Professor at Monmouth University

Not intended to infringe on copyright

Link to Amazon's Author's Page

Link to Ken's Academia Page

Link to Ken's Ted Talk Video and Ted Talk Speakers Page:


A specialist in the history of the British Isles and a past recipient of Monmouth’s Distinguished Teacher Award, Professor Campbell is the author of A History of the British Isles: Prehistory to the Present (2017), named by the American Library Association a Choice Outstanding Academic title. Professor Campbell’s other books include Ireland’s History: Prehistory to the Present (2014), Windows into Men’s Souls: Religious Nonconformity in Tudor and Early Stuart England (2012), Western Civilization: A Global and Comparative Approach,Volume I: To 1715 and Volume II: Since 1600 (2012), and The Intellectual Struggle of the English Papists in the Seventeenth Century (1986). He has also published a two-volume anthology, Western Civilization in a Global Context (Volume I: Prehistory to the Enlightenment: Sources and Documents; Volume II: The Modern Age: Sources and Documents (2015).

Among his other publications, his most recent is an essay titled “You Say You Want a Revolution’: The Beatles and the Political Culture of the 1960s” in Roll Up for the Mystery Tour!: The Beatles, Sgt, Pepper, and the Summer of Love, edited by Kenneth Womack, Lexington Books, 2017 and an introductory essay on fascism for the online Churchill Archive (

His current projects include “Love, Love, Love: Tracing the Contours of the Beatles’ Inner Circle,” in “The Beatles in Context,” edited by Kenneth Womack, under contract with Cambridge University Press, and “The Beatles’ Reception in the Sixties: Revolution and Social Change,” under contract with Bloomsbury Press.

His most recent book, an edited volume titled “American Popular Culture and the Beatles,” is forthcoming in Spring 2019.


Recent, Current, and Upcoming Classes

American Popular Culture and the Beatles

The Beatles

Bruce Springsteen’s America: Land of Hope and Dreams

Classical Civilizations

The Historical Novel

History of the British Isles I and II

History of Ireland

The Philosophy of History

The Renaissance

The Reformation

Tudor-Stuart England

Twentieth-Century Britain

Western Civilization in World Perspective I and II


Contact Me

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Feel free to contact me anytime

Kenneth L. Campbell PhD

Monmouth University 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764

(443) 693-3005