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Visions of America: A History of the United States(co-author, Pearson, 3rd ed. 2016). A full-length survey text covering the history of the US from pre-contact to Obama.

O’Donnell's 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.

WATCH a short interview that describes the book:











Upcoming Appearances


View O'Donnell's book talk

on C-SPAN3's American History TVon Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age(2015):










Sept 21 at 7pm - Public lecture and book signing. "What Was the Gilded Age (and Are We in Another One)?" Camden County Community College in Blackwood, NJ. Free and open to the public.

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Wed Sept 28   7:00-9:00pm 

I'll be speaking at WGBH's BostonTalks: Happy Hour event on Wed Sept 28, 7-9pm. More details


Sat Oct 15 at 10:45 am

One Day University in Modesto, CA.

I will offer a presentation on 5 key turning points in American history,

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Sun Oct 30 at 1:30 pm

One Day University in Phoenix, AZ. 

I will offer a presentation on 5 key turning points in American history,
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Sat Jan 14 at 10:00 am

One Day University in Boston, MA. 

I will offer a presentation on 5 key turning points in American history,
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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, teacher, and podcaster. 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.

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