William A. Link earned his B.A. in history from Davidson College in 1976 and his doctorate in history from the University of Virginia in 1981.
For twenty-three years, he was a professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, teaching courses in North Carolina history, the history of the American South, and twentieth-century American history.
In 2004, he became the Richard J. Milbauer chair in history at the University of Florida, replacing longtime chairholder Bertram Wyatt-Brown. He currently teaches courses in southern history at Florida, and supervises or co-supervises a number of graduate students.
Richard J. Milbauer chair in history, University of Florida
History of the American South
History of education
Slavery and the origins of the Civil War
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