History Department

Michael Magliari


Dr. Magliari currently is conducting research on Indian slavery in California and the American Southwest during the Gold Rush and Civil War eras.


Professor Magliari, with Michael Gillis, is the author of John Bidwell and California: The Life and Writings of a Pioneer, 1841-1900(opens in new window) (Arthur H. Clark Company, 2003). He is also a co-author of the revised fifth edition of The Elusive Eden: A New History of California (Waveland Press, 2020). His articles have appeared in scholarly anthologies and journals, including the Pacific Historical Review, Agricultural History, and California History. In addition to numerous entries in the American National Biography and other encyclopedias, he has published over 70 book reviews in such journals as the Journal of American History, Ethnohistory, Pacific Historical Review, Western Historical Quarterly, California History, Agricultural History, Labor History, American Studies Journal, Journal of the West, Journal of World History, Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Journal of Military History, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Technology and Culture, Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, Southern California Quarterly, Historian, Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Western Legal History, and Public Historian.


Michael Magliari

Office: Trinity 209 
Phone: 530-898-6332
Email: mmagliari@csuchico.edu