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Kate Masur is Professor of History at Northwestern University and specializes in the United States in the nineteenth century, with a primary focus on how Americans grappled with questions of race and equality after the abolition of slavery in both the North and South. Masur is author of Until Justice Be Done: America’s First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction (W. W. Norton, forthcoming, 2021) and numerous other books and articles that examine the intersections of law, politics, and everyday life in U.S. history. She was part of the editorial team that created Reconstruction: The Official National Park Service Handbook, and she co-authored, with Gregory Downs, The Era of Reconstruction, 1861-1900, a National Historic Landmark Theme Study published in 2017. She was also a key consultant for the 2019 documentary, Reconstruction: America after the Civil War. She and Downs recently became co-editors of the “Journal of the Civil War Era,” published by University of North Carolina Press.
Masur’s work has recently appeared in “The Journal of the Civil War Era” and the “American Journal of Legal History,” in volumes on the Memphis Massacre and biographical film in history, and as commentary in the Chicago Tribune and the New York Times.