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Research Area: the South

one of Bruce's photos of the South here

One thread that links much of the work done by American historians in the Northern Bridge partnership is an interest in the American South. Brian Kelly's work on Birmingham, Alabama's coal and iron industry; Bruce Baker's work on lynching and labour organising in North Carolina and South Carolina and the cotton trade in New Orleans; Ben Houston's study of the civil rights movement in Nashville, Tennessee; and Anthony Stanonis's studies of New Orleans and the beach communities of the South; the "After Slavery" project on Reconstruction in the Carolinas -- all these demonstrate that no other doctoral training partnership can offer the depth of experience on this American region that we can.