Warren Milteer Jr.

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Warren Milteer Jr.

Assistant Professor

U.S. History, Early America, Nineteenth-Century U.S.


Contact:

801 22nd St NW Washington DC 20052

Warren Milteer, Jr. is a historian of the United States with research interests in early America, the nineteenth-century U.S., the U.S. South, free people of color, race, slavery, and Native America. His publications include two academic books, Beyond Slavery’s Shadow: Free People of Color in the South (2021) and North Carolina’s Free People of Color, 1715-1885 (2020), the independently published Hertford County, North Carolina’s Free People of Color and Their Descendants (2016), as well as articles in the Journal of Social History and the North Carolina Historical Review. Milteer was the recipient of the Historical Society of North Carolina’s R. D. W. Connor Award in 2014 and 2016 for the best journal article in the North Carolina Historical Review.


  • U.S. History
  • Early America
  • Nineteenth-Century U.S.
  • HIST 2301: Freedom in the Age of Slavery
  • HIST 3360: African American History to 1865
  • Beyond Slavery's Shadow: Free People of Color in the South (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2021)
  • North Carolina’s Free People of Color, 1715-1885 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2020)
  • "From Indians to Colored People: The Problem of Racial Categories and the Persistence of the Chowans in North Carolina," North Carolina Historical Review 93, no. 1 (January 2016): 28-57
  • "Life in a Great Dismal Swamp Community: Free People of Color in Pre-Civil War Gates County, North Carolina," North Carolina Historical Review 91, no. 2 (April 2014): 144-170
  • "The Strategies of Forbidden Love: Family across Racial Boundaries in Nineteenth-Century North Carolina," Journal of Social History 47, no. 3 (Spring 2014): 612-626

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014