Dr. Michael Benjamin

Assistant Professor of History
Hawes 108C

Courses Taught

  • HIST 2111 United States History to 1877
  • HIST 1100 Constitutional and Political History of Georgia and the United States
  • HIST 2112 United States History from 1865
  • HIST 3900 African American History to 1877
  • HIST 3910 African American History from 1865

Academic Profile

  • B. A. in Political Science – Lincoln University
  • J. D. in Law – University of Pittsburgh
  • M. A. in the History of the Book in America – Drew University
  • M. Phil. in the Philosophy of History – Drew University
  • Ph. D. in Modern History and Literature – Drew University

Research Interests

  • General:  African American Cultural and Public History (1789 – 1915)
  • Current Research and Publication Proposals:  Black Public Historians in Search of the Grail: The Origins and Meaning of Murray’s Historical and Biographical Encyclopedia of the Colored Race throughout the World


  • “The Colored Author’s Collection: To Exhibit to the World and Educate a Race” in Education and the Culture of Print in Modern America, Wisconsin University Press, 2010
  • “Globalizing a Race to Publish an Encyclopedia,” in American Nineteenth Century History, London, Routledge, Vol. 11, No. 1, March 2010, 79-94


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