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College of Humanities & Sciences

Department of History

Michael L Dickinson, PhD

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Assistant Professor, African American history
(804) 827-3901

Michael Dickinson is an assistant professor of history. He was the 2019-2020 Barra Sabbatical Fellow at University of Pennsylvania's McNeil Center for Early American Studies. His research examines enslaved black lives and communities in eighteenth and nineteenth century cities. His book Almost Dead: Slavery and Social Rebirth in the Black Urban Atlantic, 1680-1807 is forthcoming with University of Georgia Press. 

Research Interests:

African American history, colonial and early republic America, comparative slavery, and Black Atlantic history.

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