Professor Greenwood received an A.B. from Kenyon College in 1977, an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1978 and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1991. She has been at Clark since 1991. She is affiliated with the programs in Women's Studies and Race and Ethnic Relations.
Current Research and Teaching
Dr. Greenwood teaches a variety of courses in U.S. History including Race and Ethnicity in American History, History of the American South, Reconstruction, and The Gilded Age. She is the author of First Fruits of Freedom: The Migration of Former Slaves and Their Search for Equality in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862-1900, 2010, Bittersweet Legacy: The Black and White "Better Classes" in Charlotte, (1994), and The Gilded Age: A History in Documents (2000). She is also co-author of an innovative U.S. History survey text, American Horizons: U.S. History in a Global Context published in 2012.
Worcester, MA., People of Color Photo Project
As part of her current research, Greenwood blogs about her work identifying approximately 200 people of color from early 20th century Worcester who are represented in a collection of photographs by itinerant photographer William Bullard.
American Horizons: U.S. History in a Global Context (with Michael Schaller, Robert Schulzinger, John BezIs-Selfa, Andrew Kirk, Sarah J. Purcell, and Aaron Sheehan-Dean). Oxford University Press, 2012.
First Fruits of Freedom: The Migration of Former Slaves and Their Search for Equality in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862-1900, University of North Carolina Press, 2010. Read an interview
"Allen Parker and Worcester's Civil War Era Migration," The Worcester Review (Fall 2007).
"Southern Black Migration and Community Building in the Era of the Civil War: Worcester County as a Case Study," in Faces of Community: Immigrant Massachusetts, 1840-2000, Massachusetts Historical Society, 2003.
The Gilded Age: A History in Documents, Pages From History Series, Oxford University Press (August, 2000). Paperback edition published 2003.
Bittersweet Legacy: The Black and White "Better Classes" in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1850-1910, University of North Carolina Press, 1994.