Kevin Boyle

Kevin Boyle

Kevin Boyle teaches history at Northwestern University. His work focuses on race, class, and politics in the twentieth-century United States. His most recent book, Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age (2004), received the National Book Award for nonfiction and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author of The UAW and the Heyday of American Liberalism, 1945–1968 (1995) and a coauthor of Muddy Boots and Ragged Aprons: Images of Working-Class Detroit, 1900–1930 (1997).

Lectures

  • My Home Town: Donald Trump in the Rust Belt *
  • The Rages of Whiteness: Race, Class, and the Rise of Donald Trump *
  • Arc of Justice: The Sweet Case and the Course of Civil Rights
  • The Splendid Dead: An Intimate History of America's First Age of Terror
  • On Eddy Street: Rethinking the '60s


Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.