Michael Kazin, Department of History, Georgetown University

The Left in the United States: What Difference Did it Make?

“American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation”

Wednesday, April 18, 4pm, 8417 Social Science

“The Fate of Social Democracy in America”

Thursday, April 19, 12:20pm, Pyle Center Auditorium


MICHAEL KAZIN is a Professor in the Department of History at Georgetown University. He is an expert in U.S. politics and social movements, 19th and 20th centuries. He is the author of five books, including: A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan; America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s (co-author, Maurice Isserman), now in its fourth edition; The Populist Persuasion: An American History; Barons of Labor: The San Francisco Building Trades and Union Power in the Progressive Era; and most recently, American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation. He is also co-editor of “Dissent,” a leading magazine of the American left since 1954.