Faculty and Staff

Gerald Horne
John and Rebecca Moores Professor

Gerald Horne

Dr. Horne holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies. His research has addressed issues of racism in a variety of relations involving labor, politics, civil rights, international relations and war. He has also written extensively about the film industry. Dr. Horne received his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and his B.A. from Princeton University.


Dr. Horne's undergraduate courses include the Civil Rights Movement and U.S. History through Film. He also teaches graduate courses in Diplomatic History, Labor History and 20th Century African American History. Dr. Horne uses a variety of teaching techniques that enrich his classes and motivate students to participate.

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Research Interests

Dr. Horne is the author of more than thirty books and one hundred scholarly articles and reviews. His current research focuses on a variety of topics such as a revising of the traditional understanding of 1776 and viewing the arrival of the Cuban Revolution in 1959 as a response to Jim Crow imposed with the arrival of the U. S. as the dominant force on the island in 1898.

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Selected Publications

  • Negro Comrades of the Crown:  African-Americans and the British Empire Fight the U.S. Before Emancipation, 2012.
  • Fighting in Paradise:  Labor Unions, Racism and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawaii, 2011.
  • W.E.B. Du Bois:  A Biography, 2010.
  • Mau Mau in Harlem:  The U.S. and the Liberation of Kenya, 2009. 
  • The End of Empires:  African-Americans and India, 2008.
  • The Deepest South:  The U.S., Brazil and the African Slave Trade, 2007.
  • The White Pacific:  U.S. Imperialism and Black Slavery in the South Seas After the Civil War, 2006.
  • The Final Victim of the Blacklist:  John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten, 2005.
  • Black and Brown:  African-Americans and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920, 2004.
  • Race War!  White Supremacy and the Japanese Attack on the British Empire, 2003.
  • Race Woman:  The Lives of Shirley Graham Du Bois, 2002.
  • From the Barrel of a Gun:  The U.S. and the War Against Zimbabwe, 2001.