OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

Michael Kazin

Portrait of Michael Kazin

Michael Kazin is a professor of history at Georgetown University. He is the author, most recently, of War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914–1918 (2017), American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation (2011), and A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan (2006). 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 also serves as the co-editor of Dissent magazine and writes frequently for The New York Times, the Nation, The New Republic, and othr magazines and websites. A new edition of his The Populist Persuasion: An American History (1998) was published in 2017 and the sixth edition of America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s (co-authored with Maurice Isserman) appeared in 2020. He is currently at work on a history of the Democratic Party.

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