Peter Baldwin (professor)

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Peter Baldwin (born December 22, 1956)[1] is a professor of history at the New York University. He was educated at Yale and Harvard and has written several books on Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries:


A study of the state of trans-Atlantic relations between the United States and Europe from Oxford University Press was published in late 2009, entitled The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe are Alike.[2]

In 2014 he published The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle.[3]

Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing form the donor board of the Arcadia Fund, founded in 2001.[4] By March 2013, the Fund had made grant commitments of over $234 million to preserve endangered culture and nature.


  • The Politics of Social Solidarity: Class Bases of the European Welfare State, 1875-1975 (Cambridge University Press, 1990)
  • Reworking the Past: Hitler, the Holocaust and the Historians' Debate, edited with an introduction (Beacon Press, 1990)
  • Contagion and the State in Europe, 1830-1930 (Cambridge University Press, 1999)
  • Disease and Democracy: The Industrialized World Faces AIDS (University of California Press, Berkeley, and the Milbank Memorial Fund, New York, 2005)
  • The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe Are Alike (Oxford University Press, 2009)
  • The Copyright Wars: Three Decades of Trans-Atlantic Battle (Princeton University Press, 2014)


  1. ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
  2. ^ "Faculty—History: Peter Baldwin". University of California. 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009. 
  3. ^ ""The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle"". 
  4. ^ "About Arcadia". Arcadia Fund. 

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