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Sean Adams

Office:227 Keene-Flint
Phone: (352) 273-3354
Fax: (352) 392-6927

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


Sean Adams (Ph.D. Wisconsin, 1999) is Hyatt and Cici Brown Professor of History and specializes in the history of American capitalism, as well as the history of energy.  Dr. Adams’ recent book argues that America’s fossil fuel addition traces back to the 19th century and is entitled Home Fires: How Americans Kept Warm in the 19th Century (Johns Hopkins, 2014).  He is also the author of Old Dominion, Industrial Commonwealth: Coal, Politics, and Economy in Antebellum America (2004) and a three-volume anthology entitled The American Coal Industry, 1789-1902 (2013).  At UF he teaches courses in the history of American capitalism, the global history of energy and 19th century U.S. history.