Fitzgerald, Michael W(illiam) 1956-

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FITZGERALD, Michael W(illiam) 1956-

PERSONAL: Born May 8, 1956, in Chicago, IL; son of William James (a teacher) and Jean (a nurse; maiden name, Redden) Fitzgerald; married Judy Ann Kutulas (a professor), 1986; children: Alexander Jonathan, Nathaniel James. Ethnicity: "White—Irish, Czech, German, English." Education: University of California at Los Angeles, B.A. (history, summa cum laude), 1977, M.A. (history), 1981, Ph.D. (history), 1986. Politics: Democrat.


ADDRESSES: Home—920 West Second St., Northfield, MN 55057. Offıce—Department of History, St. Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield, MN 55057; fax: 507-646-3462. E-mail—[email protected]


CAREER: St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, assistant professor, 1986-93, associate professor, 1993-2001, professor of history, 2001—. University of Virginia, fellow at Carter G. Woodson Center for Afro-American and African History, 1988; Carleton College, visiting professor, 1989, 1995.


MEMBER: American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, Southern Historical Association.


AWARDS, HONORS: Alabama Historical Association, Milo B. Howard Prize, 1996, 2002, for articles in Alabama Review; James F. Sulzby Book Award, 2003, for Urban Emancipation: Popular Politics in Reconstruction Mobile, 1860-1890; fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1998; Vernon Carstairson Prize, 1998, for article "The Ku Klux Klan: Property Crime and the Plantation System in Reconstruction Alabama."


WRITINGS:

The Union League Movement in the Deep South:Politics and Agricultural Change during Reconstruction, Louisiana State University Press (Baton Rouge, LA), 1989, revised edition, 2000.

Urban Emancipation: Popular Politics in Reconstruction Mobile, 1860-1890, Louisiana State University Press (Baton Rouge, LA), 2002.


Contributor to books, including Social and Gender Boundaries in the United States, edited by Sucheng Chan, Edwin Mellen Press (Lewiston, NY), 1989; The Freedmen's Bureau and Reconstruction: Reconsiderations, edited by Paul Cimbala and Randall Miller, [New York, NY], 1999; Local Matters: Race, Crime, and Justice in the Nineteenth-Century South, edited by Christopher Waldrep and Donald G. Nieman, [Athens, GA], 2001; and The Blackwell Companion to the American South, edited by John Boles, 2002. Contributor to periodicals, including Agricultural History, Gulf South Historical Review, Southern Exposure, Journal of American History, and Civil War History. Member of board of editors, Alabama Review, 1998-2001, and Journal of Southern History, 1999-2001.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A popular history of the Reconstruction Era; research on the Reconstruction in Alabama.

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