Distinguished Lecturers
Michael Kazin

Michael Kazin

Michael Kazin is a professor of history at Georgetown University. He is the author, most recently, of What It Took to Win: A History of the Democratic Party (2022). His other books include War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914–1918 (2017); American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation (2011); A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan (2006); America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, with Maurice Isserman (sixth edition, 2021); and Barons of Labor: The San Francisco Building Trades and Union Power in the Progressive Era (1987). He is also a coeditor of Americanism: New Perspectives on the History of an Ideal (2006). He is the editor-in-chief of the two-volume Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History (2010) and emeritus co-editor of Dissent magazine. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Kazin writes frequently for The New York Times, the Nation, The New Republic, and other magazines and websites. He is currently at work on a book about Samuel Gompers and the rise of the American labor movement.

OAH Lectures by Michael Kazin

derived from The Populist Persuasion: An American History which will be reissued next fall with a new preface and this piece from a recent issue of Foreign Affairs: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2016-10-06/trump-and-american-populism

More Distinguished Lectureship Program Resources