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
  • Maritime History
  • History of Florida

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

faculty photoEvan Bennett is a historian of the American South who is most interested in the intersections of work and nature.  His most recent book is Tampa Bay:  The Story of an Estuary and its People (2024).  He is author of When Tobacco Was King: Families, Farm Labor, and Federal Policy in the Piedmont (2014) and co-editor of Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule: African American Landowning Families since Reconstruction (2012).  His next book project explores the South in 1939 through the lens of photographer Marion Post-Wolcott.

Professor Bennett is also director of the Voting Rights History Civic Literacy Project, a program designed to broaden understanding of the history of voting and elections in the United States supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation.  More information can be found at votingrightshistory.net .



Undergraduate Courses

  • United States History to 1877
  • U.S. in Era of WWI and WWII
  • America & the Sea
  • Work & Workers in U.S. History
  • History of Florida
  • The American South

Curriculum Vitae (Available upon request)