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L. Diane Barnes

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L. Diane Barnes is an historian of race and reform in the nineteenth-century U.S. Barnes earned her PhD from West Virginia University, and has been an associate editor on the Frederick Douglass Papers for over twenty-three years. After fifteen years as a professor of history at Youngstown State University, she is currently a curriculum manager with Apex Learning, directing the creation of digital curriculum for middle and high school courses. She is the author of multiple books, chapters, and articles including, Frederick Douglass: Reformer and Statesman (Routledge, 2012), Frederick Douglass: A Life in Documents (University of Virginia Press, 2013), and Artisan Workers in the Upper South: Petersburg, Virginia, 1820-1865 (Louisiana State University Press, 2008).