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Michael Green

Associate Professor, History

Expertise: Nevada, Gaming, Civil War Era, Politics


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.



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

Michael Green In The News

Jan 22, 2018

In the wake of the headlines being made across the country and in Nevada about sexual harassment and discrimination, UNLV professor Michael Green looks back at some of the most famous sex scandals in Nevada’s political history.

Dec 19, 2017

When Democrats looked to Congressional District 4 just three weeks ago, they were expecting to go into a November 2018 battle with an incumbent poised for reelection, with ties to the progressive, labor, and Latino communities. But that changed Dec. 1, when Buzzfeed brought claims forward by a former Kihuen campaign aide who said he made sexual advances.

Dec 18, 2017

Facing a fresh accusation of sexual misconduct in a Congress that has become increasingly less tolerant, U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen will be under the scrutiny of an ethics investigation.

Dec 5, 2017

The mass shooting in Las Vegas by a gunman perched high above concert grounds left 58 people dead, hundreds wounded and thousands scarred by the trauma of that night.

Articles Featuring Michael Green

an illustration of televisions around the world tuned to UNLV
Oct 18, 2017
UNLV History

The 2016 Presidential Debate brought UNLV to global prominence.

aerial shot of the university in 1960
Sep 7, 2017
UNLV History

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.