Thomas C. Holt
Thomas Cleveland Holt (born November 30, 1942) is James Westfall Thompson Professor of American and African American History at the University of Chicago; he has produced a number of works on the people and descendants of the African Diaspora.
A past president of the American Historical Association, Holt was a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars from 1987 to 1988. Holt became a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 1990. In 1994, President Bill Clinton named Holt to the National Council on Humanities. He was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003. Holt was a Citigroup Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, Germany, for fall 2008. Holt was awarded the Southern Historical Association's Charles S. Sydnor Prize for his first book, Black Over White.
- The Problem of Freedom: Race, Labor, and Politics in Jamaica and Britain, 1832-1938, (Johns Hopkins University Press) in 1992, which won the Elsa Goveia Prize awarded by the Association of Caribbean Historians.
- Black Over White: Negro Political Leadership in South Carolina During Reconstruction (University of Illinois Press).
- "Nathan I. Huggins Lectures", The Problem of Race in the 21st Century (Harvard University Press) 2000
- Beyond Slavery: Explorations of Race, Labor, and Citizenship in Postemancipation Societies, Authors Frederick Cooper, Thomas Cleveland Holt, Rebecca Jarvis Scott, UNC Press, 2000, ISBN 978-0-8078-4854-8.
- Children of Fire: a History of African Americans (Hill & Wang) 2010
- Thomas C. Holt.
- John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Fellows List
- "Holt named to National Council on Humanities", University of Chicago Chronicle, Vol. 14, No. 2, 18 August 1994
- American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Class of 2003 - Fellows
- American Academy in Berlin, Citigroup Fellow Class of Fall 2008: Thomas Holt
- Faculty Profile on the University of Chicago's website.
- Presidential Address at the American Historical Association