Dr. Jeffrey Rogers Hummel is an economic historian with expertise in the American Revolution and the Civil War. A dedicated teacher and gifted scholar, Dr. Hummel is the author of Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War (1996). He has written scripts for audio tapes produced by Knowledge Products on the Constitution (narrated by Walter Cronkite) and the American Wars (narrated by George C. Scott). Dr. Hummel has also been published in many academic journals, including the Journal of Economic History, Texas Law Review, and Journal of Austrian Economics. In 2001-2002 he was honored as the William C. Bark National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
After receiving his B.A. in history from Grove City College, Dr. Hummel went on to become a tank platoon leader in the U.S. Army in the 1970s. He later received a Ph.D. in history with a minor in economics from University of Texas at Austin. Today Dr. Hummel is a faculty member in the Department of Economics at San Jose State University, where he lectures on both economics and history.