Robert F. Engs

ROBERT F. ENGS is Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. His other books include Educating the Disenfranchised: Samuel Chapman Armstrong and Hampton Institute, 1939-1893; Freedom’s First Generation: Black Hampton, Virginia (Fordham); and, with Randall E. Miller, The Birth of the Grand Old Party: The Republicans’ First Generation.


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  1. Their Patriotic Duty
    Many of the farm families in the river country of southern Ohio sent fathers, husbands, and sons to fight and die in the Civil War. Few families have bequeathed a record of that experience as remarkable as that created by the... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2007
    Hardback | £44.00
  2. Freedom's First Generation
    In this age of affirmative action and increasing complexity in black-white relations, this pioneering study of Hampton, Virginia, tells the story of what race relations in postbellum America “might have been.” Here, if only... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2004
    Paperback | £22.99