Daniel T. Rodgers is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University. His books include The Work Ethic in Industrial America: 1850-1920 (1978), Contested Truths: Keywords in American Politics Since Independence (1987), Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age (1998), the Bancroft Prize–winning Age of Fracture (2011), and As a City on a Hill: The Story of America’s Most Famous Lay Sermon (2018). He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
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