Emeritus professor of American History, Cornell University.
Polenberg came to Cornell in 1966 and is a recipient of the Clark
Distinguished Teaching Award and the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel
Award. He has offered seminars on Justice Cardozo and the judicial process and
has written books on American History, the Constitution, Robert Oppenheimer,
Benjamin Cardozo, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jacob Abrams, class, race, and
ethnicity in the United States, and war and society.