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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.

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Read an interview with O'Donnell about his new book and why its theme of inequality is relevant today.

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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):









Book talk about

Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality:

January 14, 2016 at 6:30, Mid-Manhattan branch of the New York Public Library. Free and open to the public.

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One Day University in Philadelphia, PA 

May 22, 2016

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, 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.

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