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Philip D. Morgan

MorganPhilipPHILIP D. MORGAN, the Harry C. Black Professor of History, is an authority on early American history with particular interest in African-American history and the study of the Atlantic world. He was an Andrew Mellon Teaching Scholar at The Johns Hopkins University from 1978 to 1981 and joined the faculty in 2000. Dr. Morgan is a prolific author; his 1998 book,¬†Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry, won the Barzun Prize of the American Philosophical Society and the Bancroft Prize from Columbia University. Dr. Morgan’s most recent book is entitled¬†Black Experience and the Empire. His current research focuses on the colonization of Jamaica. He is a member of the Society of American Historians, the American Antiquarian Society and the Royal Historical Society.