David Beito

David Beito

Professor Emeritus


  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1986


Research Interests

  • 20th-Century Black History
  • 20th-Century U.S. Social History
  • 20th-Century U.S. Urban History

Current Projects

  • I am working on an edited collection of the political writings of Zora Neale Hurston and a study of civil liberties under the New Deal/Fair Deal.

Courses Taught

  • American Civilization from 1865 (HY 104)
  • American Civilization to 1865 (HY 103)
  • U.S. Black History (Twentieth Century)
  • United States History 1877-1917
  • United States History 1917-1945

Awards and Honors

  • Research Fellow, Earhart Foundation (1992-1993, 2002)
  • Visiting Scholar, Social Philosophy and Policy Center, Bowling Green State University (1992, 1999)
  • Ellis Hawley Prize, Best Article by a Junior Scholar, Journal of Policy History (1995)
  • Urban History Association Award for Best Scholarly Journal Article in Urban History (1990)
  • Summer Residence Fellowship, Center for Study of Public Choice, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia (1986)
  • Chair, State Advisory Committee, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Member, Liberty and Power (Group Blog at History News Network)

Selected Publications