Maurice Jackson


Associate Professor


Department of History


Maurice Jackson focuses on race, revolution, ideology, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic world. He also studies the intellectual, political, social, and cultural history of African-Americans and their relationship to the wider world.

His first book, Let This Voice Be Heard: Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism, centered on the intellectual and social origins of the anti-slavery movements in the late 17th and the 18th century.

He is co-editor of African-Americans and the Haitian Revolution: Select Essays and Historical Documents, a compilation of essays and historical documents, which shows the appreciation of the African-American experience with the Haitian Revolution in its local and international context. Published Spring 2010.

Jackson is currently at work on Halfway to Freedom: A History of the African-American Peoples in Washington, D.C. He also plans to write Ahmet Ertegun, the Washington, D.C. Years: Turkish Roots and African-American Music.