An award-winning cultural and political historian.
An award-winning cultural and political historian, Louis Masur is Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University. His most recent work is The Sum of Our Dreams: A Concise History of America. He is the author of many other books, including works on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, a seminal photograph, the first World Series, and Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run. Masur’s essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and Slate. He has received teaching awards from Harvard University, the City College of New York, Trinity College, and Rutgers University.