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Nell Irvin Painter

AKA Nell Irvin

Born: 2-Aug-1942
Birthplace: Houston, TX

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Creating Black Americans

Father: Frank Edward Irvin (chemist)
Mother: Dona L. McGruder
Brother: Frank, Jr. (d. tonsillectomy complication)
Husband: Colin Painter (m. 1965, div. 1966)
Husband: Glenn R. Shafer (business professor, m. 1989)

    University: BA Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley (1964)
    University: MA African History, University of California at Los Angeles (1967)
    University: PhD American History, Harvard University (1974)
    Professor: History, University of Pennsylvania (1974-80)
    Professor: History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1980-88)
    Professor: History, Princeton University (1988-91)
    Professor: American History, Princeton University (1991-2004)
    Administrator: Director, African-American Studies, Princeton University (1997-2000)

    American Academy of Political and Social Science
    American Antiquarian Society
    American Council of Learned Societies
    American Historical Association
    American Studies Association
    Association of Black Women Historians
    Bill Bradley for President
    Obama for America
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    Organization of American Historians President (2007-08)
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Social Science Research Council
    Society of American Historians
    Southern Historical Association President (2007)
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1982

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Author of books:
Exodusters: Black Migration to Kansas After Reconstruction (1976)
The Narrative of Hosea Hudson: His Life as a Negro Communist in the South (1979)
Standing at Armageddon: The United States, 1877-1919 (1987)
Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol (1996)
Southern History Across the Color Line (2002)
Creating Black Americans: African American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present (2005)

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