Upcoming Appearances


View O'Donnell's book talks on Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age (2015):








At Brooklyn Historical Society, May 26, 2015

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At the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy  June 16, 2015

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I will be speaking at the following venues this Fall about my new book, Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality  -


Sept 10, 2015 6:00 pm at the Henry George Birthplace, Archive and Historical Research Center in Philadelphia, PA 

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Sept 16,  2015 6:30 pm at the Gotham Center in New York City

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Oct  17, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Green-Wood Cemetery  in Brooklyn, NY. This event will be one part book talk and one part trolley tour of Henry George-related sites, including his grave site.

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Oct 21, 2015 at 12:00 noon at the Lehman Center at Columbia University




See O'Donnell teach a class on anti-immigrant movements in American history. It aired on C-SPAN3's American History TV



Welcome!  Edward T. O'Donnell, Ph.D. is a professional historian, author, speaker, and teacher. He earned his Ph.D. in American History from Columbia University. He is an Associate Professor of History at Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA.


           Historian  *  Author  *   Speaker  *   Teacher

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O’Donnell's latest books, include:

Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age America (Columbia University Press, 2015). A biography of the great reformer Henry George and the tumultuous Gilded Age.

Visions of America: A History of the United States (co-author, Pearson, 1st ed. 2009, 2nd ed. 2012). This full-length survey text covers the history of the US from pre-contact to Obama.




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