Jerald Podair -- Background and Contact Information
You can reach Jerald at 920-832-6677 (school), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jerald Podair is Associate Professor of History and the Robert S. French Professor of American Studies at Lawrence University. He is the author of The Strike That Changed New York: Blacks, Whites, and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis (Yale University Press), which was a finalist for the Organization of American Historians’ Liberty Legacy Foundation Award for the best book on the struggle for civil rights in the United States, and an honorable mention for the Urban History Association’s Book Award in North American urban history. His most recent book is Bayard Rustin: American Dreamer, published in 2009 by Rowman & Littlefield. He is the recipient of the Allan Nevins Prize, awarded by the Society of American Historians for “literary distinction in the writing of history,” and a Fellow of the New York Academy of History. In 2008 he was appointed by Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle to serve on the state’s Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.