Michael Johnson


Greenhouse 112
Curriculum Vitae

My research concentrates on the social and political history of 19th-century America, particularly from about 1790 to about 1870. I have written about the history of secession, slavery, free African Americans, Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, among other topics. My current research focuses on slave insurrections, fugitive slaves, black migration, and slaveholders. My interests tilt backward to the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries and include pertinent comparisons to developments in the larger Atlantic world.