This week, Ira spoke with Michael Green.
Michael Green, associate professor of history at UNLV, is author of “Nevada: A History of the Silver State.”
Green teaches classes for both the history department and the Honors College. His courses range throughout U.S. history, but his teaching and research particularly focus on Las Vegas and Nevada history, the Civil War era and Abraham Lincoln, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
In addition to “Nevada: A History of the Silver State,” he is co-author of “Las Vegas: A Centennial History,” among other books and articles about Nevada. Green has published three books on the Civil War era, including “Lincoln and the Election of 1860” and “Politics and America in Crisis: The Coming of the Civil War.” He is a columnist for Nevada’s Washington Watch and Vegas Seven, and a member of the board of directors for The Mob Museum, for which he was one of the researchers.
Raised in Las Vegas, Green earned his B.A. and M.A. at UNLV and his Ph.D. at Columbia University.