Adam Arenson

A California native, Adam Arenson is an associate professor of history and director of the urban studies program at Manhattan College.

He holds degrees from Harvard and Yale, and he previously taught at the University of Texas at El Paso. He researches, writes, and teaches the history and memory of North America, concentrating on the cultural and political history of slavery, Civil War, and Reconstruction, as well as the development of cities--from California to the Yukon Territory, from the province of Ontario to St. Louis to El Paso.

He writes accessible history including on the pages of The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and he coordinates the Writing History Seminar in New York City, where he lives.

For even more information, see his faculty page

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