Calvin Schermerhorn

University of Nottingham Scholar Award, University of Nottingham - US History

Calvin is a historian of slavery, capitalism, and African American inequality. He is Professor of History at Arizona State University, a prize-winning teacher, and the author of three books on slavery, Money Over Mastery, Family Over Freedom: Slavery in the Antebellum Upper South (2011), The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815-1860 (2015), and Unrequited Toil: A History of United States Slavery (2018). His next book is titled The Plunder of Black America: How the Racial Wealth Gap Was Made and Why It's Growing.