QUESTION: Radical History Graduate Programs

question / pregunta: 

This was a question brought up about two and a half years ago and I wish there had been more answers.

I am looking for radical history programs (particularly southern studies) and while of course I've done research and have some leads, it would be nice to have some tips from other people. Making the decision to go back to school is huge and looking at programs can feel overwhelming!


With your focus on radical Southern history, I would recommend contacting Gregg Michel at UT-San Antonio: He published a book last year, Struggle for a Better South: The Southern Student Organizing Committee, 1964-1969, and he probably knows the radical Southern history scene.

I doubt there exists an entire program with a focus on radical history. More likely you'll find one or more radical historians in certain programs. I recommend following leads (books, articles in Radical History Review which is published by Duke University) around your topics of interest and finding out where these people teach. I also recommend joining discussion lists such as H-RADHIST and asking your question there.

Hope this helps!