Thomas Doherty

Thomas Doherty is a professor of American Studies at Brandeis University. His most recent book is Little Lindy Is Kidnapped: How the Media Covered the Crime of the Century (Columbia University Press).

The U.S. and the Holocaust—A Review

Ken Burns’s new six-hour documentary is a work of extraordinary synoptic power and intelligence.

Thomas Doherty
Thomas Doherty
15 min read

Assault in Alabama

Revisiting the attack on Nat King Cole.

Thomas Doherty
Thomas Doherty
9 min read

The Wobblies’ Return

A lovingly restored 1979 film excavates the lost history of American radicalism.

Thomas Doherty
Thomas Doherty
9 min read

Book Burning at Midnight, May 10th, 1933

Thomas Doherty
Thomas Doherty
6 min read