Gage’s expertise lies in U.S. political history in the 20th century, especially political ideology and institutions, social movements, grand strategy and political strategy, presidential and Washington politics, and the history of the FBI.
In the News
Beverly Gage's research on mail bombs discussed in , "Mail Bombs Rocked American Politics a Century Ago. Here's What a Historian Thinks That Moment Has to Teach Us," TIME, October 26, 2018.
"America Can Never Sort Out Whether ‘Socialism’ Is Marginal or Rising," Beverly Gage, The New York Times Magazine, July 17, 2018.
"Can Anyone Be Truly 'Independent' in Today's Polarized Politics?," Beverly Gage, the New York Times Magazine, May 23, 2017.
"In Firing Comey, Did Trump Unleash the Next Deep Throat?," Beverly Gage, New York Times, May 10, 2017.
Beverly Gage quoted on politics, "Historian Beverly Gage to Head Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy" Yale News, February 22, 2017.
"A ‘Resistance’ Stands against Trump. But What Will It Stand For?," Beverly Gage, New York Times, January 31, 2017.
Guest to discuss fear mongering as a political strategy on PBS News Hour, Beverly Gage, July 4, 2016.
Guest to discuss the mood and emotions of the electorate on PBS News Hour, Beverly Gage, January 26, 2016.
Beverly Gage quoted on faculty diversity in Alex Zhang, "In and Out: A Revolving Door for Yale's Professors of Color?" Yale Daily News, November 17, 2015.
"Will Occupy Wall Street Movement Stand Apart from U.S. Party Politics?," Beverly Gage, PBS NewsHour, October 17, 2011.
"A Look at the History of Wall Street Protests," Beverly Gage, All Things Considered (NPR), October 7, 2011.
"The Unacknowledged Victories of the American Left," Beverly Gage, Sunday Book Review, The New York Times, September 16, 2011.
"After Long Debt Battle, Is Current Version of U.S. Government Sustainable?," Beverly Gage, PBS NewsHour, August 3, 2011.
G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the American Century (Viking, forthcoming).
Provides a comprehensive biography of J. Edgar Hoover, emphasizing his role in conservative politics and his influence as an architect of the American national security state.
"Terrorism and the American Experience" Journal of American History 98, no. 1 (2011): 73-94.
Analyzes terrorism’s varying dimensions in American history, from lynching and anti-capitalist violence through the Weather Underground and the Oklahoma City bombing.
The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in its First Age of Terror (Oxford, 2009).
Tells the story of the 1920 Wall Street explosion, once known as America’s worst terrorist attack. Explores the history of anti-capitalist and anti-Wall Street movements in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Analyzes early debates over the politics of terrorism.