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 American history including American race and ethnicity, history of the 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, University of North Carolina Press, 2010, which examines the Civil War-era migration of former slaves to Central Massachusetts. Her first book, Bittersweet Legacy (UNC Press, 2004) explores the emergence and interaction of the black and white middle class in a New South city.
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.
"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.