Bruce Kuklick

Nichols Professor of American History Emeritus
College Hall 316
bkuklick@sas.upenn.edu
215 898.5192

Bruce Kuklick is Nichols Professor of American History Emeritus. His historical interests are broadly in the political, diplomatic, and intellectual history of the United States; and in the philosophy of history. He has won all the major teaching prizes given by the University, including the Senior Class Award. In 2004 he was elected to the American Philosophical Society.

He has written many books among them one on baseball, To Every Thing A Season. His most recent books are Blind Oracles: Intellectuals and War from Kennan to Kissinger (2006); a biography of African American philosopher William Fontaine, Black Philosopher; White Academy (2008); and a political history of America, One Nation Under God (2009). Death in the Congo: Murdering Patrice Lumumba (with Emmanuel Gerard) examines the politics of the Belgium Congo in 1960 (2015), and in 2016 he published The Fighting Sullivans: How Hollywood and the Military Create Heroes.

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Courses Taught: 
  • History 165, Hollywood and American History.