Gunther W. Peck

Gunther W. Peck

Associate Professor of History

External address: 
308 Carr Bldg, 136 Public Policy, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719
Phone: 
(919) 668-5297

Overview

My research focuses on the long history of human trafficking and its relationship to the evolution of racial ideology, humanitarian intervention, and immigration policy in North America and Europe.

In addition to mentoring both History and Public Policy graduate students, I regularly teach four undergraduate lecture courses entitled “Immigrant Dreams, American Realities: U.S. Immigration Policy History,”  “Historicizing Whiteness,” “Human Trafficking, Past to Present,” and “North American Environmental History.”  As a community activist in North Carolina, I have also taken a keen interest in voting rights and understanding how and why citizens do and do not vote.

 

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Yale University 1994

  • M.A., Yale University 1991

  • M.A., University of Wisconsin at Madison 1989

  • B.A., Princeton University 1984

Selected Grants

Peck Visiting Associate Professor at Yale awarded by Yale University (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2018

Peck, G. W. “Review of Anaconda: Labor, Community, and Culture in Montana's Smelter City by Laura Mercier.” Labor History (Us). Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles, 2003.

Peck, G. W. “Review of Anaconda: Labor, Community, and Culture in Montana's Smelter City by Laura Mercier.” Labor History (Us). Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles, 2003.

Peck, Gunther, and David Igler. “Industrial Cowboys: Miller & Lux and the Transformation of the Far West, 1850-1920.” The Journal of American History. Oxford University Press (OUP), December 2002. https://doi.org/10.2307/3092410. Full Text

Peck, G. W. “Review of Big Trouble: A Murder in a Small western Town sets off a Struggle for the Soul of America by J. Anthony Lukas.” The Western Historical Quarterly. Oxford University Press, 1999.

Peck, G. W. “Review of All that Glitters: Class, Conflict, and Community in Cripple Creek by Elizabeth Jameson.” The Western Historical Quarterly. Oxford University Press, 1999.

Peck, Gunther, and Tom Copeland. “The Centralia Tragedy of 1919: Elmer Smith and the Wobblies.” The Western Historical Quarterly. Oxford University Press (OUP), 1994. https://doi.org/10.2307/970396. Full Text

Peck, G. “The shadow of white slavery: Race, innocence, and history in contemporary anti-human trafficking campaigns.” In The Power of the Past: History and Statecraft, 209–34, 2016.

Peck, G. W. “The Shadow of White Slavery: Race, Innocence, and History in Contemporary Anti-Human Trafficking Campaigns.” In The Power of the Past: History & Statecraft, edited by J. Suri, 232–60. Brookings, 2015.

Peck, G. “Feminizing White Slavery in the United States.” In Workers Across the Americas: The Transnational Turn in Labor History, 2011. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731633.003.0017. Full Text

Peck, G. W. “Feminizing White Slavery in the United States: Marcus Braun and the Transnational Traffic in White Bodies, 1890-1910..” In Workers, the Nation State and Beyond, edited by L. Fink and J. Greene, 221–44. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Peck, G. W. “Manly Gambles: The Politics of Risk on the Comstock Lode.” In Across the Great Divide: Cultures of Manhood in the U.S. West, edited by M. Basso, L. McCall, and D. Garceau, 73–96. London: Routledge, 2000.

Peck, G. W. “Mobilizing Community: Migrant Workers and the Politics of Labor Mobility in the North American West, 1900-1920.” In Labor Histories: Class, Politics, and the Working-Class Experience, edited by Eric Arnesen, Julie Greene, and Bruce Laurie, 175–200. Urbana, 1998.

Peck, G. W. “Padrones and Protest: "Old" Radicals and "New" Immigrants in Bingham, Utah, 1905-1912.” In Problems in the History of the American West, edited by C. Milner, A. Butler, and D. Lewis, 328–39. Heath, 1997.

Peck, G. W. “Padrones and Protest: "Old" Radicals and "New" Immigrants in Bingham, Utah, 1905-1912.” In A World We Thought We Knew: Readings in Utah History, edited by J. McCormick and J. Sillito, 154–72. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1995.

Peck, G. W. “Reinventing Free Labor: Immigrant Padrones and Contract Laborers in North America, 1885 - 1925 (forthcoming).” In The Workers’ West, edited by E. Jamesom and R. D. Myers. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, n.d.

Peck, G. W. “Movement Culture in Durham, North Carolina (forthcoming).” In TBD, edited by W. Hogan. Duke University Press, n.d.

Peck, G. “Migrant labor and global commons: Transnational subjects, visions, and methods.” International Labor and Working Class History 85, no. 5 (January 1, 2014): 118–37. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0147547913000501. Full Text

Peck, G. W. “White Slavery and Whiteness: A Transnational View of the Sources of Working-Class Radicalism and Racism.” Labor: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas 1, no. 2 (2004): 41–63.

Peck, G. W. “Contracting Coercion? Rethinking the Origins of Free Labor in the United States and Great Britian.” Buffalo Law Review 51, no. 1 (2003): 201–18.

Peck, G. W. “In Search of an American Working Class: Nationalist Fictions in the Making of Western Labor History.” Mitteilungsblatt Des Instituts Fur Soziale Bewegungen 25 (May 2001): 29–45.

Peck, G. W. “Padrones and Protest: "Old" Radicals and "New" Immigrants in Bingham, Utah, 1905-1912.” Western Historical Quarterly 24, no. 2 (May 1993): 157–78.

Peck, G. W. “Our Bipartisan Acceptance of Refugees.” The Atlanta Journal Constitution, November 26, 2015.

Peck, G. W. “Accepting Syrian Refugees both Humanitarian and in Our National Interest.” Raleigh News and Observer, November 23, 2015.

Peck, G. W. “Big Voter Turnouts and Perceptions of Fraud.” Duke University: Sanford School of Public Policy, June 9, 2011.

Peck, G. W. “I Am Waiting.” Duke Chronicle, November 1, 2010.

Peck, G. W. “Hillary Clinton and the Southern Strategy.” Duke Today, March 21, 2008.

Fall 2019

North American Environmntl Hst (HISTORY 345)
Sanford 04, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

Fall 2018

Immigrant Dreams/us Realities (HISTORY 352)
Sanford 05, TuTh 04:40 PM-05:55 PM

Spring 2017

North American Environmntl Hst (HISTORY 345)
East Duke 204B, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM

Fall 2016

Historicizing Whiteness (HISTORY 411S)
Sanford 224, Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

Spring 2016

Immigrant Dreams/us Realities (HISTORY 352)
Sanford 05, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM

Fall 2014

Immigrant Dreams/us Realities (HISTORY 352)
Sanford 04, WF 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

Spring 2014

North American Environmntl Hst (HISTORY 345D)
Carr 103, MW 10:05 AM-10:55 AM
North American Environmntl Hst (HISTORY 345D)
Carr 137, F 10:20 AM-11:10 AM
North American Environmntl Hst (HISTORY 345D)
Carr 137, F 11:45 AM-12:35 PM
Cap Sem: Imm. Policy History (HISTORY 487S)
East Duke 204D, M 04:40 PM-07:10 PM