Kevin C. Murphy
Twentieth Century Orals Reading List
Professor Alan Brinkley
Last Revised: 4/1/04

Reform and Reaction: Progressivism and the New Era (17)

Chauncey, George. Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940.
Cooper, John Milton. The Warrior and the Priest.
Cott, Nancy. The Grounding of Modern Feminism.
Dawley, Alan. Struggles for Justice: Social Responsibility and the Liberal State.
Douglas, Ann. Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920's.
Hofstadter, Richard. The Age of Reform: From Bryan to F.D.R.
Kennedy, David. Over Here: The First World War and American Society.
Larson, Edward. Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion.
Leach, William. Land of Desire, Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture.
Lears, T.J. Jackson. Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America.
Lears, T.J. Jackson. No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920.
Lehman, Nicholas. The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How it Changed America.
May, Ernest. American Imperialism: A Speculative Essay.
Menand, Louis. The Metaphysical Club.
Rodgers, Daniel. Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age.
Sanchez, George. Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945.
Wiebe, Robert. The Search for Order 1877-1920.

Crucible of Liberalism: The New Deal and World War II (17)

Brinkley, Alan. The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War.
Brinkley, Alan. Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression.
Cohen, Lizabeth. Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939.
Dallek, Robert. Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945.
Deaver, Michael. The Cultural Front.
Dower, John. War without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War.
Foner, Eric. The Story of American Freedom.
Gordon, Colin. New Deals: Business, Labor, and Politics in America 1920-1935.
Gordon, Linda. Pitied But Not Entitled: Single Mothers and the History of Welfare 1890-1935.
Hawley, Ellis. The New Deal and the Problem of Monopoly: A Study in Economic Ambivalence.
Kelley, Robyn. Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression.
Kirby, John B. Black Americans in the Roosevelt Era: Liberalism and Race.
Leuchtenberg, William. Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal 1932-1940.
Pells, Richard. Radical Visions and American Dreams: Culture and Social Thought in the Depression Years.
Skocpol, Theda. Protecting Soldiers and Mothers: The Political Origins of Social Policy in the United States.
Susman, Warren, Culture as History.
Worster, Donald. Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s.

Democracy at Home and Abroad: The Cold War and Civil Rights (16)

Blum, John Morton. Years of Discord: American Politics and Society, 1961-1974.
Cohen, Lizabeth. A Consumers' Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America.
Dallek, Robert. Flawed Giant: Lyndon Johnson and his Times, 1961-1973.
Farber, David R. The Age of Great Dreams: Americas in the 1960s.
Gaddis, John L. Strategies of Containment: A Critical Analysis of Postwar American National Security.
Gerstle, Gary. American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century.
Jackson, Kenneth. Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States.
May, Elaine Tyler. Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era.
May, Ernest, ed. American Cold War Strategy: Interpreting NSC 68.
Patterson, James. Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974.
Payne, Charles. I've got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Struggle and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle.
Pells, Richard. The Liberal Mind in a Conservative Age: American Intellectuals in the 1940s and 1950s.
Schrecker, Ellen. Age of McCarthyism.
Schrecker, Ellen. Many are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America.
Schulzinger, Robert. A Time for War: The United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975.
Weisbrot, Robert. Freedom Bound: A History of America's Civil Rights Movement.

Things Fall Apart - America after 1968 and the New Right (12)

Dallek, Matthew. The Right Moment: Ronald Reagan's First Victory and the Decisive Turning Point in American Politics.
Fitzgerald, Frances. Way Up There in the Blue: Reagan and Star Wars and the End of the Cold War.
Evans, Sara. Born for Liberty: A History of Women in America.
Fraser, Steve, and Gary Gerstle, ed. The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order.
Hunter, James Davison. Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America.
Kessler-Harris, Alice. In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men, and the Quest for Economic Citizenship in 20th Century America.
McGirr, Lisa. Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right.
Perlstein, Rick. Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus.
Rosen, Ruth. The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement Changed America.
Schoenwald, Jonathan. A Time for Choosing: The Rise of Modern American Conservatism.
Schulman, Bruce. The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics.
Wills, Garry. Reagan's America: Innocents at Home.

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