Alex Keyssar Stirling Professor of History and Social Policy at the Kennedy School of Government

Alex Keyssar is the Stirling Professor of History and Social Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He has written extensively, for both popular and scholarly audiences, about American politics and political institutions and about social and labor history. His book, The Right to Vote: the Contested History of Democracy in the United States was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the LA Times Book Award; it was selected as the best book in American history by both the American Historical Association and the Historical Society. A new and updated edition, extending through the 2008 election, was published in 2009.

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