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Michael O'Malley, Professor of History at George Mason University, received his Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley in 1988. His dissertation was published as Keeping Watch: A History of American Time in 1990. He taught at New York University and Vassar College and now teaches at George Mason University where he is Associate Professor of History and Associate Director of the Center for History and New Media. His current research explores the problem of money and value in nineteenth-century America. He is also engaged in a project to document the history of multitrack sound recording.
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