Dr. Robert Kenzer
Professor of History and American Studies
William Binford Vest Chair of History
My research interests examine the impact of the Civil War, particularly on the American South. I presently am working on a biography of Elizabeth Louisa Knights Harris (1823-1894), a British-born Civil War widow who resided most of her adult life in Louisa and Goochland counties, Virginia as well as following up my earlier study of credit-rated black business firms. Further, I am examining the impact of the Civil War on Richmond's business community.