Author and Labor Historian to Speak at Canisius College

October 13, 2015


BUFFALO, NY – Steve Fraser, PhD, author and professor of economic history, will speak at Canisius College on Wednesday, October 21 at 7 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge on the second floor of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center. His lecture, entitled “Why Americans Once Stood up to Organized Wealth and Power and No Longer Do,” is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is presented by The William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series.

Fraser is a historian, writer and editor. He is the author of Labor Will Rule: Sidney Hillman and the Rise of American Labor; Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life; Wall Street: America’s Dream Palace; and most recently The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power. He is the co-editor of The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order and Ruling America: A History of Wealth and Power in a Democracy. Fraser is a Distinguished Lecturer of the Organization of American Historians. He has taught at Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, New York University and Columbia.

Fraser has appeared in many documentary films about American history. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the London Review of Books, The Nation and Raritan, as well as in The Huffington Post, Salon, Slate and AlterNet. Fraser is the winner of the Phillip Taft Prize for the best book in labor history and the Sidney Hillman Foundation Award for Public Service. He spent many years as a book editor. Fraser was vice president and executive editor for Basic Books (HarperCollins) and executive editor for Houghton Mifflin, and is the co-founder of the American Empire Project, an imprint of Metropolitan Books.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at 716-888-2790.

Canisius College is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation and the premier private university in Western New York.