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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program


Amy S. Greenberg

Amy S. GreenbergAmy S. Greenberg is the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of History and Women's Studies at Penn State University, where she has taught since 1995. She is the author of Cause for Alarm: The Volunteer Fire Department in the Nineteenth-Century City (1998), Manifest Manhood and the Antebellum American Empire (2005), Manifest Destiny and American Territorial Expansion: A Brief History with Documents (2012) and A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico (2012), which received awards from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic and the Western History Association, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Greenberg has received major fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and American Philosophical Society, among others. She has won her university's George Atherton Award for Teaching and has been named a top young historian by History News Network. She is currently at work on two book projects: a biography of Sarah Childress Polk and an analysis of the role of dissent in nineteenth-century U.S. imperialism.

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