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.


Ph.D., Harvard University 1982

Contact Information

325 Ryland Hall
(804) 289-8990
(804) 287-1992 (Fax)

Areas of Expertise

19th Century United States
Civil War Era