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Durham University

The Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies

Bruce Baker

Bruce E. Baker, who grew up in South Carolina, is a specialist in the history and culture of the American South in the period between the Civil War and the First World War. Educated at Clemson University and the University of North Carolina, he has worked in England since 2004 and is currently Reader in Modern American History at Newcastle University. His scholarship has covered lynching and racial violence, historical memory, labour history, the Reconstruction era, and business history, with a geographical emphasis on the Carolinas and New Orleans. His most recent monograph is *The Cotton Kings: Capitalism and Corruption in Turn-of-the-Century New York and New Orleans* (OUP, 2016), and his most recent essays deal with crime in the cotton trade in New Orleans during the 1870s.

Read more about Bruce Baker's work here