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Leslie Alexander
Leslie Alexander, PhD
My goal will be to expand your understanding of African American history—the breadth and depth of the Black experience in America, and also, to highlight the significance of history in the present moment.


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

About Leslie Alexander

Leslie Alexander is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of History at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She earned a PhD in History from Cornell University. She is the author of African or American? Black Identity and Political Activism in New York City, 1784–1861 as well as Fear of a Black Republic: Haiti and the Birth of Black Internationalism. She also coedited the Encyclopedia of African American History and served as president of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora.

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African American History: From the African Coast to the Civil War