Cornell University

Nick Salvatore : Biography

Nick Salvatore is the Maurice and Hinda Neufeld Founders Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Professor of American Studies at Cornell University.  He did his graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley and came to Cornell in 1981.  He is the author of Eugene V. Debs: Citizen and Socialist (1982), which received the Bancroft Prize in History and the John H. Dunning Prize, and We All Got History: The Memory Books of Amos Webber (1996), which received the New England History Association's Outstanding Book Prize.  His third biography, Singing in a Strange Land: C. L. Franklin, the Black Church, and the Transformation of America (2005) examines the life of one of the most influential preachers of his generation in the Afro-Baptist tradition.  He teaches course in nineteenth- and twentieth century American history.