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

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
November 15, 2019
The Nevada Gaming Control Board wants to ban Steve Wynn from the very industry that made him an icon. But Wynn is fighting back.
The Guardian
November 12, 2019
The Tudinu, or “desert people”, from whom the Las Vegas Paiute descend, have lived in southern Nevada for more than 1,000 years, spending summers in the mountains and winters by a valley spring until the area was taken over by white settlers. They worked as ranch hands for several decades, and in 1970, the Las Vegas Paiutes became recognized as a sovereign nation, after which they launched several businesses.
KGET.com
November 12, 2019
During the 1970s, the MGM Hotel was the grandest of them all, but there was a popular novel that would change the way people think of our growing city. However, it’s the end of the King’s reign that many people will never forget.
KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 8, 2019
During the 70s, the MGM Hotel was the grandest of them all, but there was a popular novel that would change the way people think of our growing city. However, it’s the end of the King’s reign that many people will never forget.

Articles Featuring Michael Green

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.
aerial shot of the university in 1960
UNLV HistorySeptember 7, 2017
As both a graduate and a history professor, Michael Green has watched UNLV’s growth with some awe. It’s future, he says, will be all the more astonishing.
Nevada
Campus NewsOctober 18, 2016
Professor Michael Green offers a history lesson in how to say the state's name.