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

January 14, 2022
It wasn't the first hotel to be built in Las Vegas as some claim, but the Golden Gate is a hotel full of firsts.
January 14, 2022
It wasn’t the first hotel built in Las Vegas, as some have claimed, but the Golden Gate is a hotel full of firsts.
January 13, 2022
Harry Reid died Dec. 28 at age 82, leaving behind a legacy of securing millions of acres of protected wilderness, creating Nevada’s first and only national park and keeping nuclear waste out of Yucca Mountain.
Travel Weekly
January 11, 2022
Nevada's most powerful politician ever on the national stage, Harry Reid was a quiet but fierce advocate for the state's tourism industry.

Articles Featuring Michael Green

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Campus News | November 4, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring stargazing and change at UNLV.

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Campus News | October 7, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring collaboration and reflection at UNLV.

Campus News | September 7, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting community and perseverance at UNLV.