Adam Arenson

Associate Professor of History, Director of Urban Studies Program
Manhattan College

Paper Title
“Slavery in the Bronx: Mapping, Advocacy, and Genealogy in a Digital Public History Project”

Adam Arenson is Associate Professor of History and the Director of Urban Studies at Manhattan College. He is the author of two award-winning books, The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War (Harvard, 2011) and Banking on Beauty: Millard Sheets and Midcentury Commercial Architecture in California (Texas, 2018), and co-editor of Civil War Wests and Frontier Cities. He has taught Slavery in the Bronx as a community-engaged learning course. His current research, After the Underground Railroad, is a political, economic, and family history of African North Americans crossing the U.S.-Canada border, 1860-1930. Learn more at