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I am a writer and narrative historian interested in cross cultural histories and the collision of revolutionary ideas and movements with the US military, law enforcement, and justice systems. I'm currently working on a book about the 1979 "Greensboro (North Carolina) Massacre." This project, under contract with Amistad/HarperCollins, has received support in the form of fellowships with Virginia Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Publishers Weekly said of my first book, THE AMERICANO: Fighting with Castro for Cuba's Freedom (starred review): "William Morgan, an American who made his way to the front line of Castro's revolution in Cuba, gets thorough and entertaining treatment in this biography. Largely unknown in the U.S., his story is filled with the suspense of a blockbuster war movie, offering new and insightful perspective into the political climate of 1950s Cuba." The Americano is currently under development for a TV series. 

 

In addtion to book length projects, I write longform journalism pieces on art, race, and Latin American history, culture, and politics.