Michael Green

Associate Professor, History
Expertise: Nevada, Gaming, Civil War Era, Politics

Biography

Michael Green is an associate professor of history at UNLV and 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.

He is the author of Nevada: A History of the Silver State and co-author of Las Vegas:  A Centennial History, among other books and articles about Nevada. He 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 writes "Nevada Yesterdays," read by former U.S. Senator Richard Bryan, for KNPR and Nevada Humanities. He is a columnist for Nevada's Washington Watch and Vegas Seven. He is a member of the board of directors for The Mob Museum, for which he was one of the researchers.

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Columbia University
  • M.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Michael Green In The News

Nevada Appeal
March 26, 2020
Gov. Steve Sisolak’s order this month that all casinos in the state shut down because of the coronavirus raised the question whether casinos were all closed at any time in the past.
Fox News
March 25, 2020
People walking the Strip on a brisk Friday evening took a moment to stop and listen to an unfamiliar sound that has in recent days enveloped Las Vegas and may never come again: silence.
Daily Mail
March 19, 2020
Las Vegas has been turned into a ghost town just 24 hours after Nevada's governor Steve Sisolak shut down all of the state's casinos.
Daily Mail
March 19, 2020
Las Vegas has been turned into a ghost town just 24 hours after Nevada's governor Steve Sisolak shut down all of the state's casinos.

Articles Featuring Michael Green

Representatives from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians wrap UNLV Marta Meana in a blanket as part of the tribe's gift announcement to the university.
Campus NewsMarch 5, 2020
A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.
football players look up at fireworks display
Campus NewsDecember 2, 2019
A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
desert mountain landscape
ResearchJune 4, 2018
UNLV history professor Michael Green on why the state became a magnet for federal projects.
an illustration of televisions around the world tuned to UNLV
UNLV HistoryOctober 18, 2017
The 2016 Presidential Debate brought UNLV to global prominence.