Lynn Hudson

Old Main, Room 311
FAX: 651-696-6498

Office Hours
September 1-May 31
Weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
June 1-August 31
Tuesdays 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Associate Professor of History and Chair, on leave spring 2015

Professor Lynn M. Hudson teaches courses on slavery and abolition in the U.S., western history, social movements, public history, and the history of gender and sexuality. She is a specialist in African American history and has been active in women's studies and ethnic studies programs. Hudson’s publications examine the lives of free black men and women during the age of slavery, and the possibilities for freedom in the U.S. West. In 2003, University of Illinois Press published Hudson's book, "The Making of 'Mammy Pleasant': A Black Entrepreneur in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco. Her recent research investigates the legal, cultural, and social manifestations of Jim Crow discrimination in California in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.