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Endowed Chair

A native of Tidewater Virginia, Dr. Antonio T. Bly completed his undergraduate degree in History at Norfolk State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in American Studies at the College of William & Mary. Before joining the History Department at Sac State, he served as the Director of Africana Studies at Appalachian State University.

Dr. Bly teaches a wide variety of classes:

  • HIST 10 - History’s Mysteries: Thinking Critically about the Past
  • HIST 100 - Introduction to Historical Skills
  • HIST 150A - Colonial America
  • HIST 150B - Early American Book History
  • HIST 151A - The Age of the American Revolution
  • HIST 151B - Democracy in Early America
  • HIST 176A - African Cultural Heritage in the Americas
  • HIST 176B - Race and Religion in the Americas
  • HIST 281A - Reading Seminar in Colonial or Early US History
Professor Antonio T. Bly

Professor Antonio T. Bly

In addition to being an engaging teacher, Dr. Bly is an active scholar and researcher. He specializes in colonial American history, early African American history, and eighteenth-century American book history. His current research project is a documentary history of absconding spouses in early America.