William Patch Kenan Professor of History
Ph.D. Yale University, 1981
B.A. with Great Distinction, University of California at Berkeley, 1975
The Weimar Republic
German Federal Republic
Christian social movements
Christian Trade Unions in the Weimar Republic, 1918-1933 (Yale University Press, 1985)
Heinrich Brüning and the Dissolution of the Weimar Republic (Cambridge University Press, 1998)
Christian Democratic Workers and the Forging of German Democracy, 1920-1980 (Cambridge University Press, 2018)
Substantial research articles on the Vatican’s relations with the Third Reich, organized labor’s response to the Nazi seizure of power, and the role of presidential power and presidential emergency decrees in the history of the Weimar Republic.
The political influence of organized labor and big business and the expansion of the ‘welfare state’ in the Federal Republic of Germany.