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.


NEW! Recent reviews of Remembering Reconstruction: Struggles Over the Meaning of America's Most Tumultuous Era, co-edited with Carole Emberton (Louisiana State University Press, 2017) by John David Smith and Gaines Foster.

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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