Joseph Logsdon

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Joseph Logsdon
Born(1938-03-12)March 12, 1938
DiedJune 2, 1999(1999-06-02) (aged 61)
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison
University of Chicago
Scientific career
FieldsHistory of the Southern United States
InstitutionsUniversity 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.