David M. Oshinsky (born 1944) is an American historian. He is the director of the Division of Medical Humanities at NYU School of Medicine and a professor in the Department of History at New York University.
|Born||1944 (age 74–75)|
Brandeis University (1971)
|Notable awards||Pulitzer Prize |
Oshinsky graduated from Cornell in 1965 and obtained his PhD from Brandeis University in 1971. He won the annual Pulitzer Prize in History for his 2005 book, Polio: An American Story. Oshinsky’s most recent book, Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital, was published in 2016. His other books include the D.B. Hardeman Prize-winning A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy, and the Robert Kennedy Prize-winning Worse Than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice. His articles and reviews appear regularly in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He previously held the Jack S. Blanton chair in history at the University of Texas at Austin.
- Oshinsky, David M. (1976). Senator Joseph McCarthy and the American Labor Movement. University of Missouri Press. ISBN 0-8262-0188-1.
- Oshinsky, David M. (1983). A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy. New York: The Free Press. ISBN 0-02-923490-5.
- Oshinsky, David M.; Horn, Daniel; McCormic, Richard Patrick (1989). The Case of the Nazi Professor. Rutgers University Press. ISBN 0-8135-1427-4.
- Oshinsky, David M. (1997). Worse than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow. Free Press. ISBN 0-684-83095-7.
- Ayers, Edward L.; Gould. Lewis L.; Oshinsky, David M.; Soderlund, Jean R. (1999). American Passages: A History of the American People, Volume I. Wadsworth Publishing Company. ISBN 0-03-072573-9.
- Ayers, Edward L.; Gould. Lewis L.; Oshinsky, David M.; Soderlund, Jean R. (1999). American Passages: A History of the American People, Volume II. Wadsworth Publishing Company. ISBN 0-03-072574-7.
- Oshinsky, David M. (2005). Polio: An American Story. Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 0-19-515294-8.
- Oshinsky, David M. (2005) . A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-515424-X.
- Oshinsky, David M. (2010). Capital Punishment on Trial: Furman v. Georgia and the Death Penalty in Modern America.
- Oshinsky, David M. (2016). Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital. ISBN 978-0385523363.
- Oshinsky, David M. (September 15, 1991). "The Senior G-Man David M. Oshinsky is a professor of history at Rutgers University and the author of "A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy."". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
Shortly after his election victory in 1968, Richard Nixon made a most traditional move. Following the lead of every incoming President since Franklin D. Roosevelt, he ordered an adviser, John Ehrlichman, to establish immediate White House contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
- Oshinsky, David M. (December 30, 2007). "Heil Woodrow!". The New York Times.
Coming of age in the 1960s, I heard the word 'fascist' all the time. College presidents were fascists, Vietnam War supporters were fascists, policemen who tangled with protesters were fascists, on and on. ...
- Oshinsky, David M. (January 27, 2008). "In the Heart of the Heart of Conspiracy". The New York Times.
No American politician of the 20th century is more reviled by historians and opinion makers than Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, the Wisconsin Republican whose 1950s anti-Communist crusade is synonymous with witch-hunting and repression. ...
- "David M. Oshinsky, PhD". NYU School of Medicine. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
- Oshinsky, David M. (July 13, 2008). "bio line in review of Democracy's Keeper". The New York Times Book Review. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
- "History". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-25. With short biography and dustjacket description.
- Oshinsky, David M. (1944). Bellevue : three centuries of medicine and mayhem at America's most storied hospital (First ed.). New York. ISBN 9780385523363. OCLC 951830070.
- "David M. Oshinsky". Department of History. University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved 2013-11-25. With Curriculum Vitae.