Russell Magnaghi

Russell MagnaghiRussell Magnaghi

Professor of History
145 Gries Hall
(906) 227-2512



B.A., University of San Francisco
M.A., St. Louis University
Ph.D., St. Louis University


Dr. Magnaghi's teaching and research centers on the history of the Americas, Latin
American Indians, and regional history. As University Historian he focuses on the collection, preservation and study of the heritage of Northern Michigan University. His academic interests are broad and are concerned with the study of the western Hemisphere as a unit. He has revived the concept of the history of the Americas as an extremely useful tool for understanding multiculturalism. On the local level he has been involved in promoting Upper Peninsula history both within and without the classroom and is the director of the Center for Upper Peninsula Studies. He also serves as the secretary treasurer of the Society of the History of Discoveries.


Selected Publications/Presentations

Herbert E. Bolton and the Historiography of the Americas. Westport CN: Greenwood Press, 1998.

Indian Slavery, Labor, Evangelization, and Captivity in the Americas: Annotated Bibliography. Landham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1998.

Michael Marsden, editors. A Sense of Place, Michigan's Upper Peninsula: Essays in Honor of William and Margery Vandament. Marquette: NMU Press, 1997.

Editor. Herbert E. Bolton's The Hasinai: Southern Caddoans as Seen by the Earliest Europeans. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987.

Miners, Merchants and Midwives: Michigan's Upper Peninsula Italians. Marquette: Belle Fontaine Press, 1987.
Guide to the Indians of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Marquette: Belle Fontaines Press, 1984.