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Daniel J. Broyld

Daniel J. Broyld

Assistant Professor of History

Phone: (860) 832-2826
Fax: (860) 832-2804
Email: d.broyld@ccsu.edu

Daniel J. Broyld received an A.A in history from Sage Junior College of Albany (2002) and a B.A. from Hofstra University (2004). His M.A. is from SUNY Brockport (2005) and Ph.D. from Howard University (2011).  Prior to his arrival at CCSU, he taught at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown and Howard University.

His teaching interests include public history, museum interpretation, material culture and African American and African Diaspora history. His current research interests include public support for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument and community-museum relations as well as Black identity and migration along the American-Canadian borderlands.

Broyld serves on the Board of Trustees for the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association of Washington, D.C. and has worked with the National Park Service to interpret Harriet Tubman for the new National Monument.

Selected Publications: 

  • Borderland Blacks: Rochester, New York and St. Catharines, Canada West, 1800-1861, (University of Toronto Press,Forthcoming).
  • “Fannin’ Flies and Tellin’ Lies: Black Runaways and American Tales of Life in British Canada Before the Civil War,” American Review of Canadian Studies, (Forthcoming).
  • “Rochester, New York: A Transnational Community for Blacks Prior to the Civil War,” Rochester History 72, No.2. (Fall 2010): 1-23.
  • “The ‘Dark Sheep’ of the Atlantic World: Following the Transnational Trail of Blacks to Canada,” in Benjamin Talton and Quincy T. Mills, ed.s, Black Subjects: Race and Research in Africa and the Atlantic World (New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011), 95-108.
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