Albert Dorsey

Visiting Assistant Professor in History and Africana Studies

Department: History
Office Address: Humanities 212
Office Phone: (909) 607-3179
Office Hours: M & W, 4:20-6:00pm & Th, 1:00-3:00pm
Albert Dorsey

Academic History

  • B.A. San Diego State University
  • M.A., Ph.D. Florida State University

Areas of Expertise

Nineteenth Century United States, Civil War, Reconstruction, Civil Rights, African American

Personal Interests

Book manuscript in progress examines the 1874 Vicksburg, Mississippi massacre and its primary cause of African American upward mobility.

Selected Research and Publications

  • Omari L. Dyson et. al., “Charlie ‘Yardbird’ Parker: The Bebop Pulse for a Community, a Nation, and the World,” 3 Volumes, The Cultures of the American Mosaic Series, African American Culture: An Encyclopedia of People, Traditions and Cultures (Greenwood Press, 2020)

Book Reviews:

  • Brian Purnell et. al., Editors, "The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North: Segregation and Struggle outside of the South," History: Review of New Books, November 2020
  • Paula C. Austin, Coming of Age in Jim Crow DC: Navigating the Politics of Everyday Life, History: Review of New Books, September 2020
  • Martha S. Jones, Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America, History: Review of New Books, July 2020
  • Thomas R. Flagel, War, Memory, and the 1913 Gettysburg Reunion, The Journal of Southern History, January 2020
  • Gregory P. Downs, After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War, The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Autumn 2017
  • Jeff Strickland, Unequal Freedoms: Ethnicity, Race, and White Supremacy in Civil War-Era Charleston, The Journal of African American History, Summer 2017
  • Elizabeth Gritter, River of Hope: Black Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 1865 – 1954, The Journal of African American History, Fall 2016

Courses Taught

  • United States to 1865
  • African Diaspora in the United States to 1877