John W. Blassingame

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American historian

Why Is John W. Blassingame Influential?

According to Wikipedia, John Wesley Blassingame was an American historian and pioneer in the study of American slavery. He was the former chairman of the African-American studies program at Yale University. Blassingame was born on March 23, 1940, in Covington, Georgia, to Grady and Odessa Blassingame. He received a bachelor's degree at Fort Valley State College , a master's degree at Howard University , and a master's degree and a doctorate at Yale University. His doctoral dissertation, written under the supervision of C. Vann Woodward, was titled A Social and Economic Study of the Negro in New Orleans, 1860–1880. Blassingame joined the faculty at Yale University in 1970 and became a history professor in 1974. He remained at Yale University as a professor of history, African-American studies, and American studies for 29 years.

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