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Gerald Horne
Moores Professor

Professor Gerald Horne

Phone: (713) 743-3114
Office: 546 Agnes Arnold Hall

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Dr. Horne holds the Moores Professorship 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 the impact of the Haitian Revolution on the U.S.; a biography of Paul Robeson; an analysis of Pro-Tokyo Negroes before 1945; the internationalism of the Black Press; and African-Americans and Aviation before Sputnik.  

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Selected Publications

  • Race to Revolution:  The U.S. and Cuba During Slavery and Jim Crow, 2014.

  • The Counter-Revolution of 1776:  Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America, 2014.

  • Black Revolutionary:  William Patterson and the Globalization of the African-American Freedom Struggle, 2014.

  • 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.