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David McCreery


Professor - Retired
Ph.D., Tulane University, 1973
Phone: 404-413-6364

David McCreery teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin American history, as well as History 2110, History 3000, and History 4990. His areas of specialization within Latin America are Central America and, more recently, Brazil, with particular attention to social and economic history. His book Rural Guatemala, 1760-1940 (Stanford, 1994) was runner up for the 1995 Bolton Prize of the Conference of Latin American History and is presently being translated into Spanish; and he has published articles in the Hispanic American Historical Review, The Americas, Peasant Studies, and Mesoamerica, as well as chapters in various collections. In 2000 he published The Sweat of their Brow: A History of Work in Latin America (M. E. Sharpe) and in 2006 Stanford published his Frontier Goiás, 1822-1889. He has held fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the Fulbright-Hays Program, the Fulbright Program, and from the Conselho National de Perquizas (Brazil) and has taught as a visiting professor at the federal universities of Minas Gerais, Goiás, and Pernambuco, all in Brazil, and at Tulane and the University of Wisconsin. His current work is on maritime culture in Brazil during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.