Heather Ann Thompson is Associate Professor of History in the Department of African American Studies and Department of History at Temple University . Her first book, "Whose Detroit? Politics, Labor and Race in a Modern American City" (Cornell University Press, 2001) explored the social and political activism that played out in the streets and workplaces of the Motor City during the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s. Currently she is completing a history of the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its...See more
Heather Ann Thompson is Associate Professor of History in the Department of African American Studies and Department of History at Temple University . Her first book, "Whose Detroit? Politics, Labor and Race in a Modern American City" (Cornell University Press, 2001) explored the social and political activism that played out in the streets and workplaces of the Motor City during the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s. Currently she is completing a history of the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy for Pantheon books. CONTRIBUTORS Kathleen C. Berkeley is the director of the Center for Faculty Leadership and a professor of History at UNC Wilmington. Her research and teaching interests focus on issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality in nineteenth and twentieth century America. She is the author of several articles and two books," The Women's Liberation Movement in America" (1999), which won a Choice award and ""Like a Plague of Locusts" From an Antebellum Town to a New South City, Memphis, Tennessee, 1850-1880." A founding member of the Women's Studies Minor and the Women's Resource Center, she has twice served as interim director of the Women's Resources Center. Berkeley has also served on the board of the Domestic Violence Shelter and Services of the Lower Cape Fear and is currently serves on board of the North Carolina Humanities Council. Jane Dailey is an Associate Professor of history at the University of Chicago. She is a historian of the nineteenth and twentieth century United States, with an emphasis on the American South. Dailey's first book, Before "Jim Crow: The Politics of Race in Postemancipation Virginia" (University of North Carolina Press, 2000), analyzed the conditions that facilitated and, ultimately, undid interracial politics in the postwar South. An edited collection, "Jumpin' Jim Crow: Southern Politics from Civil War to Civil Rights" (Princeton University Press, 2000), continued the theme of African American resistance to white domination from Reconstruction through the 1950s. Her current project is a book on race, sex and the civil rights movement from emancipation to the present. Matt Garcia is Associate Professor of American Civilization, Ethnic Studies and History at Brown University. His book, "A World of Its Own: Race, Labor and Citrus in the Making of Greater Los Angeles, 1900-1970" (The University of North Carolina Press, 2001) was named co-winner for the best book in oral history by the Oral History Association in 2003. His current book project, "Nature's Candy: Labor, Protest and Grapes in the California-Mexican Borderlands, "explores grape cultivation and the formation of the Farmworkers Movement during the second half of the twentieth century. Kenneth J. Heineman is a professor of history at Ohio University-Lancaster and the author of four books. These include "Campus Wars: The Peace Movement at American State Universities in the Vietnam Era, God is a Conservative: Religion, Politics, and Morality in Contemporary America, ""A Catholic New Deal: Religion and Reform in Depression Pittsburgh, "and " Put Your Bodies Upon The Wheels: Student Revolt in the 1960s. "In 2004 Heineman received the Ohio University Regional Higher Education Outstanding Professor Award, and was honored by the Ohio House of Representatives for his contributions to teaching, community service, and scholarship. In addition he served as an evaluator for the U.S. Department of Education's Teaching American History Grant program Troy Johnson is a Professor of American Indian Studies and U.S. History at California State University, Long Beach. He is the author, editor, or associate editor of fifteen books and numerous scholarly journal articles. His publications include... See less
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