American Social History Project • Center for Media and Learning

Remembering Jesse Lemisch, 1936–2018

Published November 5, 2018

The Tamiment Library will host a memorial event for the late historian Jesse Lemisch. Following an hour’s worth of scheduled speeches, time will be allowed for attendees to add memories and comments of their own, followed by informal socializing with refreshments.

Scheduled speakers include several important figures who knew Lemisch both as an important radical intellectual and as a longtime friend: Staughton Lynd, another influential figure in the emergence of New Left history (he will speak via Skype); Marcus Rediker, author of several history books that reflect Lemisch’s concern with “history from below”; and Ann Gordon, director of the Stanton-Anthony Papers on the history of the woman suffrage movement. Blanche Wiesen Cook, biographer of Eleanor Roosevelt and a colleague of Lemisch at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, will be MC for the event.

In recognition of Lemisch’s standing, the event is being co-sponsored by the following: NYU History Department, Historians for Peace and Democracy, the Radical History Review, the American Social History Project / Center for Media and Learning, and the Society for US Intellectual History.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

4:30pm - 6:30pm EST

The Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
70 Washington Square South, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10012

For more information, contact historian Robert (Robby) Cohen of New York University at

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