Read about the History Department’s new Minor in Poverty, Inequality, and Social Justice

Poverty in Perspective: Counterspin

WINTER 2019 Courses

History 74, Poverty, Inequality, and Social Justice in Historical and Global Context syllabus 2019

History 201AM, Neoliberalism and its Discontents neoliberalism syllabus


FALL 2018 Courses

History 5, The History of the Present syllabus 2018


WINTER 2017 Courses

History 195I-A Senior Thesis in the History of Public Policy History 195IA

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Articles and Chapters (Selected)

  • “Narrator in Chief: Presidents and the Politics of Economic Crisis from FDR to Obama,” in Recapturing the Oval Office, eds. Bruce J. Schulman and Brian Balogh (Cornell University Press, 2015)
  • “Poverty and Paradox,” The Hedgehog Review, Fall 2014
  • “The Global Great Society,” Passport: The Journal of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, January 2014
  • Bringing the Market Back In: Philanthropic Activism and Conservative Reform,” in Politics and Partnerships: The Role of Voluntary Organizations in America’s Political Past and Present, eds. Elisabeth Clemens and Doug Guthrie (University of Chicago Press 2010)
  • “The Privatized City: The Manhattan Institute, the Urban Crisis, and the Conservative Counterrevolution in New York,” Journal of Urban History January 2008
  • “Financing the Counterrevolution,” in Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative in the 1970s, ed. Bruce J. Schulman and Julian Zelizer (Harvard University Press 2008)
  • “The Politics of Rich and Rich: Postwar Investigations of Foundations and the Rise of the Philanthropic Right,” in American Capitalism: Social Thought and Political Economy in the Twentieth Century, ed Nelson Lichtenstein. (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006)


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