The Civil War era; comparative study of bound labor, revolution, and emancipation; 19th century U.S. social, economic, cultural, and political
Current book project: Thaddeus Stevens, Revolutionary. Under contract with Simon and Schuster.
B.A., University of Michigan, 1971
M.A., University of Rochester, 1973
Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1980
Additional Campus Affiliations
Honors & Awards
J. G. Randall Distinguished Professor of History, UIUC, 2006-2016
Rogers Distinguished Fellow in 19th-Century American History, the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, 2012-2013
Distinguished Lecturer, Organization of American Historians, 2004-2007, 2010-2013
Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship, 2007
Excellence in Teaching Award, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1998-99
Levine, B. C. (2017). Why Northerners Voted for Abraham Lincoln. In E. Cobbs, & E. J. Blum (Eds.), Major Problems in American History: To 1877 (4 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 379-385). Cengage Learning.
Levine, B. (2016). “The Vital Element of the Republican Party”: Antislavery, Nativism, and Lincoln. In N. Buccola (Ed.), Abraham Lincoln and Liberal Democracy (pp. 139-163). (American Political Thought). University Press of Kansas.
Levine, B. (2014). Marx Finds a Hostile Biographer. Labor: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas, 11(3), 87-91. https://doi.org/10.1215/15476715-2687605
Levine, B. (2014). Review: B. E. Baker and B. Kelly's (eds.) After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South. American Historical Review, 119(5), 1695-1696. https://doi.org/10.1093/ahr/119.5.1695
Levine, B. C. (2014). The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the social revolution that transformed the South. New York: Random House.