Michael Kammen

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Michael Gedaliah Kammen (October 25, 1936 - November 29, 2013) was a professor of American cultural history in the Department of History at Cornell University. He was born in 1936 in Rochester, New York, grew up in the Washington, DC area, and was educated at the George Washington University and Harvard University (Ph.D., 1964). He began teaching at Cornell upon completion his graduate studies at Harvard and served on the faculty until his death. He began his career in the 1960s, and won his first renown, as a scholar of the colonial period of American history. However, his scholarship and teaching interests eventually broadened to include legal, cultural and social issues of American history of the 19th and 20th centuries as well.

Kammen was active in organizations advancing the study of history, and served as president of the Organization of American Historians for the 1995-96 year.

Kammen's major works included:

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