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

K.L.A.S. T.V. 8 News Now
Reports of a deal reached after 20 hours of negotiations Wednesday between railroad unions and federal labor officials relieved fears of a nationwide strike for a country already weary of supply chain problems. The strike would have cost an estimated $2 billion a day.
Las Vegas Review Journal
You’re no doubt familiar with Circus Circus. Amusement park. Inexplicably good steakhouse. Giant neon clown out front. It’s been a family favorite for the past 48 years.
Gulf News
Extreme heat this year has triggered wildfires, drought and melting glaciers. Less expectedly, it’s also revealed some weird and dark things about our past-shipwrecks, corpses, ghost villages, ornamental gardens and ancient cities. Here’s a look at some of those discoveries.
N.B.C. News
As the nation’s largest reservoir has dipped to record low levels amid a worsening drought, Lake Mead’s receding waters have revealed a grim series of discoveries — several sets of human remains.

Articles Featuring Michael Green

a female student sits in the grass by a tree reading a book
Campus News | September 1, 2022

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Campus News | August 3, 2022

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Campus News | July 11, 2022

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2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

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