Born and raised in The Bronx, NY, Professor of History on the Ford Foundation at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA.

Other Works

  • Media and the American Mind: From Morse to McLuhan

    University of North Carolina Press, 1982; 1983 pb
  • Out of Many: A History of the American People (co-author)

    Pearson, 9th ed., 2020
  • Rediscovering Jacob Riis: Exposure Journalism and Photography in Turn of the Century New York

    New Press 2008; University of Chicago Press pb, 2014

Awards and Recognition

  • American Historical Association First Books Award, 1981, for Media and the American Mind