Joshua Brown

Josh Brown is executive director of the American Social History Project and professor of history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is author of Beyond the Lines: The Pictorial Press, Everyday Life, and the Crisis of Gilded Age America (2002), coauthor of Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction (2005), and coeditor of History from South Africa: Alternative Visions and Practices (1991), and has written essays and reviews on the history of U.S. visual culture. He is covisual editor of the textbook Who Built America? Working People and the Nation’s History (third edition, 2008), and also cowrote and directed the accompanying CD-ROMs and documentary series. He has served as executive producer on digital and Web projects, including Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, History Matters, The Lost Museum, The September 11 Digital Archive, and Picturing U.S. History. His illustrations and cartoons, including his weekly graphic commentary, Life during Wartime, appear regularly in print and online.

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