Dr Bruce Baker
Lecturer in Modern American History
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: 0191 208 3636
- Personal Website: http://bruceebaker.com
- Address: School of History, Classics, and Archaeology
Newcastle upon Tyne
I joined the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology in September 2013 as Lecturer in Modern American History. Most of my teaching and research centres on the American South between the Civil War and the 1920s. I am co-editor of the journal American Nineteenth Century History.
Ph.D. in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003
M.A. in Folklore, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995
B.A. in English, Clemson University, 1992
B.A. in English, Clemson University, 1992
2004-2013, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in United States History, Royal Holloway, University of London
2004, Visiting Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Superior
2003, Teaching Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Office Hours (Spring 2016)I am on research leave this semester and will not be holding office hours.
My most recent book is The Cotton Kings: Capitalism and Corruption in Turn-of-the-Century New York and New Orleans, published by Oxford University Press in 2015, which I co-authored with Barbara Hahn of Texas Tech University. My next major research project will examine bubonic plague and public health in New Orleans in the 1910s.
I would be interested in supervising research students in any area I have done research, especially race relations, Reconstruction, labor history, and business history, especially the cotton industry.
The modules I am teaching on this year are:
HIS1030: Evidence and Argument
HIS3212: Reconstruction and the New South, 1865-1914 (autumn 2015)
- Baker BE. Drovers, Distillers, and Democrats: Economic and Political Change in Northern Greenville County, 1865-1878. In: Baker, BE, Kelly, B, ed. After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South. Florida: University Press of Florida, 2013, pp.159-175.
- Baker BE. "A recourse that could be depended upon": Picking Blackberries and Getting By after the Civil War. Southern Cultures 2010, 16(4), 21-40.
- Baker BE. How W.E.B. DuBois Won the United Daughters of the Confederacy Essay Contest. Southern Cultures 2009, 15(1), 69-81.
- Baker BE. This Mob Will Surely Take My Life: Lynching in the Carolinas, 1871-1947. London: Continuum, 2008.
- Baker BE, ed. The South at Work: Observations from 1904 by William Garrott Brown. South Carolina, USA: University of South Carolina Press, 2014.
- Baker BE. The Growth of Towns after the Civil War and the Casualization of Black Labor, 1865-1880. Tennessee Historical Quarterly 2014, 72(4), 289-300.
- Baker BE. Hiram F. Hover's Attempts to Perfect the New South, 1885-1889. 2005.
- Baker BE. Lynch Law Reversed: The Rape of Lula Sherman, the Lynching of Manse Waldrop, and the Debate Over Lynching in the 1880s. American Nineteenth Century History 2005, 6(3), 273-293.
- Baker BE. Up Beat Down South: "The Death of Emma Hartsell". Southern Cultures 2003, 9(1), 82-91.
- Baker BE. Under the Rope: Lynching and Memory in Laurens County, South Carolina. In: W. Fitzhugh Brundage, ed. Where These Memories Grow: History, Memory and Southern Identity. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2000, pp.319-346.
- Baker BE. The "Hoover Scare" in South Carolina, 1887: An Attempt to Organize Black Farm Labor. Labor History 1999, 40(3), 261-282.
- Baker BE, Hahn B. The Cotton Kings: Capitalism and Corruption in Turn-of-the-century New York and New Orleans. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2016.
- Emberton C, Baker BE, Brundage WF. Remembering reconstruction: Struggles over the meaning of America’s most turbulent era. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2017.
- Baker BE. Wade Hampton’s last parade: Memory of reconstruction in the 1970 South Carolina tricentennial. In: Remembering Reconstruction: Struggles over the Meaning of America's Most Turbulent Era. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2017, pp.262-280.
- Baker B. Why North Carolinians Are Tar Heels: A New Explanation. Southern Cultures 2015, 21(4), 81-94.