Fred M. Leventhal

Professor Emeritus of History

A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D. Harvard University

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century British history


Curriculum Vitae

Professor Leventhal is the author of Respectable Radical: George Howell and Victorian Working Class Politics (1971); The Last Dissenter: H.N. Brailsford and His World (1985); Arthur Henderson (1989); and the editor of Twentieth-Century Britain: An Encyclopedia (1995). In addition, he serves as co-editor of the journal Twentieth Century British History and has previously served on the editorial boards of the Journal of British Studies and the Journal of Modern History. Professor Leventhal has received grants from the American Philosophical Society, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has held Visiting Professorships at the University of Kent at Canterbury, the University of Sydney, and Harvard University and visiting Research Fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh and at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, an Affiliate of the Center for European Studies, Harvard University, and is Past President of the North American Conference on British Studies. His current research is concerned with the projection of British culture in America, 1918-1945, and with state sponsorship of the arts in Britain between 1939 and 1951.

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