New York City
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-M
Leo Hershkowitz is a professor emeritus of history, who continues to teach in the department as an adjunct instructor. He received his PhD from New York University. He is the author of Tweed's New York: Another Look (Anchor Press, 1978) and the co-editor of Wills of Early New York Jews, 1704-1799 (American Jewish Historical Society, 1967).
US constitutional history, slavery, New York, Bill of Rights
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-F
Professor Edgar McManus earned a PhD from Columbia University. He is the author of A History of Negro Slavery in New York (Syracuse University Press, 1966), Black Bondage in the North (Syracuse University Press, 1973) and Law and Liberty in Early New England: Criminal Justice and Due Process, 1620-92 (University of Massachusetts, 1993). He also co-authored Liberty and Union: A Constitutional History of the United States, Volume 1 (Routledge).
Medieval Europe, Alexander the Great
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-H
Professor John O'Brien received his PhD from the University of Southern California. He teaches courses in ancient and medieval European history. He is the author of Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy (Routledge, 1994) and numerous articles in scholarly journals on social and religious history. He has published on Jews and heretics in medieval Europe and has written for the Encyclopedia Judaica. Professor O'Brien has been the recipient of three Presidential Awards for Excellence in Teaching at Queens College and has received an award from the National Conference on Christians and Jews for his lectures on Antisemitism.
Modern Middle East, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, conflict resolution
Mark W. Rosenblum is Associate Professor Emeritus of History. He served as Director of the Michael Harrington Center and was also Director of the Center for Racial, Religious, and Ethnic Understanding. The author of numerous scholarly and popular articles on his field of expertise, the Middle East, Professor Rosenblum has appeared as a Middle East analyst on CNN, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and National Public Radio. He has met with virtually all the major players in the region, including Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, King Abdullah II, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. His project, The Middle East and America: Clash of Civilizations or Meeting of Minds, seeks modes of reconciliation for all interested in the Middle East, and recently won a major Ford Foundation grant. He was also one of two winners of an award in the field of Religion, Conflict, and Reconciliation by the Clinton Global Initiative. In 1999 the Forward newspaper named Professor Rosenblum as one of the 50 most influential American Jews, and in 2003 he received the Queens College President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
18th- and 19th-century United States
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352
Professor Donald Scott earned his PhD in history at the University of Wisconsin. Among his books are The Myth-Making Frame of Mind: Essays in American Culture (Wadsworth, 1992), edited with James Gilbert, Amy Gilmore & Joan W. Scott; In Pursuit of Liberty (Random House, 1983) with R.J. Wilson, James Gilbert, and Steven Nissenbaum, and Karen Kuperman; and America's Families: A Documentary History (Harper & Row, 1981) with Bernard W. Wishy.
Modern United States, 20th-century liberalism
Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-O
Frank A. Warren is Professor Emeritus of History. He earned his PhD in history from Brown University. His books include Liberals and Communism: The Red Decade Revisited (Indiana University Press, 1966), An Alternative Vision: The Socialist Party in the 1930s (Indiana University Press, 1974) and Noble Abstractions: American Liberal Intellectuals and World War II (Ohio State University Press, 1999). He also co-edited The New Deal: An Anthology with Michael Wreszin (Crowell, 1968).