Harvey J. Kaye

Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Harvey J. Kaye is the Ben and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies and Director of the Center for History and Social Change at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

An award-winning writer, he has authored Thomas Paine and the Promise of America (2005), Are We Good Citizens? (2001), Thomas Paine: Firebrand of the Revolution (2000), "Why Do Ruling Classes Fear History?" and Other Questions (1996), The Education of Desire (1992), The Powers of the Past (1991), and The British Marxist Historians (1984); and he has edited The American Radical (1994), E.P. Thompson: Critical Perspectives (1990), Poets, Politics, and the People (1989), and The Face of the Crowd (1988). He has also contributed articles and essays to a diverse array of publications, including American Heritage, The American Prospect, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Times Higher Education Supplement, Index on Censorship,, The Daily Beast, and Salon.

Kaye received his B.A. at Rutgers University (1971), his M.A. at the University of London (1973), and his Ph.D. at Louisiana State University (1976). His academic career and honors include study at the National University of Mexico (1970), a visiting research fellowship at the University of Birmingham in England (1987), a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (2002-2003), and selection as an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer (2007-2013). He has also served on the boards of several national and international journals and as an advisor to various documentary, theatrical, and multi-media projects, including New York City’s Four Freedom Park.

Kaye is currently writing The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great (forthcoming spring 2014)

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