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Susan O'Donovan

Assoc Professor, History
Campus: Main
Office Phone: (901) 678--5713
Areas of Expertise:
African-American history, art, culture, film
Black History and Culture
Civil War
History of Emancipation and Reconstruction
History of Slaves
Labor History
Slave Trade
Slavery in America
Southern history
Teaching History
Trans-Atlantic slave trade
U.S. history
U.S. South -- globalization and culture

About the Expert:
I am an award-winning historian who specializes in the history of slavery, Civil War, and Reconstruction in 19th century America.

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