: Rethinking the North American West, an anthology of recently published Frontiers articles about gender and the West. She is also working on a book manuscript, “Constructing Modern Women: Gender, Race, and Los Angeles, 1910-1930.”
- Winning the Vote in the American West: The Western Woman Suffrage Movement
- How the Vote Was Won in California, 1911
- Building a Woman’s Movement and Becoming Citizens: A California Story, 1880-1920
- Modernity and the City: Newspaper Women, the Press, and 1910s Los Angeles
University of Chicago
Ramón Gutiérrez is the Preston and Sterling Morton Distinguished Service Professor of History and the director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago. A former MacArthur Fellow, he previously taught at the University of California, San Diego, where he founded the ethnic studies department and its Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. The author of When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away (1991), and the editor of six volumes, he is currently working on a study of the religious and political thought of Reyes López Tijerina, one of the leaders of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s.
- Hispanic American History
- Race and Sexuality in American History
- Reies López Tijerina and the Religious Origins of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement
Pekka Hämäläinen is the Rhodes Professor of American History at Oxford University and a fellow at St. Catherine’s College. He is the author of The Comanche Empire (2008), which won several awards, including the Bancroft Prize, the OAH Merle Curti Award, the Caughey Prize, the Norris and Carol Hundley Award, and a Recognition of Excellence Award from the Cundill Prize in History jury. He is also a coeditor, with Benjamin H. Johnson, of Major Problems in North American Borderlands History (2011).
- The Comanche Empire and the Grand Narrative of North America
- The Other American History: The Struggle for Power and Survival in North America, 1600-1900
University of California, Santa Cruz
Lisbeth Haas is a professor of history and feminist studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she also chairs the feminist studies department. Her research and writing consider colonialism, imperialism, and their legacies, focusing on the multiethnic populations of California, integrating a concern for how people define their own histories and legal rights, and favoring the placement of U.S. history within the context of the Americas. Her early writing, which includes Conquests and Historical Identities in California, 1769–1936 (1995), incorporates Mexican-American, urban, and agricultural history. Her most recent book is Pablo Tac, Indigenous Scholar Writing on Luiseño Language and Colonial History (2011), a biography with Luiseño artist James Luna of a young scholar born at Mission San Luis Rey who wrote a grammar, dictionary, and history while studying in Rome in the late 1830s. The book includes Tac’s original manuscript in three languages as well as in English translation. Tac’s scholarship offers extensive information about colonial California and is a source for Haas’s forthcoming book, Saints and Citizens: Indigenous Histories of Colonial Missions and Mexican California (2013), which examines the colonial history of California, especially that of the Chumash, Luiseno, and Yokuts as they reconfigured their societies after the Spanish invasion.
- California Missions (and other topics in California history)
- Indigenous Histories and Subaltern Stories of the Colonial Americas, the Southwest, and the Borderlands
- Mexican American History and Histories of Diaspora
- California and World History
- Historical Memory, Sites of Memory, and Monuments
University of Pennsylvania
Steven Hahn is the Roy F. and Jeanette P. Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania 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 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. He is a coeditor of The Countryside in the Age of Capitalist Transformation: Essays in the Social History of Rural America (1985) and the forthcoming “Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, Land, and Labor in 1865.”
- Why the Civil War Mattered
- What Did the Slaves Think of Lincoln?
- Barack Obama, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Long History of African American Politics
- Marcus Garvey, the UNIA, and the Hidden Political History of African Americans
- Slave Emancipation, Indian Peoples, and the Projects of the New American State
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jacquelyn Hall is the Julia Cherry Spruill Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the founding president of the Labor and Working Class History Association as well as a past president of the Southern Historical Association and the OAH. Recipient of a National Humanities Medal, she is the author of Revolt Against Chivalry: Jessie Daniel Ames and the Women’s Campaign Against Lynching (1979) and a coauthor of Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (1987). She is currently a coprincipal investigator for a project entitled “Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement.”
- The Long Civil Rights Movement
- Feminist Biography
- Southern Women on the Left
- Southern Workers
- Self and Subject in Historical Writing
University of Maryland, College Park
The retired chief of the General Histories Branch at the U.S. Army’s Center of Military History and a Senior Lecturer in University Honors at the University of Maryland, College Park, William Hammond is the author of the Army’s groundbreaking two-volume history of its relations with the news media during the Vietnam conflict. He has also written Reporting Vietnam: Media and Military at War (1998), winner of the Leopold Prize, and is a coauthor of Black Soldier, White Army: The 24th Infantry in Korea (1996), a study of the Army’s last segregated infantry regiment.
- Who Were the Saigon Correspondents, and Does It Matter Today? Do Vietnam Precedents Still Apply to Military-Media Relations in Wartime?
- Black Soldier, White Army: The Korean War and Its Role in the Destruction of the Jim Crow Army
University of Maryland, College Park
Associate professor and chair of the African American studies department at the University of Maryland, College Park, Sharon Harley researches, teaches, and speaks frequently on black women’s labor history and racial and gender politics. Editor of and contributor to noted anthologies about black women in the modern Civil Rights movement and women of color in the global economy, she is currently writing a book about gender, labor, and citizenship in the lives of African Americans from the 1860s to 1920s.
- Black Women, Labor, and Citizenship from the Postbellum Period to Early Twentieth Century
- Black Women’s Cultural Production and Racial Politics
- Gloria Richardson
- Mary Church Terrell
University of Virginia
An assistant professor of history and African American studies at the University of Virginia, Claudrena N. Harold specializes in African American history, black cultural politics, and labor history. She is the author of The Rise and Fall of the Garvey Movement in the Urban South (2007), which chronicles the history of Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association from the perspective of black women and men living below the Mason-Dixon Line. Her forthcoming “No Ordinary Sacrifice: New Negro Politics in the Jim Crow South” details how the development of New Negro politics and thought was shaped by people, ideas, organizations, and movements rooted in the South, bringing into full view the ways southern blacks not only validated the idea of the New Negro as a national phenomenon but also significantly informed and reshaped the contours of black nationality and class formation. She is currently coediting The Problem of Punishment: Race, Inequality, and Justice and continues her exploration into the history and politics of African American music.
- African American Social Movements
- Democratic Limits and Potentials of Social Media
- Black Nationalism and the Black Power Movement
- African American Workers and their Historic Quest for a Living Wage
- African American Music and the Black Liberation Struggle
- The Democratic Potential of Public History in a Multiracial Society
Leslie Harris is the Winship Distinguished Research Professor in the Humanities and an associate professor of history and African American studies at Emory University. She is the author of In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863 (2003) and a coeditor, with Ira Berlin, of Slavery in New York (2005). She is currently at work on a family history of New Orleans between 1965 (Hurricane Betsy) and 2005 (Hurricane Katrina). She is also a cofounder and director of the Transforming Community Project of Emory University, which seeks to engage all members of the university community in the active recovery of and reflection on the history of race at Emory and its meaning for the institution today.
- African Americans, Class, and Community in Pre-Civil War New York City
- Slavery in New York City
- On the Eve of Katrina: Life in Late-Twentieth-Century New Orleans
- Transforming Community at Emory University: An Institution Confronts its Racial History
University of California, Davis
Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Davis, where she teaches courses on the social, cultural, economic, and gender history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America. She is the author of The Ties That Buy: Women and Commerce in Revolutionary America (2009), which considers black and white women as workers, shoppers, and creditors. She is currently writing a book on auctions and market culture in America.
- Work, Family, and the Development of American Capitalism
- The Politics of Shopping in Early America
- Gender, Justice, and the American Revolution
- America under the Hammer: Auctions and Market Culture
Ohio State University, Emerita
Susan Hartmann is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of History Emerita at Ohio State University and has published extensively on women in the twentieth century, feminism, and women’s rights movements. Among her books are The Home Front and Beyond: American Women in the 1940s (1983); From Margin to Mainstream: American Women and Politics since the 1960s (1989); a textbook, The American Promise (4th edition, 2008); and The Other Feminists (1998), a study of women’s rights activism in the 1960s and 1970s. She is a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center of Scholars and has been elected a fellow of the Society of American Historians.
- New Perspectives on Twentieth-Century Feminism in the United States
- Gender and Politics in Post-World War II America
- Material Interests and Economic Realities in the Wars over Feminism in the U.S. in the 1970s
- What American Women Had to Do to Win the Vote
- The 1950s: Feminine Mystique or Feminist Movement?
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Paul Harvey is a professor of history and a Presidential Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. His research interests focus on American religious history, the history of the American South, African American history, and American cultural history. He is the author of several books on American religious history, including most recently The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America (2012), cowritten with Edward J. Blum. He is also the creator of the blog Religion in American History.
- The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America
- Religion, Race, and American Ideas of Freedom
- Moses, Jesus, and the Trickster in the Evangelical South
- Southern Religion and Civil Rights
- Religion and the American Civil War
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Emeritus
Donald T. Hata is an emeritus professor of history at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he taught for nearly thirty years. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards as well as the California Historical Society’s Award of Merit, with his late wife Nadine Hata, for their pioneering efforts to clarify the historic role of Japanese Americans (Nikkei) in California through writing, teaching, and public service. He is a coauthor, with Nadine Hata, of Japanese Americans and World War II: Mass Removal, Imprisonment, and Redress (fourth edition, 2011); “Indispensable Scapegoats: Asians and Pacific Islanders in Pre-1945 Los Angeles,” a chapter in City of Promise: Race and Historical Change in Los Angeles (2006); and numerous articles. A native of East Los Angeles, he spent three years as a child prisoner in the U.S. War Relocation Authority concentration camp at Gila River, Arizona, and served as a planning commissioner and councilman in the city of Gardena from 1971 to 1976, experiences that directly impacted his research on Japanese Americans. He is currently working on a comprehensive survey history of Japanese Americans in the United States and throughout the Western Hemisphere.
- Japanese American Gulag and Diaspora in World War II, Redress, and Unfinished Business
- “Yellow Peril”—Dead or Alive? Asian Americans as “Indispensable Scapegoats”
University of Delaware
Christine Leigh Heyrman is the Grimble Professor of American History at the University of Delaware. Her books include Commerce and Culture: The Maritime Communities of Colonial Massachusetts, 1690-1750 (1984) and Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt (1998), which won the Bancroft Prize. She is also a coauthor of the textbook, Nation of Nations: A Narrative History of the American Republic (6th edition, 2007). Her current research focuses on focuses on the first cohort of American Protestant missionaries in the Middle East (1820-1860).
- Holy Wars in Beulah Land: The Contest Among Evangelical Christians in the American South, 1770-1860
- First Encounters with the Indians: European Representations of Native Americans in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (with slides)
- Encounters with Islam: The First American Protestant Missionaries in the Middle East
Montana State University, Bozeman
An occasional commentator on the presidency for the “Newshour with Jim Lehrer,” Hoff is currently a research professor of history at Montana State University. She is a former president of the Center for the Study of the Presidency, a former executive director of OAH, and a former director of the Contemporary History Institute at Ohio University. She is also the author, most recently, of A Faustian Foreign Policy from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush (2007), The Cooper’s Wife is Missing: The Trials of Bridget Cleary (2000), Nixon Reconsidered (1994), and Law, Gender, and Injustice: A Legal History of U.S. Women (2nd edition, 1994).
- U.S. Twentieth-Century Diplomatic and Political History
- U.S. Women’s Legal Status
- Modern Presidency
- The Nixon Presidency
College of William and Mary and Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
Ronald Hoffman is a professor of history and the director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture at the College of William and Mary. As the symposia director of the U. S. Capitol Historical Society from 1977-1993, he coedited the 15-book series, Perspectives on the American Revolution. His Princes of Ireland, Planters of Maryland: A Carroll Saga, 1500–1782 (2000), written in collaboration with Sally D. Mason, won the Southern Historical Association’s Owsley Award and the Library of Virginia’s Literary Award for Nonfiction. The first three volumes of the Carroll Papers, Dear Papa, Dear Charley: The Peregrinations of a Revolutionary Aristocrat, as Told by Charles Carroll of Carrollton and His Father, Charles Carroll of Annapolis (2001) received, together with Princes of Ireland, the Maryland Historical Society’s Book Prize. In 2006, the Carroll Papers won the American Historical Association’s J. Franklin Jameson Prize for outstanding achievement in the editing of historical resources.
- Charles Carroll of Carrollton: An Eighteenth-Century Irish Catholic Odyssey
- “A decent respect to the opinions of mankind”: Slavery and Jefferson’s Quest for Moral Superiority in the American Revolution
- The American Revolution as a Civil War
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kristin Hoganson is a professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She specializes in the United States in world context, cultures of U.S. imperialism, and transnational history. She is the author of Fighting for American Manhood: How Gender Politics Provoked the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars (1998) and Consumers’ Imperium: The Global Production of American Domesticity, 1865-1920 (2007). Her current research on the U.S. heartland explores the relations between security and empire.
- The American Empire around 1898
- Inventing the Local: The Politics of Place and Space in the Era of Removal
- Buying into Empire: U.S. Consumption at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
- Armchair Travel and the Rise of the Tourist Mentality
- Popular Geographies of Food and Cooking
- Unpacking Pork: De-exceptionalizing American Empire by Considering Anglo-Saxonist Pigs
- Converging Borderlands in the U.S. Midwest
- Importing the American Dream
- Beyond the Search for Export Markets: The Foreign Relations of Farmers
University of California, Berkeley
Former president of the OAH, David A. Hollinger specializes in the intellectual and ethnoracial histories of the United States since the late nineteenth century. His recent books include Postethnic America: Beyond Multiculturalism (3rd edition, expanded, 2006), Cosmopolitanism and Solidarity: Studies in Ethnoracial, Religious, and Professional Affiliation in the United States (2006), and the classic anthology, coedited with Charles Capper, The American Intellectual Tradition (6th edition, 2011). Hollinger’s recent essays have appeared in a great range of historical and interdisciplinary journals, including the London Review of Books, Representations, Church History, the Pacific Historial Review, Daedalus, Callaloo, and the Journal of American Ethnic History. Currently Preston Hotchkis Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, he is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- America’s Racial and Ethnic Classifications: How We Got Them and Why They No Longer Work Very Well
- The Protestant Boomerang: What the Foreign Missionary Project Did to the United States in the Twentieth Century
- The Quarrel between Evangelical and Ecumenical Protestants Since World War II
Jonathan Holloway is a professor of African American studies, history, and American studies at Yale University. He specializes in postemancipation social and intellectual history. He is the author of Confronting the Veil: Abram Harris Jr., E. Franklin Frazier, and Ralph Bunche, 1919-1941 (2002); the editor of Ralph Bunche’s A Brief and Tentative Analysis of Negro Leadership (2005); and the coeditor of Black Scholars on the Line: Race, Social Science, and American Thought in the Twentieth Century (2007). In Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory, Identity, and Politics in Black America since 1940 (2013), Holloway uses popular literature, memoir, documentary film, and heritage tourism to ask critical questions of the historian’s craft.
- Race, Social Science, and Citizenship in the Twentieth Century
- Memory and History in Post-1941 Black America
- Reinterpreting Black Leadership in a Post-Racial Age
University of Washington, Tacoma
A founding faculty member at the University of Washington, Tacoma, Michael K. Honey is the Fred and Dorothy Haley Professor of Humanities there. He teaches African American and U.S. history, civil rights, and labor studies, and specializes in work on Martin Luther King Jr. He is the author of three award-winning monographs on labor and civil rights history, including Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, King’s Last Campaign (2007), and the editor of “All Labor Has Dignity” (2012), a collection of little-known King speeches for labor rights and economic justice. His current book project is “John Handcox and the Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union: Narrative and Songs in the African American Folk Tradition.” A former southern civil rights organizer and a musician, he recently received a Guggenheim Fellowship and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and various research centers.
- Where Do We Go From Here? Martin Luther King Jr.’s Unfinished Agenda in the Era of Obama
- Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last Campaign
- Hard-Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People: Music as a Form of Oral History
- Black Workers Remember: An Oral History of Segregation and the Freedom Struggle
- Sharecropper’s Troubadour: John Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers Union, and the African American Tradition
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
James Horn is vice president of research for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He is the author of numerous books and articles on colonial America, most recently A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke (2010) and A Land As God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America (2005), and is currently editing the writings of Captain John Smith for the Library of America series.
- A Land As God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America
- The Pearl and the Gold: Sir Walter Raleigh’s Lost Colony of Roanoke
Smith College, Emeritus
Daniel Horowitz is the Mary Huggins Gamble Professor Emeritus of American Studies at Smith College, where he has taught since 1989. A historian whose work focused on the history of consumer culture and social criticism in the U.S. during the twentieth century, he is the author of several books including Betty Friedan and the Making of The Feminine Mystique: The American Left, The Cold War, Modern Feminism (1998); The Anxieties of Affluence: Critiques of American Consumer Culture, 1939-1979 (2004), winner of the Eugene M. Kayden Prize; and Consuming Pleasures: Intellectuals and Popular Culture in the Postwar World (2012). He is the editor of Suburban Life in the 1950s: Selections from Vance Packard’s The Status Seekers (1995) and Jimmy Carter and the Energy Crisis of the 1970: The “Crisis of Confidence” Speech of July 15, 1979 (2004).
- What the Life of Betty Friedan Reveals about the History of American Feminism and American Women
- How American and European Writers in the 1950s and 1960s Came to See Consumer Culture as a Source of Pleasure Rather Than of Danger
- Rethinking the History of the United States in the Post–World War II World: Why the 1970s Was a Crucial Decade
- What It Means to Think of the United States as a Consumer Society
University of California, Los Angeles, Emeritus and Oxford University, Emeritus
Dan Howe grew up in Denver and now lives in Los Angeles. He learned to love history when he was about 6 years old; his father put him on his lap and told him about Hannibal crossing the Alps with elephants to fight the Romans. He has taught at Yale, UCLA, and Oxford. He won the Pulitzer Prize for What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (2007) and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also author of Making the American Self: Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln (1997), and he intends his next book to be about the U.S.-Mexican War.
- “What Hath God Wrought”: The Communications Revolution and its Consequences, 1815-1848 (illustrated)
- The Improvement of America and the Improvement of Americans, 1815-1848 (illustrated)
- “Honest Abe”: Abraham Lincoln and the Moral Character
- Abraham Lincoln as a Self-Made Man
- Manifest Destiny and the War with Mexico (illustrated)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fred Hoxie is the Swanlund Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he is also affiliated with the College of Law and the American Indian studies program. He has served as a consultant both to Indian tribes and government agencies, and his current research focuses on American Indian and indigenous political activism in the United States and beyond. His publications include A Final Promise: The Campaign to Assimilate the Indians (1984); Parading Through History: The Making of the Crow Nation in America, 1805-1935 (1995); Talking Back to Civilization: Indian Voices from the Progressive Era (2001); The People: A History of Native America (2007), with David Edmunds and Neal Salisbury; Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country (2007), with Jay Nelson; and This Indian Country: American Indian Political Activists and the Place They Made (2012).
- Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country
- Images of Native Americans in U.S. Historical Writing and Teaching
- Federal Indian Law: A Tool for Colonial Rule or Liberation?
- Word Warriors: American Indian Political Activists and the United States
University of Texas at Austin
Born in Missouri, Madeline Y. Hsu grew up traveling between Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Arkansas. She is currently an associate professor of history and director of the Center for Asian American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. The author of Dreaming of Gold, Dreaming of Home: Transnationalism and Migration between the United States and South China, 1882-1943 (2000), she also coedited, with Sucheng Chan, Chinese Americans and the Politics of Race and Culture (2008), and edited Chinese American Transnational Politics (2010), which features articles by the pioneering Chinese American historian Him Mark Lai. Her ongoing research projects explore ethnic food and entrepreneurship, the entwining of U.S. foreign relations with immigration law and racial ideologies, contemporary Taiwanese history, Cold War refugee migrations and brain drains, and the emergence of the model minority.
- The Origins of Chop Suey: Ethnic Representation and Entrepreneurship
- Transpacific Families: How Chinese Americans Negotiated Illegality and Separation under Immigration Restriction
- The American Origins of Illegal Immigration
- Immigration Policy and America’s International Recruitment of Knowledge Workers
- “Brain Drain” and U.S. Immigration Law
Evelyn Hu-DeHart began as a Latin Americanist, with two books on the Yaqui Indians of northwest Mexico and the borderlands. For more than two decades, she has explored Asian diasporas in Latin America and the Caribbean, with particular attention to the Chinese of Mexico, Peru, and Cuba and the rest of the Caribbean. She has adopted not only transnational and transborder approaches in constructing the histories of these movements but also has worked and published multilingually, in English, Spanish, and Chinese, on several continents. As the director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University, she has taken a leading role in moving ethnic studies in more relational, comparative, hemispheric American and transpacific directions. She currently teaches a first-year bilingual (English-Spanish) seminar on the U.S.-Mexican border as well as a graduate seminar on diaspora and transnationalism.
- The Strange and Curious History of the “Illegal Alien”
- Asians in the Americas: The Chinese, Japanese, and South Asian Diasporas
- Spanish Manila and the First American Chinatown
Tera Hunter is a professor of history and African American studies at Princeton University. She has taught courses throughout her career on African American, southern, labor, and women’s history. She is the author of To ’Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors after the Civil War (1997), which received several prizes, including the Southern Historical Association’s H. L. Mitchell Award. She is a coeditor of Dialogues of Dispersal: Gender, Sexuality, and African Diasporas (2004) and African American Urban Studies: Perspectives from the Colonial Period to the Present (2004). She is currently writing a book on African American marriages in the nineteenth century.
- African American Marriage in the Nineteenth Century
College of William and Mary
Heather Huyck’s thirty-year career as a public historian bridges academically based history and place-based history, especially history as found in the National Park system (she has visited 317 of the 397 parks). Now the president of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (www.ncwhs.org), she focuses on researching, preserving, and interpreting women’s history, and she teaches at the College of William and Mary. The former director of the Jamestown 400th Project, Huyck is also the recipient of the American Historical Association’s Herbert Feis Award for distinguished contributions in public history; the editor of Women’s History: Sites and Resources (2008); and, a coeditor, with Peg Strobel, of Revealing Women’s History: Best Practices for Historic Sites (2011). She is currently researching approximately 15,000 documents from Mrs. Maggie Lena Walker, an African American community organizer and entrepreneur (1864–1934) best known for founding a bank, an insurance company, a newspaper, and an emporium.
- National Parks: America’s History
- Preserving and Presenting the Places of Women’s History
- Places of Colonial History: Telling the Whole Story
- Crowbars and Blue Books: Thirty Years of Bridging Academic and Public History
- Mrs. Maggie Walker and Her Independent Order: African Americans Defy Jim Crow
- Using Architecture, Photography, and Archives to Research Jim Crow
University of Georgia
John C. Inscoe has taught southern history at the University of Georgia for the past twenty-five years. A native of western North Carolina, much of his research and writing has focused on nineteenth-century southern Appalachia, specifically on the issues of slavery, race, and the Civil War. He is the author, most recently, of Race, War, and Remembrance in the Appalachian South (2008) and Writing the South through the Self: Explorations in Southern Autobiography (2011), which explores how students of history can understand issues of race, gender, poverty, education, family, and community through what black and white southerners have written about their own lives. He is the editor of the online New Georgia Encyclopedia as well as a collection of articles on the Civil War in Georgia that was published in print in 2011.
- Civil War and Remembrance in the Appalachian South
- Race and Racism in Southern Appalachia: Myths, Realities, and Ambiguities
- Writing the South through the Self: Insights into Race and Region in Southern Autobiography
- The Emotional Impact of Jim Crow
- Coming of Age and Coming to Terms with Poverty: Perspectives on the Poor in Southern Autobiography
- Georgia’s Civil War
Matthew Frye Jacobson is a professor of American studies, history, and African American studies at Yale University. He is the author of Roots Too: White Ethnic Revival in Post-Civil Rights America (2006), winner of the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award; What Have They Built You to Do? The Manchurian Candidate and Cold War America (2006), with Gaspar Gonzalez; Barbarian Virtues: The United States Encounters Foreign Peoples at Home and Abroad, 1876-1917 (2000); Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race (1998), winner of the John Hope Franklin and the Ralph Bunche Prizes; and Special Sorrows: The Diasporic Imagination of Irish, Polish, and Jewish Immigrants of the United States (1995). Currently the president of the American Studies Association, he is also at work on a study of anti-racism in U.S. culture in the post-war years, “Odetta’s Voice and Other Weapons: The Civil Rights Era as Cultural History,” and a multi-media documentary on hope and despair in Obama’s America, which can be viewed at http://www.historianseye.org.
- Race, Immigration, and U.S. Citizenship
- The History of “Whiteness” in U.S. Political Culture
- The Civil Rights Era as Cultural History
- Annexing the “Other”: Immigration and Imperialism, 1876-1917
- White Ethnic Revival in Post-Civil Rights America
- The Historian’s Eye Documentary Project
Karl Jacoby is a professor of history at Columbia University. His research considers how power relations within human society are reinforced, complicated, and, at times, effaced through interactions with the natural world, especially with regard to the history of U.S. expansion. His first book, Crimes against Nature: Poachers, Squatters, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation (2001), examines the ways in which the United States sought to exert new forms of control over nature through the conservation movement. His second book, Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History (2008), focuses on the ways the tremendous violence toward American Indians that accompanied the “frontier” has been remembered and forgotten in the intervening years. His current project analyzes race and slavery along the U.S.-Mexico border through the life story of a one-time slave who made many journeys across the race line and the border line.
- National Parks and Native Peoples
- The History of the Frontier and the Frontier of History: Thinking Historically about the Camp Grant Massacre
- “Wondering Horror”: A History of Violence and the Violence of History
- Crossing the Line: The Strange Career of Guillermo Eliseo
University of California, Irvine
Winston James is a professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, and a widely published historian of the African diaspora. He is the author of the prizewinning Holding Aloft the Banner of Ethiopia: Caribbean Radicalism in Early Twentieth-Century America (1998), A Fierce Hatred of Injustice: Claude McKay’s Jamaica and His Poetry of Rebellion (2000), and The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799–1851 (2010), and a coeditor of Inside Babylon: The Caribbean Diaspora in Britain (1993). His current project is a two-volume political biography of Claude McKay.
- The Caribbean Diaspora in the United States
- Rethinking the “New Negro” Movement, 1917–1930
- The Caribbean Diaspora and Black Internationalism
- The Life and Work of Claude McKay
- The Life and Work of John Brown Russwurm
Caroline E. Janney is an associate professor of history at Purdue University where she teaches courses on the Civil War, Civil War memory, and women’s history. Her first book, Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies’ Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause (2008), explores the role of white southern women as the creators and purveyors of Confederate tradition in the immediate post-Civil War South. In Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation (2013), she studies the ways in which Unionists and former Confederates attempted to reconcile after the war. Examining the role of veterans’ associations, women’s clubs, monument dedications, efforts to establish national battlefields, and Hollywood’s treatment of the war, this book also elaborate on the ways in which Americans used the memory of the war to shape U.S. culture and politics for more than one hundred years after the surrender at Appomattox. A former fellow at the Huntington Library and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, she is currently a fellow at Purdue University’s Center for Humanistic Studies.
- Civil War Veterans: Lessons on Reconciling in the Aftermath of War
- Reconciling and Reuniting the Nation: How Americans Have Remembered the Civil War
- Women’s Associations and Civil War Memory
- Women and the American Civil War
- Remembering Appomattox: From Reconciliation to Sectional Discord
- Union and Slavery: How Union Veterans Remembered the Civil War
- The Slavery Question: How Ex-Confederates Thought about Their Peculiar Institution
- Calls for Vengeance: Violence in the Wake of Lincoln’s Assassination
- Remembering Lee: Disputes among Virginia’s Men and Women over the Lee Monument
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Robert F. Jefferson Jr. is an associate professor of history and African American studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the author of Fighting for Hope: African American Troops of the 93rd Infantry Division in World War II and Postwar America (2008) and is currently writing “The Color of Disability: Vasco De Gama Hale and Twentieth-Century America.”
- African American Military Poets and World War II
- Black Disabled Ex-GIs and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the 1950s
- Blinded Black World War II Veterans and the Rehabilitation Politics of the 1940s
- Black World War II Veterans and the African Independence Movements of the 1950s
- Cadre Trailblazers: The Integrated Officer Training Schools of World War II
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Emeritus
John W. Jeffries is dean emeritus of arts, humanities, and social sciences as well as a professor emeritus of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The author of books and articles on the politics and policy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt era and on the World War II home front, he has also received campus and system-wide teaching awards. The editor of the 1929–1945 volume of the Encyclopedia of American History (2003, revised edition 2010), he is working on a book about the 1940 election.
- Was World War II the “Good War”?
- The Domestic Impact of World War II
- Elections in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Era
- Great Depression and the New Deal
Johns Hopkins University
Michael P. Johnson has been teaching at Johns Hopkins University for nineteen years, focusing on nineteenth-century U.S. history. He has published extensively on topics related to slavery, free African Americans, secession, and Abraham Lincoln. He is also the coauthor of the popular college textbook, The American Promise (5th edition, 2012) and the editor of a widely used two-volume collection of documents, Reading the American Past (4th edition, 2008). His writings have received several national awards; he has won university awards for undergraduate teaching; and he has directed or advised more than sixty-five completed doctoral dissertations.
- Reading American Slave Conspiracies
- Who was Denmark Vesey?
- Rethinking Abraham Lincoln
- Black Master: The Story of William Ellison
University of Texas at Austin
Jacqueline Jones is the Walter Prescott Webb Chair in History and the Ideas/Mastin Gentry White Professor of Southern History at the University of Texas at Austin. A former MacArthur Fellow and a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, she specializes in U. S. southern, African-American, labor, and women’s history. She is the author of several books, including, most recently, Saving Savannah: The City and the Civil War (2008), and Creek Walking: Growing Up in Delaware in the 1950s (2001). She has also coauthored a history college textbook, Created Equal: A Social and Political History of the American People (3rd edition, 2008). The 25th anniversary edition, revised and updated, of her Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work and the Family from Slavery to the Present was published in 2009. She is currently working on a book of essays on the fluidity of racial ideologies over time and place in American history.
- Topics vary
Peniel E. Joseph is professor of history at Tufts University. He is author of Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America (2006) and editor of The Black Power Movement: Rethinking the Civil Rights and Black Power Era (2006). He is currently working on a number of books, including A World of Our Own: Black Intellectuals and the Pan-African Dream, Any Day Now: African American Historical Criticism, and Revolution in Babylon: Stokely Carmichael and America in the 1960s.
- Waiting ’Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America
- Revolution in Babylon: Stokely Carmichael and America in the 1960s
- 1968: Through the Trial of Huey Percy Newton
- The Black Panthers and American Democracy
Jane Kamensky is the Harry S. Truman Professor of American Civilization and the chair of the history department at Brandeis University, where she has won two awards for excellence in teaching. Her major publications include The Exchange Artist: A Tale of High-Flying Speculation and America’s First Banking Collapse (2008), a finalist for the George Washington Prize; and Governing the Tongue: The Politics of Speech in Early New England (1997). She is also the author of the novel Blindspot (2008), jointly written with Jill Lepore; a coeditor of The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution (2012); and a coauthor of the forthcoming tenth edition of A People and a Nation. She is currently at work on a book about American artists in London in the age of Revolution.
- West, Copley Stuart: The American Artist as Atlantic Artisan
- The American School: Life and Art in the Age of Revolution
Texas A&M University
Walter D. Kamphoefner has taught at Texas A&M University since 1988 and has published widely on immigration and ethnicity, with articles in four languages and three authored or coedited books in German and English. Since his pioneering transatlantic study, The Westfalians: From Germany to Missouri (1987), he has worked extensively with immigrant letters, and on bilingual education and the immigrant language transition. While his research focuses mainly on Germans, he regularly teaches a multi-ethnic course on immigration past and present.
- What’s New about the Newest Immigration? Two Centuries of Historical Perspective
- Elvis and Other Germans: Some Observations and Modest Proposals on the Writing of Ethnic History
- German Texans: Model Minority or Reluctant Americanizers?
- What German Americans Fought For: Evidence from their Civil War Letters
- Beyond Liberty Cabbage: The German-American Experience during World War I
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Stephen Kantrowitz is a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has earned several teaching awards. His research focuses on the relationship between race and citizenship in the era of emancipation. He is the author of More Than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829–1889 (2012) and a coeditor of All Men Free and Brethren: Essays on the History of African American Freemasonry (2013). His first book, Ben Tillman and the Reconstruction of White Supremacy (2000), was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and won several scholarly awards.
- How Ben Tillman Got His Pitchfork
- Who Freed the Slaves?
- More Than Freedom: African American Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century United States
- Insurgent Cosmopolitans: African American Freemasons and Their Freedom Dreams
An expert on American legal history, the history of philanthropy, and the history of higher education, Stan Katz is the director of Princeton’s Center for Arts and Cultural Policy and a lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is a past president of the OAH and the Society for Legal History as well as president emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies. Most recently, he is the editor-in-chief of the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (2009). He received the National Humanities Medal in 2010.
- America’s International Dilemma: Why Doesn’t the U.S. Fully Participate in the International Human Rights System?
- John Dewey and the Civic Purposes of General Education
- Constitutionalism and Human Rights: The Dilemma of the United States
- Gun-Barrel Democracy? Democratic Constitutionalism Following Military Occupation: Reflections on the U.S. Experience in Japan, Germany, Afghanistan, and Iraq
- The “Just” University
- Who’s Afraid of Senator Byrd? Constitutionalism and American History
- Where Did the Tea Party Come From?
J. Kēhaulani Kauanui is an associate professor of American studies and anthropology at Wesleyan University, where she teaches courses on colonialism, critical race studies, and indigenous sovereignty issues. The author of Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity (2008), she is currently working on a second book, “Thy Kingdom Come? The Paradox of Hawaiian Sovereignty,” a critical study on land, gender, and sexual politics in relation to indigeneity and Hawaiian nationalism. Kauanui is an elected member of the American Antiquarian Society, a council member of the American Studies Association, a former president of the New England American Studies Association, and a founding council member of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. She is also active in independent media as the sole producer and host of a syndicated public affairs radio program, “Indigenous Politics: From Native New England and Beyond,” and part of a collective that produces another radio program, “Horizontal Power Hour,” which features anarchist and other radical politics.
- Land and Sovereignty Politics in Hawai`i
- The Legal Construction of Indigeneity through Race and Land Policy in Hawai`i
- Twenty-First-Century Indigenous Sovereignty Politics
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Harvey J. Kaye is the Ben and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he also directs the Center for History and Social Change. An award-winning author and editor committed to the study of the making of American democracy, Kaye has published fifteen books on history, politics, and ideas; has contributed articles and essays to a diverse array of American and international publications; and has appeared as a guest on numerous television and radio programs. His most recent books include Thomas Paine: Firebrand of the Revolution (2000), Are We Good Citizens? (2001), Thomas Paine and the Promise of America (2005), and the forthcoming “The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great.”
- Thomas Paine and the American Revolution
- Thomas Paine and the American Democratic Tradition
Michael Kazin is a professor of history at Georgetown University. He is the author, most recently, of American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation (2011) and A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan (2006), and a coeditor of Americanism: New Perspectives on the History of an Ideal (2006). He is the editor-in-chief of the two-volume Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History (2010) and also serves as the editor of Dissent magazine and an online columnist for The New Republic.
- The Failure and Success of American Radicalism
- William Jennings Bryan and the Fate of the Christian Left
- How to Understand the 1960s and How Not To
- The Causes of Conservative Victory, 1964-2004
- The Use and Abuse of Americanism
- The Anti-War Movement in the United States during World War I
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
A past president of the American Studies Association and the Society of Historians of the Early Republic, Mary Kelley is the Ruth Bordin Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has received numerous fellowships and awards, including the New Hampshire Teacher of the Year Award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She has written several books, including Learning to Stand and Speak: Women, Education, and Public Life in America’s Republic (2006), and has most recently coedited, with Robert A. Gross, A History of the Book in America, Volume 2: An Extensive Republic: Print, Culture, and Society in the New Nation, 1790-1840 (2010). She will be the Mellon Distinguished Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society in 2013–2014.
- Learning to Stand and Speak: Educating Women for Public Life
- Dreaming Women’s Equality: Past and Present Possibilities
- The Challenges and Opportunities of Teaching Women’s History
- Americans and Their Books: Reading and Writing in Historical Context
University of California, Los Angeles
Robin D. G. Kelley is the Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at the University of California, Los Angeles. His books include the prizewinning Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original (2009); Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression (1990); Race Rebels: Culture Politics and the Black Working Class (1994); Yo’ Mama’s DisFunktional!: Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America (1997), which was selected one of the top ten books of the year by the Village Voice; and Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination (2002). He is a coauthor of Three Strikes: Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor’s Last Century (2001) and a coeditor of Black, Brown, and Beige: Surrealist Writings from Africa and the Diaspora (2009), recipient of an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation; and To Make Our World Anew: A History of African Americans (2005). His most recent book is Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times (2012).
- The Long Rise and Short Decline of American Democracy
- Place Is the Space: Repositioning the History of American Democracy
- The Education of Grace Halsell: An Intimate History of the American Century
Stanford University, Emeritus
David Kennedy is the Donald J. Mclachlan Professor of History, Emeritus, and codirector of the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University. He is the author of several books on American history, including Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the Parkman Prize in 2000. He received the OAH Distinguished Service Award in 2007.
- What the New Deal Did
- How the United States Won World War II
- The Dilemmas of Difference in American Democracy
- Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Study in Leadership
- The Great Depression: Causes, Impact, Consequence
- Can the United States Still Afford to Be a Nation of Immigrants?
- Lessons of Leadership: Dwight Eisenhower as Warrior and President.
University of Iowa
Linda Kerber is May Brodbeck Professor in the Liberal Arts, professor of history, and lecturer in law at the University of Iowa, and a fellow of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her most recent book is the prizewinning No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies: Women and the Obligations of Citizenship (1998). A past president of the OAH, the American Historical Association, and the American Studies Association, Kerber also conducts workshops on the role of learned societies in the historical profession, developing manuscripts from dissertation to book, and other topics of professional interest. She has also worked on strengthening connections between secondary schools and academic historians and on academic exchanges between the United States and Japan.
- Statelessness in America
- Why Diamonds Really Are a Girl’s Best Friend, and Other Things You Need to Know about American History
- Marriage on Trial: Historians and Lawyers in Same-Sex Marriage Cases
- Can the Fourteenth Amendment Defend Itself?
A past president of the OAH, Alice Kessler-Harris teaches American history and women’s studies at Columbia University. Much of her research explores labor, women and gender, and social policy through the experiences of wage-earning women, and utilizes comparative and interdisciplinary frames. In recent years, she has turned to biography as a way of interpreting the past. She is the author most recently of A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman (2012).
- Sex, Lies, and History: The Life and Times of Lillian Hellman
- Biography after the Fall: Interpreting Radical Lives after the Cold War
- Dilemmas of Dissent: Lillian Hellman in the McCarthy Era
Stanley Woodward Professor of History at Yale University, Daniel J. Kevles has long taught American history and written extensively about the history of science, technology, and their relationship to American democracy. An elected member of International Academy of the History of Science, he is also a member of the American Philosophical Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as the Society of American Historians. His works include The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America (1978); In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity (1985); and Inventing America (2nd edition, 2006), a coauthored history of the United States that integrates science and technology into the American narrative. His latest work is the forthcoming “Vital Properties,” a history of innovation and ownership in plants, animals, and people.
- Science, Arms, and the State in the Twentieth Century
- Eugenics, the Genome, and Human Rights
- Reconstruction from the Right: The United States in the 1970s
- The Apples of Our Eyes: Art and Property in American Horticulture
- Human DNA and Human Rights: The Supreme Court, Patents, and the Genes for Breast Cancer
Alexander Keyssar is the Stirling Professor of History and Social Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His Out of Work: The First Century of Unemployment in Massachusetts (1986) received several scholarly prizes, including the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award; it was also named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times. He is also author of The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States (2000), which received the AHA Beveridge Prize. He is coauthor of Inventing America: A History of the United States (2nd edition, 2006) and has written widely on public policy issues in the popular press.
- The Strange Career of the Right to Vote in the United States
- Why do We Still Have the Electoral College?
George Mason University
Cynthia A. Kierner is a professor of history at George Mason University, where she teaches early American and women’s history. She is the author or editor of seven books including Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times (2012) and Scandal at Bizarre: Rumor and Reputation in Jefferson’s America (2004). Past president of Southern Association for Women Historians, she is also a coauthor of a forthcoming volume on Virginia women’s history. Her next major project will examine disasters in America from the colonial period through the Civil War era.
- Scandal at Bizarre: Sex, Rhetoric, and Reality in Jefferson’s America
- Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Presidents, Politics, and Gender in the Early American Republic
- Women, Families, and Politics in Revolutionary America
- A Society of Patriotic Ladies: The Edenton Ladies Tea Party
- Tea and the Politics of Protest and Commemoration in Revolutionary America
University of Missouri-Columbia
Wilma King holds the Strickland Professorship in African American History and Culture at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is the author of Stolen Childhood: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America (2nd edition, 2011), The Essence of Liberty: Free Black Women During the Slave Era (2006), and African American Childhoods: Historical Perspectives from Slavery to Civil Rights (2005).
- The Essence of Liberty: Free African American Women Before Slavery Ended
- Africa’s Progeny in America: African American Children in Historical Perspective, 1600-2000
- The Life Cycle of Slave Children in the Nineteenth-Century South
- African American Women and the Civil War
- African American Children and the Civil War
Michael J. Klarman is the Kirkland and Ellis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He has won numerous awards for his teaching and scholarship, which are primarily in the areas of constitutional law and constitutional history. He is the author of several books, including From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage (2012) and From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality (2004), which won the Bancroft Prize.
- Why Brown v. Board of Education Was a Hard Case
- Brown and the Civil Rights Movement
- The Founding of the Constitution
- Race and the Constitution in American History
- Slavery and the Constitution
- The Civil War and the Constitution
- The Supreme Court, Social Change, and Political Backlash
- The Supreme Court and Civil Liberties in American History
Matthew Klingle is an associate professor of history and environmental studies at Bowdoin College. He specializes in urban, environmental, and Western North American history. He is the author of Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle (2007), winner of the OAH Ray Allen Billington Prize. A former high school history teacher, he has received Bowdoin’s Sydney B. Karofsky Prize for teaching excellence. He was also a fellow and former trustee of the Environmental Leadership Program. His current research project, funded by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship, explores the environmental and social history of diabetes and chronic disease in America from the late nineteenth century to the present day. He is particularly interested in connecting scholarly research to contemporary environmental concerns as well as primary and secondary history education.
- Metronatural: The Nature of Inequality in the North American City
- Sweet Blood: Toward an Environmental History of Diabetes and Chronic Disease in Modern America
- Greening Clio: The Role of History in Environmental Studies
- The Nature of History: Teaching Environmental History in Primary and Secondary Schools
James T. Kloppenberg is the Charles Warren Professor of American History at Harvard University. He has written about social democracy in Europe and America, American politics and ideas from the seventeenth century to the present, the American philosophy of pragmatism, and the relation between contemporary critical theory and historical writing. His most recent book, Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition (2011), explains the reasons for Barack Obama’s commitments to democratic deliberation and conciliation by examining his intellectual formation and his understanding of American history. His current research projects include “The Intellectual Origins of Democracy in Europe and America,” “The American Democratic Tradition: Roger Williams to Barack Obama,” and an essay collection on the practice of pragmatic hermeneutics in historical writing. In recognition of his teaching, he has been named a Harvard College Professor and has been awarded the Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Prize by the Harvard University Undergraduate Council.
- Barack Obama and the American Political Tradition
- Rethinking Democracy in America from Roger Williams to Barack Obama
- Democracy in Theory and Practice since the Ancient World
- The Long Shadow of William James: Pragmatism in American Culture since 1870
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Emeritus
Richard Kohn is a professor emeritus of history and peace, war, and defense at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has served on the faculties of City College of New York, Rutgers University, and the Army and National War Colleges, and as Chief of Air Force History for the U.S. Air Force. In recent years he has concentrated on civil-military relations. He coedited Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil Military Gap and American National Security (2001) and coauthored The Exclusion of Black Soldiers from the Medal of Honor in World War II (1997).
- Civil-Military Relations: At the Heart of Military History
- President Obama and the Military
- Problems of Military Professionalism in the United States Today
University of Delaware
Peter Kolchin, the Henry Clay Reed Professor of History at the University of Delaware, is author of First Freedom: The Responses of Alabama’s Blacks to Emancipation and Reconstruction (1972); Unfree Labor: American Slavery and Russian Serfdom (1987); American Slavery, 1619-1877 (1993); and A Sphinx on the American Land: The Nineteenth-Century South in Comparative Perspective (2003). Winner of the Bancroft Prize, the OAH Avery O. Craven Award, and the Southern Historical Association’s Charles Sydnor Award, he is currently working on a comparative study of emancipation and its aftermath in Russia and the U.S. South, a sequel to Unfree Labor.
- Interpreting and Reinterpreting American Slavery
- The American Civil War and Emancipation in Comparative Perspective
Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Emerita
Historian Virginia Sánchez Korrol is the author of From Colonia to Community: The History of Puerto Ricans in New York City (1994); a coauthor of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean (1999); and a coeditor with Vicki L. Ruiz of Latina Legacies: Identity, Biography and Community (2005) and the award-winning, three-volume Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia (2006). She consults on museum exhibits, television documentaries, and educational projects, and serves on the National Parks Service’s American Latino Scholars Panel and on the boards of the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage and the New York Academy of History. She leads “Latinas in History,” an online interactive project, and writes for the Huffington Post. Her most recent publication is Feminist and Abolitionist: The Story of Emilia Casanova (2013), the biography of a nineteenth-century Cuban activist in New York City.
- Puerto Rican Women Leaders: Challenge and Change in the New York Experience
- Game Changers and Leadership: Latinas in American History
Robert Korstad is Kevin D. Gorter Professor of Public Policy Studies and History at Duke University where he codirects the Duke Program on History, Public Policy, and Social Change. He is coauthor, with James L. Leloudis, of To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America (2010); author of Civil Rights Unionism: Tobacco Workers and the Struggle for Democracy in the Mid-Twentieth-Century South (2003); coeditor of Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Talk About Life in the Segregated South (2001), and coauthor of Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (1987).
- America’s War on Poverty
- The Long Civil Rights Movement: The 1940s
- The Southern Cotton Mill World
- “Behind the Veil”: African American Life in the Jim Crow South
- Civil Rights Unionism
California Institute of Technology
Morgan Kousser’s book, Colorblind Injustice: Minority Voting Rights and the Undoing of the Second Reconstruction (1999), draws on testimony he has delivered as an expert witness in nineteen federal voting rights cases and before Congress. The author of more than 100 articles and book reviews, he has lectured extensively at universities in America and England.
- Do We Still Need The Voting Rights Act?
- “Colorblind” Injustice: The Supreme Court and the Counter-Revolution in Voting Rights
- Brown Out: Los Angeles’ Crawford School Desegregation Case and the Nature of Racial Discrimination in America
President of the OAH, Alan M. Kraut is a University Professor of History and International Service at American University, where he has been named Scholar/Teacher of the Year. He is the author or editor of eight books, including the award-winning Goldberger’s War: The Life and Work of a Public Health Crusader (2003). Most recently, he is a coauthor, with his wife Deborah, of Covenant of Care: Newark Beth Israel and the Jewish Hospital in America (2007) and a coeditor of American Immigration and Ethnicity: A Reader (2005) and From Arrival to Incorporation: Migrants to the U.S. in a Global Age (2008). Kraut has served as a member of the Statue of Liberty–Ellis Island History Committee, a consultant to the National Park Service and documentary filmmakers, and an adviser to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and pbs’s “History Detectives.” He is also a nonresident fellow of the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington think tank on immigration matters.
- Immigration and Work in America: An Historical Perspective
- Fit for America: Immigration, Healthy Bodies, and the American Environment in the Early Twentieth Century
- Prejudice and Philanthropy: The Rise of Catholic and Jewish Hospitals
- Ellis Island: Portal to America in an Age of Migration
- Medicine and Music: Joseph Goldberger and George Gershwin Encounter the American South in the Early Twentieth Century
- “Forget Your Past”: On Becoming American in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
A professor of history at Princeton University, Kevin M. Kruse studies the political, social, and urban/suburban history of twentieth-century America, with particular interest in the making of modern conservatism. Focusing on conflicts over race, rights, and religion, he also studies the postwar South and modern suburbia. Kruse is the author of White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism (2005) and a coeditor of three collections: The New Suburban History (2006); Spaces of the Modern City (2008); and Fog of War: The Second World War and the Civil Rights Movement (2012). He is currently completing a study of the making of American religious nationalism in the mid-twentieth century, “One Nation under God: Corporations, Christianity, and the Roots of the Religious Right,” and cowriting a history of the United States since 1974 with Julian Zelizer.
- One Nation under God: Corporations, Christianity, and the Rise of Religious Nationalism
- White Flight: Segregationist “Rights” and Resistance
Jon Kukla is a recognized authority on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century American history, with special emphasis on Virginia. Former director of Red Hill–the Patrick Henry National Memorial–and the Historic New Orleans Collection, he has extensive experience in public history. He has also written extensively about American history and culture for the major historical journals and in several books, including A Wilderness So Immense: The Louisiana Purchase and the Destiny of America (2003) and Mr. Jefferson’s Women (2007). He is currently reexamining the American Revolution in an ambitious narrative tentatively entitled “Mr. Henry’s Revolution.”
- All Men Are Created Equal: Thomas Jefferson and Women
- John Adams, Patrick Henry, and the Elusive Origins of the American Revolution
- Monroe and Livingston vs. Lewis and Clark: The Louisiana Purchase and American Civic Memory
- Thriving Outside the Grove: Reflections of a Public Historian
- A Mysteriously Transcendent Quality? The Secessionist Crisis of 1785-1786
- Everything We Thought We Knew about the Stamp Act . . . Might Be Wrong
University of Pennsylvania
Bruce Kuklick is a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught since 1972. He is interested in high politics in the United States and how it is connected to a wider American culture, leading him to research projects in a number of different genres of history, ranging from sports to philosophy to film and to academic institutions. He also believes that undergraduate teaching of American history is crucial as a form of civic education and thinks that the best way to convey the results of research is through narratives that explain and analyze historical issues. He has received the university’s Richard Dunn Award for teaching as well as its Lindback Award, Abrams Award, and the Senior Class Award. An elected member of the American Philosophical Society, he is the author of numerous books, including a three-volume history of American thought. His most recent books include Blind Oracles: Intellectual and War from Kennan to Kissinger (2006) and A Political History of the USA: One Nation under God (2009). He is currently at work on a monograph on historical knowledge and, with Emmanuel Gerard, a history of the assassination of the Congo’s Patrice Lumumba in 1961.
- War and the Intellectual from World War II to Vietnam
- American Heroes of World War II: The Sullivans and “The Sullivans”
- Death in the Congo: Murdering Patrice Lumumba
Regina Kunzel is the Doris Stevens Chair of Women’s Studies and a professor in the departments of history and gender and sexuality studies at Princeton University. She teaches and writes about gender and sexuality in modern American history. Her most recent book, Criminal Intimacy: Sex in Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality (2008), was awarded the American Historical Association’s John Boswell Prize, the Modern Language Association’s Alan Bray Memorial Book Award, and the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies. She is also the author of Fallen Women, Problem Girls: Unmarried Mothers and the Professionalization of Social Work, 1890–1945 (1993). Kunzel is currently working on a book on the encounters of sexual- and gender-variant people with psychiatry and psychoanalysis in the mid-twentieth-century United States.
- In Treatment: Psychiatry and the Archive of Modern Sexuality
- Prison and the Uneven History of “Modern” Sexuality
- “Lessons in Being Gay”: Prisoners and Lesbian/Gay Activists, 1970–1985
New York University
Karen Ordahl Kupperman’s scholarship focuses on the Atlantic world in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Most recently, she has published The Atlantic in World History (2012), an edition of Richard Ligon’s True and Exact History of the Island of Barbados (2011), and a new edition of Major Problems in American Colonial History (3rd edition, 2011). Among her earlier works, Indians and English: Facing Off in Early America (2000) won the American Historical Association’s Prize in Atlantic History and Providence Island, 1630-1641: The Other Puritan Colony (1993) won that association’s Albert J. Beveridge Award.
- How to Found a Successful Colony
- Music as a Mode of Communication in Cross-cultural Encounters
- Trying to Understand the Other in Early America
Peter J. Kuznick is an associate professor of history and the director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University. The author of Beyond the Laboratory: Scientists As Political Activists in 1930s America (1987); a coeditor, with James Gilbert, of Rethinking Cold War Culture (2001); and a coauthor, with Akira Kimura, of Rethinking the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (published in Japanese in 2010) and, with Yuki Tanaka, of Nuclear Power and Hiroshima: The Truth behind the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Power (published in Japanese in 2011), he studies nuclear issues, past and present, and is writing a book about scientists and the Vietnam War. He helped found the Committee for a National Discussion of Nuclear History and Current Policy in 2003, in response to a Smithsonian Enola Gay exhibit, and the Nuclear Education Project. He is also a coauthor, with Oliver Stone, of The Untold History of the United States (2012), a 10-part documentary film series and companion book on the history of the American empire and national security state, and he has also written a screenplay on the early Cold War.
- Lost Cause: Henry Wallace’s Struggle to Change the Course of History, 1944-1946
- The Decision to Risk the Future: Harry Truman and the Atomic Bomb
- Averting a “Disaster Incomprehensible in its Magnitude”: Scientists’ Opposition to the U.S. Invasion of Vietnam
- Just Like a Bullet: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Nuclearization of America
- Beyond the Laboratory: Scientists as Political Activists in 1930s and 1960s America
Western Kentucky University
Glenn W. LaFantasie is the Richard Frockt Family Professor of Civil War History at Western Kentucky University. He is the author of Twilight at Little Round Top (2005) and Gettysburg Requiem: The Life and Lost Causes of Confederate Colonel William C. Oates (2006). His most recent book is Gettysburg Heroes: Perfect Soldiers, Hallowed Ground (2008). Over the past thirty years, he has held various positions in the field of public history, including as editor of publications at the Rhode Island Historical Society, deputy historian of the U.S. Department of State, and director of the Aldie Mill Historic Site in Loudoun County, Virginia. He is working on a book, Lincoln and Grant, which will examine the relationship between the Union commander-in-chief and his most successful general.
- The Greatness of Abraham Lincoln
- The Mystery of Ulysses S. Grant
- The Civil War and the Rise of Modern America
- The Many Meanings of Gettysburg
- Abraham Lincoln and the American Military Tradition
- Mystic Chords of Memory: The Civil War Sesquicentennial
University of Michigan
Matthew D. Lassiter is an associate professor of history and of urban and regional planning at the University of Michigan, where he teaches courses about modern U.S. history, urban/suburban history, political history, and the wars on crime and drugs. He is the author of The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South (2006), winner of the Southern Regional Council’s Lillian Smith Book Award. His Journal of Urban History article, “The Suburban Origins of ‘Color-Blind’ Conservatism: Middle-Class Consciousness in the Charlotte Busing Crisis,” was republished in The Best American History Essays 2006 (2006). He is also a coeditor of The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism (2010) and The Moderates’ Dilemma: Massive Resistance to School Desegregation in Virginia (1998). His current book project is “The Suburban Crisis: The Pursuit and Defense of the American Dream.”
- The Suburban Crisis
- The Suburbs and the War on Drugs
- Crime in California
- The Silent Majority
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Bruce Laurie is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he has taught for more than forty years. His first three books focus on aspects of working-class experience during the nineteenth century. The last of those books, Artisans into Workers: Labor in Nineteenth-Century America (1989), was the first synthetic work of its kind. Since then, he has produced both scholarly and popular work on the topics of American abolitionism and American conservatism, including Beyond Garrison: Antislavery and Social Reform (2005). He is an elected member of the American Antiquarian Society and has codirected Fulbright seminars for teachers from around the world. His current book project is “Rebels in Paradise: Sketches of Northampton Abolitionists.”
- U.S. Labor and Economic History from 1800 to the Present
- Antislavery and Abolitionism
- Modern Conservatism
Jackson Lears is the Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University and the editor-in-chief of Raritan: A Quarterly Review. He is the author of No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920 (1981); Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America (1994), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Award for History; Something for Nothing: Luck in America (2003); and, most recently, Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877-1920 (2009). He has also coedited two collections of essays: The Culture of Consumption (1983) and The Power of Culture (1993). An elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has been a regular contributor to the London Review of Books, The New Republic, The Nation, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the New York Times, among other publications.
- The History of Longing: Reconnecting Private and Public
- The Trigger of History: Rethinking Capitalism and Modernity
College of the Holy Cross
Jerry Lembcke is an associate professor of sociology at the College of the Holy Cross and the author of seven books, including The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam (1998), cnn’s Tailwind Tail: Inside Vietnam’s Last Great Myth (2003), and Hanoi Jane: War, Sex, and Fantasies of Betrayal (2010). His reviews and opinion pieces have appeared in the American Historical Review, HistoryNewsNet.com, Oral History Review, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday, and the National Catholic Reporter.
- Spat-upon Veterans, Abandoned pows, and “Hanoi Jane”: Vietnam and the Making of America’s “Great Betrayal” Narrative
- Spat-upon Vietnam Veterans: Collecting the Stories, Reflecting on Their Meaning
Elizabeth D. Leonard is the John J. and Cornelia V. Gibson Professor of History at Colby College where she also chairs the history department. She is the author of Yankee Women: Gender Battles in the Civil War (1994), All the Daring of the Soldier: Women of the Civil War Armies (1999), Lincoln’s Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War (2004), Men of Color to Arms! Black Soldiers, Indian Wars, and the Quest for Equality (2010), and Lincoln’s Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky (2011), cowinner of the Lincoln Prize.
- Women in the Civil War
- The Lincoln Assassination
- Civil War-era Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky
- Black Soldiers in the U.S. Army, 1865-1895
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Earl Lewis is the president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Before joining the foundation, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Michigan, and Emory University, where he also served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. A social historian, he has championed the importance of diversifying the academy, enhancing graduate education, revisioning the liberal arts, exploring the role of digital tools for learning, and connecting universities to their communities. He is a general editor, with Robin D. G. Kelley, of the eleven-volume Young Oxford History of African Americans (1997–2000), a coeditor of The African American Urban Experience: Perspectives from the Colonial Period to the Present (2004), and a coauthor most recently of Defending Diversity: Affirmative Action at the University of Michigan (2004).
- Becoming Urban: African Americans, Migration, and Community Building
- The Color of Race: Implications from the Rhinelander Story
- Diversity in American Democracy
- The Multiple Stories of African Americans: More than One Narrative
Rutgers University, Newark
Jan Ellen Lewis is the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and a professor of history at Rutgers University, Newark. A specialist in colonial and early national history, she is the author of The Pursuit of Happiness: Family and Values in Jefferson’s Virginia (1983) and a coeditor of An Emotional History of the United States (1998); Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson: History, Memory, and Civic Culture (1999); and The Revolution of 1800: Democracy, Race, and the New Republic (2002).
- Thomas Jefferson’s Two Families
- Indian Hating, 1763-1764: A Parable
- Rethinking Women’s Suffrage in New Jersey, 1776-1807
- The Life and Times of Andrew Jackson
- Civil Liberties in Wartime, 1790-1840
Alex Lichtenstein is an associate professor of history at Indiana University, where he teaches labor history and South African history. He has also taught at Florida International University and Rice University, and has lectured at the University of Cape Town, the University of Belgrade, the University of Genoa, and Nankai University. The author of Twice the Work of Free Labor: The Political Economy of Convict Labor in the New South (1996), he has written widely on the topics of race, labor, and politics in the U.S. South and South Africa, with a focus on the twentieth century.
- The American Civil Rights Movement in Global Perspective
- Was There a Southern Strategy? Race, Politics, and Conservatism
- What is Southern Labor History?
- The Rise and Fall of the American Labor Movement in the Twentieth Century
- Walt Whitman, Slavery, and Democracy
- Civil Rights and Anti-Apartheid
- What Made Nelson Mandela a Great Leader?
University of California, Santa Barbara
Nelson Lichtenstein holds the MacArthur Foundation Chair in History and directs the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a student of U.S. capitalism in all of its dimensions and has long been particularly interested in its leading players, first studying the automotive industry and now considering Walmart and similar retailers. He is the author, most recently, of The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business (2009) and a coauthor of Who Built America? Working People and the Nation’s History, vol. 2 (revised, 2007).
- Walmart and World History: How the Big Store is Reshaping Society and Economy
- Triumphalism and Apocalypse: How American Intellectuals Have Thought About Capitalism in the Last Century
- Is There Any Hope for Labor? A Look Back and a Glimpse at the Future
- Why Clark Kerr’s Vision of Higher Education is Still Relevant and Controversial
- Leadership in Global Business: How to Distinguish between Hype and History
Allan J. Lichtman is professor of history at American University. His areas of scholarship include the American presidency, conservative politics, quantitative methodology, and voting rights and redistricting. He has published more than 100 scholarly and popular articles as well as six books, including, most recently, White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement (2008) and The Keys to the White House (revised edition, 2000), which explains and predicts presidential election results. He provides commentary for major U.S. and foreign broadcast companies, and has served as an expert witness in more than 70 federal voting rights and redistricting cases. He has received the Scholar/Teacher Award at American University, the highest faculty award.
- Who Will Be the Next President of the United States?
- Conservative Politics in Twentieth-Century America
- The American Presidency: An Overview
- Voting Rights and Redistricting in Recent American History
- American Leadership
University of Colorado Boulder
President-elect of the OAH, Patricia Limerick is the faculty director and chair of the board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado, where she is also a professor of history. A former president of the American Studies Association and the Western History Association and a former MacArthur Fellow, she is the vice president of the Organization of American Historians as well as the vice president of the American Historical Association’s Teaching Division. She is the author of The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West (1987) and Something in the Soil: Legacies and Reckonings in the New West (2000).
- A Ditch in Time: Denver, the West, and Water
- Transforming Hindsight into Foresight: Adventures in “Applied History”
- The Department of the Interior and the American West: Tales of Bureaucracy and Passion
University of California, Berkeley
Leon Litwack is the A.F. and May T. Morrison Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, and a past president of the OAH and the Southern Historical Association. His publications include North of Slavery: The Negro in the Free States, 1790-1860 (1961); Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery (1980), winner of the Pulitzer and Francis Parkman prizes; Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow (1998); and How Free is Free? The Long Death of Jim Crow (2009). He is writing a sequel to Trouble in Mind that will focus on black southerners from World War II to the civil rights movement.
- Pearl Harbor Blues: Black Americans and World War II
- Trouble in Mind: African Americans and Race Reflections from Jim Crow to the Civil Rights Movement
- On Becoming a Historian
- To Look for America: From Hiroshima to Woodstock (an impressionistic multi-media presentation on American society after 1945, with a focus on the upheaval of the sixties)
- Fight the Power! The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement
- The Legacy of the Civil War
A professor of history at Rutgers University, James Livingston started out in economic history, writing on Russia and Western trade in the early modern period. He then moved on to the history of banking reform in the United States, circa 1890–1913, and then on to the cultural revolution residing in the rise of corporate capitalism. Meanwhile, he kept writing on topics in popular culture, from Shakespeare to Disney, and problems of intellectual history, from pragmatism to feminism. His most recent books, Against Thrift: Why Consumer Culture Is Good for the Economy, the Environment, and Your Souls (2011) and The World Turned Inside Out: American Thought and Culture at the End of the Twentieth Century (2009), were explorations of the intersection between cultural, economic, and intellectual history, both intended for general readers. He is now writing a book called “F*%! Work, A Manifesto, ” also intended for readers outside academe.
- Their Great Depression and Ours: Origins, Effects, and Paths to Recovery
- Against Thrift: Why Consumer Culture Is Good for the Economy, the Environment, and Your Soul
- The World Turned Inside Out, or Cartoon Politics: American Thought and Culture at the End of the Twentieth Century
- F%#* Work, A Manifesto: Why Full Employment Is a Bad Idea, or What Is to Be Done When Work Disappears
University of Vermont, Emeritus
James W. Loewen is author of Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong (1995) and Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong (1999), among other books. He has been an expert witness or consultant in more than fifty class action lawsuits, mostly in civil rights, voting rights, employment discrimination, and education. His Sundown Towns (2006) tells how thousands of communities in America excluded African, Chinese, Jewish, or Native Americans between 1890 and 1970s, and how some still do. His Teaching What Really Happened (2009) offers specific methods and information to help K-12 U.S. history teachers go beyond the textbook and get their students excited about doing history. His latest book is The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader (2010). He is the recipient of the Spirit of America Award from the National Council for the Social Studies as well as the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award from the American Sociological Association for his social justice work.
- How History Keeps Us Racist, and What to Do About It
- Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong about Labor History and Social Class
- What History Books Don’t Tell about Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and John Brown, and Why It Matters
- How American History in School and on the Landscape Demeans Native Americans
- Eurocentrism, Afrocentrism, and Multiculturalism
- Sundown Towns
- The Most Important Era in U.S. History that You Never Heard of, and Why It's Important Today
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Trish Loughran is an associate professor of English and history at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she teaches courses on early American literature, politics, and culture. Her research explores the links between art, history, communications technology, and politics from the early Enlightenment to the present, with a special emphasis on material and visual culture. Her first book, The Republic in Print: Print Culture in the Age of U.S. Nation-Building, 1770-1870 (2007) won the Oscar Kenshur Book Prize in Eighteenth-Century Studies.
- Print Culture: The Factory of Fragments
- Franklin’s Fins: Bodies, Travel, and Print in the Long Eighteenth Century
- Alexander Gardner, the Civil War, and the National Real: Visual Culture in the 1860s
- Swimming with Sharks: Six Problems with the Atlantic World Model
- From Nation to Empire to Multitude: Hardt, Negri, and History in Our Time
- Twittering in the Past Tense: Social Technologies of the 1850s
California State University, Fullerton
A professor of American studies at California State University, Fullerton, Karen Lystra is a nineteenth-century cultural and social historian with a special interest in class, gender, the history of emotions, and private life. The cultural values, rituals, ideologies, and behavior surrounding courtship, marriage, and sexuality are examined in her first book, Searching the Heart: Women, Men, and Romantic Love in Nineteenth-Century America (1989). Her second book, Dangerous Intimacy: The Untold Story of Mark Twain’s Final Years (2004), is a biography focused on the pivotal role that Twain’s inner circle, particularly his youngest daughter Jean, played in the last years of his life. Lystra is currently working on a book about nineteenth-century working-class Americans.
- Victorian Courtship Rituals and the Dramas of Private Life: Testing Romantic Love
- Love Letters: Revealing the Intimate Past
- Intimate Lives: Sex and Love in Victorian America
- Mark Twain’s Autobiography Reconsidered: The Late Years
- The Confession No One Believed: The Still Unpublished Portion of Mark Twain’s Autobiography
- Imagining the Eternal Village: Death and Working-Class Intimacy in Nineteenth-Century America
- Please Excuse All Mistakes: Working-Class Literacy and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America
- Roses are Red and Violets Are Blue: Emotional History in Rhyme
- Working-Class Courtship As Tribal Ritual: Non-Romantic Mate Selection in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. Laboring Class
University of California, Los Angeles
Kelly Lytle Hernandez, an associate professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, is a twentieth-century U.S. historian. Her book, Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol (2010), is the first comprehensive study of U.S. immigration law enforcement. Drawing on original research conducted in the United States and Mexico, Lytle Hernandez chronicles the Border Patrol’s rise in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. She is currently completing a book on the history of incarceration in the American West.
- Amnesty or Abolition? Race, Freedom, and the Future of the Illegal Alien
- Hoboes in Heaven: Tramps, Convict Labor, and the Making of Los Angeles
- Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol
- The Making of MexAmerica
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Deborah L. Mack is the associate director for community and constituent services at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. An anthropologist by training, she leads a museum division focused on outreach, training, and technical support for African American communities; programs with international organizations; collaborative projects with other institutions, museums, and agencies; and support of alliances and collaborations with cultural service institutions. Mack has advised extensively on museum organizational and strategic planning, on interpretive and exhibition development, and with public resource organizations such as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
- New “American” Stories and New “American” Audiences
- The Meaning of “African American Audiences” in the Twenty-First Century
- “History” Is What We Choose to Remember: Public History in Our Communities
- Connecting African Sources to African American Interpretation: Evidence and Intellectual Practice
- Connecting History and Museum Practice
Nancy MacLean is the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University. She is the author of Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan (1994); Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace (2006); The Modern Women’s Movement: A Brief History with Documents (2008); and Debating the Conservative Movement: 1945 to the Present, with Donald T. Critchlow (2009). A recipient of numerous scholarly prizes and fellowships, she has also received several teaching awards. She is now working on a history of the half-century-long conservative campaign to privatize public services and decision-making, which focuses on schooling from Brown v. Board of Education to the present. For more information, visit http://www.nancymaclean.com/.
- The Quest for Jobs and Justice since the 1950s
- Segregationists and the Surprising History of American Neoliberalism
- Civil Rights at Work
- The Women’s Movement and the Workplace
Indiana University, Emeritus
James H. Madison is an emeritus professor of history at Indiana University. His most recent books are A Lynching in the Heartland: Race and Memory in America (2001), Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys: An American Woman in World War II (2007), and World War II: A History in Documents (2010).
- Lynching, Race, and Memory in Twentieth-Century America
- What We’ve Learned About World War II
- An American Woman in World War II Europe
- Teaching with Primary Sources: World War II
- Hoosiers and Indiana’s Bicentennial
Chandra Manning teaches nineteenth-century U.S. history at Georgetown University. Her first book, What This Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery and the Civil War (2007), won the OAH Avery O. Craven Award and received honorable mentions in the Lincoln Prize, the Jefferson Davis Prize, and the Virginia Literary Award in Nonfiction competitions. She is working on a book about contraband camps and the movement of former slaves during the Civil War.
- Civil War Soldiers and Slavery
- Lincoln and Union Soldiers
- Contraband Camps: Slaves, Union Soldiers, and the Uncertain Beginnings of Freedom
New-York Historical Society and The George Washington University
Maeva Marcus is director of the Graduate Institute for Constitutional History (formerly the Institute for Constitutional Studies) located at the New-York Historical Society and the George Washington University Law School. Past president of the American Society for Legal History, she is editor of the completed eight-volume series, The Documentary History of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1789-1800. Her other publications include Truman and the Steel Seizure Case (1977) and Origins of the Federal Judiciary: Essays on the Judiciary Act of 1789 (1992).
- Judicial Review in the Early Republic
- The Judiciary Act of 1789: Political Compromise or Constitutional Interpretation?
- George Washington’s Appointments to the Supreme Court
- Separation of Powers in the Early National Period
- Is the Supreme Court a Political Institution? An Eighteenth-Century View
James Marten is a professor of history and chairs the history department at Marquette University, where he teaches courses on the Civil War and on children’s history. He is the author of The Children’s Civil War (1998), which was selected as an outstanding academic title by Choice magazine, and Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America (2011); the editor of Children and War: An Historical Anthology (2002) and Childhood and Child Welfare in the Progressive Era: A Brief History with Documents (2004). He also directs Children in Urban America http://www.marquette.edu/cuap/, an online archive of documents related to the history of children, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- No Medals, No Monuments: Children during the Civil War
- The Child and the City: Urban Children during the Progressive Era
- A Generation Set Apart: Union Civil War Veterans and Northern Society
- Children of War: Actors and Victims
University of California, Berkeley
Waldo E. Martin Jr. is the author of No Coward Soldiers: Black Cultural Politics in Postwar America (2005), as well as Brown v. Board of Education: A Short History With Documents (1998) and The Mind of Frederick Douglass (1985). He is a coauthor, with Mia Bay and Deborah Gray White, of Freedom on My Mind: A History of African Americans, With Documents (2012), and, with Joshua Bloom, of Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party (2013). With Patricia A. Sullivan, he coedited Civil Rights in the United States: An Encyclopedia (2000). Aspects of the modern African American freedom struggle and the history of modern social movements unite his current research and writing interests.
- From Civil Rights to Black Power: Modern American Identity and Cultural Politics
- The Modern African American Freedom Struggle
- The Black Panther Party and the Search for Historical Truth
- Leadership during the Civil Rights–Black Power Era and Beyond
Kate Masur is an associate professor of history at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on how Americans came to grips with the end of slavery, both during the Civil War and after it. She is the author of An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, D.C. (2010) and two award-winning articles on race, culture, and politics during the Civil War. Her writing has also appeared in the op-ed pages of the New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education.
- Passive Black Characters? Stephen Spielberg’s Lincoln and the History of Emancipation
- Fugitive Slaves, Military Intelligence, and Civil Rights before the Emancipation Proclamation
- Black Cadets at West Point and the Problem of Social Equality
University of Minnesota
Elaine Tyler May is the Regents Professor of American Studies and History at the University of Minnesota and a past president of the OAH and the American Studies Association. Her books include America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation (2010); Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era (1988, new edition 2008); Barren in the Promised Land: Childless Americans and the Pursuit of Happiness (1997); Pushing the Limits: American Women, 1940-1961 (1996); and Great Expectations: Marriage and Divorce in Post-Victorian America (1980). She has also written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Ms., Daily Beast, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune, among others.
- America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation
- Security against Democracy: The Legacy of the Cold War at Home
- Explosive Issues: Sex, Women, and the Bomb in Post–World War II America
The George Washington University
Melani McAlister is an associate professor of American studies and international affairs at George Washington University, where she teaches courses on the United States in global context, U.S.–Middle East cultural encounters, and U.S. media and cultural history. She is the author of Epic Encounters: Culture, Media, and U.S. Interests in the Middle East (revised edition, 2005) and a coeditor of Religion and Politics in the Contemporary United States (2008). Her current project is “Our God in the World: The Global Visions of American Evangelicals,” a broad study of evangelical internationalism since 1960.
- The Global Visions of U.S. Evangelicals: Foreign Policy, Religious Culture, and the Politics of Suffering
- After Iraq: Popular Culture and Public Memory of a Decade of War
University of Pennsylvania
Stephanie McCurry is a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research and teaching focus on the history of the nineteenth-century United States, particularly on the history of the South and of women and gender, and on the social history of politics. She is the author of Masters of Small Worlds: Yeoman Households, Gender Relations, and the Political Culture of the South Carolina Low County (1995), on the antebellum period and the politics of secession in South Carolina, and Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South (2010).
- Soldiers’ Wives and Confederate Politics
- The Perfected Republic of White Men: The Confederate Project and Its Undoing
- The Confederate Debate Over Arming the Slaves
Michael McGerr, Paul V. McNutt Professor of History and adjunct professor of African American and African diaspora studies at Indiana University, teaches and writes about modern American history. His most recent books are A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, 1870-1920 (2003) and the forthcoming “The Public Be Damned: The Vanderbilts and the Unmaking of the Ruling Class.” He is coauthor of Making a Nation: The United States and Its People (2002). He is also coediting a collection of primary source documents on the history of American popular music since the Civil War. He has received several teaching awards, including Indiana University’s Sylvia Bowman Award.
- Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous: What Happened to the American Upper Class?
- The History of the Present: Interpreting the Post-Cold War, Postindustrial, Postmodern United States
- “Jazzing Away Prejudice”: The Liberating Promise of African American Music
- The “Great Work of Reconstruction”: Progressive Reformers and American Liberalism
Lisa McGirr is professor of history at Harvard University where she teaches twentieth-century U.S. history. Her most recent book, Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right (2001), examines the national Right’s rise from the grassroots. Her current research is focused on the 1920s, revisiting the Sacco-Vanzetti case as well as writing a social and cultural history of national prohibition.
- American Conservatism and Right-Wing Movements in the Twentieth Century
- The Origins of the New Right
- The Sacco-Vanzetti Case in International Perspective
- Social and Political History of Prohibition
Wayne State University
Danielle L. McGuire is an assistant professor of history at Wayne State University. She is the author of At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power (2010), which won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award, the Lillian Smith Award, and the Southern Association of Women Historians' Julia Cherry Spruill Award, and received an honorable mention for the OAH Darlene Clark Hine Award. For more information, visit http://atthedarkendofthestreet.com. She is also a coeditor, with John Dittmer, of Freedom Rights: New Perspectives in the Civil Rights Movement (2011).
- The Montgomery Bus Boycott as a Women’s Movement for Dignity
- Rosa Parks, the Radical
- African American Women, Sexual Violence, and the Segregated South
- Sex and Civil Rights
- Teaching the Civil Rights Movement
- Movement Makers: Leadership Qualities of Great Civil Rights Activists
- Leading Lights: Women in the Civil Rights Movement
- How and Why to Write History
Carol L. McKibben teaches in the history department at Stanford University, where she also directs the public history and public service major. Her teaching and research interests focus on public history, ethnic and race relations, immigration (especially in urban California and the West), and gender and public policy. Before coming to Stanford, she directed the gender and development program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Her first book, Beyond Cannery Row: Sicilian Women, Immigration, and Community in Monterey, California, 1915–99 (2006), considers the experiences of immigrant Sicilian fishing people in Monterey, with a focus on women’s roles in the migration experiences of families. She is deeply interested in issues of immigration, especially in places where strategies of inclusion worked, such as military towns in the wake of the 1948 Truman executive order that mandated integration. She recently completed a public history project for Seaside, California—the base town connected to Fort Ord—that is now her second book, Racial Beachhead: Diversity and Democracy in a Military Town (2011).
- Race Relations in Military Towns, 1948–2006
- Public History and Pride of Place in Minority-Majority Cities
- Gender and Military Migrations
- Twentieth-Century U.S. Immigration Policy
- The Role of Women in Twentieth-Century Immigration Strategies
- Military Migrations and Race Relations in Midcentury America
Ohio State University
Robert J. McMahon is the Ralph D. Mershon Distinguished Professor of History at Ohio State University and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. A specialist in U.S. foreign relations, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War, he has long taught courses on those subjects. McMahon has also lectured widely in the United States as well as in China, Japan, India, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Germany, Ireland, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Finland. He is the author of several books, including Dean Acheson and the Creation of an American World Order (2009); The Cold War (2003); and The Limits of Empire: The United States and Southeast Asia since World War II (1999). He is also past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.
- U.S. National Security Policy from Harry S. Truman to John F. Kennedy
- Contested Memory: The Struggle over the Meaning and Legacy of the Vietnam War, 1975-2010
- Turning Point: the Vietnam War’s Pivotal Years
- Dean Acheson: Architect of the American Century
- Reconsidering the Cold War in the Third World
- Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War at Home and Abroad
After moving to the South from California, Sally McMillen became fascinated by the region and the role of women there. Currently she is Mary Reynolds Babcock Professor of History at Davidson College in North Carolina, where she has taught since 1988. A prizewinning teacher and the president of the Southern Association of Women Historians, she is also the author of Motherhood in the Old South: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Infant Rearing (1990); the textbook Southern Women: Black and White in the Old South (1991, 2002); To Raise Up the South: Sunday Schools in Black and White Churches, 1865-1915 (2002); and most recently, Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement (2008).
- Southern Women: Myth and Reality
- Seneca Falls, 1848, and Women’s Fight for Equality
- To Raise Up the South: The Southern Sunday School, 1865-1915
University of Oklahoma
Alan McPherson is an associate professor of international and area studies and the ConocoPhillips Chair in Latin American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of the award-winning Yankee No! Anti-Americanism in U.S.-Latin American Relations (2003) and has written or edited three other books on anti-Americanism and U.S.-Latin American relations. A frequent media commentator, he is currently finishing a book on Latin American resistance to U.S. military occupations.
- Why Do They Hate Us? Questioning the Question
- U.S. Occupations in Latin America and Their Relevance Today
- It’s the Politics, Stupid: Resistance to U.S. Power in Latin America
- Weapons of the Weak Revisited: Anti-Imperialist Courts in Latin America
- Women and U.S. Occupations in Latin America
Edna Greene Medford is a professor of history at Howard University, where she teaches courses on Jacksonian America, Civil War and Reconstruction, nineteenth-century history, and African American history. She is a coauthor of The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views (2006) and the editor of Historical Perspectives of the African Burial Ground Project: New York Blacks and the Diaspora (2009). She is also a recipient of a 2009 bicentennial edition of the “Order of Lincoln” for her study of the president and the Civil War era.
- Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and Race
- The Emancipation Proclamation
- African Americans and the Meaning of Freedom
- African Americans and the Civil War
University of Kentucky
Joanne Pope Melish is an associate professor of history at the University of Kentucky, where she teaches American and African American history. Her research focuses on slavery, emancipation, and the development of racial ideologies from the colonial period through Reconstruction, especially in the northern colonies and states. She is the author of Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and “Race” in New England, 1780-1860 (1998) and is currently working on book project provisionally entitled “Making Black Communities” that investigates how and why the mixed-race neighborhoods of laboring poor in northern cities began to be characterized as “black” and targeted by hostile white mobs in the early nineteenth century
- Northern Slavery and Emancipation
- Intersections of Race and Class in the Northern United States, 1780-1860
- Antebellum Free People of Color: Struggle and Context
- American Slave Systems in Comparative Perspective
Joanne Meyerowitz is the Arthur Unobskey Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, where she chairs the American studies program and codirects the Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities. A former editor of the Journal of American History, she is the author of How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality (2002) and the editor of Not June Cleaver: Women and Gender in Postwar America, 1945–1960 (2004) and History and September 11th (2003).
- Women and World Poverty: Feminism Meets Foreign Assistance in the 1970s
- The Liberal 50s? Reinterpreting U.S. Postwar Sexual Culture
- The Curious History of “Sexual Repression”
- History, Historians, and the Lessons of September 11
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tony Michels is George L. Mosse Associate Professor of American Jewish History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He teaches courses in American Jewish history, with a special emphasis on immigration, politics, and comparative ethnic history, as well as courses in labor history and radical political movements. His research focuses on the political and cultural history of the Jews. He is author of A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York (2005), winner of the Salo Baron Prize from the American Academy for Jewish Research, and Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History (2012). He is currently working on a book about the relationship of American Jews to Soviet Russia between the 1920s and 1960s.
- American Jewish History
- Yiddish Culture
- Radical Political Movements and the Labor Movement in the United States
- Immigration and the Crisis in Communal Leadership
Graduate Center, City University of New York
A sociologist of labor and labor movements, Ruth Milkman has researched and written on a variety of topics involving work and organized labor in the United States, past and present. Her early research focused on the impact of economic crisis and war on women workers in the 1930s and 1940s. She then studied the restructuring of the U.S. automobile industry and its impact on workers and their union in the 1980s and 1990s. She has also written extensively about low-wage immigrant workers in the United States, analyzing their employment conditions as well as the dynamics of immigrant labor organizing. Most recently, she wrote L.A. Story: Immigrant Workers and the Future of the U.S. Labor Movement (2006) and coedited Rebuilding Labor: Organizing and Organizers in the New Union Movement (2004) and Working for Justice: The L.A. Model of Organizing and Advocacy (2010). After twenty-one years at the University of California, Los Angeles, including a stint directing the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, she is a professor of sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and at the Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, where she also serves as academic director.
- Women and Economic Crisis: Comparing the Great Depression and the Great Recession
- Immigrant Workers and the U.S. Labor Movement
- Women and the U.S. Labor Movement
- Occupy Wall Street
- Women’s Leadership in the New Immigrant Rights Movement
University of Massachusetts Amherst
The director of the public history program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Marla R. Miller researches and writes about women and work in early America. Her book The Needle’s Eye: Women and Work in the Age of Revolution (2006) is a study of the New England clothing trades before industrialization. She is also the author of Betsy Ross and the Making of America (2010), the first scholarly biography of the much-misunderstood seamtress; the book was a finalist for the Cundhill Prize in History and named as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by the Washington Post. Miller edits the Public History in Historical Perspective book series and is a member of the board of the National Collaborative of Women’s History Sites; she also consults regularly with museums and historic sites across the northeast.
- Betsy Ross: The Life Behind the Legend
- Object Lessons: Rewriting the History of Clothing and Community in Federal New England
- Going Public With History: Community History and the Professional Historian
Arkansas State University
Clyde A. Milner II is the director of the Ph.D. program in heritage studies and a professor of history at Arkansas State University. Known for his research, writing, and editing on the history of the American West and of Native Americans, Milner now applies his interest in American regionalism and cultural identity to the Mississippi Delta and the interdisciplinary initiatives of heritage studies. For eighteen of his twenty-six years on the faculty at Utah State University, Milner edited the Western Historical Quarterly. He has written or edited eight books, including two with his wife, Carol O’Connor; the Oxford History of the American West (1994) and As Big as the West: The Pioneer Life of Granville Stuart (2009). He received the Award of Merit for outstanding service to the field of Western history from the Western History Association in 2012.
- Shared Memories and Misleading Histories: Examples from the American West
- South by West: Thoughts on Two Regions
- A Big Western Life: The Challenging Biography of Granville Stuart
University of Michigan
Jeffrey Mirel is the David L. Angus Collegiate Chair of Education, a professor of history, and an associated faculty member in the Center for Russian and East European Studies at University of Michigan. He is the author of The Rise and Fall of an Urban School System: Detroit 1907-81 (2nd edition, 1999), which won book awards from the American Educational Research Association as well as the History of Education Society. He is a coauthor, with David Angus, of The Failed Promise of the American High School, 1890-1995 (1999). His most recent book is Patriotic Pluralism: Americanization Education and European Immigrants (2010), which examines how the struggle over Americanization in the first half of the twentieth century changed immigrants and native-born Americans in positive and lasting ways.
- What Went Wrong in Urban Public Schools? What Can We Do to Fix Them?
- “Don’t Know Much About History, Don’t Know Much Biology”: Curriculum Reform and the Problems of American High Schools
- Negotiating a New Nation: How European Immigrants Responded to Americanization and Changed America in the Process, 1890-1930
Santa Clara University
Past president of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association and the Walter E. Schmidt, S.J., Professor of History at Santa Clara University, Barbara Molony has lectured extensively in North America and overseas. Her recent works include the coedited volumes Asia’s New Mothers: Crafting Gender Roles and Childcare Networks in East and Southeast Asian Societies (2008) and Gendering Modern Japanese History (2005) as well as numerous articles on Japanese women’s suffrage, the politics of dress, and transpacific feminist movements. She has also coauthored the textbooks Civilizations Past and Present (2007) and the forthcoming “Modern East Asia: An Integrated History” and is completing a biography of Japan’s leading suffragist, Ichikawa Fusae.
- The Politics of Dress: Gender, Imperialism, and Modernity
- Citizenship and Women’s Rights in Japan
- Gender, Marriage, and Work in Japan
- Japanese Feminism and the Quandary of War Guilt
- The Challenge of Feminist Biography
Douglas Monroy is professor of history at the Colorado College. He is author of Thrown among Strangers: The Making of Mexican Culture in Frontier California (1990), winner of the OAH James Rawley Prize; Rebirth: Mexican Los Angeles from the Great Migration to the Great Depression (1999); and The Borders Within: Encounters with Mexico and America (2008), a book of essays on a variety of topics including the missions of California, the novel Ramona, American liberalism and Mexico, and NAFTA and immigration.
- The Missions Live: Indians, Priests, Devotion, and Reconciliation
- After the Days of Cows, Fiestas, and Honorable Caballeros: Forging the Californio Legacy
- Woodrow Wilson’s Guns: American Liberalism and the Problem of Mexico
- When the Past Speaks to Chicano Historians: Mission Indians, Boxers, and Movie Stars
- Revisioning Ourselves Anew: Mexicans, Americans, and the New World Border
New York University
Maria E. Montoya is an associate professor of history and the director of undergraduate studies at New York University. She was formerly the director of the Latina/o studies program at the University of Michigan where she also taught history and participated in the Program in American Culture. She is the author of numerous articles and the book Translating Property: The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict Over Land in the American West, 1840–1920 (2002). She is currently working on a book about company towns and the origins of health insurance for workers in the American West, focusing particularly on the coal-mining communities associated with the Rockefeller Corporation in Colorado and the World War II-era workers with the Kaiser Corporation in California. She is also the lead author of the forthcoming textbook, “Global Americans: A Social and Global History of the United States.”
- Creating an American Home: Gender, Geography, and Resistance in America’s Company Towns
- Globalizing U.S. History for Our Students: A Hands-On Talk and Workshop
- The Real Story of Josefina Montoya, American Girl: Women, Property, and Conquest on the Mexican Frontier
- Work, Women, and Wobblies: The IWW Strikes in Colorado’s Coal Fields, 1927
- The Mistranslation of Property: Mexican Land Grants and the Legal Conflict Over Land in the American West
- American Progress: Westward Expansion and the American Dream
- The Problem of Water Scarcity in the American West in a Comparative Perspective
- Josephine Roche and Beginning of Modern Health Care, 1928–1950
University of Michigan
Deborah Dash Moore is the Frederick C. L. Huetwell Professor of History at the University of Michigan, where she also directs the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. She is the author of To the Golden Cities: Pursuing the American Jewish Dream in Miami and L. A. (1994); a coauthor of Cityscapes: A History of New York in Images (2001); and a coeditor of the award-winning Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia (1997). Her most recent books include GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation (2004) and the edited works American Jewish Identity Politics (2008) and Gender and Jewish History (2010).
- GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation
- Immigration in American Jewish History
- American Jewish Identity Politics or What the 1960s Wrought
- American Jews and Urban Photography (illustrated)
University of Georgia
An associate professor of history and women’s studies at the University of Georgia, Bethany Moreton teaches and writes about the historical interactions between religious conservatism and the twentieth-century economy. Her first book, To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise (2009), won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Prize for the best first book in U.S. history as well as the American Studies Association's John Hope Franklin Publication Prize for the best book in American studies. She has been a visiting scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and at the Harvard Divinity School, and she was named the 2009 Emerging Scholar in the Humanities by the University of Michigan. She is also a founding faculty member of the all-volunteer Freedom University, which offers college coursework without charge to qualified Georgia high school graduates regardless of immigration status.
- God, Sex, and Walmart in the Conservative Ascendancy
- Sanctifying Service: Spiritual Responses to Postindustrial Work
- Market Values and Family Values: A Historical Romance
New York University
Jennifer L. Morgan is professor of history and of social and cultural analysis at New York University. Her research examines the intersections of gender and race in colonial America, and she is author of Laboring Women: Gender and Reproduction in the Making of New World Slavery (2004). She is currently at work on a project that considers colonial numeracy, racism, and the rise of the transatlantic slave trade, tentatively entitled “Accounting for the Women in Slavery.”
- Gender and Slavery in the Atlantic World
- Women and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
- Race and Reproduction
Johns Hopkins University
Philip Morgan is the Harry C. Black Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University and the visiting Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University in 2011-2012. His Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry (1998) won the Bancroft, Beveridge, and Frederick Douglass prizes. He is a coeditor, most recently, of the Oxford Handbook of the Atlantic World, 1450-1850 (2011). His other recent works include Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age (2006), Atlantic Diasporas: Jews, Conversos, and Crypto-Jews in the Age of Mercantilism, 1500-1800 (2009), Atlantic History: A Critical Appraisal (2009), and African American Life in the Georgia Lowcountry: The Atlantic World and the Gullah Geechee (2010). He is working at the interface of Caribbean and North American history in the early modern era.
- African American Life in Early Georgia
- The World of Books and the World of Slavery: A Jamaican Case Study
- Caribbean and North American Connections
- York: The Slave on the Lewis and Clark Expedition
- Black Sailors in the Early Modern Atlantic World
- Black Patriots in Maryland during the Revolutionary War
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kevin Mumford is a professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he teaches African American history, civil rights, and the history of sexuality. His research looks at long-term social inequalities and the dynamics of oppression and resistance in cities. He is author of Interzones: Black/White Sex Districts in Chicago and New York in the Early Twentieth Century (1997) and Newark: A History of Race, Rights, and Riots in America (2007) and is at work on a study of black gay history from the 1960s to the 1990s.
- Lincoln’s Progeny: “Miscegenation” and “Mulattoes” in Historical Perspective
- Beyond Controversy and the Closet: Reinventing African American Gay History, 1963–1988
- The Problem of Race and Racism in Historical Perspective
- Changing Conceptions of Pluralism, Diversity, and Identity in Historical Perspective
Donna Murch is an associate professor of history at Rutgers University and a former codirector of the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, where she directed the Black Atlantic seminar. Her teaching and research focus on postwar U.S. history, modern African American history, twentieth-century urban studies, and the political economy of drugs. She is the author of Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California (2010), which won the Phillis Wheatley Book Award. The book highlights the importance of urbanization and southern migration to the rise of Bay Area black power, broadening the scholarship of the long civil rights movement by documenting the contributions of black students and youth. She is currently researching a new book on the rise of crack cocaine and the war on drugs in Los Angeles, which explores how economic marginalization contributed to the growth of a vibrant and destructive informal economy in illicit drugs.
- History of the Black Panther Party
- History of the Black Power Movement (focused on Oakland and California)
- The Political Economy of Crack Cocaine and Its Impact on the African American Community
- History of the Urban Rebellions and the Militarization of Policing
- Impact of Migration on Postwar African American Mobilization
- Informal and Underground Economy
Graduate Center, City University of New York
David Nasaw is the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Professor of History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is an elected member of the Society of American Historians, and his historical research and writing over the past decade has taken the form of biographies. He is the author, most recently, of The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy (2012); Andrew Carnegie (2006), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and The Chief: Life and Times of William Randolph Hearst (2000), winner of the Bancroft Prize and the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.
- Joseph P. Kennedy: Outsider as Insider
- Andrew Carnegie: Making Millions and Giving It Away
- Andrew Carnegie and the Origins of American Philanthropy
- History and Biography
Penn State University
Mark E. Neely Jr. is the McCabe-Greer Professor of the History of the Civil War Era at Penn State University. His principal interests are the political and constitutional history of the Civil War era and Abraham Lincoln’s public career. He is the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties (1991) and, most recently, The Civil War and the Limits of Destruction (2007). He is currently writing a book on nationalism in the Civil War.
- Lincoln and Civil Liberties in War: Rating the Presidents
- Secession and Anarchy
- Evangelical Protestantism’s Finest Hour: The Northern Churches in the Civil War
- Guerrilla Warfare and the Hopes of the Confederacy
- Violence and Voting Fraud in American Political Culture
College of William and Mary
Scott Nelson is Legum Professor of History at the College of William and Mary and the author of Iron Confederacies (1999); Steel Drivin’ Man (2006), which won the OAH Merle Curti Prize; and A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America’s Financial Disasters (2012). A children’s book entitled Ain’t Nothing But a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry (2007) is based on his research. He is a coauthor of A People at War: Civilians and Soldiers in America’s Civil War (2007), and is currently working on a history of the international wheat trade, the Panic of 1873, and the intertwined lives of Dwight Moody, Sigmund Freud, Anton Chekhov, and Rosa Luxemburg.
- Take this Hammer: The Death of John Henry and the Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll, 1868-1930
- Who Put the Roar in the Roaring Twenties: How the Federal Reserve Displaced London as the Center of International Finance
- What do Historians Do All Day?
- The Revolution of Little Cans: How the Contents of a Union Soldier’s Haversack Internationalized American Industry, 1862-1900
- From Mortgage Crisis to Market Meltdown: The Infamous 1870s
Rochester Institute of Technology
Richard Newman is a professor of history at Rochester Institute of Technology and specializes in the study of American reformers in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, including early black leaders, abolitionists, and modern environmentalists. His most recent book, Freedom’s Prophet (2008), examines the life of Richard Allen, the founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and one of the most important abolitionists prior to the 1830s. Newman’s first book, The Transformation of American Abolitionism (2002), traced the evolution of the antislavery movement after the American Revolution. His forthcoming work, “Love Canal and the American Dream,” surveys grassroots environmentalism at Love Canal.
- Black Founders: African American Civil Rights Struggles in the Age of Revolution
- Protest in Black and White: African American Writers Confront Atlantic Slavery
- Civil War, Abolition Peace
- Love Canal and the American Dream: Grassroots Activism at America’s Most Notorious Environmental Place
- “Where There is No Vision the People Perish”: Religious Reformers and American Environmentalism from Love Canal to Hurricane Katrina
Mae M. Ngai is a professor of history and the Lung Family Professor of Asian American studies at Columbia University. Her research and teaching focus on twentieth-century U.S. history, with emphasis on immigration and ethnicity, politics and law, and labor. She is especially interested in problems of nationalism, citizenship, and race as they are produced historically in law and society, in processes of transnational migration, and in the formation of ethno-racial communities. She is the author of Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (2004), winner of the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Prize, and The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America (2010).
- A Nation of Immigrants: A Short History of an Idea
- Illegal Immigration: Origins and Consequences
Loyola University, Chicago
Michelle Nickerson is an assistant professor of history at Loyola University, Chicago, where she teaches U.S. women’s, gender, urban, and political history. She studies anticommunism, American conservatism, suburbanization, the anti–Vietnam War movement, feminism, and Cold War conspiracy theories. She is the author of Mothers of Conservatism: Women and the Postwar Right (2012) and a coeditor of Sunbelt Rising: The Politics of Place, Space, and Region (2011). She is also a co-moderator of the Newberry Library’s women and gender seminar. She is currently writing about the Camden 28 of the Catholic antiwar movement in 1971.
- Women and Modern Conservatism
- Women and Anticommunism after World War II
- Behind the Scenes: Women Leaders and Conservative Movement Politics, 1950–1965
- The Cold-War Origins of Tea-Party Mama Grizzly Activists
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gregory H. Nobles is professor of history at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he also directs the university’s honors program. He specializes in early American and environmental history, and his most recent book is Whose American Revolution Was It? Historians Interpret the Founding (2011), coauthored with Alfred F. Young. He is currently working on a new book, “The Art and Science of John James Audubon: Bringing Nature to the Nation.”
- The Contradiction of Slavery in the Era of the American Revolution
- Ornithology and Ordinary People: The Sources of Citizen Science in Audubon’s America
- The American Hunter-Naturalist: Suffering for Science in the New Nation
Kenneth Noe is Draughon Professor of Southern History at Auburn University. His specialty is the American Civil War as it occurred in the Upper South and especially in Appalachia. He is author or editor of a number of books on the Civil War era, including most recently Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army after 1861 (2010), as well as many articles.
- Civil War Weather
- The Battle of Perryville
- The Civil War In Appalachia
- Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army After 1861
University of Minnesota
Lisa Norling is associate professor of history at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches courses in U.S. social history, women’s history, and maritime history. She also teaches at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut every summer and serves as a consultant to the USS Constitution Museum in Boston. Her publications include the anthology Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920 (1996) and Captain Ahab Had a Wife: New England Women and the Whalefishery 1740-1870 (2000), which won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award as well as the Lyman Award from the North Atlantic Society for Oceanic History. Her current research focuses on eighteenth-century oceanic travel, especially women’s experiences at sea.
- Captain Ahab Had a Wife: Sailors’ Wives and Widows in Nineteenth-century America
- Quaker Wives and Cape Horn Widows: Colonial Women in New England Seaports
- Sister Sailors and Hen Frigates: American Women at Sea in the Age of Sail
- Captured at Sea in 1863: Lucy Lord Confronts Confederate Captains and Chinese Corsairs
- Which History? The Battle over K-12 Social Studies Standards in Minnesota
A Pulitzer Prize finalist, Mary Beth Norton is a specialist in early American history and American women’s and gender history. She has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad. Norton is the author of several books including Separated by Their Sex: Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World (2011), In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692 (2002), and Founding Mothers and Fathers: Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society (1997).
- Gender and Society in Seventeenth-Century America
- The Salem Witchcraft Crisis
- Petitioners and Fund-Raisers: Women’s Collective Political Activism in Early Modern England and America
University of Memphis
Susan O'Donovan is professor of history at the University of Memphis; author of Becoming Free in the Cotton South (2007), winner of the OAH James A. Rawley Prize; and coeditor of two volumes from the Freedmen and Southern Society Project. Her current project, “Slaves and the Politics of Disunion,” explores the extent to which enslaved women and men helped shape this formative moral and political debate. She is also a lead participant on the British-based project, “After Slavery: Race, Labour, and Politics in the Post-Emancipation Carolinas,” examining the historical circumstances that gave rise to new and violent forms of racial subordination.
- The Politics of Slaves
- The Genders of Freedom
- Making Slavery’s Cotton
- Freedom’s Many Faces
- The Civil War as the Slaves’ War
University of California, Santa Barbara
Alice O’Connor is a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a former director of the university’s Washington Center Program in Washington, D.C. She teaches and writes about poverty and wealth, social and urban policy, the politics of knowledge, and the history of organized philanthropy in the United States. Among her publications are Poverty Knowledge: Social Science, Social Policy, and the Poor in Twentieth-Century U.S. History (2001), Social Science for What? Philanthropy and the Social Question in a World Turned Rightside Up (2007), and the coedited volumes Urban Inequality: Evidence from Four Cities (2001) and Poverty and Social Welfare in the United States: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and Policy (2004). Before joining the university’s faculty in 1995, she was a program officer at the Ford Foundation and the Social Science Research Council and a National Science Foundation fellow at the Center for the Study of Urban Inequality at the University of Chicago. Her current research focuses on wealth and inequality in the post–World War II United States and the origins of the second Gilded Age.
- Narrator in Chief: Presidents and the Politics of Economic Crisis from FDR to Barack Obama
- America’s Forgotten War: Fighting Poverty from the Great Society to the New Gilded Age
- Narrating the Great Recession: Economic Crisis and the Politics of Economic Reform
- The Gilded American Dream: Homeownership, Wealth, and Welfare from the New Deal to the Subprime Crash
- Financing the Counterrevolution: Conservative Foundations and the Rise of the New Right
University of Washington
Margaret O’Mara, an associate professor of history at the University of Washington, specializes in the political, economic, and urban history of modern America. She is the author of Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Science and the Search for the Next Silicon Valley (2005), and her current research explores the globalization of the technology industry since the 1970s. She teaches, writes, and speaks on subjects such as the modern presidency, high-tech innovation, urbanism, and the global knowledge economy. From 1993 to 1997 she was a staff member to President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, working on urban economic development, health care, and welfare reform.
- Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Politics and the Birth of Silicon Valley
- Global Silicon Valleys: People and Place in a High-Tech World
- Pivotal Tuesdays: Modern Presidential Elections That Made History
- Money and Politics in Modern America
- The Innovative City
Graduate Center, City University of New York
Currently a Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center, James Oakes has been teaching and writing about slavery, antislavery, and the origins of the Civil War for nearly thirty years. Most recently, he is the author of The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics (2007) and Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861–1865 (2012), winner of the Lincoln Prize.
- Rethinking Emancipation
- How Lincoln Matters, and How He Doesn’t
- “The South Had Slavery but the North Was Racist Too”: A Critique of Civil War Neo-Revisionism
Barbara B. Oberg is a lecturer with the rank of professor at Princeton University and the general editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson. She was previously the editor of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin at Yale University. She is a coauthor, with Doron Ben-Atar, of Federalists Reconsidered (1998) and, with Harry S. Stout, of Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, and the Representation of American Culture (1993). She was the R. Stanton Avery Distinguished Fellow at the Henry E. Huntington Library in 2008-2009 and has also held fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is a past president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Association for Documentary Editing, and the Society for Textual Scholarship, and she currently chairs the council of the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture and serves as a trustee of Colonial Williamsburg. Her current project is a book titled “America in the Age of Franklin and Jefferson.”
- Thomas Jefferson and the Power of the Presidency
- What Is It to Be a Member of this Nation? Franklin, Jefferson, and Defining Citizenship in the Early Republic
Gary Y. Okihiro is a professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University. He is the author, most recently, of Island World: A History of Hawai’i and the United States (2008) and Pineapple Culture: A History of the Tropical and Temperate Zones (2009). He is a past president of the Association for Asian American Studies and a recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the American Studies Association.
- Asian American History
- Asians and Africans in America
University of Virginia, Emeritus
A senior research fellow at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello and Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Virginia, Peter S. Onuf has written extensively on sectionalism, federalism, and political economy, with a particular emphasis on the political thought of Thomas Jefferson. Most recently, with his brother, political theorist Nicholas G. Onuf, he collaborated on Nations, Markets, and War: Modern History and the American Civil War (2006), a history of international law and order in the Atlantic states’ system during the Age of Revolutions and early nineteenth century, and a collection of his essays, The Mind of Thomas Jefferson (2007). He is also a cohost, with Ed Ayers and Brian Balogh, of the radio show BackStory with the American History Guys.
- Thomas Jefferson, Race, and Slavery
- Thomas Jefferson’s West
- Thomas Jefferson and Religion
- Federalism, Sectionalism, and the Union
- Rethinking the History of American Democracy
- Jefferson and the Old Northwest
- Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power
- The Founding Fathers and the Challenges of Leadership
University of Texas at Austin and New York University
David M. Oshinsky is Jack S. Blanton Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has received the university’s Raymond Dickson Centennial Teaching Award. He is also Distinguished Scholar in Residence at New York University during fall semesters. His books include A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy (1983) and Worse Than Slavery (1996), which garnered the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for distinguished contribution to human rights. His latest book, Polio: An American Story (2006), won both the Pulitzer Prize in History and the Hoover Presidential Book Award, and his articles and reviews appear regularly in the New York Times and other national publications.
- Polio: A Look Back at America’s Most Successful Public Health Campaign
- Senator Joe McCarthy: The Verdict of History
- Mississippi Burning: Closing the Case on the Civil Rights Killings of 1964
University of Mississippi
Ted Ownby is professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. He is author of Subduing Satan: Religion, Recreation, and Manhood in the Rural South, 1865-1920 (1993), and American Dreams in Mississippi: Consumers, Poverty, and Culture, 1830-1998 (1999), and editor of books on ideas in the Civil Rights era and southern manners. He is working on a book about the conflicting definitions of family life in the twentieth-century American South.
- “Is There Still an American South?” An Historian Critiques the Question
- Roots, Divorce, “Free Bird,” and Family Values: Debating Southern Family Life in the 1970s
- Brotherhood and Its Problems in Twentieth-Century Southern History
- Shopping in Mississippi History
- Family History, Gender History, and Southern History
- The American South in the 1970s
T. Michael Parrish is Linden G. Bowers Professor of American History at Baylor University where he enjoys teaching an undergraduate course on Texas history every semester as well as graduate seminars on the Civil War and Reconstruction, public history, and religion and war in U.S. history. Early in his career, he worked in the rare book and publishing business, and as a research archivist at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum. He is author of Brothers in Gray: The Civil War Letters of the Pierson Family (1997) and the forthcoming “P. G. T. Beauregard: The Civil War and Southern Power,” among other books, and also serves as editor or coeditor for three Civil War book series.
- Texas and Texans in the Civil War
- Limited War, Limited Peace: The Civil War and Reconstruction
- Religion and War in U.S. History
Brown University, Emeritus
James T. Patterson is the Ford Foundation Professor of History emeritus at Brown University, where he taught for thirty years. His research interests include political, legal, and social history, as well as the history of medicine, race relations, and education. His publications include America in the Twentieth Century (5th edition, 2000); The Dread Disease: Cancer and Modern American Culture (1987); Bancroft Prize winner, Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974 (1996); America’s Struggle Against Poverty in the Twentieth Century (2000); Brown v. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy (2001); Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to 9/11 (2005); Freedom Is Not Enough: The Moynihan Report and America’s Struggle over Black Family Life from LBJ to Obama (2010); and The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America (2012).
- The U.S.A. from Watergate to 9/11
- Black Family Life, 1960s to the Present
- The Legacy of the Brown v. Board of Education Decision on Race Relations and Schools
- When Did “The Sixties” Begin?
Gunther Peck is associate professor in the history department and the Terry Sanford Institute for Public Policy at Duke University where he teaches courses in immigration, labor, western, environmental, and policy history. His first book, Reinventing Free Labor: Padrones and Immigrant Workers in the North American West (2000), won the Phillip Taft award in labor history and the Ray Allen Billington award in frontier history. He is currently working on two book projects: a history of white slavery in Great Britain and the U.S. from the 1820s to the present; and an exploration of changing working-class uses and perceptions of nature in North America.
- The Nature of Labor: Working-class Visions of the Environment, 1800-Present
- White Slavery, National Freedoms: Race, Labor, and Sex in the Making of a Transnational Moral Panic
- Immigrants and Free Labor in North America, 1865-Present
University of South Alabama
William Pencak is the Bert and Fanny Meisler Visiting Professor of History and Jewish Studies at the University of South Alabama. His Jews and Gentiles in Early America: 1654-1800 (2005) stresses that as early American society became more democratic, it also became more antisemitic. He is also the author of Contested Commonwealths: Essays in American History (2011). His current research is on the Jay family, focusing on the accomplishments and limits of aristocratic reform over several generations. He is also finishing a book on how Rev. William White shepherded a discredited Church of England at the end of the Revolution into the well-respected American Episcopal Church, which rejected the emotional religious fervor of the more populist denominations while supporting education for women, social reform, and rights for African Americans.
- Desecrating Jewish Cemeteries in Early America: Antisemitism, Religious Toleration, and Jewish Gentile Relations before 1800
- An Enlightened Faith: Bishop William White of Philadelphia, the Rejection of Enthusiasm, and the Creation of the American Episcopal Church
- From Huguenot Immigrants to the American Huguenot Society: Four Generations of the (John) Jay Family, 1725-1890
- John Adams on HBO: History and Mythmaking
- The Civil War, 1861-1865: What Does It Mean?
- Free Health Care for the Poor: The Philadelphia Dispensary
Dylan C. Penningroth is an associate professor of history at Northwestern University, a research professor with the American Bar Foundation, and a MacArthur Fellow. He works on African American history, with special interests in the history of slavery and emancipation, property, and family, and West African history. His book, The Claims of Kinfolk: African American Property and Community in the Nineteenth-Century South (2003), won the OAH Avery O. Craven Award.
- The Everyday Meaning of Race in Law: African Americans and Local Courts
- How Could Slaves Own Property?
- Legacies of Slavery in Ghana
Saint Louis University, Emerita
Elisabeth Perry is professor emerita of women’s studies and history at Saint Louis University. An outstanding teacher and lecturer, she is also author of Belle Moskowitz: Feminine Politics and the Exercise of Power in the Age of Alfred E. Smith (1987); The Challenge of Feminist Biography: Writing the Lives of Modern American Women (1992); Women in Action: Rebels and Reformers, 1920-1980 (1995); We Have Come to Stay: American Women and Political Parties, 1880-1960 (1999); and The Gilded Age and Progressive Era: A Student Companion (2006).
- Why America Has Never Had a Woman President
- The Challenge of Feminist Biography
- The Politics of Coeducation in the Nineteenth Century
- Eleanor Roosevelt’s Political Apprenticeship
- What New York City Women Did With the Vote
- The Difference that “Difference” Makes: Reflections on the Election of 2008
Saint Louis University, Emeritus
Former editor of the Journal of American History, Lewis Perry is a professor emeritus of history at Saint Louis University. He has previously taught at SUNY Buffalo, Indiana University, and Vanderbilt University, and his Intellectual Life in America (1989) is assigned in many classes. Author of many books and articles on antislavery, reform, and American culture, his most recent is the forthcoming book, “Civil Disobedience, An American Tradition.”
- Civil Disobedience as an American Tradition
- The Antebellum Origins of Civil Disobedience
- Intellectual Life in a Democratic Culture
- “Wild, Unaccountable Things”: Civil Disobedience in the Struggle for Woman Suffrage
- Prologue to the Civil Rights Movement: Interpreting Gandhi to Americans
University of Cincinnati
Christopher W. Phillips is professor of history at the University of Cincinnati. His research interests generally are in the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction, more specifically, the American South, with particular interest in the border states. His books have focused upon slavery and freedom, emancipation, war, race, politics, and memory during and after the Civil War era. His current book project is tentatively entitled “The Rivers Run Backward: The Civil War on the Middle Border and the Making of American Regionalism.” Since 1999, he has also served as coeditor of Ohio Valley History, a peer-reviewed quarterly publication of regional history.
- “Not To Divide the North”: Nationalism and Dissent in the Western Free States during the Civil War
- From Border States to Border South: Slavery, Civil War, and the Politics of Identity in the Border Slave States
- Lincoln’s Grasp of War: Conciliation, Emancipation, and the Civil War in the Border States
- The Ten Year War: Slavery and the Coming of the Civil War in the Middle Western States
- The Roots of Quasi-Freedom: Slavery, Manumission, and African American Community in Early National Maryland
Kimberley L. Phillips is the provost and dean of the faculty at Mills College. She is the author of War, What Is It Good For?: Black Freedom Struggles and the U.S. Military From World War II to Iraq (2012) and AlabamaNorth: African American Migrants and Working Class Activism (1999) as well as articles on African American music and religion, women’s cultural production, and American cultural politics. Her forthcoming work includes an edited collection of essays, “Fight for the Nation: Blacks and the U.S. Military,” and a biography of Jimi Hendrix.
- Twentieth-century African American Cultural Politics
- African Americans and the U.S. Military
- African American Workers
- Race, Gender, Class and U.S. Cultural Politics in the Twentieth Century
- Civil Rights
Matthew Pinsker holds the Brian Pohanka Chair of Civil War History at Dickinson College. He has published two books and numerous articles on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era, including Lincoln’s Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers’ Home (2003). He has served as a visiting fellow at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and leads annual K-12 teacher workshops on the Underground Railroad for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Abraham Lincoln: Private Man, Public Leader
- Lincoln and War Powers: The Doctrine of Electoral Necessity
- Lincoln and Emancipation: New Evidence and Old Theories
- The Underground Railroad and the Coming of the Civil War
- How Should We Remember? The Civil War at 150
New Mexico State University
Dwight T. Pitcaithley is a College Professor of History at New Mexico State University. He retired from the National Park Service in 2005 as its Chief Historian, a position he held for ten years. He is the coeditor of The Antiquities Act: A Century of American Archaeology, Historic Preservation, and Nature Conservation (2006) and has contributed chapters to Becoming Historians (2009), Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory (2006), Preserving Western History (2005), Public History and the Environment (2004), Myth, Memory, and the Making of the American Landscape (2001), and Seeing and Being Seen: Tourism in the American West (2001). He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of North Carolina in 2011, and in 2005, the Organization of American Historians awarded him its Distinguished Service Award.
- Does the National Park Service have a Future?
- Confronting the Causes of the Civil War in Public: The National Park Service and American Memory
- Mad Men and Spunky Boys: The Search for Constitutional Compromise on the Eve of the Civil War
- Why Aren’t We All Public Historians?
Lawrence N. Powell holds the James H. Clark Endowed Chair in American Civilization and directs the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University, where he teaches southern history, race relations, and Holocaust studies. His books include New Masters: Northern Planters during the Civil War and Reconstruction (1980, 1999) and The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans (2012). The founding vice-chair of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism, he is also the author of Troubled Memory: Anne Levy, the Holocaust, and David Duke’s Louisiana (2000), which won the Lillian Smith Book Prize from the Southern Regional Council and the Kemper and Leila Williams Prize from the Louisiana Historical Association.
- Katrina: The Storm that Won’t End
- The Moral Force of Historical Memory, or How a Southern Historian’s Political Activism Caused Him to Write about the Holocaust
- The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans
University of Georgia
Robert A. Pratt is a professor of history at the University of Georgia. He is the author of The Color of Their Skin: Education and Race in Richmond, Virginia, 1954-89 (1992)—named an Outstanding Book by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in the United States—and We Shall Not Be Moved: The Desegregation of the University of Georgia (2002).
- The Civil Rights Movement
- School Desegregation and the History of Brown v. Board of Education
- Twentieth-Century Southern and African American History
- Race and Ethnicity
Rutgers University, Newark
Clement Alexander Price is the Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History and the director of the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at Rutgers University, Newark. He is the author of Freedom Not Far Distant: A Documentary History of Afro-Americans in New Jersey (1980), among other works, and he has received many awards for academic and community service, including New Jersey Professor of the Year from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in 1999. He is a trustee of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the president of the Newark Education Trust, the chairman of the Save Ellis Island Foundation, and a member of the scholarly advisory committee to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture as well as the advisory council of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. He served as agency lead for the National Endowment for the Humanities on President Obama’s transition team and currently is vice chair of the national Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. He cofounded, with Giles R. Wright, Rutgers’ annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious conferences in observance of Black History Month.
- The Modern Civil Rights Movement Reconsidered
- Race, Memory, and the Civic Sphere in American Life
- Newark, New Jersey, and the Contested Memory of American Urban Life
- Public History as Civic Duty
- The History of Black History
An associate professor of history at Bowdoin College, Patrick Rael is a specialist in African American history. He is the author of numerous essays and books, including Black Identity and Black Protest in the Antebellum North (2002). He is the editor of African American Activism before the Civil War: The Freedom Struggle in the Antebellum North (2008) and a coeditor of Pamphlets of Protest: An Anthology of Early African-American Protest Literature (2001). He has also written extensively about teaching, has contributed to the development of African American history curricula, and for over a decade has led seminars and workshops on teaching American history in primary and secondary schools. He is currently working on a book entitled Eighty-Eight Years: The Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777-1865.
- African American Activism before the Civil War
- What the Fathers Founded: The Constitution, Slavery, and Resistance before the Civil War
- Abraham Lincoln’s High-Wire Act: Race and Politics before the Civil War
- Historical Reflections on the Interracial Struggle to End Slavery
- Reel Memories: Film and the Popular History of the Civil Rights Movement
- Roadmaps to History: How to Read and Write Historical Arguments
- Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in History and Memory: Reappraising America’s Heroes
University of California, Davis
Eric Rauchway is the author of four books on American history including Murdering McKinley: The Making of Theodore Roosevelt’s America (2001) and The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction (2008). A professor of history at the University of California, Davis, where he has taught since 2001, he previously taught modern U.S. history at Oxford University.
- Bretton Woods and the Postwar Economic Order
- How Well Did the New Deal Work?
- Why Was Theodore Roosevelt an Effective President?
- The Assassination of William McKinley and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt’s America
- Some of That Jazz: The Energetic Disaster of the 1920s
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Leslie J. Reagan is an associate professor of history, medicine, gender and women’s studies, and law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne. She is the author of Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America (2010) and When Abortion Was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867–1973 (1997), which won the Law and Society Association’s James Willard Hurst Prize and the Social Science History Association’s President’s Book Award. Her current research focuses on Agent Orange, film, and activism in the United States and Vietnam; thalidomide, gender, and the media; the intersections between law and medicine; and the social and legal issues relating to breast cancer and public health.
- When Abortion Was a Crime: The American Past, and Present?
- Dangerous Pregnancies: How an Epidemic Pushed Forward Women’s Reproductive Rights
- An Epidemic, “Deformed Babies,” and the Early Roots of the New Disability Rights Movements
- Body Counts: Looking at Agent Orange Victims
University of Pittsburgh
Marcus Rediker is the Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of several books, including The Slave Ship: A Human History (2007), which won the George Washington Book Prize, the OAH Merle Curti Award, and the American Historical Association’s James A. Rawley Prize. His newest book is The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (2012).
- The Sailor’s Yarn
- The Amistad Rebellion
- The Maritime Underground Railroad
Susan M. Reverby is the Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas and a professor of women’s studies at Wellesley College. A historian of American women, medicine, and nursing, she has edited numerous volumes in these fields and is the author of the prizewinning Ordered to Care: The Dilemma of American Nursing (1987). Her current research focuses on the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study, run by the U.S. Public Health Service from 1932 to 1972. She is author of Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and its Legacy (2009) and editor of Tuskegee’s Truths (2000). She was a member of the Legacy Committee that successfully lobbied President Bill Clinton to offer a public apology to the surviving men and their heirs in 1997. She has also served as the consumer representative on the fda’s Obstetrical and Gynecological Devices Panel.
- Counter-Narratives: Fact and Fiction in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study
- Fictions of Caring: “Miss Evers”’ Boys and the Real Nurse Rivers
- Tuskegee in the African American Imagination
- “Normal Exposure” and Inoculation Syphilis: A Public Health Service “Tuskegee” Doctor in Guatemala, 1946-48
George Mason University
Yevette Richards is an associate professor of history and women and gender studies at George Mason University. She is the author of Maida Springer: Pan-Africanist and International Labor Leader (2000) and the oral history Conversations with Maida Springer: A Personal History of Labor, Race, and International Relations (2004). Her research interests include postbellum black intellectual thought, pan-Africanism, and transnational women’s labor activism during the Cold War. She is currently writing a book on the African Labor College in Uganda, which served as a site for Cold War and transnational labor struggles in the 1950s and 1960s.
- Better Mammies, Wives, and Mothers: Industrial Education for Black Women
- The Black Elite and Race Relations in the Postbellum South
- Pan-Africanism, Labor, and Civil Rights: The Activism of Maida Springer, George McCray, and A. Philip Randolph
- The Women’s Committee: International Labor, Gender, and the Cold War
- Gendered Experiences of Pan-African Travel: African Americans in Africa, 1950–1970s
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Heather Cox Richardson is an expert in late nineteenth-century America. She is the author of several books on the Civil War and Reconstruction, including, most recently, West From Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America After the Civil War (2007) and Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre (2010). She is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she has taught since 2004.
- The Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890
- The History of the Republican Party
- Gilded Ages: Then and Now
University of Pennsylvania
Daniel K. Richter is the Richard S. Dunn Director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and the Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania. His research and teaching focus on colonial North America and on Native American history before 1800. He is the author of Trade, Land, Power: The Struggle for Eastern North America (2013), Before the Revolution: America’s Ancient Pasts (2011), Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America (2001), and The Ordeal of the Longhouse: The Peoples of the Iroquois League in the Era of European Colonization (1992). He is also a coeditor of Beyond the Covenant Chain: The Iroquois and Their Neighbors in Indian North America, 1600–1800 (1987) and Friends and Enemies in Penn’s Woods: Colonists, Indians, and the Racial Construction of Pennsylvania (2004).
- Native Americans and the Colonial Atlantic World
- The Peopling and Repeopling of Colonial North America
- To “Clear the King’s and Indians’ Title”: Origins of Land-Cession Treaties in North America
Randy Roberts’ major interest is the intersection of popular culture and political culture. He has studied personalities from sports, film, and television who have transcended their particular fields and left a footprint on the political landscape. Roberts is Distinguished Professor of History at Purdue University; he was named 2006 U.S. Professor of the Year for the state of Indiana by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. He is the author of A Team for America: The Army-Navy Game that Rallied a Nation (2011), Joe Louis: Hard Times Man (2010), Jack Dempsey: The Manassa Mauler (expanded edition, 1984), and Papa Jack: Jack Johnson and the Era of White Hopes (1983), and a coauthor of John Wayne American (1995), Heavy Justice: The Trial of Mike Tyson (1994), Where the Domino Fell: America and Vietnam, 1945-1990 (1990), and Winning is the Only Thing: Sports in America since 1945 (1989), among other books. He is also, most recently, the editor of The Rock, the Curse, and the Hub: A Random History of Boston Sports (2005) and a coeditor of Before the Curse: The Chicago Cubs’ Glory Years, 1870–1945 (2012) and Hollywood’s America: United States History through Its Films (2010).
- John Wayne’s America: Why He Still Rides Tall
- Civil Rights in the Ring: Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, and the Struggle over the Color Line
- Popular Culture Goes To War: John Wayne, Joe Louis, Superman, and American Culture during World War II
- The Roone Revolution: Roone Arledge and the Making of Televised Sports
- The Clinton Show: Notes on the Postmodern Celebrity
- Why Joe Louis Matters: Race, Masculinity, and Culture
- Winning When Winning Mattered Most: Red Blaik, College Football, and World War II
- Leadership in War: Lessons from D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge
- Leadership in Sports: What Made Red Blaik and Bear Bryant Successful Leaders, and How Can I Get Some of That?
Seth Rockman is an associate professor of history at Brown University and the author of Welfare Reform in the Early Republic: A Brief History with Documents (2003) and Scraping By: Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in Early Baltimore (2009). He specializes in social and labor history, the history of slavery, and the recent historiography of Jacksonian America. He was involved in Brown University’s investigation into its historical connections to the Atlantic slave trade, and he continues to research the relationship of capitalism and slavery. He is now studying northern businesses that manufactured provisions for southern slave plantations in the nineteenth century.
- Northern Manufacturers, Southern Slavery, and the Antebellum Origins of American Business Ethics
- Plantation Provisions and the National Economy of Slavery in Antebellum America
- Writing Slavery into American Labor History
- Seamstresses, Slaves, and the Hidden History of the Star-Spangled Banner
- Working for Wages in Frederick Douglass’s Baltimore
Princeton University, Emeritus
Daniel T. Rodgers is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History emeritus at Princeton University, where he taught American cultural and intellectual history for more than thirty years. His award-winning books include The Work Ethic in Industrial America, 1850-1920 (1978); Contested Truths: Keywords in American Politics since Independence (1987); and Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age (1998). His most recent book, an intellectual history of the 1970s and 1980s entitled The Age of Fracture (2011), won the Bancroft Prize.
- Age of Fracture: Ideas and Arguments in Late Twentieth-Century America
- Beyond the Nation State: Transnationalizing U.S. History
- American Ideals, American Arguments: How Ideas Do (and Don’t) Matter in the History of Politics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Currently the Babcock Chair of History at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, David Roediger has written on U.S. movements for a shorter working day, on the history of radicalism, and on the racial identities of white workers. Most recently, he is the author of How Race Survived U.S. History (2008) and Working Towards Whiteness: How America’s Immigrants Became White (2005), and a coauthor, with Elizabeth Esch, of The Production of Difference: Race and the Management of U.S. Labor (2012), winner of the the International Labor History Association Book Award. He is a coeditor of The Big Red Songbook (2007) and has also edited Listening to Revolt: The Selected Writings of George Rawick (2010), W.E.B. Du Bois’ John Brown, and Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White (1998). For more information, visit http://www.davidroediger.org/.
- Race and the Management of Labor in U.S. History
- The Self-Emancipation of U.S. Slaves and Freedom for All
Adam Rothman is an associate professor of history at Georgetown University, where he teaches courses on slavery and abolition in the United States and the Atlantic world. He is the author of Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South (2005), and he is currently working on a book on New Orleans as an international city in the nineteenth century. He has worked extensively with middle school and high school teachers in the Washington, D.C., area to enrich U.S. history curriculum and teaching.
- Reading Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia
- Blackface Minstrelsy in Nineteenth-Century America
- New Orleans during the Civil War
- Causes and Consequences of the Louisiana Purchase
University of Alabama
Joshua Rothman directs the Summersell Center for the Study of the South at the University of Alabama, where he is also an associate professor of history and African American studies specializing in nineteenth-century America and the history of race and slavery. He is the author of Notorious in the Neighborhood: Sex and Families across the Color Line in Virginia, 1787–1861 (2003), Reforming America, 1815–1860 (2009), and Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson (2012). He is currently researching a book tentatively entitled “Masters of the Market: Isaac Franklin, John Armfield, Rice Ballard, and the Business of the Domestic Slave Trade.”
- Race, Slavery, and the Southern Family
- Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: Is It True? Why Should We Care?
- A Speculator’s Paradise: Market Capitalism and the Expansion of the Slave South
- The Legend of John Murrell: Banditry and Slave Conspiracies on the Cotton Frontier
Andrew J. Rotter is professor of history at Colgate University, where he teaches U.S. foreign relations and recent U.S. history. His research focus is U.S.-Asia relations during the Cold War; he is author, most recently, of Hiroshima: The World’s Bomb (2008) and Comrades at Odds: Culture and Indo-U.S. Relations, 1947-1964 (2000). He is particularly interested in cultural approaches to international history, including the use of race, gender, religion, and class as categories of analysis, and he has explored the role of such matters as gesture, appearance, and odor in shaping diplomatic encounters.
- The Problem of Culture in U.S. Foreign Relations
- The World’s Bomb: Hiroshima and its Global Impact
- The Vietnam War in Retrospect
- Empires of the Senses: The British in India, the United States in the Philippines, and the Significance of Seeing, Hearing, Smelling, Tasting, and Touching
Phillips Academy Andover
E. Anthony Rotundo is Alfred E. Stearns Instructor in History and Social Sciences at Phillips Academy Andover. His book, American Manhood: Transitions in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era (1993), and related articles helped to create and define masculinity as a field of historical study. His research and writing in recent years have focused on manhood and masculinity in the late twentieth century, especially in relation to electoral politics and popular culture.
- The Politics of Toughness: Conservatism, Masculinity, and American Culture in the Late Twentieth Century
- Dreams and Realities: Manhood and Masculinity in Post-War America, 1945–1965
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Anne Sarah Rubin is an associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is the president of the Society of Civil War Historians, the author of A Shattered Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868 (2005), which received the OAH Avery O. Craven Award, and a coauthor of the award-winning Valley of the Shadow, an interactive history of the Civil War in two communities. She is currently working on a multimedia study of the memory of Gen. William T. Sherman’s March, entitled Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman’s March and America www.shermansmarch.org, for which she received an ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowship. Her book of the same name will be published in 2014.
- “Through the Heart of Dixie”: Sherman’s March and America
- New Directions in Digital History
- What Does George Washington Have to Do with the American Civil War?
University of California, Irvine
An award-winning scholar at the University of California, Irvine, Vicki Ruiz is the author, editor, or coeditor of several books, including From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America (1998); with Ellen Carol DuBois, Unequal Sisters: An Inclusive Reader in U.S. Women’s History (4th edition, 2008); and, with Virginia Sanchez Korrol, Latinas in the U.S.: A Historical Encyclopedia (2006). A past president of the OAH, the American Studies Association, the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, and the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, she is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Society of American Historians. She currently serves on the advisory board of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
- Big Dreams, Rural Schools: Mexican Americans and Public Education, 1870-1950
- “La Nueva Chicana”: Women in the Chicano Movement
- Las Dos Luisas: Latina Feminist Traditions, 1900-1930
- Nuestra América: Latino History as U.S. History
- Portraits of the Past: Latina Political Leaders, 1920–1950
University of California, Santa Barbara
Leila J. Rupp is a professor of feminist studies and the associate dean of social sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of Sapphistries: A Global History of Love between Women (2009), A Desired Past: A Short History of Same-Sex Sexuality in America (1999), Worlds of Women: The Making of an International Women’s Movement (1997), and Mobilizing Women for War: German and American Propaganda, 1939-1945 (1978), and a coauthor of Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret (2003) and Survival in the Doldrums: The American Women’s Rights Movement, 1945 to the 1960s (1987). Also a coeditor of Feminist Frontiers (9th edition, 2011), she is currently researching queer women on campus.
- Queer Women in the Hookup Scene
- The Persistence of Transnational Activism: The Case of the Homophile Movement
- Worlds of Women: The Making of a Transnational Women’s Movement
University of Kansas
Edmund Russell is the Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Distinguished Professor of United States History at the University of Kansas. His research and teaching have focused on environmental history, the history of technology, and the history of science. He is the author of War and Nature: Fighting Humans and Insects from World War I to Silent Spring (2001), which won the Edelstein Prize; “Evolutionary History: Prospectus for a New Field” (2003), which won the Leopold-Hidy Prize; and Evolutionary History: Uniting History and Biology to Understand Life on Earth (2011). He has also received awards from his university and the state for his teaching.
- War and Nature: Fighting People and Insects with Chemicals from World War I to Silent Spring
- The Evolution of the Industrial Revolution: Amerindians, New World Cottons, and Mechanization of the English Cotton Industry
- Neurohistory: A New Field for Historians
Montana State University
Robert W. Rydell is professor of history and director of the Montana Humanities Institute at Montana State University. He has written or cowritten several books that examine the power of the world’s fairs to define the modern world, especially to lend legitimacy to America’s growing imperial ambitions after the Civil War. International exhibitions reveal intersections between the cultural politics of race, class, and gender; provide fascinating lenses for examining cultural diplomacy; and afford important insights into the complexities of globalization.
- Imperial Cities: World’s Fairs and the Cultural Reconstruction of the United States, 1876-1904
- The World of Fairs, 1851-2010
- Buffalo Bill, the American West, and America’s Image in the World
- “Contend, Contend, Contend”: African Americans and America’s White Cities
- America by Design: America’s Depression-Era World’s Fairs
Nick Salvatore is the Maurice and Hinda Neufeld Founders Professor of Industrial Relations and a professor of American studies at Cornell University. He is author of Eugene V. Debs: Citizen and Socialist (1982), which received the Bancroft Prize and the John H. Dunning Prize, and We All Got History: The Memory Books of Amos Webber (1996), which received the New England History Association’s Outstanding Book Prize. His most recent book is Singing in a Strange Land: C.L. Franklin, the Black Church, and the Transformation of America (2003). Franklin (1915-1984) was an influential preacher, committed social activist, and longtime pastor of Detroit’s New Bethel Baptist Church. For more information, see http://www.nicksalvatore.com.
- Singing In A Strange Land: C. L. Franklin’s Ministry from Mississippi to Detroit, 1915-1984
- The Long Exception: Rethinking the Place of the New Deal in American History
- Religion and American Politics after 1945
University of Southern California
George J. Sanchez is associate professor of history and director of the program in American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Past president of the American Studies Association, he is author of Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945 (1993) and coeditor of the series, “American Crossroads: New Works in Ethnic Studies.” He studies both historical and contemporary topics of race, gender, ethnicity, labor, and immigration, and is currently researching the ethnic interaction of Mexican Americans, Japanese Americans, African Americans, and Jews in the Boyle Heights area of East Los Angeles in the twentieth century.
- Natives and Aliens: Drawing Boundaries of Race and Nation in Urban America
- Confronting the Contradictions: Diversity and Graduate Education in the Twenty-First Century
- Challenging Student Identities: Race and Class in the Undergraduate Classroom
- The Agony of Whiteness: How Jews Moved Out of the Eastside and What Difference It Makes for Race in Los Angeles
- The Huntington Challenge: Latino History, American Culture, and the Future of Diversity in the United States
University of New Mexico
An associate professor of history and an affiliated faculty member of the law school at the University of New Mexico, A. K. Sandoval-Strausz specializes in urban, legal, architectural, and Latino history. His first book, Hotel: An American History (2007), explores the origins and development of one of the most common building types on the national landscape. It won the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association’s book prize and was named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal. His current book project, “Latino Landscapes,” considers how Latin American immigrants have revitalized and transformed U.S. cities over the past fifty years.
- “For the Accommodation of Strangers”: The Invention of the Hotel and the Making of a Cosmopolitan America
- The Law of Hospitality and the Struggle for Civil Rights in America
- “Fling Open the Gates So Wide”: How Travel and Public Places Transformed Community and National Identity in the United States, 1789–1876
- Latino Immigrants and the Transformation of American Cities, 1950–2010
East Carolina University
Todd L. Savitt is a historian of medicine in the Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies and dean of diversity affairs at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University. His primary research interests are African American medical history and medical history of the American South and West. He has written on slave health, sickle cell anemia, sudden infant death syndrome, use of African Americans for medical experimentation, the entry of black physicians into the American medical profession, and early African American medical schools and medical journals.
- Abortion in the Old West: The Trials of Dr. Edwin S. Kellogg of Helena, Montana
- Entering a White Profession: Black Physicians in the New South, 1880-1920
- Race, Medicine, Scientific Authorship, and the Discovery of Sickle Cell Anemia in 1910-1911
- Educating Black Physicians: The Founding of Medical Schools for African Americans in Nineteenth-Century America
Jennifer Scanlon is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of the Humanities in Gender and Women’s Studies at Bowdoin College. Her research interests include women’s and feminist history and consumer culture. An award-winning teacher and scholar, she is the author of Inarticulate Longings: The Ladies’ Home Journal, Gender, and the Promises of Consumer Culture (1995) and the editor of Significant Contemporary American Feminists (1999) and The Gender and Consumer Culture Reader (2000). She has also written many scholarly articles on women’s and girls’ cultural and consumer practices. Her most recent book, Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown (2009), was named a “Book of the Times” by the New York Times, “Book of the Week” by The Week, and Business Book of the Year by Marketplace.
- Born to Shop? Consumerism and the American Woman
- Understanding and Interpreting a Life: Helen Gurley Brown
- Sexy from the Start: Female Sexuality and the Second Wave of Feminism
- Riding the Third Wave: The Waves Metaphor and American Feminism
- “A Piece on Cancer While the Water Boils”: Women and Their Magazines
University of New Mexico
Virginia Scharff, Distinguished Professor of History and director of the Center for the Southwest at the University of New Mexico and Women of the West Chair at the Autry National Center, specializes in the histories of women and of the American West. Her publications include Taking the Wheel: Women and the Coming of the Motor Age (1991); Present Tense: The United States Since 1945 (1996); Coming of Age: America in the Twentieth Century (1998); Twenty Thousand Roads: Women, Movement, and the West (2003); Home Lands: How Women Made the West (2010), coauthored with Carolyn Brucken; and The Women Jefferson Loved (2010). She is editor of Seeing Nature Through Gender (2003). Scharff also writes mystery novels under the nom de plume of Virginia Swift, including Brown-Eyed Girl (2000), Bad Company (2002), Bye, Bye, Love (2004) and Hello, Stranger (2006).
- Sacagawea, Lewis and Clark, and the West
- Why Women’s Movements Matter
- Gender and Environmental History
- Women and the West
- The Women Jefferson Loved
Portland State University
Patricia Schechter is a professor of history at Portland State University, where she has taught since 1995. She is the author of Ida B. Wells Barnett and American Reform 1880–1930 (2001), which won the Western Association of Women Historians’ Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Book Prize, and Exploring the Decolonial Imaginary: Four Transnational Lives (2012), as well as a coauthor of Remembering the Power of Words: The Life of an Oregon Activist, Legislator, and Community Leader (2011), which was named an outstanding academic title by Choice magazine. She is also a prizewinning public historian, and her oral history projects, exhibits, and collection-development work have been recognized by the Oral History Association and numerous community groups.
- Gertrude Stein, Race, and the New Woman
- Puerto Rican Women’s Feminism in New York City and Beyond
- Women and Oklahoma Statehood
- Practicing Public History: Feminist Projects and Prospects
Ellen Schrecker is a professor of history at Yeshiva University who has written extensively about the Cold War red scare. Among her books are No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the Universities (1986), The Age of McCarthyism: A Brief History with Documents (1994), and Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America (1998). She has also edited several volumes including Cold War Triumphalism: Exposing the Misuse of History after the Fall of Communism (2004). A former editor of the AAUP’s magazine, Academe, she also writes about academic freedom and the university and has recently published The Lost Soul of Higher Education: Corporatization, the Assault on Academic Freedom, and the End of the University (2010). Her current project is a study of academic freedom in the 1960s and 1970s.
- Political Repression in America from the Puritans to the Patriot Act
- McCarthyism in America: Political Repression during the Early Cold War
- Academic Freedom in the United States: A Historical Overview
- The Lost Soul of Higher Education: Corporatization, the Assault on Academic Freedom, and the End of the University
University of California, Irvine
Donna Schuele is a tenure-track lecturer in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of California, Irvine. She teaches courses in civil rights and civil liberties, American constitutional and legal history, gender and law, crime and gender, and family law. She has published in the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, Western Legal History, California History, and the American Journal of Family Law. Most recently, she contributed the essay, “Love, Honor, and the Power of Law: Probating the Avila Estate in Frontier California,” to On the Borders of Love and Power: Families and Kinship in the Intercultural American Southwest (2012). Her research and writing also focus on the nineteenth-century woman suffrage movement; California legal culture, marital property rights, and land law; federalism; and the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Clinging to Eastern Petticoats? Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, and the California Woman Suffrage Movement
- From Barron v. Baltimore (1833) to McDonald v. Chicago (2010): Federalism, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Incorporation of the Bill of Rights
- Love, Honor, and the Power of Law: The Transformation of Families and Land in Frontier California
- The Road to Obamacare Runs through Reagan Country: The Legacy of Nixon’s and Reagan’s Efforts to Reshape the Supreme Court
- “The Importance of Being Chisholm”: Race, Gender, and Politics in the Life of Shirley Chisholm
- The Road to Obamacare Runs through Reagan Country: Presidents and the Supreme Court
Bruce J. Schulman is William E. Huntington Professor of History at Boston University. He is the author of From Cotton Belt to Sunbelt (1991), Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism (1994), and The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Politics, and Society (2001), and a coeditor of Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative in the 1970s (2007) and The Constitution and Public Policy (2008). Schulman contributes frequently to newspapers and online publications, and has appeared as an expert commentator on numerous television and radio programs. He has won the American Historical Association’s Nancy Lyman Roelker Award for graduate mentorship and has been named the United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year. Schulman is currently at work on a volume for the Oxford History of the United States covering the years 1896–1929.
- Are We A Nation? New Perspectives on the Emergence of Modern America, 1896–1929
- The Sixties at 50: 1968 and the New American Cultural Politics
- Thunder on the Right: The Rise of Conservatism in American Politics
- Electing America: Six Campaigns That Reshaped the Modern United States
- Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude: The 1970s’ Shift in American Culture and Politics
University of South Carolina, Emerita
Distinguished Professor Emerita Constance Schulz was director or codirector of the award-winning public history program at the University of South Carolina for more than twenty years. She is currently directing and serving as senior editor for an NEH-funded project, The Digital Documentary Edition of the Writings of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry. She has written on public history education, served as a consultant for colleges and universities, and studied how museum, archival, and historic preservation activities are carried out in other nations while a Fulbright lecturer in England and Italy. Her work as a scholar and an archival educator, beginning with the Maryland, South Carolina, and American History Slide Collections, has focused on the importance of archivists’ preservation and historians’ use of visual images, particularly photographs, for understanding the past.
- Public History in the University: Possibilities, Practicalities, and Pitfalls
- Southern Enlightenment Women: Eliza Pinckney and Harriott Horry, Mother and Daughter Plantation Mistresses, 1739-1830
- Photographing the Civil War: Beyond Matthew Brady
- “I’d Rather Shoot with a Camera than a Gun”: Women Photographers of World War II
- What Did the Great Depression Look Like? The FSA/OWI Photographic Collection and State and Local History
California State University, Long Beach, Emeritus
Donald Schwartz is a professor emeritus of history at California State University Long Beach where he taught for more than twenty years. His research interests include the experience of Holocaust survivors, the role of Quakers in Holocaust rescue attempts, and the teaching of the Holocaust in grades K-12. He is deeply involved with improving the teaching of American history, working with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and with Teaching American History projects as well as serving as executive director of the California Council for History Education. Under the auspices of the Fulbright Specialist Program, he taught U.S. history at Pannasastra University in Phnom Penh in January 2011.
- America and the Holocaust
- Progressivism and the American Eugenics Movement
- The U.S. and Europe: Examining the Dynamics of a Love-Hate Relationship
- The 1950s: Happy Days or Misplaced Nostalgia?
- Teaching the Holocaust in K-12 Classrooms
Thomas Alan Schwartz is a professor of history at Vanderbilt University. He has written extensively on America’s relations with Europe, especially Germany, and his research concerns alliance politics and the modern American presidency. He teaches courses dealing with the history of U.S. foreign relations, the Vietnam War, and the Middle East. He is currently writing two books: a biography of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and a short history of the Cold War.
- Henry Kissinger and the Dilemmas of American Power
- The Water’s Edge: Domestic Politics and American Foreign Policy Reconsidered
- Realism or Retreat: The Obama Doctrine in Historical Perspective
- The Cold War as History
- LBJ Revisionism: The Johnson Years Reconsidered
- The Vietnam War as History
- Presidents on Tape, 1962-1973: What Can We Learn From Listening?
- “Pain That Cannot Forget”: September 11th in Historical Perspective
Duke University, Emerita
W.K. Boyd Professor Emerita at Duke University, Anne Scott is the author of The Southern Lady (1970, 1995); One Half the People (1975), with Andrew M. Scott; Making the Invisible Woman Visible (1984); Natural Allies: Women’s Associations in American History (1992); Unheard Voices: The First Historians of Southern Women (1993); and most recently, Pauli Murray and Caroline Ware: Forty Years of Letters in Black and White (2006). A former president of the OAH, she received the OAH Distinguished Service Award in 2002 and the American Historical Association’s Scholarly Achievement Award in 2008.
- Benjamin Franklin’s Sister
- Reading Other People’s Mail
- The Life of Pauli Murray
Daryl Michael Scott is a historian of black-white relations in America since the Civil War, southern history, and African American history. A professor of history at Howard University, he is also the author of Contempt and Pity: Social Policy and the Image of the Damaged Black Psyche, 1880–1996 (1997). He is currently researching a work that reexamines white supremacy and Jim Crow entitled “The Lost World of White Nationalism in the American South,” and is also preparing a collection of essays on the sui generis treatment of nationalism in American historiography.
- The Golden Age of White Nationalism in the American South, 1877–1910
- The Sudden Decline of White Supremacy in Post–World War II America
- The Myth of Black Nationalism in America
- A Century of the Black History Movement
- Race and Nationalism in American History
Robert O. Self is an associate professor of history at Brown University. His areas of expertise are twentieth-century U.S. history, American political culture, and the history of American cities and suburbs. His first book, American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland (2003), examines the transformation of American politics during the civil rights and tax revolt eras, from 1945 through the late 1970s, focusing on Oakland and the East Bay suburbs in California. His second book, All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy since the 1960s (2012), examines the conflicts over gender, sex, and family during the last half century. With James Henretta and Rebecca Edwards, Self is also a coauthor of the textbook America’s History (7th edition, 2011).
- The 1970s as History: Utopian Dreams in a Law and Order World
- Houses, Cars, and Children: The Birth, Life, and Death of Postwar American Consumption
- The Price of Liberty: The New Right’s Sexual Politics from Phyllis Schlafly to Karl Rove
University of Southern California, Emerita
Carole Shammas holds the John R. Hubbard Chair in History emerita at the University of Southern California and convenes the USC–Huntington Library American Origins seminar. She specializes in the socioeconomic history of North America and the Atlantic world and has written books on inheritance, consumption, and household government. For the past several years she has been investigating the aspirations in early America for a more permanent built environment. Most recently, she edited a collection of essays placing that subject in a global context, Investing in the Early Modern Built Environment: Europeans, Asians, Settlers, and Indigenous Societies (2012). She is currently studying how the full-time schooling of children became routine in the United States, and her longterm interest in research methods and design continues.
- The Sorry Built Environment of Early America
- The Rise of the Student
- The Assault on Marriage in the Early Modern Atlantic World
- The Standard of Living over the Past Five Hundred Years
- Can There Be Too Much Context in Historical Research?
Timothy J. Shannon teaches early American, Native American, and British history at Gettysburg College. He is the author of several books, including Iroquois Diplomacy on the Early American Frontier (2008) and Indians and Colonists at the Crossroads of Empire: The Albany Congress of 1754 (2000), which won the Dixon Ryan Fox Prize from the New York State Historical Association and the Distinguished Book Award from the Society of Colonial Wars. His articles have appeared in the William and Mary Quarterly, the New England Quarterly, and Ethnohistory. His current project is a biography of the eighteenth-century Indian captive Peter Williamson.
- King of the Indians: The Curious Career of Peter Williamson, Indian Captive
- Clothes along the Mohawk: William Johnson and the Iroquois
- Queequeg’s Tomahawk: Exploring the Material Culture of the Colonial Fur Trade
- “Doing Business with Those Barbarians”: The Iroquois, Benjamin Franklin, and American Union
Ohio State University
Stephanie J. Shaw is an associate professor of history at Ohio State University where she has also taught in the department of black studies and the Center for Women’s Studies. She is the author of What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do: Black Professional Women Workers during the Jim Crow Era (1996) and W. E. B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk (2013) as well as a contributor to The Blackwell Companion to the American South (2002) and a contributing editor of the Harvard Guide to African-American History (2001). Her article,“Using the WPA Ex-Slave Narratives to Study the Impact of the Great Depression,” published in the Journal of Southern History in August 2003, won the Southern Historical Association’s Fletcher M. Green and Charles W. Ramsdell Award for the best article.
- Female Slave Resistance in the Antebellum South
- Reading The Souls of Black Folk in the Twenty-First Century
- Slave Labor and Cotton Production in Antebellum Mississippi
- Revisiting Du Bois’ Talented Tenth Theory
- The Impact of Antebellum Slave Migrations on Family and Community Life
- Grandmothering in Antebellum Slave Families and Communities
Louisiana State University
Aaron Sheehan-Dean is the Fred C. Frey Chair in Southern Studies at Louisiana State University. He is the author of Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia (2007) and the Concise Historical Atlas of the U.S. Civil War (2008). He is also the editor of The View from the Ground: Experiences of Civil War Soldiers (2007) and Struggle for a Vast Future: The American Civil War (2006), and a coeditor of The Civil War: The First Year of the Conflict Told by Those Who Lived It, November 1860-January 1862 (2011). He has conducted workshops on a variety of topics in U.S. history with elementary, middle, and high school teachers around the country. His current research contextualizes and compares the practices of violence in the American Civil War with other civil and national conflicts in the mid-nineteenth century.
- Was the American Civil War a Just War?
- A Rich Man’s Fight and a Poor Man’s War? Rethinking the Social Experience of the Civil War
- After the Battle: The Consequences of the U.S. Civil War
- Using Maps to Teach the Civil War
George Mason University
Martin J. Sherwin is University Professor of History at George Mason University. His American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2005), written with Kai Bird, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Also author of the classic A World Destroyed: The Atomic Bomb and the Grand Alliance (1976), he is currently writing a book entitled Gambling With Armageddon: The Military, the Hawks and the Long Straight Road to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1945-1962. Sherwin has been twice recognized as “Professor of the Year, Silver Medal” by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, appointed Honorable UNESCO Professor of Humanities at Mendeleyev University in Moscow, and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served as adviser on many documentary films, including the pbs American Experience documentary, “The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer.”
- Hiroshima: Their View, My View, and Why the Debate Will Never End
- Oppenheimer’s Shadow: His Nuclear World and Ours
- The Cuban Missile Crisis: Old Rum in a New Bottle
Bryant Simon, professor of history and director of the American studies program at Temple University, is the author of A Fabric of Defeat: The Politics of South Carolina Millhands, 1910–1948 (1998) and Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America (2004), and a coeditor of Jumpin’ Jim Crow: Southern Politics from Civil War to Civil Rights (2000). Most recently, he wrote Everything but the Coffee: Learning about America from Starbucks (2009). Currently he is working on a broad-ranging study of the high costs of cheap food, including the tragic story of the fatal factory fire in Hamlet, North Carolina, in 1991 where twenty-five workers died behind locked doors. They made chicken tenders that sold at Shoney’s for $1.99, fries and a drink included.
- Come Back Tom Joad: The Legacy of the 1930s
- Learning about America from Starbucks
- The “Real” Boardwalk Empire: Atlantic City and the Making of New Americans
- Cheap Food and the Political Economy of Recent America
Arizona State University
Brooks D. Simpson is an Arizona State University Foundation Professor and the author of several books, including Ulysses S. Grant: Triumph over Adversity, 1822-1865 (2000); The Reconstruction Presidents (1998); America’s Civil War (1996); and Let Us Have Peace: Ulysses S. Grant and the Politics of War and Reconstruction, 1861-1868 (1991). A historian of nineteenth-century U.S. history and the American presidency, he has written numerous articles and appeared on c-span, npr, and the pbs series,“The American Experience.”
- Why the Union Won: Victory and Defeat in the American Civil War
- How Freedom Came: The Destruction of Slavery during the Civil War
- Olive Branch and Sword: The Union Wages Civil War
- The Fruits of Victory: Ulysses S. Grant after Appomattox
- American Warlord: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Manisha Sinha is a professor of Afro-American studies and history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina (2000) and the forthcoming “To Live and Die in the Holy Cause: Abolition and the Origins of America’s Interracial Democracy.” She is also a coeditor of the two-volume African American Mosaic: A Documentary History from the African Slave Trade to the Twenty-First Century (2004) and Contested Democracy: Freedom, Race, and Power in American History (2007). In 2006, she was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society, and in 2011, she was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal, the highest honor bestowed on faculty at the University of Massachusetts. She has blogged for the Disunion feature of the New York Times “Opinionator,” The Huffington Post, and the History News Network.
- Secession as Counterrevolution: Proslavery Thought and the Coming of the Civil War
- Did the Abolitionists Cause the Civil War?
- Remembering Lincoln in the Age of Obama
- Allies for Emancipation? Lincoln and Black Abolitionists
Florida State University
Suzanne M. Sinke is an associate professor of history at Florida State University. She is the author of Dutch Immigrant Women in the U.S., 1880-1920 (2002), and a coeditor of A Century of European Migrations (1991) and Letters Across Borders (2006). She is currently writing a book on the relationship of marriage to international migration in the U.S. context, from “bride ships” to matchmaking web sites. Her teaching blends comparisons of gender and migration among different countries.
- Crossing Borders: Globalizing U.S. History through Migration
- Historiography 101: Comparing Approaches to Migration
- Marriage through the Mail: Correspondence Marriage Across Borders
- Peopling: The Ins (and Outs) of the U.S. Population
University of Mississippi
The Clare Leslie Marquette Chair in American History at the University of Mississippi, Sheila Skemp teaches classes on colonial and revolutionary America, women and gender, and the “American Dream.” She is the author of First Lady of Letters: Judith Sargent Murray and the Struggle for Women’s Rights (2009) and has also written a number of books and articles about William and Benjamin Franklin, the most recent of which is The Making of a Patriot: Benjamin Franklin at the Cockpit (2012). She was named the university’s Outstanding Teacher in Liberal Arts in 1985 and received its Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarship in 2009.
- Lost Women and Lost Woman: The Rediscovery of Judith Sargent Murray
- A Transatlantic View of Women’s Rights: Judith Sargent Murray and the “Vindication” of Mary Wollstonecraft
- A Choice of Loyalties: William Franklin and the American Revolution
- A World We Have Lost: Benjamin Franklin and the American Dream
- A Family’s Civil War: Benjamin and William Franklin and the American Revolution
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Merritt Roe Smith is the Leverett Howell and William King Cutten Professor of the History of Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught since 1978. He is the author of Harpers Ferry Armory and the New Technology (1977), winner of the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award and the History of Science Society’s Pfizer Award; the editor or coeditor of Does Technology Drive History? (1994), Major Problems in the History of American Technology (1998), and Reconceptualizing the Industrial Revolution (2010); and a coauthor of Inventing America: A History of the United States (2002). Smith is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a past president of the Society for the History of Technology from which he received the Leonardo da Vinci Medal, the society’s highest honor. He currently serves on the national advisory boards of the Thomas A. Edison Papers Project and the public television series, “The American Experience,” and he is currently working on a book about technology during the Civil War era tentatively entitled “Yankee Juggernaut.”
- The American Civil War as a Technological Event
- Army Ordnance and the American Civil War
- The Civil War and the Rise of Big Business in America
- What Was New and Different about America’s Industrial Revolution?
George Mason University
Suzanne E. Smith teaches African American history and U.S. cultural history at George Mason University. Her first book, Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit (2000), examines Motown and its relationship to the black community of Detroit and the civil rights movement. It was won third place in the eleventh annual Gleason Music Book Awards, sponsored by New York University, Rolling Stone, and BMI. Her latest book, To Serve the Living: Funeral Directors and the African American Way of Death (2010), explores the role of funeral directors in African American life and their participation in the national civil rights movement. She is currently researching the roles of entrepreneurship and prosperity theology in the modern African American religious tradition.
- “My Man’s an Undertaker”: Funeral Directors in African American Life
- “Dancing in the Street”: The Politics of Motown Music
- “Can’t Forget the Motor City”: Remembering Detroit’s Past through Its Music
- “Single Girl, Married Girl”: Feminism in Country Music
California State University, Fullerton
Terri L. Snyder is a professor of American studies at California State University, Fullerton. Her research focuses on the intersections of law, gender, and race in early America, and her most recent book is Brabbling Women: Disorderly Speech and the Law in Early Virginia (2003). She is currently working on two books: “The Power to Die: Slavery and Suicide in America, 1630-1830” and “Women on the Margins: Gender and Freedom in Early America.”
- Slavery and Suicide in North America
- Women on the Margins of Freedom in the Early American South
University of California, Santa Barbara
Paul Spickard is a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among his many books are Almost All Aliens: Immigration, Race and Colonialism in American History and Identity (2007); Is Lighter Better? Skin-Tone Discrimination among Asian Americans (2007); Race and Nation: Ethnic Systems in the Modern World (2005); Racial Thinking in the United States (2004); and Mixed Blood: Intermarriage and Ethnic Identity in Twentieth-Century America (1989).
- Obama Nation: Race, Multiraciality, and American Identity
- U.S. Immigration Policy in the 2010s
- Beyond the Ellis Island Myth: Rethinking Immigration History
- The Return of Pseudoscientific Racism: DNA Testing, Race, and the New Eugenics Movement
- Is Lighter Better? Skin-Tone Discrimination among Asian Americans
- Who Are We? Ethnicity and Membership in German Society
- War on Terror, War on Immigrants: Race, Religion, and Membership in America since September 11, 2001
- Farewell to the American Dream? Anti-Immigrant Sentiment and the Future of Citizenship
- Clash of Civilizations or Racializing Religion? Muslims and Membership in the United States and Europe
University of South Carolina
Marjorie J. Spruill is a professor of history at the University of South Carolina. Her best-known works include New Women of the New South: The Leaders of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the Southern States (1993) and an edited volume, One Woman, One Vote: Rediscovering the Woman Suffrage Movement (1995), that accompanied the pbs film “One Woman, One Vote.” She is currently writing a book on the rise of the modern women’s rights movement in the late 1960s and 1970s, the mobilization of social conservatives as the “Pro-Family Movement” in reaction to the women’s movement, and the conflicts between these two movements which contributed to the transformation of American political culture, leading to the highly partisan and polarized political culture in the United States from the late 1970s to the present. She is currently a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
- Women’s Rights, Family Values, and the Polarization of American Political Culture (with images)
- Votes for Women!: The American Suffrage Movement, 1848-1920 (with images)
- The Southern Story: The Woman Suffrage Movement in the Inhospitable South (with images)
- Race, Reform, and Reaction: Southern Suffragists, the NAWSA, and the “Southern Strategy” in Context (with images)
- Divided Legacy: The Civil War, Tradition, and “the Woman Question,“ 1865-1920
California State University, Los Angeles
Carole Srole, a professor of gender and labor history at the California State University, Los Angeles, is the author of Transcribing Class and Gender: Masculinity and Femininity in Nineteenth-Century Courts and Offices (2009). Her new book project explores the press conversations about and actual marriages of millionaires and working-class women at the turn of the twentieth century. She received the AHA Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award in 2006.
- Reassessing Respectability: Beauty, Fashion, and Gold-Digging in U.S. Offices and Courts at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
- Gender Balances: Changes in Discourses
- Millionaires Marrying Working Women
- The Historian’s Craft: How to Teach Critiquing
- Is It Possible to Enjoy Reading Final Essay Exams? Scaffolding Assignments, Teaching Skills, and History
- Downton Abbey’s American Kin: Upper-Class Marriage and Transnational Celebrity
Randall Stephens is a reader in history and American studies at Northumbria University. He is an editor of the magazine Historically Speaking, the author of The Fire Spreads: Holiness and Pentecostalism in the American South (2008), and a coauthor of The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age (2011). His current book project examines the relationship of rock music to American Christianity, beginning with Pentecostals who took to the new genre—Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, James Brown, and Little Richard—and ending with the advent of Christian rock in the 1970s.
- The Devil’s Music: Race, Rock, and Religion in the ’50s and ’60s
- Why Is the American South So Religious? A Historical Look
- Religion and Politics in Modern America
- The Origins of American Pentecostalism
- Building a History Web Site with Students
University of Michigan
Alexandra Minna Stern is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology, American culture, and history at the University of Michigan. As a historian, her research has focused on the uses and misuses of genetics in the United States and Latin America. She is the author of Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America (2005), which won the American Public Health Association’s Arthur J. Viseltear Prize for outstanding contribution to the history of public health, and Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in America (2012).
- The Legacy of Eugenics in the Era of Human Genomics
- Troubled Relations: Race and Genetics in Modern America
- Genetics and Human Rights in Latin America
- Telling Genes: Genetic Counseling in Modern America
- Eugenics, Race, and Reproduction in California
University of California, Los Angeles
Brenda E. Stevenson is professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her areas of research and publication include African American history centered on slave women and family during the colonial and antebellum eras; she has also written and lectured widely on the southern white family (planters and yeomen), the free black family in the southern and northern United States, and the contemporary African American family, particularly in the urban setting. Her books include Life in Black and White: Family and Community in the Slave South (1996) and The Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimke (1988). She currently is completing a book on slave women in the southern colonial and antebellum United States and another book on multiethnic female relations in contemporary American society.
- The Slave Female World of Sally Hemings
- Slave Women and Religion in the Antebellum South
- Interracial Sex and Slave Women’s Labor in the Old South
- Images of Diverse Womanhood in Late Twentieth- Century Urban America: The Case of Latasha Harlins, Soon Ja Du, and Joyce Karlin
- Creating an Elite Black Female Intelligentsia: The Case of the Forten Women
Macalester College, Emeritus
For the past four decades, James Brewer Stewart has studied the pre-Civil War abolitionist movement. He has published biographies of four very well-known enemies of slavery—Joshua R. Giddings, Wendell Phillips, William Lloyd Garrison, and Hosea Easton. His most recent books include Abolitionist Politics and the Coming of the Civil War (2008) and Venture Smith and the Business of Slavery and Freedom (2009). In these writings, as in his teaching, his foremost goal is to address historical problems of racial injustice in ways that faithfully portray the past and speak to the present. Most recently, he has created Historians Against Slavery http://historiansagainstslavery.org, an international group of scholars who actively oppose slavery today.
- Antebellum Abolitionism, Religious Imagination, and Contemporary Evangelical Conservatism
- History, Memory, Modern Slavery, and the Making of a New Abolitionist Movement
University of Texas at Austin
A historian of the modern United States, Michael B. Stoff is the director of the nationally acclaimed Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas. He is the author of Oil, War, and American Security (1980) and a coauthor of Experience History: Interpreting America’s Past (8th edition, 2014) as well as high school and middle school textbooks. A series coeditor of Oxford New Narratives in American History, he is also a coeditor of The Manhattan Project: A Documentary Introduction to the Atomic Age (1991) and is currently working on a book on the bombing of Nagasaki. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the 2012 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, the first system-wide teaching award ever offered by the University of Texas Regents.
- Presidential Leadership in Modern America
- Public Education In America: Where We Have Been and Where We Should Go
- The Wizard of Oz: A Parable of Populism
- Picturing Destruction: Yosuke Yamahata in the Atomic Wasteland of Nagasaki
- Narrative History: Putting the Story Back into History
Cynthia Stout spent thirty years with the Jeffco Public Schools in Golden, Colorado, teaching history and social studies at the secondary level. Moving from the classroom to the central office, she wrote curriculum and assessments and worked in professional development for K-12 teachers. Since retiring, she has coauthored Teaching Social Studies Today (2007) and has worked with the Library of Congress’ Teaching with Primary Sources program through the Metropolitan State University of Denver (as highlighted in "From Corn Chips to Garbology: The Dynamics of Historical Inquiry" in the July 2012 OAH Magazine of History). She is currently working with teachers on the art of getting students to ask questions using the Right Question Institute question formulation technique.
- Teaching Students to Think Historically
- Dual Inquiry Process
- Best Practices in Teaching History at the Secondary Level
- Assessment and Evaluation in the History Classroom
- Teaching Students to Ask Good Questions
- Effective Use of Primary Sources in the Classroom
- Tuberculosis and the Development of Colorado
University of Pennsylvania
Thomas J. Sugrue is the David Boies Professor of History and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author, most recently, of Not Even Past: Barack Obama and the Burden of Race (2010) and Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North (2008). His first book, The Origins of the Urban Crisis (1996), won the Bancroft Prize and awards for best book in North American urban history, labor history, and social science history. He is a coeditor of The New Suburban History (2006), with Kevin Kruse, and W. E. B. Du Bois, Race, and the City: The Philadelphia Negro and its Legacy (1998), with Michael B. Katz. Sugrue has given more than three hundred lectures in the United States and overseas in the last fifteen years and has also served as an expert witness in several civil rights cases, including the cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court involving affirmative action at the University of Michigan.
- Race and Rust: The Transformation of the Postwar American City
- Barack Obama as History
- Beyond Apocalypse: Rethinking America in the 1960s
- Jim Crow’s Last Stand: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Suburban North
- Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten History of Civil Rights in the North
- Leading a Divided America: Barack Obama and the Age of Fracture
University of South Carolina
Patricia Sullivan is a professor of history at the University of South Carolina and codirects an ongoing series of summer institutes at Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute on “Teaching the History of the Civil Rights Movement.” Her publications include Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement (2009), Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years (2003) and Days of Hope: Race and Democracy in the New Deal Era (1996). She is currently writing a book on Robert F. Kennedy, civil rights, and the struggles for racial justice during the 1960s.
- What Happened to the Civil Rights Movement?
- “Brown is a Black Cultural Product”: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education
- “Plowing the Ground and Having Faith in the Future”: The Founding Generation of NAACP Women
- Freedom Writer: Virginia Durr and the Civil Rights Movement
- “The Best a White America Has to Offer”: Robert Kennedy and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the 1960s
University of Texas at Austin
Jeremi Suri is the Mack Brown Distinguished Professor for Global Leadership at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2007, Smithsonian Magazine named him one of America’s “Top Young Innovators” in the humanities and sciences. He is the author of Liberty’s Surest Guardian: American Nation-building from the Founders to Obama (2011), American Foreign Relations since 1898 (2010), Henry Kissinger and the American Century (2007), The Global Revolutions of 1968 (2007), and Power and Protest: Global Revolution and the Rise of Detente (2003). His research emphasizes the interconnections between grassroots politics and elite policy-making. In his teaching and writing, he seeks to internationalize understanding of American history by focusing on the foreign “others” who have contributed to local and national definitions of identity in the United States. He also examines how American citizens—from ordinary men and women through distinguished politicians and businesspeople—have influenced the world outside the United States.
- The Past and Future of Nation-Building in the Modern World
- Henry Kissinger and the American Century
- The United States and the Middle East since the Second World War
- Ideas and Traditions in American Foreign Policy
- Power and Protest in the 1960s
- Jews and Society in a Post-Holocaust World
- The Cold War and its Contemporary Legacies
Indiana University, Emeritus
David Thelen is a professor emeritus of history at Indiana University. He served as the editor of the Journal of American History from 1985 to 1999 and he received the a recipient of the OAH Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award in 2008.
- Coming to Terms with Evil in the Past
- How Americans Understand and Use the Past
- Reliving the Past and Rethinking History: From South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission to U.S. Army Staff Rides and Living History
Marquette University, Emeritus
Athan Theoharis is a professor emeritus of history at Marquette University, specializing in federal surveillance policy and, more specifically, the history of the FBI in the post-1932 years. He has written extensively on issues of civil liberties, federal surveillance policy and authority, and secrecy in government, affecting historical research and national politics and institutions. His most recent books include Abuse of Power: How Cold War Surveillance and Secrecy Policy Shaped the Response to 9/11 (2011), The Quest for Absolute Security (2007), The FBI and American Democracy: A Brief Critical History (2004), and Chasing Spies (2002), which explores how FBI counterintelligence failures led its officials to promote and sustain McCarthyite politics.
- Abuse of Power: FBI Surveillance Pre- and Post-9/11
- Anticipating Espionage, Anticipating Terrorism: The Mindless Quest for Absolute Security
- The Politics of McCarthyism and the Role of the FBI
- A Culture of Secrecy: The Expansion and Politics of the U.S. Intelligence Agencies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
William G. Thomas is the John and Catherine Angle Professor in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A former Lincoln Prize Laureate, he served as director and cofounder of the Virginia Center for Digital History and an associate professor of history at the University of Virginia from 1997-2005. His digital research initiatives have included The Valley of the Shadow, Race and Place: African American Community in the Jim Crow South, Television News of the Civil Rights Era, and The Countryside Transformed: The Eastern Shore of Virginia and the Railroad. He is the author of Lawyering for the Railroad: Business, Law, and Power in the New South (1999) and The Iron Way: Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America (2012) and a coauthor of The Civil War on the Web (2000). He is also a coauthor, with Edward L. Ayers, of “The Differences Slavery Made” published in 2003 as one of first digital articles of the American Historical Review.
- The Civil War, the Railroads, and the Making of Modern America
- 1864: Conquering the Geography of the South
- What is Digital History?
- Teaching with Technology: From the Survey to the Seminar
An associate professor of history at Temple University, Heather Ann Thompson is the author of Whose Detroit? Politics, Labor, and Race in a Modern American City (2001) and the editor of Speaking Out: Protest and Activism in the 1960s and 1970s (2009). She has contributed chapters on crime, punishment, and prison activism during the 1960s and 1970s to several edited collections and has written numerous scholarly as well as popular articles on the current crisis of mass incarceration. She has also consulted on several documentary films and was recently named to a National Academy of Sciences panel to study the causes and consequences of high rates of incarceration in the United States. She is writing the first comprehensive history of the Attica prison rebellion of 1971 with support from several research awards including the Soros Justice Fellowship from the Open Society Foundations.
- Blood in the Water: The Attica Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy
- Politics, Labor, and the Carceral State
- History of the Black Power Movement
- Why Mass Incarceration Matters
Barbara L. Tischler is the associate head for academic affairs at Trinity School in New York City. She is the author of numerous articles on American culture, the 1960s, and aspects of the anti–Vietnam War movement, along with An American Music (1986) and Sights on the Sixties (1992). She has also taught courses on the U.S. Constitution and U.S. history at Teachers College, Columbia University.
- Beat Prose and the Journey Home: Jack Kerouac’s Struggle with the Road
- “Born on the Fourth of July”: Musical Celebrations of America’s Independence
- Women in the Antiwar Movement of the 1960s
- “Singing Well and Shooting Straight”: Music in America’s Twentieth-Century Wars
- The G.I. Antiwar Movement in Vietnam
- Music in the Civil Rights Movement
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Robert Brent Toplin is the author of several books on history, politics, and film including Radical Conservatism: The Right’s Political Religion (2006), Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11”: How One Film Divided a Nation (2006), Reel History: In Defense of Hollywood (2002), Oliver Stone’s USA: Film, History, and Controversy (2000), and History By Hollywood: The Use and Abuse of the American Past (1996). He has edited film reviews for the Journal of American History as well as the “Masters of the Movies” series in the American Historical Association’s Perspectives on History. He has made numerous appearances as a commentator on film for the History Channel, C-SPAN, and the Turner Classic Movies Channel, and he has served as a principal creator of historical dramas that appeared nationally on pbs and the Disney Channel.
- History By Hollywood: A Defense of the Movie Industry
- The Power of Words: A Brief History of Political Messaging from the Era of Franklin D. Roosevelt to the Present
- What Caused the Recent Financial Crisis? Lessons from the Crash of 1929 and the Depression of the 1930s
- Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11”: How One Film Divided a Nation
- Franklin D. Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan: What the Lives of Two Influential Presidents Tell Us about Leadership
- Dwight D. Eisenhower and Bill Clinton: What the Lives of Two Influential Presidents Tell Us about Leadership
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University and a past president of the American Historical Association. A former MacArthur Fellow, she is the author of many articles and books on early American history, including A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary, 1785–1812 (1990), which won the Pulitzer Prize. She is also the author of Well-behaved Women Seldom Make History (2007) and is currently studying nineteenth-century Mormon women’s diaries.
- Well-behaved Women Seldom Make History
- “A Quilt Unlike Any Other”: Rediscovering the Work of Harriett Powers
St. John's University
Lara Vapnek teaches at St. John’s University and specializes in the history of gender and labor in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States. Her book, Breadwinners: Working Women and Economic Independence, 1865-1920 (2009), examines how female wage earners pursued equality by claiming new identities as citizens and as workers. Vapnek is working on two new projects: a study of wet-nursing in New York City from the 1840s through the 1920s and a short biography of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1890–1964), a labor organizer and free speech advocate.
- Breadwinners: Working Women in the Early Struggle for Gender Equality
- Guarding the Girl in the Shop: Gender and Class in the Gilded Age Consumers Movement
- Solving the Servant Problem: Domestic Service and Labor Reform during the Progressive Era
- Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Mortal Enemy of Capitalism
University of Virginia
Elizabeth R. Varon is a professor of history at the University of Virginia. She is author of We Mean to be Counted: White Women and Politics in Antebellum Virginia (1998) and Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy (2003). The latter book - which won awards from the Virginia Historical Society; the James River Writers Festival and the Library of Virginia; and the Southern Regional Council - reflects Varon’s ongoing commitment to integrating social history with political and military history. Her most recent book is Disunion! The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859 (2008), the first volume of the Littlefield History of the Civil War Era. The book explores how Americans, as far back as the earliest days of the Republic, agonized and strategized over disunion.
- The Method in Her Madness: Recovering the True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Union Agent in Confederate Richmond
- The Slaveholders’ Dilemma: Disunion Rhetoric and the Coming of the Civil War
- Imagining a Winnable War: Abraham Lincoln and the Rhetoric of Disunion
University of Michigan
Penny M. Von Eschen is professor of history and American culture at the University of Michigan. She is author of Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War (2004) and Race against Empire: Black Americans and Anticolonialism, 1937-1957 (1997), winner of the Stuart L. Bernath Prize of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, among others. She is coeditor of Contested Democracy: Freedom, Race, and Power in American History (2007) and American Studies: An Anthology (2008), and is currently working on a transnational history of Cold War nostalgia.
- Cold War Nostalgia: From “Stalin World Theme Park”, Lithuania, to the International Spy Museum, Washington, D.C.
- Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War: The U.S. State Department Jazz Tours
- Duke Ellington Plays Baghdad: Rethinking Power after 1945
Michael Vorenberg, an associate professor of history at Brown University, teaches courses on American legal history and the Civil War and Reconstruction. His first book, Final Freedom: The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment (2001), was a finalist for the Lincoln Prize. He is also the author of The Emancipation Proclamation: A Brief History with Documents (2009). He is working on a book about the impact of the Civil War on American nationalism and citizenship, and he speaks widely on such topics as constitutional history, Abraham Lincoln, and Civil War emancipation.
- Slavery, Freedom, and the American Constitution
- The Civil War and the Creation of Modern America
- Abraham Lincoln and the Meaning of American Citizenship
J. Samuel Walker is the former historian of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In that capacity, he published five books including Three Mile Island (2004) and The Road to Yucca Mountain (2009), which received the OAH Richard W. Leopold Prize. He is also the author of Prompt and Utter Destruction: Truman and the Use of Atomic Bombs against Japan (second edition, 2004) and ACC Basketball: The Story of the Rivalries, Traditions, and Scandals of the First Two Decades of the Atlantic Coast Conference (2011).
- Truman and the Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
- The Three Mile Island Accident and Nuclear Power in the United States
- A Rewarding Career as a Professional Historian in a Non-academic Setting
- Balancing Academics and Intercollegiate Athletics: The Case of the Atlantic Coast Conference
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Mike Wallace is Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. He is author, most recently, of A New Deal for New York (2002) and coauthor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 (2000). He is also director of the Gotham Center for New York City History at the CUNY Graduate School http://www.gothamcenter.org. He is now working on the second volume of Gotham which will carry the story through the twentieth century. Founder, copublisher, and coeditor of the Radical History Review, Wallace has also served as consultant for Ric Burns’s documentary on New York.
- History of New York City
- The Future of New York City
Brian Ward teaches southern, African American, and cultural history at the Northumbria University. His publications include The 1960s: A Documentary Reader (2009); Radio and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the South (2004), which was selected by the American Library Association as a Choice outstanding academic title and won the best history book award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication; and Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness, and Race Relations (1998), which won the OAH James A. Rawley Prize and an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. He is currently working on two books: one about artists and repertoire men in the early U.S. recording industry, the other about connections between British popular music and the American South.
- Bigger than Elvis and More Popular Than Jesus: The Beatles and the American South
- Radio and the Civil Rights Movement
- The “Indefinable” Florence Mills: Why Does Nobody Remember the Biggest African American Star of the 1920s?
- “Dixie . . . Practically a Suburb of London”: The Imagined South in Interwar Britain
- Delius, Davidson, and the Drive-by Truckers: The History of Three Southern Operas
Susan Ware is currently the general editor of the American National Biography. From 1997–2005 she served as the editor of volume five of the biographical dictionary Notable American Women at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. Her research interests include twentieth-century American history and the history of American women, as well as biography. She has published books on women in the New Deal and the 1930s; biographies of Molly Dewson, Amelia Earhart, Mary Margaret McBride, and Billie Jean King; and a women’s history anthology.
- A Sporting Chance: Title IX and Women’s History
- Amelia Earhart and the Search for Modern Feminism
- Notable American Women: An Editor’s Perspective on Twentieth-Century American Women’s History
- Mary Margaret McBride and the History of Talk Radio
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Harry L. Watson is the Atlanta Distinguished Professor in Southern Culture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has taught since 1976. His writes and teaches on the antebellum South, the early American republic, and the state of North Carolina. Watson has written four books, including Liberty and Power: The Politics of Jacksonian America (1990, revised edition 2006) and Andrew Jackson vs. Henry Clay: Democracy and Development in Antebellum America (1997), and has coedited three collections of essays. He directed the university’s Center for the Study of the American South from 1999 to 2012 and coedits its quarterly journal, Southern Cultures. He has also been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and has served as the president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.
- Majority Rule, Equal Rights, and Limited Government: The Complex Legacy of Andrew Jackson
- Liberty, Slavery, and the Coming of the Civil War
- 1812: A Three-Cornered Fight for the West
University of Minnesota
Barbara Y. Welke is a professor of history and a professor of law at the University of Minnesota. She teaches and writes on nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. history, the history of citizenship, and U.S. legal and constitutional history more generally. She is author of Law and the Borders of Belonging in the Long Nineteenth-Century United States (2010) and Recasting American Liberty: Gender, Race, Law, and the Railroad Revolution, 1865-1920 (2001), winner of the American Historical Association’s Littleton-Griswold Prize. She is now working on two books relating to consumer product safety in the late nineteenth through the twentieth century.
- Railroads, Hazard, and the Recasting of Individual Liberty
- Gender, Jim Crow, and American Railroads
- Legal Personhood and Citizenship in the Long Nineteenth Century
- Historical Perspectives on Hazardous Products and Consumer Safety
University of Pennsylvania
Beth S. Wenger chairs the history department and directs the Jewish studies program at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author, most recently, of History Lessons: The Creation of American Jewish Heritage (2010) and The Jewish Americans: Three Centuries of Jewish Voices in America (2007), the companion volume to the pbs documentary of the same name which Wenger also served as an adviser. She is also the author of New York Jews and the Great Depression: Uncertain Promise (1996), which won the Salo Baron Prize from the American Academy of Jewish Research, and a coeditor of Remembering the Lower East Side: American Jewish Reflections (2000). She currently serves as a historical consultant to the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia and in 2013–2014, she will be convening head fellow at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan on the theme, “New Perspectives on Gender and Jewish Life.”
- Narrating American Jewish History
- In Search of American Jewish Heritage
- The Lower East Side in American Jewish Culture
- Civics Lessons: Jews and American National Holidays
- War Stories: Jewish Patriotism on Parade
University of Arkansas
Elliott West, Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas, is a specialist in the social and environmental history of the American West. He has twice been chosen as his university’s teacher of the year and, in 2009, he was one of three finalists for the Robert Foster Cherry Prize for the outstanding classroom teacher in the nation. He has written several books, including The Way to the West: Essays on the Central Plains (1995); The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers and the Rush to Colorado (1998), winner of the Francis Parkman Prize and the OAH Ray Allen Billington Prize; and, most recently, The Last Indian War: The Nez Perce Story (2009).
- A War of Dreams: Indians, Whites and the Struggle for the Great Plains
- Growing Up Western: Childhood on the Frontier
- The Great Plains: America’s Meeting Ground
- Selling the Dream: The West in Advertising
- Bison R Us: The Buffalo as American Icon
- The West Before Lewis and Clark: Three Lives
Carmen Teresa Whalen is a professor of Latina/o studies and U.S. history at Williams College, where she also currently serves as the Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity. Her research and teaching interests include Puerto Rican migration, particularly as it intersects with women’s and working-class history, as well as Latina/o migration more broadly and comparatively. Her first book, From Puerto Rico to Philadelphia: Puerto Rican Workers and Postwar Economies (2001), explores the causes and dynamics of gendered labor migrations in an increasingly global economy. Her coedited book, Puerto Rican Diaspora: Historical Perspectives (2005), includes essays on several Puerto Rican communities and points towards a more comprehensive and comparative understanding of the histories of Puerto Ricans in the United States.
- The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Past and Present
- New Directions in Latina/o Studies
- Puerto Rican Women, the Garment Industry, and the Garment Workers Unions
University of Arkansas
Jeannie Whayne is a professor of history at the University of Arkansas as well as the vice president and president-elect of the Agricultural History Society. The editor or coauthor of nine books, she is also the author of two books including Delta Empire: Lee Wilson and the Transformation of Agriculture in the New South (2011), a social, economic, and environmental study of a plantation owned by a single family from 1846 to 2010 and the winner of the John G. Ragsdale Prize. Most recently, she is a coeditor of The Ongoing Burden of Southern History: Politics and Identity in the Twenty-First-Century South (2012). She is currently researching a book on Memphis, Tennessee, as a cotton center, examining the interaction between the city and its hinterlands in forging a regional cotton empire. She is also conducting research on the cotton trade between Memphis and Liverpool and working on a National Endowment for the Humanities digitization proposal to map that connection.
- Crises in Cotton’s Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity, and Yellow Fever in Late Nineteenth-Century Memphis, Tennessee
- The Scourge of Memphis: The Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
- Three Women, Three Wills: Planter Women and Property Rights in Late Nineteenth-Century Arkansas
- Building it of Brick and Hollow Tile: Lee Wilson, the Lowery Lynching, and the Limitations of Planter Paternalism in the Twentieth-Century South
- The Winds have Changed: The Flood of 1927 and the Arkansas “Cracker” Response to Planter Power
- Between a Hard Place and the River in Arkansas: Guerilla Warfare between Crowley’s Ridge and the Mississippi River, 1861–1865
Deborah Gray White is the Board of Governors Professor of History and Women and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. Most recently, she is a coauthor, with Mia Bay and Waldo E. Martin, of Freedom on My Mind: A History of African Americans, With Documents (2012). She is also the author of Ar’n’t I A Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South (1985 and 1999), the first gendered analysis of the institution of slavery; Two Heavy a Load: Black Women in Defense of Themselves, 1894-1994 (1999); and Let My People Go: African Americans, 1804-1860 (1996); and the editor of Telling Histories: Black Women in the Ivory Tower (2008), a collection of personal narratives written by African American women historians that chronicle the entry of black women into the historical profession and the development of the field of black women’s history. A codirector of “Narratives of Power: New Articulations of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Class,” a two-year seminar and conference project with the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, she is currently writing “Can’t We All Just Get Along? American Identity at the Turn of the Millennium.”
- What Women Want: A Comparison of the Way Black and White Women Approach Postmodern America
- Post-Black or Post-Modern Blackness: Being Black in America Today
- The Hand That Rocks the Cradle: The Million Mom March for Gun Control
- Lost in the U.S.A.: The 1990s Marches as a Referendum on America
- Brown Sugar Melts: African American Women at the Turn of the Millennium
University of Sydney
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.
- Staging Freedom in Black New York
- Sounds of Slavery
- When Black Kings and Queens Ruled in Harlem
- The Black Eagle of Harlem: Herbert Julian
- The Prince of Darkness: Wall Street’s First Black Millionaire
University of California, Irvine
Jon Wiener is a professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, where he has taught for more than 25 years. A specialist in twentieth-century U.S. history, he is also a contributing editor of The Nation magazine, for which he has written more than 250 articles, primarily on politics and political history. In his most recent book, How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey across America (2012), he visits museums, monuments, and memorials to the Cold War to try to understand why it is being forgotten.
- How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey across America
Chad Williams is an associate professor of African and Afro-American studies at Brandeis University. His teaching and research focus on World War I, African Americans in the military, and African American intellectual history. His first book, Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era (2010), won the OAH Liberty Legacy Foundation Award and the Society for Military History’s Distinguished Book Award, and was named an outstanding academic title by Choice magazine. He is currently completing a study on W. E. B. Du Bois and World War I.
- Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers and World War I
- W. E. B. Du Bois and the Meaning of World War I
- Rethinking African American Military History
- African American Veterans and the Struggle for Civil Rights
- Black Soldiers and Racial Leadership in American History
Supreme Court of Rhode Island
Chief Justice (Ret.) of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, Frank J. Williams is author of Judging Lincoln (2002) and coauthor of The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views (2008), among other works. He has amassed a private library and archive that ranks among the nation’s largest and finest Lincoln collections. Founding chair of the Lincoln Forum and past president of the Abraham Lincoln Association, he serves as literary editor of the Lincoln Herald, where his quarterly “Lincolniana” survey appears, and is currently at work on an annotated bibliography of Lincoln titles published since 1865.
- Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties in Wartime
- Abraham Lincoln and Leadership
- Abraham Lincoln, Evolving Commander-in-Chief
- Judging Abraham Lincoln as a Judge
- Abraham Lincoln as a Lawyer
- Abraham Lincoln at 200
Case Western Reserve University
Rhonda Y. Williams is an associate professor of history as well as the founding director of the Social Justice Institute at Case Western Reserve University, where she also initiated and directs the postdoctoral fellowship in African American studies. She is the author of the award-winning The Politics of Public Housing: Black Women’s Struggles against Urban Inequality (2004) and a coeditor of two volumes, Women, Transnationalism, and Human Rights, a special issue of the Radical History Review (Spring 2008), and Teaching the American Civil Rights Movement: Freedom’s Bittersweet Song (2002). She is working on two book-length projects, “Rethinking the Black Power Movement” and “The Dope Wars: Street-level Hustling and the Culture of Drugs in Post-1940s Urban America.”
- Low-Income Black Women’s Struggles for Justice
- Democracy and Urban History from the Margins
- Rethinking Black Power and Black Politics
- From the Politics of Public Housing to the Politics of Drugs
- Voices from the Grassroots: Life Narratives, Performance, and Pedagogy
Michael Willrich teaches history at Brandeis University. His first book, City of Courts: Socializing Justice in Progressive Era Chicago (2003), won the Dunning Prize. Most recently, he is the author of Pox: An American History (2011) which tells the story of the great wave of smallpox epidemics that struck the United States around the turn of the twentieth century, spurring the growth of modern public health authority and engendering widespread opposition to the government policy of compulsory vaccination.
- Pox Populi: The Epidemic That Changed American Law
University of Southern California
Francille Rusan Wilson is an associate professor of American studies and ethnicity and history at the University of Southern California. She is an intellectual and labor historian whose current research examines the intersections between black labor movements, black social scientists, and black women’s history during the Jim Crow era. Her book, The Segregated Scholars: Black Social Scientists and the Creation of Black Labor Studies, 1890–1950 (2006) details the world and works of fifteen pioneering scholar-activists over three generations. Her current studies of the lawyer and economist Sadie T. M. Alexander investigate the impact of racism and sexism on black professional women in the early twentieth century as well as media representations of black working women. Wilson serves on the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women as well as on the state board of the California African American Museum.
- The Segregated Scholars: Black Social Scientists and the Creation of Black Labor Studies, 1890-1950
- “No Crystal Stair”: Three Centuries of Black Women’s Work in America, 1619-1999
- First Ladies of Colored America: Popular Representations of Race Women, 1920-1950
- Carter G. Woodson’s Great Cause: The History of the Black History Movement
- “But Some of Us Are Brave”: Coloring Women’s History and Engendering African American Studies
Trained as cognitive psychologist, Sam Wineburg is the Margaret Jacks Professor of Education and a professor of history, by courtesy, at Stanford University, where he directs the doctoral program in history education http://sheg.stanford.edu. His Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past (2001) won the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ Frederic W. Ness Book Award for the work that “best illuminates the goals and practices of a contemporary liberal education.” He has also received, with his collaborators, the James Harvey Robinson Prize and the William Gilbert Award from the American Historical Association. Prior to moving to Stanford, he spent 13 years at the University of Washington, where he was professor of cognitive studies in education, adjunct professor of history, and recipient of the university’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
- Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts
- The Three Meanings of History
- Making Thinking Visible in the History Classroom
- Forrest Gump and Other Keys to Students’ Historical Understanding
- A History with No Hands: Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Kenneth J. Winkle, the Sorensen Professor of American History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is an award-winning Lincoln biographer and Civil War historian. Codirector of the Civil War Washington digital project, he is the author most recently of Lincoln’s Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, D.C. (2013). His books also include The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln (2001); The Oxford Atlas of the Civil War (2004), with Steven Woodworth; and Abraham and Mary Lincoln (2011).
- “The Best Place to Try the Experiment”: Emancipation in Washington, D.C., April 1862
- “Liberty to the Captive”: Fugitive Slaves in Civil-War Washington, D.C.
- “Defend What Is Our Own”: Arlington Freedman’s Village
- “Bring Forward the Men”: The District of Columbia’s 1st Regiment United States Colored Troops
Allan Winkler is Distinguished Professor of History at Miami University in Ohio. His books include The Politics of Propaganda: The Office of War Information, 1942-1945 (1978); Home Front, U.S.A.: America During World War II (1986); Life Under a Cloud: American Anxiety About the Atom (1993); and Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Making of Modern America (2006). His most recent book is "To Everything There Is a Season": Pete Seeger and the Power of Song (2009).
- The World War II Homefront
- The Atom and American Life
- The Lasting Legacy of FDR
- Recent American History through Folk Song
- “To Everything There Is a Season”: Pete Seeger and the Power of Song
Brooklyn College, City University of New York
A professor at Brooklyn College who teaches in the women’s studies program and School of Education, Barbara Winslow is a historian of women’s activism as well as the founder and director of the Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women’s Activism, 1945 to the Present http://shirleychisholmproject.brooklyn.cuny.edu. She is a coeditor of Clio in the Classroom: A Guide for Teaching U.S. Women’s History (2009) and her biography of Chisholm is forthcoming.
- Ecstatic Utopians: The Radical Women’s Liberation Movement, 1960-1980
- Shirley Chisholm: An Unbought and Unbossed Catalyst for Change
- How Can I Possibly Teach About Harriet Tubman When I Have to Get to World War I by January 10: Integrating Class, Race, and Gender into the Social Studies Curriculum in the Age of High-Stakes Testing
- The Women’s Suffrage Movement at Home and Abroad
- The Impact of the Women’s Movement on Athletes and Athletics
John Fabian Witt is the Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His most recent book, Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History (2012), won the Bancroft Prize and was a New York Times notable book of the year. He is also the author of Patriots and Cosmopolitans: Hidden Histories of American Law (2007), the prizewinning The Accidental Republic: Crippled Workingmen, Destitute Widows, and the Remaking of American Law (2004), and numerous scholarly articles, and has written for the New York Times, Slate, and the Washington Post.
- Lincoln in Afghanistan: How the Emancipation Proclamation Created the Modern Laws of War
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Victoria W. Wolcott is a professor of history at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, where she teaches urban, African American, and women’s history. She is the author of Remaking Respectability: African American Women in Interwar Detroit (2001) and Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters: The Struggle over Segregated Recreation in America (2012). Her current research focuses on the emergence of experimental interracial communities in mid-twentieth-century America. She is also researching the use of hunger strikes as a tactic of resistance.
- Dangerous Play: Racial Conflict in Twentieth-Century Urban Amusements
- The Rise and Fall of Urban Recreation
- Radical Pacifism and the Long Civil Rights Movement
- The Resistant Body: Hunger Strikes and Radical Nonviolence in the Twentieth Century
- Interracial Utopias in Midcentury America
- “Strong People Don’t Need Strong Leaders”: Participatory Democracy and Leadership in the Civil Rights Era
Penn State University
Nan E. Woodruff is a professor of African American studies and modern U.S. history at Penn State University. A specialist in twentieth-century African American and Southern history, she is the author of American Congo: The African American Freedom Struggle in the Delta (2003, paperback edition 2012), winner of the McClemore Prize. She is currently working on a book project entitled “The Legacies of Everyday Struggle: Memory and Trauma in Grenada and Tallahatchie County, Mississippi in the Post-Civil Rights Era.”
- The Politics of Memory in Contemporary Mississippi
- Memory, Civil Rights, and Terror in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi
- The 1966 Desegregation Crisis and the Civil Rights Struggle in Grenada, Mississippi
- The Elaine, Arkansas, Racial Massacre, 1919
- Redefining Leadership: Grassroots Leadership in the Twentieth-Century African American Freedom Struggle
- Fostering Leadership among Young People: Children and Youth in the African American Freedom Struggle
Texas Christian University
Steven E. Woodworth is the author, coauthor, or editor of twenty-eight books on the Civil War era. These include Jefferson Davis and His Generals: The Failure of Confederate Command in the West (1990), Davis and Lee at War (1995), Six Armies in Tennessee: The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns (1998), and While God Is Marching On: The Religious World of Civil War Soldiers (2001). Among his more recent books are a biography of William T. Sherman; Nothing but Victory: The Army of the Tennessee, 1861-1865 (2005), a history of the Union’s Army of the Tennessee; and Manifest Destinies: Westward Expansion and the Civil War (2010), an examination of how territorial expansion during the 1840s contributed to the political crisis that led to the Civil War. He is currently working on a short book on command in the Battle of Shiloh and a longer work tracing the careers of two companies—Company E of the 44th New York and Company I of the 5th Texas—and their respective hometowns—Albany, New York, and Independence, Texas—from the years leading to the Civil War until the two companies met each other on the battlefield of Gettysburg. Woodworth teaches history at Texas Christian University.
- Decision in the Heartland: Where the Civil War Was Won
- John Brown, Harpers Ferry, and the Coming of the Civil War
- “Grant Is My Man”: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War in 1863
- The Leadership of William T. Sherman
- Lessons in Leadership from Jefferson Davis and His Generals
- The Religious World of Civil War Soldiers
- The Leadership of Robert E. Lee
- The Shiloh Campaign
University of Oklahoma
David M. Wrobel is a historian of American thought and culture and the American West. He holds the Merrick Chair in Western History at the University of Oklahoma and is also engaged in a wide range of partnerships with K-12 educators. He is the author of Global West, American Frontier: Travel, Empire, and Exceptionalism, from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression (2013), Promised Lands: Promotion, Memory, and the Creation of the American West (2002), and The End of American Exceptionalism: Frontier Anxiety from the Old West to the New Deal (1993). He is currently working on two books, “The West and America, 1900–2000: A Regional History” and “John Steinbeck’ s America: From the Great Depression to the Vietnam War.” He is a past president of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association as well as of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society.
- The West and America, 1900–2000
- Global West, American Frontier: Travelers’ Accounts of the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American West
- The Ghosts of Western Future and Past: Promotion, Memory, and the Creation of the American West from the Homestead Act to the Present
- A World of Clashing Darwinisms: Conservatism and Liberalism in Late Nineteenth-Century America and Today
- A Lesson from the Past: How K-12 and University Teachers Can Together Save History Education
- Historiography as Pedagogy: Thoughts on the Messy Past and Why We Shouldn’t Clean It Up
- Causation: The Teacher’s and Student’s Nightmare
- John Steinbeck’s America: A Cultural History of the Great Depression and World War II
Ohio State University
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu is an associate professor of history and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Ohio State University and specializes in Asian American, immigration, and women’s histories. She coordinates the university’s Asian American studies program and coedits Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies. She is the author of Dr. Mom Chung of the Fair-Haired Bastards: The Life of a Wartime Celebrity (2005), a biography of the first American-born Chinese woman physician. Her second book, Radicals on the Road: Internationalism, Orientalism, and Feminism during the Vietnam Era (2013), examines the international travels of American antiwar activists during the U.S. War in Viet Nam and the political inspiration that decolonizing Asia offers to American radicals. She is currently writing a political biography of Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first woman of color in Congress and a coauthor of Title IX.
- Eldridge Cleaver Goes to Pyongyang, Hanoi, and Peking: Third World Internationalism and American Orientalism
- A Vietnamese African American: Robert S. Browne and the Antiwar Movement
- From White Woman’s Burden to Orientalized Motherhood: The Strange Career of Dr. “Mom” Chung
- Modernizing Chinatown: Race, Heteronormativity, and Medical Tourism
- Was Mom Chung a “Sister Lesbian”? Asian American Gender Experimentation and Interracial Homoeroticism
- Women’s Internationalism and Radical Orientalism: The Indochinese Women’s Conferences of 1971
- Immigration and Illegality in the American Imagination
- Patsy Takemoto Mink and Antinuclear Activism: Cold War Militarism, Asian American Civic Inclusion, and Pacific Islander Sovereignty
University of California, Santa Cruz
Alice Yang is provost of Adlai E. Stevenson College and an associate professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she also codirects the Center for the Study of Pacific War Memories. Her publications include Historical Memories of the Japanese American Internment and the Struggle for Redress (2007), Major Problems in Asian American History (2003), and What Did the Internment of Japanese Americans Mean? (2000). Winner of the university’s Excellence in Teaching Award, she teaches courses on historical memory, World War II, Asian American history, race, gender, oral history, and twentieth-century America. She is currently researching transnational memories of World War II in the Pacific.
- Historical Memories of Japanese American Internment
- Japanese American Redress and the Passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988
- Racial Profiling, Wartime Hysteria, and Lessons from World War II
- Historical Memories of World War II in the U.S. and Japan
George Mason University
University Professor and professor of history at George Mason University, Rosemarie Zagarri is the author of Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic (2007), The Politics of Size: Representation in the United States, 1776-1850 (1987), and A Woman’s Dilemma: Mercy Otis Warren and the American Revolution (1995), and the editor of David Humphreys’ “Life of General Washington” with George Washington’s “Remarks” (1991). A past president of Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, she has also served as a member of the Council of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. She has appeared as an on-camera historian on C-SPAN’s “Morning Journal,” pbs’s “George Washington: The Man Who Wouldn’t Be King,” and the Fairfax Television Network’s “The Real Martha Washington.” She is currently working on a book entitled “Nabob on the Potomac: Thomas Law, British India, and the Early American Republic.”
- The Constitution in Everyday Life, 1789-1877
- Founding Mothers: How Women Shaped the American Revolution
- Tea, Sugar, and Slaves: Eighteenth-Century America and the World
Julian E. Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University. He is the author of Taxing America: Wilbur D. Mills, Congress, and the State, 1945–1975 (1998), winner of the OAH Ellis Hawley Prize and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation’s D.B. Hardeman Prize; On Capitol Hill: The Struggle to Reform Congress and its Consequences, 1948–2000 (2004); Arsenal of Democracy: The Politics of National Security from World War II to the War on Terrorism (2009); Jimmy Carter (2010), named as one of the best presidential biographies by the Washington Post; and Governing America: The Revival of Political History (2012). He is a coauthor of Conservatives in Power: The Reagan Years, 1981–1989 (2010). He is the editor, most recently, of What’s Good for Business: Business and American Politics Since World War II (2012) and The Presidency of George W. Bush: A First Historical Assessment (2010), named a Choice editors’ pick, and a coeditor, with Bruce Schulman, of The Constitution and Public Policy in U.S. History (2009) and Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative in the 1970s (2008). He is also a well-known commentator in the international and national media on political history and contemporary politics, and a regular contributor to CNN.Com, The Huffington Post, and Politico, among others. Named by History News Network as one of the top young historians in the country, Zelizer is currently writing a book on the Great Society and another on America since the 1970s. For more information, see http://www.julianzelizer.com/.
- When A Maverick Came to Washington: The Presidency of Jimmy Carter
- The Legislative President: Lyndon Johnson
- How Did We Get into this Mess? The Roots of Political Polarization
- Beyond the Jewish Lobby: American Jews and American Politics after the 1960s
- How Politics Got America Deeper into Vietnam
- How the Great Society Transformed American Politics
- Lyndon Johnson, Barack Obama, and the Limits of Presidential Leadership
New York University
Jonathan Zimmerman is the director of the history of education program at the Steinhardt School of Education and a professor of history in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at New York University. A former Peace Corps volunteer and high school teacher, he is the author of Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory (2009 ), Innocents Abroad: American Teachers in the American Century (2006), Whose America? Culture Wars in the Public Schools (2002) and Distilling Democracy: Alcohol Education in America’s Public Schools, 1880-1925 (1999). He won New York University’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2008. He is also a frequent op-ed contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Republic, and other newspapers and magazines.
- States of Desire: How Sex Education Encircled the Globe
- Across the Great Divide: American Historians and their Publics
- Dueling Dilemmas: Race and Religion in American Public Schools
- Readin’, Writin’, and Religion: Faith and Public Education in the United States
- We Are All Pluralists Now: The Rise of Multiculturalism in the Twentieth Century
- Sex, Drugs, and Right ’n’ Wrong: Teaching about Sin in American Public Schools
- The Little Red Schoolhouse: An American Icon
- I before E? The Failed Campaign to Simplify American Spelling, 1890-1940
- Is Progressive Education “Culturally Appropriate”? The Case of Ghana in the 1960s
- The Muzzled Teacher: American Public Schools and the Limits of Freedom