Joseph Logsdon

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Joseph Logsdon
Born (1938-03-12)March 12, 1938
Chicago, Illinois
Died June 2, 1999(1999-06-02) (aged 61)
Jefferson, Louisiana
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Madison
University of Chicago
Scientific career
Fields History of the Southern United States
Institutions University of New Orleans

Joseph Logsdon (March 12, 1938 – June 2, 1999) was an American historian. He was a professor at University of New Orleans. Logsdon is known for his collaboration with Sue Eakin on a 1968 scholarly edition of Twelve Years a Slave.[1]

A Chicago native, Logsdon got his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Chicago and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the 1960s.

Logsdon died on June 2, 1999, at Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson, Louisiana.[2]


  1. ^ "'12 Years a Slave' prompts effort to recognize work of UNO historian in reviving tale". The Times-Picayune. September 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Obituary: Joseph Logsdon". Chicago Tribune. June 7, 1999.