Conversations with Great Minds with Professor Harvey Kaye
January 26, 2011
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). Kaye 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, TomPaine.com, and The Daily Beast. He 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.