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Richard Bell

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Lead Faculty Fellow
Professor of History
Thematic Cluster: Revolution
2136 Francis Scott Key Hall

Richard Bell holds a PhD in American History from Harvard University and is currently a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Maryland. He is the author of the new book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home and a specialist in American history between the Revolution and the Civil War. He has long experience in the University Honors program and has won more than a dozen teaching awards, including the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in teaching, the highest honor for teaching faculty in the Maryland state system.