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Thomas J. Sugrue

Thomas J. Sugrue is Professor of History and Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, specializing in twentieth-century American politics, urban history, civil rights, and race. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the Society of American Historians, and past president of both the Urban History Association and the Social Science History Association. He is author of Not Even Past: Barack Obama and the Burden of Race and Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North. His first book, The Origins of the Urban Crisis, 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, among other honors. In 2005, Princeton University Press selected The Origins of the Urban Crisis as one of its 100 most influential books of the past hundred years.

Books by Thomas J. Sugrue

  1. Book CoverThese United States: A Nation in the Making, 1890 to the Present


    A powerful history of the making and unmaking of American democracy and global power, told in sweeping scope and intimate detail.More

  2. Book CoverThese United States: A Nation in the Making: 1890 to the Present


    From two major scholars, a powerful narrative that explores the making and unmaking of American democracy and global power in the twentieth century.More

  3. Book CoverThese United States: A Nation in the Making: 1945 to the Present


    From two major scholars, a powerful narrative that explores the making and unmaking of American democracy and global power in the twentieth century.More