Dr. Bruce E. Baker
Dr. Bruce E. Baker is Lecturer in American History at Newcastle University. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and taught at Royal Holloway, University of London, for nine years before arriving at Newcastle. His work focuses on the American South and has ranged across a number of subjects within that region, including lynching, labour organising, Reconstruction, the cotton trade, and more recently, public health. From 2006 to 2010, he worked with Dr. Brian Kelly of Queen's University Belfast on the After Slavery project.
The Cotton Kings:
Capitalism and Corruption in Turn-of-the-Century New York and New Orleans (2015)
The South at Work:
Observations from 1904 (2014)
Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South (2013)
This Mob Will Surely Take My Life:
Lynchings in the Carolinas, 1871-1947 (2008)
What Reconstruction Meant: Historical Memory
in the American South (2007)
- "The Growth of Towns after the Civil War and the Casualization of Black Labor, 1865-1880," Tennessee Historical Quarterly 72:4 (Winter 2013): 289-300.
Grants and Awards
- "After Slavery: Race, Labour and Politics in the Post-Emancipation Carolinas," Arts and Humanities Research Council Research Grant, £209,439 (in collaboration with Brian Kelly, Queen's University Belfast, and Susan E. O'Donovan, University of Memphis)
- 2013 Walter Durham Prize for the best essay published in Tennessee Historical Quarterly