David M. Oshinsky (born 1944) is an American historian; he currently holds the Jack S. Blanton chair in history at the University of Texas at Austin and is a distinguished scholar in residence at New York University.
Oshinsky graduated from Cornell in 1965 and obtained his PhD from Brandeis University in 1971. He won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in History for his 2005 book, Polio: An American Story. His other books include the D.B. Hardeman Prize-winning A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy, and the Robert Kennedy Prize-winning Worse Than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice. His articles and reviews appear regularly in the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
- Oshinsky, David M. (1976). Senator Joseph McCarthy and the American Labor Movement. University of Missouri Press. ISBN 0-8262-0188-1.
- Oshinsky, David M. (1983). A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy. New York: The Free Press. ISBN 0-02-923490-5.
- Oshinsky, David M.; Horn, Daniel; McCormic, Richard Patrick (1989). The Case of the Nazi Professor. Rutgers University Press. ISBN 0-8135-1427-4.
- Oshinsky, David M. (1997). Worse than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow. Free Press. ISBN 0-684-83095-7.
- Ayers, Edward L.; Gould. Lewis L.; Oshinsky, David M.; Soderlund, Jean R. (1999). American Passages: A History of the American People, Volume I. Wadsworth Publishing Company. ISBN 0-03-072573-9.
- Ayers, Edward L.; Gould. Lewis L.; Oshinsky, David M.; Soderlund, Jean R. (1999). American Passages: A History of the American People, Volume II. Wadsworth Publishing Company. ISBN 0-03-072574-7.
- Oshinsky, David M. (2005). Polio: An American Story. Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 0-19-515294-8.
- Oshinsky, David M. (2005) . A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-515424-X.
- Oshinsky, David M. (2010). Capital Punishment on Trial: Furman v. Georgia and the Death Penalty in Modern America.
- Oshinsky, David M. (September 15, 1991). "The Senior G-Man David M. Oshinsky is a professor of history at Rutgers University and the author of "A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy."". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-04-16. "Shortly after his election victory in 1968, Richard Nixon made a most traditional move. Following the lead of every incoming President since Franklin D. Roosevelt, he ordered an adviser, John Ehrlichman, to establish immediate White House contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation."
- Oshinsky, David M. (December 30, 2007). "Heil Woodrow!". New York Times. "Coming of age in the 1960s, I heard the word 'fascist' all the time. College presidents were fascists, Vietnam War supporters were fascists, policemen who tangled with protesters were fascists, on and on. ..."
- Oshinsky, David M. (January 27, 2008). "In the Heart of the Heart of Conspiracy". New York Times. "No American politician of the 20th century is more reviled by historians and opinion makers than Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, the Wisconsin Republican whose 1950s anti-Communist crusade is synonymous with witch-hunting and repression. ..."