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Holy Cross Professor Introduces Annual Weemsy Awards in Effort to Shed Light on History Fails

The New Yorker

In an era of viral culture where the flood of misinformation can spread like wildfire, Ed O’Donnell, associate professor of history at College of the Holy Cross, tells the New Yorker in a recent article that it’s vital to call …

Holy Cross History Professor Shares Leadership Lessons From Across the Pond


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s recent announcement that the couple will “step back as ‘senior’ members of the British royal family and work to become financially independent” has generated a fierce debate around the topic of relinquishing leadership responsibilities. Is …

Holy Cross Professor Quoted in The New York Times on Antitrust Lessons From the Gilded Age

The New York Times

For decades, antitrust focused on the welfare of the consumer, but with rising fear over the influence of Big Tech companies, regulators are now trying to reverse years of conventional doctrine. “There’s an old saying about how history doesn’t repeat …

Would a ‘Single Tax’ Fix Income Inequality? Holy Cross History Professor Opines

The Atlantic

The late 19th century “single tax” vision of political economist Henry George, who proposed the exclusive use of a land-value tax, is seen by some economics as a way to combat increasing wealth disparities today. Ed O’Donnell, associate professor of …

Holy Cross History Professor Is Leading Voice Nationally on Irish-American History

TODAY Show | Washington Post

In this time of divisive rhetoric about recent immigrants and terrorism, Ed O’Donnell, associate professor of history at Holy Cross, says that we can learn a lot from the discarded stereotypes of the past. In a Washington Post commentary, Professor …

Holy Cross History Professor Talks to NBC News About the Gilded Age and Today’s Populism

NBC News

The debate over increasing taxes on the wealthy has dominated the early days of the 2020 presidential race, with some Democrats proposing tax hikes as high as 77 percent. This populist movement, thought to be in response to the rise …

Holy Cross History Professor Featured in PBS Documentary


The question of whether the United States has entered a second Gilded Age has been top of mind recently given the issue of growing income inequality, with The Economist asking “If data is the new oil, is Jeff Bezos the …

What Era Of History May Best Predict 2018? A Holy Cross Professor Explains


Historians are known to look backward. But what can the lessons of the past tell us about our immediate future? HISTORY asked an expert panel, including Associate Professor of History and host of the In The Past Lane podcast Edward …

Holy Cross Professor Publishes Book on American Social Activist who Warned of the Dangers of Economic Inequality

Biography featured in the New York Times' Bookshelf section

06/16/15 by

Edward T. O’Donnell, associate professor of history at the College of the Holy Cross, recently released a new book titled “Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age,” published by Columbia University Press on …