Lynn M. Hudson is a specialist in African American history and has been active in
women's studies and ethnic studies programs. Her publications examine the lives of
free black men and women during the age of slavery, and the possibilities for freedom in
the U.S. West. Her recent research investigates the legal, cultural, and social
manifestations of Jim Crow discrimination in California in the nineteenth and early
twentieth centuries. 

Hudson has been teaching at Macalester since 2005. 

EDUCATION:B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz M.A., University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill Ph.D., Indiana University 

Journal Articles


Contributions to Books


Mary Ellen Pleasant’s Nantucket, Nantucket’s People of Color: Essays on History, Politics and Community (2006)


Mining A Mythic Past: The History of Mary Ellen Pleasant, African American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000 (2003)

Book Reviews