David Henkin, UC Berkeley

David Henkin, professor of history at UC Berkeley, studies urban and cultural America since the 19th Century.

Since Henkin joined the History faculty at Berkeley in 1997, he has taught and written about unusual subjects on baseball, Broadway, consumption, time, leisure, newspapers, world cities and urban literature in the United States. Henkin has also published books and essays about street signs, paper money, junk mail and intimate correspondence in the nineteenth century. 

Henkin was awarded Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award in the Social Sciences. He is the author of City Reading (1998, Columbia), and The Postal Age (2006, Chicago), and, with Rebecca McLennan, is currently working on a forthcoming introduction to American history.

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