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Department of History

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phone: 615-322-4734
103 Benson Hall

Office Hours

Summer, please email for an appointment


PhD, New York University, 2007

Peter James Hudson

Assistant Professor of History

Peter James Hudson is an Assistant Professor of History who received his PhD in American Studies from New York University in 2007. His research focuses on the history of capitalism, the history of American imperialism, and the history of the Africa diaspora in North America. He is currently completing a manuscript, titled "Dark Finance: Wall Street and the West Indies, 1873-1933," which examines the political and economic history of US banking and financial institutions in the Caribbean. Hudson’s recent publications include: “Imperial Designs: The Royal Bank of Canada in the Caribbean,” in Race & Class: A Journal on Racism, Empire and Globalisation; “The National City Bank of New York and Haiti, 1909-1922,” in Radical History Review, and “On the History and Historiography of Banking in the Caribbean,” in Small Axe: A Caribbean Platform of Criticism.

Courses Taught:

HIST 165 Foreign Expansion of American Banking

HIST 268 Black New York

HIST 288W Blacks and Money

HIST 286b U.S. and Caribbean Encounters

HIST 383 Race and the History of Capitalism