Marc Wayne Kruman (aa1277)

University information

Title: Distinguished Svc Professor
Unit: History
Department: College of Liberal Arts & Science

Contact information

3089 Faulty Admin Bldg
Liberal Arts
Detroit, 48202

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Title: Distinguished Service Professor
Secondary Title: Director, Center for the Study of Citizenship
Phone: 313-577-2525
Fax: 313-577-6987

3089 Faculty/Administration Building


Marc W. Kruman is the founding Director of the Center for the Study of Citizenship and Professor of History at Wayne State University. He has taught American history at Wayne State since 1975. Kruman is the author of two books—Between Authority and Liberty: State Constitution Making in Revolutionary America (1997), and Parties and Politics in North Carolina, 1836-1865 (1983), and the co-editor of The Meaning of Citizenship, co-editor, Richard Marback (2015)..He has been awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities at Harvard University and a National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship. In 1999 he was a Fulbright Senior Lecturer at the University of Rome. At Wayne State University, he has received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award (twice) and a Board of Governors Distinguished Faculty Fellowship.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise:

American Civil War and Reconstruction

History of citizenship


Kruman's current research focuses on the development of the interdisciplinary field of citizenship studies and the history of citizenship.

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications: Ph.D., Yale University, 1978 M.Phil., Yale University, 1973 M.A., Yale University, 1973 B.S., New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University
Selected publications:


  • Between Authority and Liberty: State Constitution Making in Revolutionary America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997, paperback ed., 1999.
  • Parties and Politics in North Carolina, 1836-1865. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1983.
  • The Meaning of Citizenship, co-editor with Richard Marback, Series in Citizenship Studies (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2015)

Articles and chapters

  • "William Henry Harrison," in Alan Brinkley, ed., Reader's Companion to the American Presidency (Houghton-Mifflin, 2000).
  • "John Tyler," in Alan Brinkley, ed., Reader's Companion to the American Presidency (Houghton-Mifflin, 2000).
  • "Legislatures and Political Rights," in Joel H. Silbey, ed., Encyclopedia of the American Legislative System (Scribners, 1994).
  • "The Second American Party System and the Transformation of Revolutionary Republicanism," Journal of the Early Republic, 12 (Winter 1992), 509-537.
  • "Suffrage," in Eric Foner and John Garrity, eds., Reader's Encyclopedia of American History (Houghton-Mifflin, 1991).
  • "Democratic Party," in Dictionary of Afro-American Slavery (Greenwood Press, 1988).
  • "Thomas L. Clingman and the Whig Party in North Carolina: A Reconsideration," North Carolina Historical Review, LXIV (January, 1987), 1-18.
  • "Historical Methods: Implications for Nursing Research," in Madeline M. Leninger (ed.), Qualitative Research in Nursing (Grune and Stratton, 1985).
  • "Dissent in the Confederacy: The North Carolina Experience," Civil War History, 27 (December 1981), 293-313.
  • "Abraham Lincoln," in Howard R. Lamar, editor, Reader's Encyclopedia of the American West (Thomas Y. Crowell, 1977; revised ed., 1999), 666-667.
  • "Quotas for Blacks: The Public Works Administration and the Black Construction Worker," Labor History, 16 (Winter 1975), 37-51.
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Last semester taught: Fall 2023


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