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Sam Redman

Sam Redman is a Professor in the Department of History, at the University of Massachusetts. He specializes in 19th and 20th century U.S. with a focus on cultural, intellectual, and social history. Redman is the author of three books and numerous shorter essays. His books include Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums, Prophets and Ghosts: The Story of Salvage Anthropology, and The Museum: A Short History of Crisis and Resilience. Redman is the organizer of the UMass Oral History Lab, an initiative to collaboratively improve oral history projects of all kinds. Before arriving at UMass, he worked as an oral historian at the University of California, Berkeley where he completed dozens of interviews on a wide variety of subjects. He served as the lead interviewer for the Rosie the Riveter / World War II Home Front Oral History Project, the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge Oral History Project, and the Japanese American Confinement Sites Oral History Project. At UMass, teaches courses on oral history, public history, and U.S. history. He holds a B.A. in anthropology and history from the University of Minnesota, Morris, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from the University of California, Berkeley.

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