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Challenging historical assumptions

Professor of History Thomas Dublin has made his mark challenging common assumptions about U.S. history and society during the industrial revolution. Arriving at Binghamton University in 1988, he was already firmly established as an award-winning author and historian. 


A recipient of fellowships from Oxford University, Yale University, the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Thomas Dublin is a meticulous researcher who uses innovative approaches, deftly combining quantitative and qualitative methods, elegant writing and the willingness to ask new questions.

His work in U.S. labor and social history has reformulated much of the way that we look at labor history, the history of immigrants and the family in the 19th century, and his eight books have enlightened fellow scholars and students on the role women played in our nation’s development. He has also written on the reality of a coal miner’s life and the decline of the coal mining industry.

One of Dublin passions is the improvement of the teaching of American history. His at both the secondary and collegiate levels with his narrative of the Lowell Mills girls appearing in almost every U.S. survey textbook, within the national history standards for secondary education and as required reading for graduate students.

He is co-director of the Center for the Teaching of American History at Binghamton University, which has received three Teaching American History grants from the federal Department of Education to support professional development activities with secondary school teachers and librarians in upstate New York. 

Dublin is also co-director of the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender at Binghamton University, promoting research, teaching and intellectual exchange in collaboration with faculty from other disciplines.

Learn more about Thomas Dublin and his research.
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Last Updated: 8/18/09