Evan P. Bennett
Ph.D. ,The College of William and Mary
Areas of Expertise
United States since 1865
African American History
United States, 1763-1877
Modern Latin America
History of Florida
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.
- United States History to 1877
- The American South