Gary B. Nash is professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Director of the National Center for History in the Schools. He has published widely in Colonial and Revolutionary American History, with special interests in African Americans, Native Americans, and ordinary people. He served as president of the Organization of American Historians in 1994-95 and is an elected member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Society of American Historians, and the American Antiquarian Society. His latest books are The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create America (2005), and The Forgotten Fifth: African Americans in the Age of Revolution (2006).
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