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American Forum - Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North

Thomas J. Sugrue
January 12, 2009
11:00AM - 11:00AM (EST)

Thomas J. Sugrue
Thomas J. Sugrue

THOMAS J. SUGRUE is Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor of History and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. A specialist in 20th-century American politics, urban history, civil rights, and race, Sugrue was educated at Columbia; King's College, Cambridge; and Harvard, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1992. He is author of Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North (Random House, 2008). His first book, The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit (Princeton University Press, 1996), won the Bancroft Prize in American History, the Philip Taft Prize in Labor History, and the President's Book Award of the Social Science History Association. In 2005, Princeton University Press selected The Origins of the Urban Crisis as one of its 100 most influential books of the past 100 years and published a new edition as a Princeton Classic.

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