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Dr Brian KellySchool 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.
Open to PhD applications in the field of
- 19th and 20thc. African American history
- US labour and social history
- History of the American Left
Public outreach & key achievements
- After Slavery website: Lowcountry Digital History Initiative
- Dr Kelly's work has led to new online classroom resources widely sued in secondary- and university level history teaching in the US.
|PhD Title||Contraband Camps and African American Politics, 1860-1866|
|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)|