Beverly Gage is assistant professor of 20th-century U.S. history. She arrived at Yale in the fall of 2004. Her teaching and research focus on the evolution of American political ideologies and institutions. She teaches courses on terrorism, communism and anticommunism, American conservatism, and 20th-century American politics.
Professor Gage completed her graduate work at Columbia University, where her dissertation received the Bancroft dissertation award for best U.S. history dissertation. Her first book, The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in its First Age of Terror, examines the history of terrorism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It focuses on the 1920 Wall Street explosion, an unsolved terrorist attack that killed 39 people in New York's financial district.
In addition to her teaching and research, Professor Gage has written for numerous journals and magazines, including the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, The Nation, The New York Times, The Journal for the Study of Radicalism, and Reviews in American History. She also appears as a historical commentator on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS).
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Books:The Day Wall Street Exploded, September 2010
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The Day Wall Street Exploded, February 2009