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Andrew Kersten

Andrew Kersten

Andrew Kersten is the dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences and is a U.S. political historian who has specialized in modern U.S. history (1880s through the 20th century) focusing on the political history of workers and work, U.S. immigration history, the Great Depression and World War II, civil rights, labor unions and presidential history. His research agenda has centered on the history of the struggles for equality and equity and how those struggles have affected average people as well as American politics and culture.

  • Civil Rights
  • Labor Rights
  • U.S. Political History

  • For Jobs and Freedom: The Selected Speeches and Writings of A. Philip Randolph, co-edited with David Lucander (University of Massachusetts Press, 2015)
  • Reframing Randolph: Labor, Black Freedom, and the Legacies of A. Philip Randolph, co-edited with Clarence Lang (New York University Press, 2015)
  • Clarence Darrow: American Iconoclast (Hill and Wang, 2011)


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History Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3175
Moscow, ID 83844-3175

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