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Alexander Keyssar

Professor Keyssar received his PhD in the History of American Civilization at Harvard and has also taught at BrandeisUniversity, DukeUniversity, and MIT. His 1986 book, Out of Work: the First Century of Unemployment in Massachusetts, was awarded several scholarly prizes, including the Frederick Jackson Turner Award of the Organization of American Historians; it was also named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times. In 2000, he published The Right to Vote: the Contested History of Democracy in the United States, which received the Beveridge Prize from the American Historical Association and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the LA Times Book Award, and the Francis Parkman Prize. He is a co-author of Inventing America: A History of the United States and has written widely on public policy issues in the popular press.

Last updated

May 10, 2012