Distinguished Lecturers
Daniel Czitrom

Daniel Czitrom

Daniel Czitrom is the Ford Foundation Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College. His latest book is New York Exposed: The Gilded-Age Police Scandal that Launched the Progressive Era (2016). He is a coauthor, with Bonnie Yochelson, of Rediscovering Jacob Riis: Exposure Journalism and Photography in Turn of the Century New York (2008), and his Media and the American Mind: From Morse to McLuhan (1982) received the American Historical Association's First Book Award and has been translated into Chinese and Spanish. He is also a coauthor of Out of Many: A History of the American People (8th edition, 2015), which was banned from Texas high schools in 2003. Czitrom has appeared as a featured on-camera consultant for numerous documentaries and he was a historical adviser for BBC America's historical drama, "Copper." He is also a member of the Society of American Historians.

OAH Lectures by Daniel Czitrom

Explores Jacob Riis' reporting and revolutionary photography within the gritty world of Gilded Age New York: its new immigrants, its political machines, its fiercely competitive journalism, its evangelical reformers, and its labor movement.

A narrative account of the first major crusade to clean up Gotham in the 1890s, and how it morphed into a public reckoning over what New York--and the American city--had become since the Civil War

Kitchen Table History is a multi-generational memoir that explores and complicates the lives, stories, and politics I learned about since childhood. It examines three generations of my family on both sides, with a special focus on how individual lives, decisions, and politics intersected with some of the great epic events of the twentieth century.

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