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Dr. Robert  Kenzer
Dr. Robert Kenzer
Professor of History and American Studies
William Binford Vest Chair of History

My research interests examine the impact of the Civil War, particularly on the American South.  I presently am working on a biography of Elizabeth Louisa Knights Harris (1823-1894), a British-born Civil War widow who resided most of her adult life in Louisa and Goochland counties, Virginia as well as following up my earlier study of credit-rated black business firms. Further, I am examining the impact of the Civil War on Richmond's business community.

Ph.D., Harvard University 1982
Contact Information
325 Ryland Hall
(804) 289-8990
(804) 287-1992 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
19th Century United States
Civil War Era