Sean Adams

Office: 227 Keene-Flint Sean Adams 1
Phone: (352) 273-3354

Fax: (352) 392-6927

Mailing address:
Department of History
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117320
Gainesville, FL 32611-7320

Professor Sean Adams (Ph.D. Wisconsin, 1999) is a historian of the 19th Century United States, with a particular emphasis on the political and social aspects of industrial development. He is the author of Old Dominion, Industrial Commonwealth: Coal, Politics, and Economy in Antebellum America (Johns Hopkins, 2004) and Home Fires: How Americans Kept Warm in the Nineteenth Century (Johns Hopkins, 2014).  His current research is a study of southern industrialization and Civil War memory through the story of a Virginia charcoal iron furnace in the Civil War Era. Dr. Adams teaches classes on the Early American Republic, the history of capitalism in the United States, and the global history of energy.