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Kate Masur, Ph.D.
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor of History
Areas of Focus
- U.S Civil War
- Civil rights
- 14th Amendment
- African American history
- Abraham Lincoln
- How Americans have confronted the legacies of slavery
- 19th century American politics, law and the Constitution
- Conflicts over equality and race in American history, particularly the 19th century
- African American politics in the 19th century North, including in Chicago and Illinois
Masur is the author of Until Justice Be Done: American's First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction (W.W. Norton, 2021). A frequent consultant for museums and the U.S. National Park Service, she has won fellowships from the NEH, the ACLS and Harvard's Hutchins Center for African & African American research. She currently co-edits the Journal of the Civil War Era.