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Fred Leventhal

Fred Leventhal is professor of history emeritus at Boston University and was visiting professor of history at Harvard in 1999 and 2001. He is the author of Respectable Radical: George Howell and Victorian Working Class Politics (1971), The Last Dissenter: H. N. Brailsford and His World (1985), and Arthur Henderson (1989), as well as editor of Twentieth-Century Britain: An Encyclopedia (1995, 2002). Recent publications include Singular Continuities: Tradition, Nostalgia, and Identity in Modern British Culture (2000) and Anglo-American Attitudes: From Revolution to Partnership (2000). He was co-editor of the journal Twentieth-Century British History and president of the North American Conference on British Studies. Leventhal’s research focuses on the representation of British culture in America in the 1930s and 1940s.


  • Professor Emeritus of History, Boston University
  • Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University