Alan Gallay

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Alan Gallay is an American historian. He specializes in the Atlantic World and Early American history, including issues of slavery. He won the Bancroft Prize in 2003 for his The Indian Slave Trade: the Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717.


He graduated from University of Florida, and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. from Georgetown University.

Gallay has taught at the University of Notre Dame, University of Mississippi, Western Washington University, Harvard University (as a Mellon Faculty Fellow) and University of Auckland, as a Fulbright Lecturer. He previously held the Warner R. Woodring Chair in Atlantic World and Early American History, and was Director of The Center for Historical Research at The Ohio State University.[1] Twice he taught for the American Heritage Association in London.

He currently[2] holds the Lyndon B. Johnson Chair of U.S. History at Texas Christian University.




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  2. ^ Morris, Kendall (16 October 2012). "Former Bancroft Prize winner hired as TCU history professor". Retrieved 31 July 2016. 

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