Adrienne Israel

Departments and Positions:
African American Studies, Professor of History
History, Professor of History
School Extension 316.2202
Howard University, BA, '68
Howard University, MA, '73
Johns Hopkins University, PHD, '84

Research Interests

  • the 19th Century Holiness Revival
  • the Underground Railroad
  • African nationalism
  • Africans in the Second World War

Courses Taught

  • African American History
  • The Underground Railroad
  • Africa since 1800
  • Africa before 1800

Community and Campus Involvement

  • Former academic dean

Notable Works

  • Amanda Berry Smith: From Washerwoman to Evangelist (Scarecrow Press, 1998), published in a series entitled Studies in Evangelicalism, edited by Donald Dayton, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Kenneth Rowe, Drew University Theological School and cited as one of Ten Outstanding Books on Urban Missions for 1998.
  • “Ex-Servicemen at the Crossroads: Protest and Politics in Post-War Ghana,” The Journal of Modern African Studies Vol. 30, No. 2 (June, 1992).
  • “Measuring the War Experience: Ghanaian Soldiers in World War II” The Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 25, No. 1 (March 1987).