Edward T. O’Donnell is an Associate Professor of History at Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. He is the author of several books, including Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age (Columbia University Press, 2015), Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum (Random House, 2003), and (co-author) Visions of America: A History of the United States (Pearson, 3rd edition, 2016).
O’Donnell also hosts a podcast, In The Past Lane (iTunes http://apple.co/1UBr3yD), that explores topics in US history. More information at: www.InThePastlane.com. He writes history-themed opinion pieces for outlets such as the Huffington Post, Newsweek, and the New York Times. His scholarly articles have appeared in the Public Historian, Journal of Urban History, and the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
He also writes a blog: www.InThePastlane.com. O’Donnell has also created video courses for the Great Courses Company titled, “Turning Points in American History” and “America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.”