Thomas Bender is an intellectual and cultural historian whose work focuses on the United States. His work in the past decade has increasingly focused on transnational connections and the global framing of the history of North America, beginning with earliest European ventures out onto the Atlantic to the present. He is interested in the ways ideas and institutions shape each other and drive historical change. His early work focused on the cultural meaning of cities and the meaning community in the United States from the colonial period to the end of the nineteenth century. He teaches at New York University.
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