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George Hopkins

Professor Emeritus

Address: Bell 300
Office Hours: MW 3:30 – 4:30
Phone: 843.953.8032

George Hopkins received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1976. Professor Hopkins joined the College of Charleston in the fall of 1976. 

He has published in American urban, labor, and social history and  was co-editor of South Atlantic Urban Studies, Vols. III-V, 1979-81. His interest in social movements includes AIM and other Native American efforts, past and present, to maintain independence and cultural autonomy.


Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1976.

Courses Taught

U.S. Social Movements since 1945.

American Urban History

American Labor History

United States Since 1865

Urban Studies


"Historians and the Vietnam War: The Conflict Over Interpretations Continues," Studies in American Culture, Vol. XXIII:2, October 2000. which won the Jerome Stern Award for best article.

"Constructing the New Mythic West: Dances With Wolves As a Revisionist Western." Film and Lecture Series: Columbus Day Revisited: First contact and its Legacies hosted by Profs. Boucher and Hopkins.

“We Were Soldiers: Hollywood and Vietnam Revisited,” presented at the joint national meeting of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association in New Orleans, LA, April 16-20, 2003.