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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Michael Kazin

Michael KazinMichael 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 editor of Dissent magazine and an online columnist for the New Republic. A new edition of his The Populist Persuasion: An American History (1998) is forthcoming in fall 2017.

Twitter: @mkazin.


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


Should the United States Have Fought in World War I?

This lecture was presented at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, March 2017. Recorded by Jeffrey Yorgey.

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