SCOTT GAC

Author, Historian, Teacher

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ABOUT SCOTT GAC

Scott Gac is an author, historian, and teacher. At Trinity College in Connecticut, he is an Associate Professor of American Studies and History. As Director of Trinity undergraduate and graduate programs in American Studies, he oversees curriculum, lectures, working groups, and public outreach for one of the most distinguished liberal arts American Studies endeavors. He has published on American violence in Choice, Rethinking History, and Reviews in American History. His forthcoming book is Born in American Blood (Cambridge University Press), which is based on his popular course entitled “Born in Blood: Violence and the Making of America.” His first book, Singing for Freedom (Yale Press, 2007), details interracial social activism of the pre-Civil War era through the abolitionist musicians, the Hutchinson Family Singers. In spring 2015, the Rose Ensemble staged this book in a series of performances in St. Paul, Minnesota. Professor Gac is a graduate of Columbia University, The Juilliard School, and The Graduate Center at CUNY.

 

BORN IN AMERICAN BLOOD: MOBILIZED GOVERNMENT, ARMED CIVILIANS, AND THE VIOLENT NATION THEY MADE

Coming in 2022!

Born in American Blood book covers one of history’s most violent undertakings: the United States of America. From the Revolution to the Gilded Age, forceful acts of government and civilians fostered a modern tradition. Here, in the darkest realm of American life, is an important story of nationhood told through the experiences and choices of slaves, Indians, Presidents, soldiers, and citizens.  

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AMERICA NEEDS TO LEARN VIOLENCE PREVENTION

October 23, 2020

Scott talks about election violence and violence prevention on Mujahid Talks.

 

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