Dr. 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

Email: ebennett@fau.edu
Office Phone: 561-297-0008

faculty photoEvan 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

Curriculum Vitae (Available upon request)