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Corey Brooks, Ph.D.


  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania (2003)
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley (2005)
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (2010)


  • American Civilization
  • Coming of the Civil War
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Race and Racism in American History
  • History of Alcohol and Drugs in American Life

Research Interests

  • 19th Century America
  • Slavery and Antislavery Movements
  • American Political History

Recent Publications

  • Robert F. Engs and Corey M. Brooks, eds. Their Patriotic Duty: The Civil War Letters of the Evans Family of Brown County, Ohio, (New York: Fordham University Press, 2007).
  • Corey M. Brooks, Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics (University of Chicago Press, 2016) Info: http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/L/bo21933757.html
  • Corey M. Brooks, “Stoking the ‘Abolition Fire in the Capitol’: Liberty Party Lobbying and Antislavery in Congress,” Journal of the Early Republic 33, Fall 2013, 523-547.