Mark H. Lytle

Lyford Paterson Edwards and Helen Gray Edwards Professor Emeritus of Historical Studies

Primary Academic Program: Historical Studies

Academic Program Affiliation(s): American Studies, Environmental and Urban Studies, Global and International Studies

Academic Expertise: Environmental and Urban Studies


B.A., Cornell University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. Fulbright Scholar: Mary Ball Washington Professor of American History, University College Dublin (2000, 2004). Author, The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring and the Rise of the Environmental Movement (2007); America's Uncivil Wars: The Sixties Era from Elvis to the Fall of Richard Nixon (2006); After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection (6th ed., 2009); Experience History: Interpreting America’s Past (9th ed., 2013); US: A Narrative History (3rd ed., 2014); The Origins of the Iranian-American Alliance, 1940-1953 (1987). Consultant, McGraw-Hill, Oxford and Yale University Presses. Member, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute Scholars Panel. External examiner in American studies, University of Nottingham, and in history, University of Limerick. At Bard since 1974.


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