Publications of Nancy MacLean


  1. MacLean, N, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America (June, 2017), pp. 368 pages, Penguin, ISBN 1101980966
  2. MacLean, N, American History since 1945: A History with Documents, under contract with Bedford/St. Martin’s (2017)
  3. MacLean, N, Chaining Leviathan: The Decades-Long Plan of the Radical Right to Shackle Democracy (2016), Viking/Penguin Random House
  4. with Peeples, EH; MacLean, N; Hershman, JH, Scalawag: A white southerner's journey through segregation to human rights activism (February, 2014), pp. 1-218, University of Virginia Press, ISBN 9780813935409
  5. MacLean, N, Introduction: Peeples's history as social movement history (February, 2014), pp. xiii-xxi, ISBN 9780813935409
  6. Critchlow, DT; MacLean, N, Debating the American Conservative Movement: 1945 to the Present (2009), Rowman & Littlefield
  7. MACLEAN, N, The American Women’s Movement, 1945-2000: A Brief History with Documents (2008), Bedford/St. Martins
  8. MACLEAN, N, Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace (2006), Havard University Press and the Russell Sage Foundation
  9. MACLEAN, N, Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan (1994), Oxford University Press

Journal Articles

  1. MacLean, N, The Civil Rights Act of 1964: The Difference a Law Can Make, Labor: Studies in the Working Class History of the Americas, vol. 11 no. 3 (September, 2014), pp. 19-24, ISSN 1547-6715
  2. MacLean, N, Women’s History for the Future: Gerda Lerner’s Last Agenda-Setting, Journal of Women's History, vol. 26 no. 1 (2014), pp. 37-43
  3. MacLean, N, Community Partnerships: Hope for an Embattled Labor Movement? A Conversation with Andrea van den Heever, Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, vol. 9 no. 3 (Winter, 2012)
  4. MacLean, N, A Longstanding Movement or a Multivalent Tactic?, Labor: Studies in Working-Class History in the Americas, vol. 8.1 no. Buying Power: A History of Consumer Acti (2011), pp. 21-23
  5. Maclean, N, Response to Ken Mack—and New Questions for the History of African American Legal Liberalism in the Age of Obama, Law and History Review, vol. 27 no. 03 (September, 2009), pp. 671-679, ISSN 0738-2480
  6. MACLEAN, N, God’s Work: What Can Faith-Based Activism Do for Labor?, Boston Review, vol. 34 (May/June 2009)
  7. Maclean N, , Getting New Deal History Wrong, International Labor and Working Class History, vol. 74 no. Fall (Fall, 2008), pp. 49-55
  8. Milkman, R, When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth‐Century America by Ira Katznelson Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace by Nancy MacLean, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 112 (January, 2007), pp. 1278-1282, ISSN 0002-9602
  9. MACLEAN, N, From the War on Poverty to ’the New Inequality’: The Fight for a Living Wage, American Quarterly (March, 2007)
  10. MACLEAN, N, The Civil Rights Act and the Transformation of Mexican American Identity and Politics, Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, vol. 18 no. More Than Whiteness: Comparative Perspec (2007), pp. 123-133
  11. MacLean, N, Gender Is Powerful: The Long Reach of Feminism, Magazine of History: for teachers of history, vol. 20 no. Social Movements in the 1960s (October, 2006), pp. 19-23, ISSN 0882-228X
  12. MacLean, N, Achieving the Promise of the Civil Rights Act: Herbert Hill and the NAACP’s Fight for Jobs and Justice, Labor: Studies in Working-Class History in the Americas, vol. 3 (2006), pp. 13-19
  13. MacLean, N, Using the law for social change: Judge Constance Baker Motley, Journal of Women's History, vol. 14 no. 2 (December, 2002), pp. 136-139, Johns Hopkins University Press, ISSN 1527-2036
  14. MacLean, N, Rethinking the Second Wave, The Nation, vol. 14 no. October (2002), pp. 28-34
  15. MacLean, N, Race-ing Class, Historicizing Categories, Labor History (US), vol. 41 (2000), Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles, ISSN 1469-9702
  16. MACLEAN, N, The Hidden History of Affirmative Action: Working Women’s Struggles in the 1970s and the Gender of Class, Feminist Studies, vol. 25 no. 1 (Spring, 1999), pp. 43-78
  17. MacLean, N, Making Connections, National Teacher and Learning Forum no. 7 (December, 1997)
  18. MACLEAN, N, The Leo Frank Case Reconsidered: Gender and Sexual Politics in the Making of Reactionary Populism, Journal of American History, vol. 78 (December, 1991)
  19. MACLEAN, N, White Women and Klan Violence in the 1920s: Agency, Complicity, and the Politics of Women’s History, Gender & History, vol. 3 (Fall, 1991)
  20. MacLean, N, The Culture of Resistance: Female Institution-Building in the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union, 1909-1925, Michigan Occasional Papers in Women's Studies, vol. 21 (1982)

Articles in a Collection

  1. MacLean, N, Redesigning Dixie with Affirmative Action: Race, Gender and the Integration of the Southern Textile Mill World, in Gender and the Southern Body Politic, edited by Bercaw, N (September, 2014), Univesity of Mississippi Press, ISBN 1617034002
  2. MacLean, N, Bringing the Organizing Tradition Home: Campus-Labor-Community Partnerships for Regional Power, in Labor Rising: The Past and Future of Working People in America, edited by Katz, D; Greenwald, RA (2012), New Press
  3. MACLEAN, N, Neo-Confederacy versus the New Deal: The Regional Utopia of the Modern American Right, in The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism, edited by Crespino, J; Lassiter, M (2010), Oxford University Press
  4. MACLEAN, N; Maclean N, , Southern Dominance in Borrowed Language: The Regional Origins of American Neo-Liberalism, in New Landscapes of Inequality: Neoliberalism and the Erosion of Democracy in America, edited by Leonardo, MD; Collins, J (2008), School of American Research
  5. MacLean, N, White Women and Klan Violence in the 1920s: Agency, Complicity, and the Politics of Women's History, in A History of Gender in America: Essays, Documents, and Articles, edited by Hoffert, S (2003), Prentice Hall
  6. MACLEAN, N, Postwar Women’s History: From the ’Second Wave’ to the End of the Family Wage?, in A Companion to Post-1945 Amerca, edited by Rosenzweig, R; Agnew, J-C (2002), Blackwell
  7. MACLEAN, N, From the Benighted South to the Sun Belt: The South in the Twenieth Century, in Making Sense of the Twentieth Century: Perspectives in Modern America, edited by Sitkoff, H (2000), Oxford University Press

Book Reviews

  1. MacLean, N, Review of Black and Blue: African Americans, the Labor Movement, and the Decline of the Democratic Party by Paul Frymer, Industrial & labor relations review, vol. 62 (July, 2009), pp. 629-631, ISSN 0019-7939
  2. MacLean, N, Review of Fight against Fear: Southern Jews and Black Civil Rights by Clive Webb; Going South: Jewish Women in the Civil Rights Movement by Debra L. Schultz, Journal of American history (Bloomington, Ind.), vol. 89 (June, 2002), pp. 301-303, ISSN 0021-8723
  3. MacLean, N, Review of Scottsboro: An American Tragedy by Barak Goodman; David Anker, Journal of American history (Bloomington, Ind.), vol. 88 (December, 2001), pp. 1199-1200, ISSN 0021-8723
  4. MacLean, N, Review of Liberty, Equality, and Justice: Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, and the Regulation of Business, 1865-1932. by Ross Evans Paulson, Journal of American history (Bloomington, Ind.), vol. 85 (September, 1998), pp. 692-693, ISSN 0021-8723
  5. MacLean, N, Review of Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920 by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, American Historical Review, vol. 103 (February, 1998), pp. 281-282, ISSN 0002-8762


  1. MacLean, N, Freedom Stories: Teaching African American Literature and, TeacherServe (September, 2014), National Humanities Center
  2. MacLean, N, Shining Sunlight on a Secretive Lobbying Group, NC Policy Watch (May, 2013)
  3. MacLean, N, Changes to Our Unemployment Insurance a Cruel Blow, Star News Online (February, 2013)
  4. MacLean, N, A Safety Net with a History, Raleigh News & Observer (May, 2012)
  5. MacLean, N, The Civil Rights Movement: 1968-2008, Freedom Stories: Teaching African American Literature and History (2010)
  6. MacLean, N, White Blight, In These Times (September, 2006)
  7. MacLean, N, The Ku Klux Klan, edited by Reich, SA, Greenwood Encyclopedia of the Great Black Migration (2006), Greenwood Press
  8. MacLean, N, Affirmative Action, edited by Arnesen, E, Encyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working-Class History (2006), Routledge
  9. MacLean, N, The Ku Klux Klan, edited by Arnesen, E, Encyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working-Class History (2006), Routledge
  10. MacLean, N, Affirmative Action, edited by Mink, G; O'Connor, A, Poverty in the United States: An Encyclopedia of History Politics, and Policy (2004), ABC-CLIO