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Adam Fairclough

Professor emeritus of American History

Name
Prof.dr. A. Fairclough
Telephone
+31 71 527 1646
E-mail
a.fairclough@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Adam Fairclough is Professor Emeritus of American History at the Leiden University Institute for History (Leiden University Chair of the History and Culture of North America, from 2005 to 2016).

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Adam Fairclough is Professor Emeritus of American History at the Leiden University Institute for History (Leiden University Chair of the History and Culture of North America, from 2005 to 2016).

Curriculum vitae

Adam Fairclough studied history at Oxford University and received his doctorate degree from the University of Keele (1978) with his dissertation “A study of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Rise and Decline of the Nonviolent Civil Rights Movement”. Subsequently he wrote several books and numerous articles on the black civil rights movement in the United States, his main area of expertise. Adam has taught at the New University of Ulster, the University of Liverpool, the University of Wales, Lampeter, the University of Leeds and the University of East Anglia. In 2005 he was appointed as The Leiden University Chair of the History and Culture of North America.
 
Adam Fairclough received several prestigious research fellowships: an American Studies Fellowship of the American Council of Learned Societies, a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for the Study of Civil Rights, Carter G. Woodson Institute, University of Virginia, an Andrew Mellon Fellowship of the National Humanities Center, North Carolina, twice a Personal Research Award of the British Academy, a research leave grant of the Arts and Humanities Research Board, and a Fellowship at the Gilder-Lehrman Institute.

Major publications

Among his book publications are:

  • To Redeem the Soul of America: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King, Jr. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1987; rev. ed., 2001), which was awarded the Outstanding Book Award of the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights;
  • Martin Luther King (London: Cardinal, 1990);
  • Race and Democracy: The Civil Rights Struggle in Louisiana, 1915-1972 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1995), for which he received the Lillian Smith Book Award (1995); the Louisiana Literary Award (1995), the L. Kemper Williams Prize (1995), and the Outstanding Book Award, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights (1996);
  • Teaching Equality: Black Schools in the Age of Jim Crow (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2001);
  • Better Day Coming: Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000 (New York: Viking, 2001; Penguin, 2002);
  • A Class of Their Own: Black Teachers in the Segregated South (Cambridge: Belknap Press, 2007), winner of the History Education Society best book prize.

Professor emeritus of American History

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • Algemene Geschiedenis
  • Fairclough A. (2014), History or Civil Religion? The Uses of Lincoln’s ‘Last Best Hope of Earth'. Boekdeel
  • Fairclough A. (2011), Entwicklung des offentlichen Bildungswesens in Suden der USA, Geographische Rundschau 63(10): 52-59. 'Non-refereed' artikel in tijdschrift
  • Fairclough A. (2011), The Civil Rights Era. In: Letwin D. (Ed.), The American South: A Reader and Guide. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 348-376. Boekdeel
  • Fairclough A. (2011), ’Scalawags,’ Southern Honor, and the Lost Cause: The Fatal Encounter of James H. Cosgrove and Edward L. Pierson, Journal of Southern History 77(4): 1-28. 'Non-refereed' artikel in tijdschrift
  • Fairclough A. (2010), Alfred Raford Blunt and the Reconstruction Struggle in Natchitoches, Louisiana, 1866-1879, Louisiana History 51(3): 284-305. 'Non-refereed' artikel in tijdschrift
  • Fairclough A. (2009), Political repression during Reconstruction: a Louisiana case study, Natchitoches, 1866-1878. In: Minnen C.A. van & Hilton S.L. (Eds.), Political Repression in U.S. History. Amsterdam: VU University Press. 57-67. Boekdeel
  • Fairclough A. (2009), Foreward. In: Verney K. & Sartain L. (Eds.), Long is the Way and Hard: One Hundred Years of the NAACP. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. Boekdeel
  • Fairclough A. (2007), A Class of Their Own: Black Teachers in the Segregated South. Cambridge: Belknap Press. Boek
  • Fairclough A. (2005), A Political Coup D'Etat? How the Enemies of Earl Long Overwhelmed Racial Moderation in Louisiana. In: Webb C. (Ed.), The South and Massive Resistance: Southern Opposition to the Second Reconstruction. New York: Oxford University Press. 56-75. Boekdeel
  • Fairclough A. (2004), Louisiana: The Civil Rights Struggle, 1940-1954. In: Feldman G. (Ed.), Before Brown: Change and Continuity in the South, 1940-1954. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. 144-169. Boekdeel
  • Fairclough A. (2004), The Costs of Brown: Black Teachers and Integration, Journal of American History 91(June): 43-55. 'Non-refereed' artikel in tijdschrift
  • Fairclough A. (2004), Washington Parish and its Black Community: Horace Mann Bond¿s Study of 1934-35. In: Hyde S.C. (Ed.), The State of U.S. HistoryIn A Fierce and Fractious Frontier: The Curious Development of Louisiana¿s Florida Parishes, 1699-2000. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. 173-190. Boekdeel
  • Fairclough A. (2004), Thurgood Marshall's Pursuit of Equality through Law, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 7(Winter): 177-199. 'Non-refereed' artikel in tijdschrift
  • Fairclough A. (2004), Review Essay: Dividing Lines: Municipal Politics and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma, Alabama Review 57(2): 132-140. 'Non-refereed' artikel in tijdschrift
  • Fairclough A. (2002), Segregation and Civil Rights: African-American Freedom Strategies in the Twentieth Century. In: Stokes M. (Ed.), The State of U.S. History. Oxford: Berg. 155-175. Boekdeel
  • Fairclough A. (2002), The General Education Board, Black Teachers and Civil Rights, Rockefeller Archive Center Newsletter Spring: 1-4. 'Non-refereed' artikel in tijdschrift
  • Fairclough A. (2001), Better Day Coming: Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000. New York: Viking. Boek
  • Fairclough A. (2001), Teaching Equality: Black Schools in the Age of Jim Crow. Athens: University of Georgia Press. Boek
  • Fairclough A. (2000), Being in the Field of Education and Also Being a Negro . . . Seems . . . Tragic': Black Teachers in the Jim Crow South, Journal of American History 87(June): 53-79. 'Non-refereed' artikel in tijdschrift
  • Fairclough A. (1997), Forty Acres and a Mule: Horace Mann Bond and the Lynching of Jerome Wilson, Journal of American Studies 31(Summer): 1-17. 'Non-refereed' artikel in tijdschrift
  • Fairclough A., Bond H.M. & Bond J.W. (1997), The Star Creek Papers: Washington Parish and the Lynching of Jerome Wilson. Athens: University of Georgia Press. Boek
  • Fairclough A. (1997), Ayers on Lynching: A Critique of Promise of the New South, Over Here: A European Journal of American Culture 17(1): 208-217. 'Non-refereed' artikel in tijdschrift
  • Fairclough A. (1997), Civil Rights and the Lincoln Memorial: The Censored Speeches of Robert R. Moton (1922) and John Lewis (1963), Journal of Negro History 82(Fall): 408-416. 'Non-refereed' artikel in tijdschrift
  • Fairclough A. (1997), The NAACP and School Integration, Arkansas Historical Journal 56(Fall): 371-375. 'Non-refereed' artikel in tijdschrift
  • Fairclough A. (1995), Race and Democracy: The Civil Rights Struggle in Louisiana, 1915-1972. Athens: University of Georgia Press. Boek

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