Dr Bruce E. Baker
lecturer, American history, Newcastle University; co-editor, Remembering Reconstruction: Struggles Over the Meaning of America's Most Tumultuous Era; journal editor, American Nineteenth Century History

Bruce E. Baker is a scholar specializing in the history and culture of the working people of the South and other aspects of American history, with special interest in reconstruction, racial violence, historical memory, labour history, and the cotton trade. He grew up in South Carolina and was educated at Clemson University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  After completing his PhD, Bruce moved to the United Kingdom in 2004 and has taught at Royal Holloway University of London and Newcastle University.  He is the author or editor of six books and numerous journal articles.  Since 2010, he has edited the journal American Nineteenth Century History.

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