Nick Salvatore is a professor of American history in the interdisciplinary American Studies program in Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences and is the Maurice and Hinda Neufeld Founders Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations in Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He has been at Cornell since 1981.
Nick has been formally recognized by Cornell students for his outstanding teaching and has served on a number of committees. He also has chaired the Cornell Presidential Research Scholars Program, which connects undergraduates with faculty mentors.
Author of three widely reviewed books and numerous essays, Nick has received some of the historical profession's most prestigious national awards. He is a member of the Society of American Historians and recently completed a biography of Reverend C. L. Franklin and the intersection of racial identity and religious belief in twentieth-century American political and social life. His book, Singing in a Strange Land: C. L. Franklin, the Black Church, and the Transformation of America, was published in February 2005.
For more information about Nick, listen to an NPR interview with him from the March 9, 2005 edition of News & Notes with Ed Gordon.
Nick on CornellCast
In this taped lecture of his class Introduction to U.S. Labor History, Nick explains how cultural and other influences affected late ninteenth-century politics.