|Alma mater||Harvard University (B.A.)|
Portland State University (M.A.)
Stanford University (PhD)
|Relatives||Alfred Kazin (father)|
He graduated from Dwight-Englewood School in 1966 and received the school's Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006. He received a B.A. in Social Studies from Harvard, an M.A. in History from Portland State University, and a Ph.D. in History from Stanford. As a Harvard student he was a leader in Students for a Democratic Society and briefly a member of the Weatherman faction.
Kazin's research interests are American social movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, and he has authored books on labor history (Barons of Labor: The San Francisco Building Trades and Union Power in the Progressive Era); populism (The Populist Persuasion: An American History), and William Jennings Bryan, (A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan).
His book War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918 was published by Simon and Schuster on November 1, 2016.
Kazin married physician Beth C. Horowitz in 1980. They have two children.
- "Faculty". Explore.georgetown.edu. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
- Distinguished Alumni Award, Dwight-Englewood School. Accessed June 14, 2018.
- Rebecca E. Klatch, A Generation Divided: The New Left, the New Right, and the 1960s, University of California Press, 1999, p. 210.
- "Howard Zinn's History Lessons". dissentmagazine.org. Spring 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
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- Michael Kazin, The Populist Persuasion: An American History, Cornell University Press, 1998, p. 222–224.