Civil War Lecture - Lincoln & Emancipation
Richard A. Gerber: Dr. Gerber received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1967. His primary teaching experience is in constitutional and legal history of the U.S. and Britain. He taught American history at Lehman College of City University of New York from 1967 to 1985, the last seven years as Chair of the History Department. After a stint as academic dean and then academic vice president he returned to the classroom at Southern Connecticut State University in 1992. He spent seven additional years as Southern's Coordinator of Academic Planning and Evaluation.
Dr. Gerber has won awards for scholarship from the Organization of American Historians and from the New Jersey School Boards Association. He also received honors for excellence in teaching from Lehman College.
He has written numerous scholarly works on the Liberal Republicans of 1872, on aspects of the 13th and 14th Amendments, and on the methodologies of teaching history. His interpretive study of the Constitution, The System: The American Constitution in Historical Perspective is a standard reference. He is currently at work on a history of the Civil Rights Act of 1875. Dr. Gerber resides in Glastonbury, Connecticut.