19th and 20th CENTURY U.S.


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Stieglitz, The Steerage

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PhD, Northwestern University, 1972

Fields:19th and 20th Century U . S., History of Public Policy, Industrial Transformation and American Social Thought, U. S. Liberalism, Intellectual History, History of Social Sciences

Recent Papers:

From 'State Interference' to the 'Return to the Market':
The Rhetoric of Economic Regulation from the Old Gilded Age to the New," Tobin Project Conference on "Markets and Regulation," White Oaks Conference Center, February 1, 2008

"Claiming the Public Space for Justice: U.S. New Liberals and the Social Question in the Long Progressive Era," University of Leipzig, June 5, 2007

"Ideology and Expectations: Rewriting United States Liberalism from the Old Gilded Age to the New," Inaugural Lecture, Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studiesr, History Institute, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitat, Frankfurt-Main, Germany, May 10, 2007

Selected publications:

"Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Social Investigation in History and Theory," Modern Intellectual History, forthcoming

"Structure and Virtue in United States Political Economy," Journal of the History of Economic Thought 27:1 (2005):13-39.

"Policy Knowledge: New Liberalism," International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier, 2001.

"Social Scientists and the State: Constructing the Knowledge Base for Public Policy," Intellectuals and Public Life: Between Radicalism and Reform, eds. Leon Fink, et al. CornellUniversity Press, 1996.

The State and Social Investigation in Britain and the United States, eds. Mary Furner and Barry Supple (Cambridge University Press, 1993)

The State and Economic Knowledge: the American and British Experience, eds., Michael Lacey and Mary Furner (Cambridge University Press, 1990)

Advocacy and Objectivity: A Crisis in the Professionalization of American Social Science, 1865-1905 (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1975). Winner of the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize and the C. Wright Mills Award

Current research:

Book: The Public and Its Limits: Statism and Anti-Statism in the American Political Tradition, 1880-1950

Article: "New Deal Planning as a Discourse of Democracy and Nation"



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