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Peter Levy, Ph.D.


  • B.A., University of California at Berkeley (1978)
  • M.A., Columbia University (1981)
  • Ph.D., Columbia University (1986)


  • American Civilization I & II
  • Twentieth Century U.S.
  • America in the 60s
  • North American Environmental History
  • History of the Civil Rights Movement

Research Interests

  • Recent American History, especially civil rights, new right and new left
  • Environmental history
  • Labor history


  • Scholar in Residence, University of Baltimore, 2007
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation, Grant, 2007
  • Faculty Recognition Award, 2002
  • Fulbright Academic Specialist Award, 1993

Recent Publications

  • “The Dream Deferred: The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Holy Week Uprisings of 1968,” in Baltimore ’68: Riots and Rebirth, ed. by Jessica Elfenbein (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2011).
  • “1968: A Pivotal Year? Race, Class and the Rise of the New Right in the United States,” in Political and Social Movements during the Sixties and Seventies in the Americas and Europe, ed. by Avital Bloch (Mexico City and Colima: University of Colima Press, 2010).
  • United States History: Modern America, rev. ed. (Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2010) co-authored by Alan Taylor, Randy Roberts and Emma Lapsansky-Warner and Peter B. Levy.
  • Civil War on Race Street: The Civil Rights Movement in Cam bridge, Maryland (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2002). Awarded Choice Academic Title of the Year.
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