Faculty & Staff Directory
Campus Address: CA 531
Mary O'Brien Gibson Professor of History, Africana Studies
B.A. Indiana University of Pennsylvania 1971;
M.A. Ohio State University 1973;
Ph.D. Ohio State University 1977.
Nineteenth-century U.S. history (the Antebellum, Civil War and Reconstruction eras), American reform movements, and American ethnic history, American labor history
The War Against Proslavery Religion: Abolitionism and the Northern Churches(Cornell University Press 1984);
(co-editor)Biography and the Historical Moment (Greenwood Press 1994);
Slavery, Sectionalism, and American Religion (University of Georgia Press1998);
and Antislavery Violence (University of Tennessee Press 1999);
(editor of a modern edition) James Redpath's 1959 book The Roving Editor; or, Talks with the Slaves in the Southern States (Penn State University Press 1996);
and over fifty-five articles and book chapters
Director, annual Midwest Peace & Justice Summit (2005-2011) Co-Director, annual Madame C.J. Walker/Frederick Douglass Public Lecture and Workshop Series.