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James Oliver Horton

professor, American studies, GWU

James Oliver Horton is a distinguished professor of American Studies and History. He has published ten books, most recently The Landmarks of African American History in 2005, Slavery and the Making of America (Oxford University Press, 2004) the companion book for the WNET PBS series of the same which aired in February of 2005 and Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory, edited in 2006 with Lois E. Horton. James Horton has been historical consultant to, and appeared in, numerous film and video productions including those seen on ABC, PBS, The Discovery Channels, C-Span TV, and The History Channel. In 2006 Professor Horton was elected to the National Academy of Arts and Sciences and received the George Washington University President's Medal for scholarly achievement and teaching excellence.