Adam Fairclough is a British historian of the United States. He is the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Professor of American History at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. Since 2008, he has also served as the chair of the Netherlands American Studies Association. He has written on a number of subjects, and specializes in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement and the period of Reconstruction. His best known work is To Redeem the Soul of America: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King, Jr. Fairclough is a qualified expert in the field of American History, but specializes in the American Civil Rights Movement.
- To Redeem the Soul of America: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King, Jr. (1987)
- Race & Democracy: The Civil Rights Struggle in Louisiana, 1915-1972, Lillian Smith Book Award winner, 1995)
- Better Day Coming: Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000, Viking Press (2001)
- A Class of Their Own: Black Teachers in the Segregated South (2006)
- Better Day Coming: Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000, Adam Fairclough. Viking Press, 2001 ISBN 0-14-200129-5