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About Samuel Redman

Professor “Sam” Redman studies 19th and 20th century U.S. cultural, social, and intellectual history. He received his B.A. in anthropology and history from the University of Minnesota Morris and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American history since 1607 at the University of California, Berkeley.

Before graduate school, he worked in several museums including the Field Museum of Natural History, Colorado History Museum, and Science
Museum of Minnesota.

He is the author of "Historical Research in Archives: A Practical Guide" published by the American Historical Association and
distributed by Oxford University Press.

His first book, Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums, was published by Harvard University Press in 2016. Bone Rooms was named a Choice Top-25 Outstanding Academic Title for 2016. Nature named the book a Top 20 book for 2016 and Smithsonian Magazine included the book in their list of Top History Books of 2016.


Present Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Research Affiliate, University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Heritage & Society


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Herter Hall
161 Presidents Drive
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003


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