William Thomas


William Thomas is the John and Catherine Angle Professor in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He teaches in the Department of History courses on American History, the Civil War, Southern History, Gilded Age, and Digital History. He has served as Director and co-founder of the Virginia Center for Digital History and Associate Professor of History at the University of Virginia where he led research in the field of digital humanities scholarship. His digital research initiatives have included The Valley of the Shadow, Race and Place: African American Community in the Jim Crow South, Television News of the Civil Rights Era, and The Roots of Modern America. He is also the author of Lawyering for the Railroad: Business, Law, and Power in the New South, published in 1999 by Louisiana State University Press. He shared with Anne Rubin and Edward Ayers the Lincoln Prize in 2001 from the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College for the Valley of the Shadow project, and the James Harvey Robinson Prize from the American Historical Association in recognition of the project as an outstanding contribution to the teaching of history. He earned his Masters and Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia. He is a graduate of Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, and Trinity College in Connecticut. Thomas currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, with his wife and their three children.

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