Bruce Carlan Levine

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Personal profile

Research Interests

The Civil War era; comparative study of bound labor, revolution, and emancipation; 19th century U.S. social, economic, cultural, and political

Professional Information

Current book project: Thaddeus Stevens, Revolutionary.  Under contract with Simon and Schuster.


B.A., University of Michigan, 1971
M.A., University of Rochester, 1973
Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1980

Honors & Awards

J. G. Randall Distinguished Professor of History, UIUC, 2006-2016
Rogers Distinguished Fellow in 19th-Century American History, the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, 2012-2013
Distinguished Lecturer, Organization of American Historians, 2004-2007, 2010-2013
Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship, 2007
Excellence in Teaching Award, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1998-99

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Research Output

Why Northerners Voted for Abraham Lincoln

Levine, B. C., 2017, Major Problems in American History: To 1877. Cobbs, E. & Blum, E. J. (eds.). 4 ed. Cengage Learning, Vol. 1. p. 379-385

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

“The Vital Element of the Republican Party”: Antislavery, Nativism, and Lincoln

Levine, B., Mar 2016, Abraham Lincoln and Liberal Democracy. Buccola, N. (ed.). University Press of Kansas, p. 139-163 25 p. (American Political Thought).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Marx Finds a Hostile Biographer

Levine, B., Sep 1 2014, In : Labor: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas. 11, 3, p. 87-91 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Review: B. E. Baker and B. Kelly's (eds.) After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South

Levine, B., Dec 1 2014, In : American Historical Review. 119, 5, p. 1695-1696 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  • Activities

    • 1 Editorial activity

    American Nineteenth Century History (Journal)

    Bruce Carlan Levine (Editorial board member)

    2001 → …

    Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Honors & Recognition