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Peter Neil Carroll

Peter Neil Carroll, historian and poet, is the author of five volumes of poetry, most recently An Elegy for Lovers (2017) and The Truth Lies on Earth, A Year by Dark, by Bright (2017), as well as Fracking Dakota: Poems for a Wounded Land (2015); A Child Turns Back to Wave: Poetry of Lost Places (2012), winner of the Prize Americana; and Riverborne: A Mississippi Requiem (2008).

He is author or editor of 18 other books, including Keeping Time: Memory, Nostalgia & the Art of History (1990, 2010); The Odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Americans in the Spanish Civil War (1994), and It Seemed Like Nothing Happened: America in the 1970s (1982). His PhD is from Northwestern University (1968). Peter has taught U.S. history and American Studies at Stanford University, the University of Illinois/ Chicago, University of Minnesota, University of California/Berkeley, and lectures widely. He serves on the governing board of The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, the ALBA-Puffin Human Rights Award, the Puffin/Nation Prize, and chairs the history advisory committee of the Museum of the City of New York.