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Jonathan Rosenberg
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center|Hunter College
Phone: (212) 772-5546
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Harvard University
Research Interests: 20th century U.S, America and the World, U.S. Civil Rights
Jonathan Rosenberg teaches twentieth-century U.S. history at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His research focuses on the history of the United States in a global context. His current project, Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War through the Cold War (W.W. Norton), explores the relationship between art and politics in twentieth-century America by examining the intersection between the world of classical music in the United States and the wider world.


Selected Publications

Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War through the Cold War (W.W. Norton, 2019).

How Far the Promised Land?: World Affairs and the American Civil Rights Movement from the First World War to Vietnam (Princeton University Press, 2006).

Kennedy, Johnson, and the Quest for Justice: The Civil Rights Tapes, Jonathan Rosenberg and Zachary Karabell, eds.(W.W. Norton, 2003).



Cold War Statesmen Confront the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy Since 1945, John Lewis Gaddis, Ernest May, Philip Gordon, Jonathan Rosenberg, eds.(Oxford University Press, 1999).

“The African-American Freedom Struggle and the Cold War,” in The Oxford Handbook of American Foreign Relations, Robert Johnson, ed. (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
“`To Reach… Into the Hearts and Minds of Our Friends’: American Symphonic Tours and the Cold War,” in Music and International History, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, ed. (Berghan Books, 2015).
“Leningrad Comes to America: The 1942 American Premiere of the Shostakovich Seventh Symphony,” in Asia Pacific in the Age of Globalization, Robert Johnson, ed. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).
“`The Best Diplomats Are Often the Great Musicians’: Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic Play Berlin,” New Global Studies 2014.
“America on the World Stage: Music and Twentieth-Century U.S. Foreign Relations,” Diplomatic History (January 2012).