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Dr Brian Kelly

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Brian Kelly

Dr Brian Kelly

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Dr Kelly’s research focuses on the complicated relationship between labour relations and race antagonism in US history, with a special focus on the post-emancipation US South. This research has particular relevance to discussions around the enduring salience of race and inequality in the modern United States and the wider Atlantic world. He is currently developing collaborative links with scholars in Brazil, with the aim of launching a comparative study or the aftermath of slavery in diverse plantation societies.

Research opportunities

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 19th and 20thc. African American history
  • US labour and social history
  • History of the American Left

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Research students

PhD Title Contraband Camps and African American Politics, 1860-1866
Country Ireland
   
PhD Title  Race, Gender and Civil Rights: African American Women and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
   
PhD Title  The Forgotten Tycoon: James McHenry, The Atlantic and Great Western Railroad, and the Gilded Age of Robber Barons (1858-91)

 


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