Thomas Cleveland Holt (born November 30, 1942) is an American historian, who is the James Westfall Thompson Professor of American and African American History at the University of Chicago. He has produced several works on the people and descendants of the African Diaspora.
He taught at Howard University, Harvard University, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Michigan He was born in Danville, Virginia. He was elected a Member of the American Philosophical Society in 2016.
Books in order of publication:
Black Over White: Negro Political Leadership in South Carolina During Reconstruction – 1977
African American History – 1990
The Problem of Freedom: Race, Labor, and Politics in Jamaica and Britain, 1832-1938 – 1991
Major Problems in African American History, Volume I: From Slavery to Freedom, 1619-1877: Documents and Essays – 1999
Major Problems in African American History: Volume II: From Freedom to “Freedom Now,” 1865 – 1990s – 2000
The Problem of Race in the Twenty-First Century – 2001
African American History Volume One and History Handbook – 2003
African American History Volume Two and History Handbook – 2003
Children of Fire: A History of African Americans – 2010
Beyond Slavery: Explorations of Race, Labor, and Citizenship in Post-Emancipation Societies – 2014