About the Author
Thomas Bender is a notable American historian in the fields of urban history and intellectual history. He has served as University Professor of the Humanities at New York University since 1982. He was the Chair of the Department of History for three years, from 1986 to 1989, and was Dean for the Humanities from 1995 to 1998. In addition to an extensive body of published books, he has written for the New York Times, The Nation, the LA Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Newsday. He has been retired since 2015.