I am an Associate Professor of History at Rice University, where I also serve as magister of Duncan College. You can contact me at wcaleb AT rice DOT edu.

My latest book, Sweet Taste of Liberty, will be published on September 2 by Oxford University Press. It was supported by a Public Scholar grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

My first book, The Problem of Democracy in the Age of Slavery, won the Merle Curti prize from the Organization of American Historians and the James Broussard Prize from the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic.

In addition to numerous academic articles about the history of slavery, antislavery, and emancipation in the nineteenth century, I have written essays that have appeared in the Atlantic, TIME, and the New York Times Disunion blog.

I am also the creator or co-creator of several digital humanities projects, including @Every3Minutes and the Harvey Memories Project. I am a past editor of The Programming Historian, and to help professors generate dates for a course, I created the Syllabus Maker.

You can download my full curriculum vitae as a PDF.

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