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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 (Raymond and Beverly Sackler chair, 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 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Professor of American History at Leiden University.
 
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

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Institute for History
  • Algemene Geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden

Contact

  • Fairclough A. (2014), History or Civil Religion? The Uses of Lincoln’s ‘Last Best Hope of Earth'.book chapter
  • Fairclough A. (14 November 2013), The Patriotic Turn in American History: McPherson and Foner on the Civil War and Reconstruction [George Washington University, November 14, 2013] (Lecture).other
  • Fairclough A. (9 May 2013), Raford Blunt and the Struggle for Emancipation in Natchitoches, Louisiana, 1865-1878 [Amistad Research Center, Tulane University, May 9, 2013] (Lecture).other
  • Fairclough A. (18 October 2012), Obama and FDR: A comparison worth making? [Presidential Election Series, Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, October 18, 2012] (Lecture).other
  • Fairclough A. (6 October 2012), Een Amerikaans dilemma? Het beginsel van raciale gelijkheid en de praktijk van blanke suprematie [Nascholing conferenties Universiteit Leiden, October 6, 2012] (Lecture).other
  • Fairclough A. (28 September 2012), Een Amerikaans dilemma? Het beginsel van raciale gelijkheid en de praktijk van blanke suprematie [Nascholing conferenties Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam, September 28, 2012] (Lecture).other
  • Fairclough A. (21 September 2012), Een Amerikaans dilemma? Het beginsel van raciale gelijkheid en de praktijk van blanke suprematie [Nascholing conferenties RU Nijmegen, September 21, 2012] (Lecture).other
  • Fairclough A. (2011), Entwicklung des offentlichen Bildungswesens in Suden der USA, Geographische Rundschau 63(10): 52-59.article in magazine/newspaper
  • 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.article in journal
  • Fairclough A. (2011), The Civil Rights Era. In: Letwin D (Ed.) The American South: A Reader and Guide. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 348-376.book chapter
  • Fairclough A. (2010), Alfred Raford Blunt and the Reconstruction Struggle in Natchitoches, Louisiana, 1866-1879, Louisiana History 51(3): 284-305.article in journal
  • 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.book chapter
  • Fairclough A. (2009), Political repression during Reconstruction: a Louisiana case study, Natchitoches, 1866-1878. In: van Minnen C.A., Hilton S. L. (Eds.) Political Repression in U.S. History. Amsterdam: VU University Press. 57-67.book chapter
  • Fairclough A. (2007), A Class of Their Own: Black Teachers in the Segregated South. Cambridge: Belknap Press.book
  • 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.book chapter
  • 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.book chapter
  • 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.article in journal
  • Fairclough A. (2004), The Costs of Brown: Black Teachers and Integration, Journal of American History 91(June): 43-55.article in journal
  • Fairclough A. (2004), Thurgood Marshall's Pursuit of Equality through Law, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 7(Winter): 177-199.article in journal
  • 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.book chapter
  • 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.book chapter
  • Fairclough A. (2002), The General Education Board, Black Teachers and Civil Rights, Rockefeller Archive Center Newsletter Spring: 1-4.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Fairclough A. (2001), Better Day Coming: Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000. New York: Viking.book
  • Fairclough A. (2001), Teaching Equality: Black Schools in the Age of Jim Crow. Athens: University of Georgia Press.book
  • 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.article in journal
  • 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.article in journal
  • 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.article in journal
  • 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.article in journal
  • Fairclough A. (1997), The NAACP and School Integration, Arkansas Historical Journal 56(Fall): 371-375.article in journal
  • 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.book
  • Fairclough A. (1995), Race and Democracy: The Civil Rights Struggle in Louisiana, 1915-1972. Athens: University of Georgia Press.book
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