History / Law / Politics

Peter Linebaugh is a child of empire, schooled in London, Cattaraugus, N.Y., Washington D.C., Bonn, and Karachi. He went to Swarthmore College during the civil rights days. He has taught at Harvard University and Attica Penitentiary, at New York University and the Federal Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. He used to edit Zerowork and was a member of the Midnight Notes Collective. He coauthored Albion’s Fatal Tree, and is the author of The London Hanged, The Many-Headed Hydra (with Marcus Rediker), The Magna Carta Manifesto, and introductions to a Verso book of Thomas Paine’s writing and PM’s new edition of E.P. Thompson’s William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary. He works at the University of Toledo, Ohio. He lives in the Great Lakes region with a great crew, Michaela Brennan, his beautiful partner, and Riley, Kate, Alex, and Enzo.

Peter Linebaugh discussing The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day

A Juneteenth Message for the American Interior with Peter Linebaugh, Michaela Brennan, Anthony Morgan, D’Real Graham, and Donald Roberts

What Do 800-Year-Old Magna Carta & Black Lives Matter Have in Common? A People’s Historian Explains: Peter Linebaugh on Democracy Now!

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