American history


Updated 06/29/20 | Location: South Carolina | Subjects: ,

Bernard Powers is the founding director of the College of Charleston’s Center for the Study of Slavery and a professor emeritus of history at the university. He’s an expert on African American history and culture and the role of slavery in American history.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: Nebraska | Subjects: ,

Dennis Smith is an associate professor of history and director of Native American studies at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. His research focuses on the cultures of Assiniboine and Sioux Plains Tribes, as well as the salmon traditions of Pacific Northwest Native American and British Columbia First Nations tribes.

Updated 05/03/21 | Location: Massachusetts | Subjects: ,

Leah Wright Rigueur is the Harry S. Truman Associate Professor of American History at Brandeis University. She is an expert on race and politics, modern African American history, U.S. political and social history, and riots, backlash and campus unrest.

Updated 05/30/21 | Location: Massachusetts | Subjects: , , ,

Tiya Miles is a professor of history at Harvard University. Her new book, “All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake,” traces a gift from an enslaved mother to her daughter as it passed through the generations.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Hua Hsu is an assistant professor of English and director of American Studies at Vassar College and a staff writer at The New Yorker.

Updated 04/08/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Mae Ngai is the Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and professor of history at Columbia University. She was previously a labor-union organizer and educator in New York City, working for District 65-UAW and the Consortium for Worker Education.