Daniel Greene

Daniel Greene

Daniel Greene is President and Librarian at the Newberry Library in Chicago and adjunct professor of history at Northwestern University. In 2018, he curated Americans and the Holocaust, an exhibition that opened at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, to commemorate its twenty-fifth anniversary. Greene’s book, The Jewish Origins of Cultural Pluralism: The Menorah Association and American Diversity (2011), won the American Jewish Historical Society's Saul Viener Prize. He is also a coauthor and coeditor of Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North (2013), a book accompanying a collaborative exhibition between the Newberry Library and the Terra Foundation for American Art. Greene earned his PhD at the University of Chicago.

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  • Americans and the Holocaust
  • Desperate Times, Limited Measures: America and the Refugee Crisis of the 1930s *
  • American Jews and the Origins of Cultural Pluralism
  • Vanishing Point: Picturing Chicago's Jewish Ghetto

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

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