Joshua B. Freeman is a Professor of History at the Murphy Institute, Queens College, and the CUNY Graduate Center. He received a B.A. from Harvard University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Rutgers University. He previously taught at Columbia University and the College at Old Westbury, SUNY. He has written extensively about the history of labor, modern America, and New York City. His books include Working-Class New York: Life and Labor since World War II; In Transit: The Transport Workers Union in New York City, 1933‑1966; and Audacious Democracy: Labor, Intellectuals, and the Social Renewal of America (co-edited with Steve Fraser). He co-authors (with Steve Fraser) a column in New Labor Forum on historical precedents for current events. Professor Freeman has appeared in several television documentaries, including Ric Burns' New York, and has consulted for unions and for the New York City Central Labor Council on strategy and internal education. He is currently writing a history of the United States since World War II, which will be the final volume of the Penguin History of the United States.
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