Julia Cherry Spruill Professor Emerita
CB #3195

MA Columbia University, 1967
PhD Columbia University, 1974

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Jacquelyn Hall’s research interests include U.S. women’s history, southern history, working-class history, oral history, and cultural/intellectual history. She served as president of the Organization of American Historians in 2003–2004 and of the Southern Historical Association in 2001–2002. She was also the founding president of the Labor and Working Class History Association. She was awarded a National Humanities Medal in 1999 for her efforts to deepen the nation’s understanding of and engagement with the humanities. In 1997, she received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and UNC’s Distinguished Teaching Award for graduate teaching. In addition to her teaching and research, she served as the founding director of the Southern Oral History Program from 1973 to 2011.

Some Notable Publications

  • Professor Hall is currently working on a collection of her articles and on two book projects: "Writing a Way Home," about women writers and intellectuals and the refashioning of regional identity in the twentieth-century South, and a study of the social movements spawned by the civil rights campaigns of the 1960s and of the ideological, political, and structural forces that blunted their force.
  • “The Long Civil Rights Movement and the Political Uses of the Past,” Journal of American History 91 (March 2005) and Best Articles in American History, 2007, ed. Jacqueline Jones (New York, 2007)
  • Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (UNC Press, 1987, 2000), co-authored with James Leloudis, Robert Korstad, Mary Murphy, Lu Ann Jones, and Chris Daly
  • “Disorderly Women: Gender and Labor Militancy in the Appalachian South,” Journal of American History 73 (September 1986)
  • Revolt Against Chivalry: Jessie Daniel Ames and the Women's Campaign Against Lynching (Columbia University Press, 1979, 1993)