Michael Kammen

Michael Gedaliah Kammen (October 25, 1936 – November 29, 2013) was an American professor of American cultural history in the Department of History at Cornell University. At the time of his death, he held the title "Newton C. Farr professor emeritus of American history and culture".

Kammen 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, where he received his Ph.D. in 1964 after studying under Bernard Bailyn. He began teaching at Cornell upon completion his graduate studies at Harvard and taught until retiring to emeritus status in 2008. He won his first renown as a scholar of the colonial period of American history, yet 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.

One of his first major books, ''People of Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American Civilization'', won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1973. A later work, ''A Machine That Would Go of Itself: The Constitution in American Culture'' (1986), won the Francis Parkman Prize and the Henry Adams Prize. In this work, Kammen describes the American people's evolving conceptions of the U.S. Constitution and of constitutional governance, stressing both mechanical and organic conceptions of constitutional development over time.

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.

He was the father of UC Berkeley professor Daniel Kammen. Provided by Wikipedia
3
by Kammen, Michael G.
Published 1998
Book
4
by Kammen, Michael G.
Published 1989
Book
5
by Kammen, Michael G.
Published 1994
Book
7
by Kammen, Michael G.
Published 1972
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (CONdb)96317)
Book
8
by Kammen, Michael G.
Published 1974
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (CONdb)81213)
Book
9
by Kammen, Michael G.
Published 1990
Book
12
by Kammen, Michael G.
Published 1970
...Kammen, Michael G. Empire and interest: the American colonies and the politics of mercantilism....
Book
13
by Kammen, Michael G.
Published 1999
Book
14
by Kammen, Michael G.
Published 2006
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (IMSdb)50586)
Book
15
by Kammen, Michael G.
Published 1987
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (MRTdb)15165)
Book
16
by Kammen, Michael G.
Published 2001
Book
17
by Kammen, Michael G.
Published 1996
Book
18
by Kammen, Michael G.
Published 1973
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (NPUdb)216609)
Book
19
by Kammen, Michael G.
Published 1973
Book
20
by Kammen, Michael G.
Published 1993
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (ROUdb)291973)
Book
Search Tools: Get RSS Feed Email this Search