Faculty & Staff

James Green, PhD

Professor Emeritus of History, College of Liberal Arts


photo of James Green

Areas of Expertise

Professor Green's research interests are in U.S. labor and working class history. He teaches public history in the graduate program and undergraduate courses in modern U.S. labor, social and political history, social movements and the history of Boston. Professor Green is directing the new Public History track in the master's degree program.


PhD, Yale University
BA, Northwestern University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Professor Green is a scholar, writer, and teacher of U.S. history. He received his PhD in history from Yale University in 1972 and five years later joined the faculty at UMass Boston. Professor Green has also held lectureships at Warwick University in England, the University of Genoa in Italy where he was a Fulbright Senior Fellow, and Harvard University where he has taught in the Trade Union Program since 1987. Professor Green is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of American History. His next book, a history of the West Virginia mine wars, will be published by Grove Atlantic in 2014.

Professor Green's CV and website

Check out video link for Jim's PBS movie Mine Wars http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/theminewars/player/