Gerald Horne

Gerald Horne

Gerald Horne (January 3, 1949-) is a prolific Marxist historian and author considered “one of the great historians of our time” (Cornel West). Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Horne received his undergraduate education at Princeton, received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston.

Dr. Horne has written nearly 40 books dealing with the confluence of African American History, Communist History, the struggle for liberation, internationalism, imperialism, colonialism, racism, white supremacy, and fascism. Biographies written by Horne include the lives of W.E.B. Du Bois, Benjamin Davis, Jr., William L. Patterson, John Howard Lawson, and Ferdinand Smith, among others. Horne has also produced a number of volumes that examine U.S. history through a lens of settler colonialism, racial capitalism, white supremacy, and imperialism, and their genocidal impacts on Africans and Indigenous Americans.

Currently, six of Horne’s titles are published by International Publishers, including his most recent book The Counter-Revolution of 1836: Texas Slavery & Jim Crow and the Roots of U.S. Fascism.