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Harvey Kaye

Harvey Kaye

Professor Emeritus
MAC A315
Democracy & Justice Studies

Harvey J. Kaye is the Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies. Author and editor of numerous works, including "The American Radical, Are We Good Citizens?" "Thomas Paine and the Promise of America", and "The Fight For The Four Freedoms: What Made FDR And The Greatest Generation Truly Great". Kaye teaches courses on American history, politics, and society.

Essays & Public Presentations


  • Take Hold of Our History: Make America Radical Again
  • The Fight for the Four Freedoms (2015)
  • Thomas Paine and the Promise of America
  • Thomas Paine: Firebrand of the Revolution (a young adult biography)
  • The British Marxist Historians
  • The Powers of the Past
  • The Education of Desire
  • "Why do Ruling Classes Fear History" and Other Questions
  • Are We Good Citizens?
  • E.P. Thompson: Critical Perspectives
  • The American Radical


  • 2014 Nation Magazine Progressive Honor Roll for my book The Fight for the Four Freedoms   
  • 2006 Wisconsin Library Association Outstanding Achievement award for Thomas Paine and the Promise of America
  • NEH Fellowship, 2002-2003
  • New York Public Library "Best Book for the Teen Age 2001" for Thomas Paine: Firebrand of the Revolution
  • Founders Award for Scholarship
  • Founders Award for Institutional Development
  • Isaac Deutscher Memorial Prize