David M. Kennedy

Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Emeritus, Stanford University; Founding Director, Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University

David M. Kennedy is a professor of history emeritus and founding director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University, where he has taught for more than 40 years. His books include Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945, which won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for History, and The Modern American Military. Kennedy has been a visiting professor at Oxford University and the University of Florence, Italy, and has lectured on American history in more than a dozen countries. He is the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Hoagland Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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