"I learned more from Dr.Goldfield in one hour than from all the books I have read and all the lectures I have attended."

 Lowcountry Civil War Round Table

Upcoming Events 2017

I have lectured in over twenty countries on a variety of subjects.

Here are a few samples from the recent past.

September 23 "A New Solid South; The 2016 Presidential Election in Historical Perspectives"

Southern Studies Forum, Lille Catholic University, Lille, France


October 27 "Getting Published"

Society for American City and regional Planning History, The Westin, Cleveland, OH

Presenting “The Gifted Generation: When Government Was Good”

Q&A and Booksigning

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 6:30 PM

The Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

A Rainy Day Books Author Event



Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7 PM

Politics & Prose Bookshop

5015 Connecticut Ave NW  Washington  DC   20008



Saturday, November 18, 2:30 - 3:30 PM;

Miami Bookfair, Room 8203, Building 8, 2nd floor; Wolfson Campus, Miami Dade College; 300 NE Second Ave.


Monday, November 20, at 7 PM

Park Road Books

Park Road Shopping Center, Charlotte, NC



Monday, January 29, 2018 at 7 PM

Vroman´s Bookstore

695 E Colorado Blvd.

Pasadena, CA




July, 2016

“Cotton Fields and Skyscrapers: The Growing Regional Divide in the American South”

Conference on Regional History as Cultural Identity: An International Conference on the Application of Regional or Local history to National Narratives Palazzo Vettori, Florence, Italy


March, 2016

“The Civil War: An American Tragedy”

Keynote Address, South Carolina Historical Society,

Walterboro, SC


“Election 2016” November 2015

U.S. State Department Speaker Tour Israel and the West Bank


“A Nation of Immigrants”

Haifa University, Haifa

Hind Al Hussini/Al Quds University, Jerusalem


“A More Perfect Union: America’s First Century”

Department of Political Science, Hebrew University, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem


"A Nation of Immigrants" April 2015

American Corner, Makedonska 22; Belgrade, Serbia


“Election 2012” Lecture series in Germany Oct.2012 Heidelberg, Munich, Chemnitz, Berlin, Kiel, Hamburg, Frankfurt. Sponsored by US Embassy, Berlin.


“Immigrant Nation: How America became a Multi-ethnic Society" Lecture series in China, May 2012 Hefei, Beijing,, Chengdu, Shanghai.

Sponsored by US Embassy, Beijing.


“Election 2012: What it means for the US and Greece” April 2012 Lecture series in Greece April 2012 Athens, Thessaloniki, Komotini, Corinth. Sponsored by US Embassy, Athens.




“The Changing Face of Society: Immigration, Integration, Diversity, and Race Relations” Athens, Thessaloniki, Komotini, Corinth, Greece, March, 2011 Sponsored by US Embassy, Athens, Greece


“The Mid-Term Elections in Historical Perspective”

U.S. State Department, Berlin, Germany, Oct. 2010


“Global Challenges for the Younger Generation, ” April 2010, American Studies Seminar, U.S. Embassy, Athens, Greece


“The Obama Presidency and Race Relations in the U.S.,” W.E.B. DuBois Memorial Lecture, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, Nov.2009


“Lewis Hine and the Child Labor Crusade In the South,”

Southern Studies Forum, University of Versailles, 2009.


“Integrating Economic History into AP U.S. History Themes,”

Advanced Placement Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2009


“Religion and Politics: An American Tradition,”

John O’Sullivan Memorial Lecture, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, Jan. 2006.


"Still Fighting the Civil War,” keynote address, Organization of American Historians, regional convention, Atlanta, July 2004.


“God Bless America: Religion and Politics in the United States,” Niels Thorsen Memorial Lecture, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct.2003


“Where is the Great Urban Novel of the American South?”

American Studies Seminar, Uppsala University, Sweden, Oct.2000


“From Pedestal to Power: Women of the American South,”

American Seminar, Cambridge University, England, Oct.2000