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Daniel Amsterdam

Daniel Amsterdam is an historian of the United States whose research focuses primarily on cities and social policy since the turn of the twentieth century.  He completed his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also received a Graduate Certificate in Urban Studies.  Among other honors, he has been awarded fellowships by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Council on Library and Information Resources.  His first book, The Roaring Metropolis: Businessmen’s Forgotten Campaign for a Civic Welfare State, will be published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in its series “American Business, Politics and Society.”  The book includes an intensive focus on Atlanta, as will his next book-length project, tentatively titled, “On the Outskirts of Hope: Employment Policy and the Urban Poor since the War on Poverty.” He is currently an assistant professor at Georgia Tech.