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May 7, 2006
Sean Wilentz
Author of the "The Rise of American Democracy"
Sean Wilentz BIO:
Princeton University History Professor and Author, “The Rise of American Democracy: from Jefferson to Lincoln”

EMPLOYMENT:
· Professor, Department of History, Princeton University, 1987 – present.
· Contributing Editor, The New Republic, 1994 – present.
· Associate Professor, Department of History, Princeton University, 1985 – 1987.
· Assistant Professor, Department of History, Princeton University, 1979 – 1985.

PREVIOUS:
· Executive Board, Society of American Historians, 1992- Fellow, Society of American Historians, 1988.
· Executive Board, Dissent, 1993-; Editorial Board, Dissent, 1990.
· Editorial Board, History Book Club, 1993.
· University Press Board, Princeton University Press, 1992.
· Judge, Bancroft Prize, Columbia University, 1992. Judge, Non-fiction, National Book Awards, 1991.
· Co-editor, University of Illinois Press series on the working class in American history.
· Editorial Board, International Labor and Working Class History, 1984.

BOOKS:
· Andrew Jackson
· The Rose & the Briar: Death, Love and Liberty in the American Ballad
· (with Paul E. Johnson) The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th Century America
· (with Michael Merrill) The Key of Liberty: The Life and Democratic Writings of William Manning. "A Laborer." 1747-1814
· (ed.) Major Problems in the Early Republic
· (ed.) Rites of Power: Symbolism. Ritual. and Politics Since the Middle Ages
· Chants Democratic: New York City & the Rise of the American Working Class. 1788-1850

EDUCATION:
· Ph.D., Yale University, 1980.
· M. Phil., Yale University, 1976.
· M.A., Yale University, 1975.
· B.A., Balliol College, Oxford University, 1974.
· BA., Columbia College, Columbia University, 1972.


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Info: Sean Wilentz discusses his writings and books. He is a Professor of History at Princeton University and the author of a recent Rolling Stone article, "The Worst President in History? One of America's Leading Historians Assesses George W. Bush." He is also the author of a new book, "The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln."





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