Lynda Morgan

Professor Emeritus of History
Specialization: 
North American slave regimes; emancipation and reconstruction; segregation; African American history; the civil rights movement

Lynda Morgan's fields, centering on 19th African-American history with a focus on slavery, the Civil War, emancipation, and Reconstruction, provide a unique perspectives on United States history. In particular, an understanding of the Civil War, emancipation, and Reconstruction eras is crucial to attaining a full grasp of 20th and 21st century political, economic, and social events and trends. They also facilitate a clearer understanding of global and international histories and the United States’ place in them.

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Slavery’s shadow is seen in current racism.

To understand and fight contemporary racial violence we must grasp slavery's long-lasting effects, says Mount Holyoke professor Lynda Morgan.