Is American History "Exceptional?" A Global Perspective
Thomas Bender is university professor of the humanities and professor of history at New York University. His scholarly work has been focused on intellectual and cultural history; his most recent work, however, has been devoted to exploring the ways in which American history has been embedded in histories larger than itself, some of which are global in extent. His books include Rethinking American History in a Global Age (2002) and A Nation Among Nations: America's Place in World History (2006).