Historical Hall of Fame: Philip D. Morgan (b. 1949) the Harry C. Black Professor of History at Johns Hopkins
Univ., is an authority on early American history
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Philip D. Morgan, the Harry C. Black Professor of History at Johns Hopkins Univ., is an authority on early American history with particular
interest in African-American history and the study of the Atlantic world.
Dr. Morgan was an Andrew Mellon Teaching Scholar
at Johns Hopkins University from 1978 to 1981 and joined the faculty in 2000.
Dr. Morgan is a prolific author; written when
he was a professor of history at William and Mary College and working with the Omohundro Institute, his 1998 book, Slave Counterpoint:
Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry, won the Barzun Prize of the American Philosophical Society and
the Bancroft Prize from Columbia University in 1999.
Dr. Morgan's most recent book is entitled Black Experience and the Empire.
His current research focuses on the colonization of Jamaica. He is a member of the Society of American Historians, the American Antiquarian
Society, and the Royal Historical Society.