Marcus Anthony Allen is a historian of nineteenth and twentieth century African American History. His research interests include the History of American Capitalism, US Imperialism, US Women’s History, Global Capitalism, Africana Studies, and North American Slavery.
Allen has taught at a number of different PWIs and HBCUs, namely Morgan State University, James Madison University, NC A&T State University and Miami University.
His current book project builds upon his dissertation “Cautiously Capitalistic: Black Economic Agency at the Savings Banks of Baltimore, 1850-1900,” an examination of African American savings accounts before and after the Civil War. The book project investigates black capitalism in Baltimore during this era.
Most recently, Allen was a Fellow at the National Humanities Center.