Speaker - Sean Wilentz

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Sean Wilentz is the Dayton-Stockton Professor of History at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1979. Wilentz took his B.A. at Columbia University in 1972, before earning another B.A. at Oxford University on a Kellett Fellowship and his Ph.D. at Yale University. His historical scholarship has focused mainly on the early years of the American republic. His major study to date, The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln, received the Bancroft Prize in 2006 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His first book, Chants Democratic, won several awards, including the Beveridge Award from the American Historical Association. A contributing editor at The New Republic, Wilentz writes widely on music and the arts as well as history and politics, and has received a Grammy nomination and, from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, a Deems Taylor Award for musical commentary. He is the historian-in-residence of, the official Bob Dylan web site.

6 Programs

The American Presidency: Tyler, Hoover & Bush Sr.

02.16.09 | 01:15:18 min | 0 comments

Ideas Festival: Partisanship Vs. Bipartisanship

07.01.08 | 00:04:59 min | 0 comments

Partisanship Vs. Bipartisanship (2 of 2)

07.01.08 | 00:01:46 min | 0 comments

Criteria of Ethics in Evaluating Presidents

01.30.08 | 01:52:52 min | 0 comments

American Democracy

07.06.06 | 00:53:49 min | 2 comments

A Walk Through American History

07.04.06 | 01:19:16 min | 1 comment