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Alexander Keyssar
American historian

Alexander Keyssar

Alexander Keyssar
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Intro American historian
Is Historian
From United States of America
Field Social science
Gender male
Birth 13 May 1947
Age 76 years
Star sign Taurus
Harvard University
Guggenheim Fellowship  
Beveridge Award 2001
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Alexander Keyssar (born May 13, 1947) is an American historian and the Matthew W. Stirling Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


Alex graduated summa cum laude with a degree in English Literature from Harvard College in 1969. In 1977 he graduated from Harvard University with a PhD in the History of American Civilization. He taught at Brandeis University, Duke University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  • 1987 Frederick Jackson Turner Award; Philip Taft Labor History Prize for Out of Work
  • 2001 Beveridge Prize for The Right to Vote; Eugene Genovese Prize for The Right to Vote
  • 2001 Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States
  • 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist for The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States
  • 2001 Parkman Prize, Finalist
  • 2005 Fulbright Specialists University of Lisbon




  • Alex Roland; W. Jeffrey Bolster; Alexander Keyssar (2008). The Way of the Ship: America's Maritime History Reenvisioned, 1600-2000. John Wiley and Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-13600-3.
  • Inventing America, a text integrating the history of technology and science into the mainstream of American history
  • Comparative and International Working-Class History. In 2004/5
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