Peter Wood

Peter H. Wood is a graduate of Harvard and Oxford who taught American history at Duke University before retiring and moving to Colorado. He is currently an adjunct professor in the CU-Boulder Department of History. His landmark first book, Black Majority (Knopf, 1974), on early South Carolina was nominated for the National Book Award and won the Beveridge Prize of the American Historical Association. He has published a U.S. History survey called Created Equal and three books about American painter Winslow Homer, including Near Andersonville: Winslow Homer’s Civil War (Harvard University Press, 2010). In 2011, Wood received the Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award of the AHA for “outstanding teaching and advocacy for history teaching. The award recognizes inspiring teachers whose techniques and mastery of subject matter made a lasting and substantial difference to students of history.”

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