Tony Michels

Tony Michels

Tony Michels is the George L. Mosse Professor of American Jewish History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He teaches courses in American Jewish history, with a special emphasis on immigration, politics, and comparative ethnic history, as well as courses in labor history and radical political movements. His research focuses on the political and cultural history of the Jews. He is the author of A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York (2005), winner of the Salo Baron Prize from the American Academy for Jewish Research, and Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History (2012). He is also a coeditor of the journal Jewish Social Studies: History, Culture, and Society. He is currently finishing a book on the Russian Revolution's impact on the United States.

Lectures

  • To the Land of Social Revolution and Back: American Travelers to Soviet Russia
  • Ten Weeks that Shook New York: Leon Trotsky in America
  • Soviet Prisoners, Berlin Exiles, and the Rise of Anti-Communism in the United States
  • American Freedom: A View from Jewish History