Dennis Halpin

Dennis Halpin, Assistant Professor and Associate Chair

Dennis Halpin, Assistant Professor and Associate Chair
Dennis Halpin, Assistant Professor and Associate Chair

Department of History
220 Stanger St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5670 |

Dennis Halpin is an assistant professor and associate chair for the department of history at Virginia Tech.

  • U.S. Social History in the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • Race, Class, and Gender in the Urban World
  • African American, Race, Gender, Labor, Urban
  • Ph.D., Rutgers University
  • M.A., University of South Florida
  • B.A., University of South Florida
  • Co-Winner of the Joseph L. Arnold Award for Outstanding Writing on Baltimore’s History, Baltimore City Historical Society, 2015
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2011-2012
  • Graduate Fellow, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, 2010
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Summer Research Grant, Rutgers University, 2009


A Brotherhood of Liberty: Black Reconstruction and Its Legacies in Baltimore1865-1920. University of Pennsylvania Press, July 2019.

Journal Articles

“‘The Struggle For Land and Liberty’: Segregation, Violence and African-American Resistance 1898-1918.” The Journal of Urban History, Volume 44 Issue 4, July 2018.

“‘For My Race Against All Political Parties’: Building a Radical African-American Activist Foundation in Baltimore, 1870s-1885.” Maryland Historical Magazine, Spring/Summer 2016, Volume 1: 86-107.

“‘Manufacturing Criminals’: The Historical Root of Baltimore’s Racialized Criminal Justice System,” Perspectives on History, July 2015.

“Unrealized Dreams and Oddball Schemes: A Failed Community and Tourist Traps in Northwestern Florida: Review of Floridale: The Rise and Fall of a Florida Boom Community by Brian R. Rucker and Florida’s Miracle Strip: From Redneck Riviera to Emerald Coast by Tim Hollis.” Gulf South Historical Review, Spring 2006.

“‘Race Riot,’ ‘Midnight Melee,’ and Other ‘Crimes’ Reconsidered: African-American Soldiers’ Protests in 1898 Tampa” Gulf South Historical Review, Spring 2005, Volume 20, No. 2: 37-62.

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