Reginald D. Butler

Associate Professor Emeritus

Field & Specialties



B.A. Western Washington University, 1968
M.A. Johns Hopkins 1983
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins 1989


Former Director, Carter G. Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies

Publications, Awards, and Activities

"The Contract of Cultures: Perspectives on the Quincentenary," with Ida Altman in The American Historical Review, 1994.

"Anatomy of a Disinterment: The Unmaking of Afro-American History," with G. Fraser in Presenting the Past: Critical Perspectives on History and the Public. Sue Benson, Roy Rosenzweig and Steve Brier (eds.), Temple University Press, 1986.

"Afro-American History in the Early Chesapeake: Sourcebook and Annotated Bibliography." Forthcoming, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

"Nat Turner and Insurrection in Virginia," in Dictionary of Afro-American Slavery. John David Smith, ed., Greenwood Press, 1988.

Ford Foundation Post Doctoral Fellow, 1990.

Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Iberia in the New World, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1986.

Research Fellow, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1981-83.