Jamie Wilson

Professional Details

Title Professor
Department History
Office Sullivan Building 102H
Phone 978.542.7420
Email jamie.wilson@salemstate.edu
Photo of Jamie Wilson

Recent and Upcoming Courses

FYHI 100 First Year Seminar (history)
HST 107 The United States in World History
HST 217 History of the African American II
HST 345 African Americans in the Jazz Age 1919-1941
HST 346 African American Freedom Struggles 1941-present
HST 347 African American Music History
SOC 302 Black Social and Intellectual Thought in Contemporary America

Professional Biography

PhD., New York University, New York, New York, Department of History

M.A. New York University, New York, New York, Department of History

B.A. University of Delaware, Department of History

Professional Interests

Twentieth Century African American Urban History,African American Religious History and Identities,Twentieth Century United States Social History

Selected Publications


Editor, 50 Events That Shaped African American History. Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, 2019.

The Black Panther Party: A Guide to An American Subculture. Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, 2018.

The Black Panther Party of Connecticut. New Haven: Amistad Committee, Inc, 2014.

The Civil Rights Movement. Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, 2013.

Building a Healthy Black Harlem: Health Politics in Harlem, New York, During the Jazz Age and the Great Depression. Amherst, New York: Cambria Press, 2009.

Book Chapters

"African Americans in the Jazz Age," in The Jazz Age: People and Perspectives, ed. Mitchell Newton-Matza. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2009, 1-16.

with Erik Wakin, "Sunset Park: How Sweet it is!" In Big Onion Guide to Brooklyn. New York: New York University Press, 2005, 217-243.


“Come Down off the Cross and Get Under the Crescent”: The Newspaper Columns of Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X,” Biography, volume 36, no. 4 (Summer 2013): 494-506.

"Community Well Being and the Criminalization of Magico-Religious Workers in Harlem, New York, during the 1920s." International Social Science Review, volume 82, no. 1 and 2 (Spring and Summer 2007), 20-38.

"Faculty Reflections/Faculty Goals: On Research and Teaching" Past and Present: Newsletter of the Salem State College History Department, volume 10, no. 2 (Spring 2007), 3.

"Cultural Background and Historical Objectivity." Aspect: A Publication from the School of Arts and Sciences, Salem State College, March 2007, 9.

"Individual and Organizational Responses to Health Conditions in Harlem, New York, During the Interwar Period." Afro-Americans in New York Life and History, volume 31, no. 1 (January 2007), 43-63.

"Black Awakenings: Student Protest at Delaware State College, 1968." Negro History Bulletin, volume 62, no. 1 (January-March 1999), 20-30.