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History Department at Lehman College

Faculty: Duane Tananbaum



Duane Tananbaum

Academic Interests

American foreign relations, twentieth-century American history


American political and diplomatic history, Herbert Lehman

Awards and Fellowships

  • Stuart L. Bernath Article Prize, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 1986
  • American Historical Association Congressional Fellowship, 1980-81



  • Herbert H. Lehman: A Political Biography (Albany: SUNY Press, 2016)
  • Drawn to Public Service: Political Cartoons from the Papers of Herbert H. Lehman (New York: Columbia University Libraries, 2009)
  • The Bricker Amendment Controversy: A Test of Eisenhower's Political Leadership (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1988).

Articles/book chapters

  • “Herbert H. Lehman: A Jewish Patron Saint,” The American Jewish Archives Journal 71, no.  1 (2019): 19-44.

  • “President Bush, Congress, and the War Powers: Panama and the Persian Gulf,” in Meena Bose and Rosanna Perotti, eds., From Cold War to New World Order: The Foreign Policy of George Bush (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003), pp. 193-219
  • "Contempt for Congress: The Reagan Administration, Congress, and the War Powers Resolution," Ronald Reagan's America. Eds. Eric Schmertz, Natalie Datlof, and Alexei Ugrinsky. Westport CT: Greenwood, 1997.
  • “’I Can leave the Combination of My Safe to Colonel Lehman’: Herbert Lehman and Franklin Roosevelt: Working Together to Improve the Lives of New Yorkers and People All Over the World,” New York History 87 (2006): 88-133.