Michael Kazin

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Michael Kazin is a professor of history at Georgetown University. He is co-editor of Dissent magazine.[1]

Early life[edit]

Kazin was born in New York City in 1948 and grew up in Englewood, New Jersey. He is the son of literary critic Alfred Kazin. He received a B.A. in Social Studies from Harvard University, an M.A. in History from Portland State University, and a Ph.D. in History from Stanford University. As a Harvard student he was a leader in Students for a Democratic Society and briefly a member of the Weatherman faction.[2]


His research interests are American social movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, and he has authored books on labor history (Barons of Labor: The San Francisco Building Trades and Union Power in the Progressive Era); populism (The Populist Persuasion: An American History), and William Jennings Bryan, (A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan).[3]

His latest book, American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation, was published by Knopf on August 23, 2011.

Personal life[edit]

Kazin married Beth C. Horowitz, a physician, in 1980. They have two children.



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