Sean Wilentz is a history professor at Princeton University whose books include
The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln and
The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008. A contributing editor at The New Republic, his new book,
Bob Dylan in America, will be published in September by Doubleday.
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