Brenda Gayle Plummer

My specializations are Afro-American,  20th century U.S., race, and history of foreign relations.

My Research and Teaching Interests: Afro-American History; History of U.S. Foreign Relations. Current research: Afro-Americans and U.S. foreign affairs; race and gender in the Cold War era.


Education:

  • PhD - Cornell University
  • MA - Columbia University
  • BA - Antioch College 

Books:

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In Search of Power: African Americans in the Era of Decolonization, 1956–1974 (Cambridge University Press, 2012).  View Book Details
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Window on Freedom: Race, Civil Rights, and Foreign Affairs, 1945-1988, Editor (University of North Caroline Press, 2003).  View Book Details
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Rising Wind: Black Americans and U.S. Foreign Affairs, 1935-1960 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996).  View Book Details
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Haiti and the United States (Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 1992).  View Book Details
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Haiti and the Great Powers, 1902-1915 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1988).  View Book Details

Advisor To:

  • Athan Biss
  • Aaron Dowdall
  • Ayanna Drakos
  • Jeanne Essame

History Courses:

  • History 221 - Explorations in American History
  • History 227 - History of Race and Ethnicity in the United States - Syllabus 2015 (pdf)
  • History 330 - African/Afro-American Historical Relationships: 1700 to the Present
  • History 600 - Race and Gender in US Foreign Affairs
  • History 600 - Du Bois For Today - Syllabus 2014 (pdf)
  • History 607 - The American Impact Abroad: The Historical Dimension - Syllabus 2016 (pdf)
  • History 628 - History of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States - Syllabus 2015 (pdf)
  • History 636 - Afro-American History Since 1900 - Syllabus 2012 (pdf)
  • History 901 - Studies in American History
  • History 902 - Research Seminar in American History
  • History 968 - Research Strategies in African American History

Brenda Gayle Plummer

Professor


608.263.1845 

bplummer@wisc.edu

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Office:
5111 Mosse Humanities

Mailbox:
4011 Mosse Humanities

Office Hours:
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