Gary Nash

Academic Historian

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).

Crossing Boundaries of Race, Crossing Boundaries of Love

In the following article, Dr. Gary B. Nash, Director, National Center for History in the Schools and Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Los Angeles, describes his new book, Forbidden Love: The Hidden History of Mixed-Race America.  His book provides a counter … Read MoreCrossing Boundaries of Race, Crossing Boundaries of Love

Agrippa Hull: Revolutionary Patriot

Image Ownership: Public Domain In the following article, University of California at Los Angeles historian Gary B. Nash describes little-known Revolutionary War soldier who was attached by General George Washington to serve with Polish military engineer Tadeuz Kosciuszko. This account is part of a larger … Read MoreAgrippa Hull: Revolutionary Patriot