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Greenberg, Douglas

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Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus

Ph.D., Cornell University

B.A., Rutgers University

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Holocaust studies; memory and history; U.S. colonial history



  • Editor (with others), Colonial America: Essays in Political and Social Development (6th edition; Routledge, 2010)
  • Editor (with Stanley N. Katz), The Life of Learning: The Charles Homer Haskins Lectures, 1983-1993 (Oxford University Press, 1994)
  • Editor (with others), Constitutionalism, Democracy, and the Transformation of the Modern World (Oxford University Press, New York, 1993)
  • Fellowships in the Humanities, 1983-1991 (ACLS Occasional Paper No. 18, 1992)
  • Co-author, A Concise History of the American People (Harlan Davidson Publishing Company, 1984)
  • Co-author, The American People: A History (Harlan Davidson Publishing Co., 1981; 2nd Edition, 1987; 3rd Edition, forthcoming)
  • Crime and Law Enforcement in the Colony of New York, 1691-1776 (Cornell University Press, 1976)

Articles and Chapters in Books

  • “Cool Hand Luke in the Marketplace of No Ideas,” Reviews in American History, (Forthcoming, Sepetember, 2010).
  • “Historical Memory of the Shoah: The Use of Survivor Testimony,” Extermination, Exterminations: The Shoah and Mass Violence in the 20th Century, (University of Florence [Italy], forthcoming)
  • “Andrew Marvell and Satchel Paige in Baghdad,” Library Resources & Technical Services, (April, 2005), 82-86
  • “Conservation and Meaning,” Stewards of the Sacred: Sacred Artifacts, Religious Culture and the Museum as Social Institution, [Center for World Religions (Harvard University) and American Association of Museums], Cambridge, MA. (2005), 41-48
  • “Henry’s Harmonica: Memory, History, and Technology in A Genocidal World”, Journal of the Sydney [Australia] Institute,  (May, 2003)
  • “Building and Using Cultural Digital Libraries: Supporting Access to Large Oral History Archives,” Proceedings of the Second ACM/IEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, (New York, 2002), 18-27 [with others]
  • “Introduction,” Go West!: Chicago and American Expansion (Chicago, 1999)
  • “Introduction,” What George Wore and Sally Didn’t: Surprising Stories from America’s Past (Chicago, 1998)
  • “Camel Drivers and Gatecrashers: Quality Control in the Digital Research Library,” in Patricia Battin and Brian Hawkins, eds., The Mirage of Continuity: The Reconfiguration of Academic Information Resources in the Twenty-First Century (Council on Library and Information Resources and American Association of Universities: 1998); reprinted EDUCAUSE Review (May/June 2000), 50-56


  • Triennial Award for Distinguished Service to the Humanities, Phi Beta Kappa Society of the United States (2009)
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Skidmore College (2006)
  • Ner Tamid Award, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, (2003)
  • Fellow, Society of American Historians (2003)
  • Fellow, Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities (2000-2008)
  • Community Service Award, The Southside Partnership [Chicago] (1999)
  • Doctor of History, honoris causa, Lincoln College (1996)
  • Elected Member, American Antiquarian Society (1996)
  • Fellow, New York Institute for the Humanities (1988-1993)
  • Visiting Fellow, Princeton University (1980-81)
  • Fellow, The Huntington Library (1981)

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