Olivier Zunz

Olivier Zunz (born 1946) is a social historian, and Commonwealth Professor at the University of Virginia, known for his work on Twentieth Century history of the American urban society and the development of modern philanthropy. He is also a leading Tocqueville historian.

Books in order of publication:

Reliving the past: the worlds of social history – 1985

Making America Corporate, 1870-1920 – 1992

Why the American century?  – 1998

The Changing Face of Inequality: Urbanization, Industrial Development, and Immigrants in Detroit, 1880-1920  – 2000

Philanthropy in America: A History  –  2012

The Man Who Understood Democracy: The Life of Alexis de Tocqueville – 2022

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