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David Quigley

professor, provost and dean of faculties

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Telephone: 617-552-3260

Office Location: Waul House


Curriculum Vitae*


Ph.D., New York University, 1997

Fields of Interest

Nineteenth-century United States; urban history; Civil War and Reconstruction; America and the world

Academic Profile

Professor Quigley teaches a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses on the nineteenth-century United States and on political and urban history. His research to date has explored the history of race and democracy between the American Revolution and Reconstruction in the local political cultures of New York. He is completing a new synthetic project, Last, Best Hope: International Lives of the American Civil War (Hill & Wang) and editing A Companion to American Urban History (Blackwell) and Busing in Boston: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford).

Representative Publications

  • Second Founding: New York City, Reconstruction, and the Making of American Democracy (2004)
  • Jim Crow New York: A Documentary History of Race and Citizenship, 1777-1877, co-authored with David N. Gellman (New York University Press, 2003)


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