Wilson Center Experts

Brent D. Glass

Senior Scholar
United States Studies

U.S. History
North America
United States
Director Emeritus, National Museumof American History, Smithsonian Institution
Wilson Center Project(s):
"A Field Guide to American History"
Jan 03, 2012
Jun 30, 2013

Project Summary

A Field Guide to American History will describe 50 historical and cultural landmarks that reflect significant themes in American history. Each chapter will present a synthesis of contexual information, new scholarship, and historic preservation issues.  The research for the book and producing the manuscript will continue throughthe end of 2012. Simon and Schuster will publish the book in 2013.


Major Publications

  • Textiles in North Carolina : A History (1992)
  • Gold Mining in North Carolina (2000)
  • "The Value of State History"' introductin to A New History of Pennsylvania (2000)

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