Robert Macieski

Robert Macieski is an Associate Professor of New Hampshire where he teaches modern American history and Museum Studies. He received his PhD in 1994 from Boston College and specializes in nineteenth and twentieth century labor, industrial, urban, ethnicity/race, and women’s history. He was written for publications such as the Journal of Urban History, Historical New Hampshire, History Workshop Journal, Encyclopedia of the American Left, and popular publications such as the Providence Journal Sunday Magazine. He is author and co-editor of a book on nineteenth century labor organizer Seth Luther titled, Peaceably if we can, Forcibly if we must. A former Curator and Director of Slater Mill Historic Site, Robert is also as a public historian. In addition to work on numerous public programs, planning endeavors, plays, films, and educational projects, Robert has curated several major exhibitions, including a new museum for National Park Service, the Museum of Work and Culture. Robert wrote an overview essay for the Encyclopedia of New England Culture and is currently editing the “urban/suburban” section. Robert is also nearing completion of a manuscript on photographer Lewis Hine and child labor in New England, The Rising Generation, a book developed from a traveling exhibition curated with the New Hampshire Historical Society, called Before Their Time. Robert lives in New Boston, NH with his wife Hetty Startup and their two sons, Samuel and Benjamin.

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