Bruce E. Baker

Bruce E. Baker, 2012, photo by Isabel Baker




Bruce E. Baker is a scholar specializing in the history and culture of the working people of the South and other aspects of American history. Educated at Clemson University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he has worked in the United Kingdom since 2004.


NEWS: On Wednesday, 5 October 2016, I will be giving a brief talk at Tyneside Cinema to introduce a showing of Free State of Jones.

NEWS: On Thursday, 29 September 2016, I will be presenting new research on "The Fire Bugs, the Detectives, and the Thugs: Salvage Fraud and the Management of Risk on the New Orleans Waterfront after Reconstruction" at the North American history seminar at the Institute of Historical Research at Senate House in London.

The Cotton Kings: Capitalism and Corruption in Turn-of-the-Century New York and New Orleans is now available.

Hear Barbara Hahn and myself discussing the book on New Books in History.

I am happy to talk about The Cotton Kings almost anywhere and almost anytime, including via Skype to classes. Just contact me at


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