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 Dr. Alan H. Levy 

 

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Professor of History

Office: 212K Spotts World
Culture Building
Email:
alan.levy@sru.edu
Phone: (724) 738-2405
Fax: (724) 738-4762

Spring 2014 Semester Hours:

Tuesday & Thursday
1:45-2:00 pm; 3:15-3:30 pm; and
4:45-5:30 pm

Wednesday
3:00 - 5:00 pm

Professor Levy received his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.A. from Washington and Jefferson College.

Dr. Levy is the author of nine books including: Musical Nationalism, a study of the American composers who came to prominence amidst the expatriate era of the 1920s; Elite Education and the Private School, a discussion of the vagaries of private secondary education at one of the nation's premier academies; Radical Aesthetics and Music Criticism, which looks at the relationship of leftist political ideologies to the realms of music and aesthetics; Government and the Arts, a history of the debates over the subject of the Federal Government's support for the arts; a biography of the American composer Edward MacDowell; a biography of the zany, brilliant baseball player of the early 20th century, Rube Waddell; and Tackling Jim Crow, a study of the origins, breakdowns, and legacies of racial segregation in professional football. He has recently published a biography of Joe McCarthy, Architect of the Yankee Dynasty, and a bio of Floyd Patterson, a Boxer and a Gentleman, a look at the athletic, personal, and political travails of a heavyweight champion. He has also given legislative testimony and made conference presentations on the subject of academic freedom and its enemies in modern higher education.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate

HIST 152 Rise of the Modern World
HIST 153 Contemporary World History
HIST 201 Colonial America to 1815
HIST 202 US 1815 to 1920
HIST 203 US Since 1920
HIST 350 The American Civil War
HIST 305 Russia to 1855
HIST 306 Russia Since 1855
HIST 335 Outstanding Americans

Graduate

Gilded Age and Progressivism
Eighteenth-Century Europe
Russian History, 1855-present

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