By applying various critical historical strategies and methodologies to the study of 19th- and 20th-century American public life, this volume unearths fascinating chronicles in American history, such as the alliance of the Anti-Saloon League and the Klu Klux Klan.
Wendy Gamber is the Chair of the Department of History, is the Byrnes Professor of History, the Interim Associate Editor of the Journal of American History, is Adjunct Faculty in the Department of American Studies, an Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Gender Studies, and Affiliated Faculty in The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University.
“This splendid collection features fresh, first-rate scholarship by historians who are advancing new arguments, based on impressive research, concerning an important set of issues in American history.”
~James T. Kloppenberg, Harvard University
"This is an important, well-written history of American public life ... an excellent collection by authors who are known for their superb work."
~Paul Finkelman, University of Tulsa College of Law
“This book is a gem. In tribute to their inspiring teacher, Morton Keller, three fine American historians have brought together an exciting group of essays that share a commitment to a dynamic new organizing concept—‘public life.’ As historians’ work increasingly crosses old field boundaries, integrating political and cultural history, legal and intellectual, to name only a few emerging hybrids, it is time to open up new conceptual borderlands. Gamber, Grossberg, and Hartog show us the way.”
~Lizabeth Cohen, author of A Consumer’s’Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America