The Weemsy Awards™ are brought to you by historian Edward T O’Donnell, Ph.D., host of the podcast In The Past Lane, with help from a collective of fellow historians who are dedicated to historical accuracy.
Edward T. O’Donnell is a historian, writer, podcaster, and public speaker. He earned his Ph.D. in US History from Columbia University. He is an associate professor of history and Chair of the History Department at Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA where he teaches courses on reform movements, Irish American history, the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and US wars.
He is the author of Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age (Columbia University Press, 2015), Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum (Random House, 2003), and the US history textbook (co-author) Visions of America: A History of the United States (Pearson, 3rd ed. 2016). He also has created two video courses for The Great Courses (aka The Teaching Company):
Turning Points in American History
America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
O’Donnell is also a popular public speaker. You can see video clips of some of his talks here.
For more information, please visit his website: www.EdwardTODonnell.com.
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