Department of History
Evan P. Bennett
Ph.D. ,The College of William and Mary
Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise
United States since 1865
African American History
United States, 1763-1877
Southern History
Rural History
Modern Latin America
History of Florida
faculty photo Evan Bennett is a historian of the American South whose research focuses on the intersections of rural, environmental, and labor history.  He is author of When Tobacco Was King: Families, Farm Labor,and Federal Policy in the Piedmont (University Press of Florida, 2014).  He is also co-editor of Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule: African American Landowning Families since Reconstruction (University Press of Florida, 2012).
Evan is currently pursuing two projects.  The first is a history of small crossroads of Cedar Grove, North Carolina, in order to understand the dynamics of change for black rural southerners in the twentieth century.  The second is a cultural, labor, and environmental history of the Florida Straits.
Evan teaches courses in southern history, labor history, environmental history, and Florida history.

Undergraduate Courses
  • United States History to 1877
  • The American South


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