Publications of Nancy MacLean


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

Journal Articles

  1. 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
  2. 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
  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, From the War on Poverty to ’the New Inequality’: The Fight for a Living Wage, American Quarterly (March, 2007)
  5. 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
  6. Maclean N, , Getting New Deal History Wrong, International Labor and Working Class History, vol. 74 no. Fall (Fall, 2008), pp. 49-55
  7. MACLEAN, N, God’s Work: What Can Faith-Based Activism Do for Labor?, Boston Review, vol. 34 (May/June 2009)
  8. MacLean, N, Making Connections, National Teacher and Learning Forum no. 7 (December, 1997)
  9. MacLean, N, Race-ing Class, Historicizing Categories, Labor History (US), vol. 41 (2000), Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles, ISSN 1469-9702
  10. 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
  11. MacLean, N, Rethinking the Second Wave, The Nation, vol. 14 no. October (2002), pp. 28-34
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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)
  15. 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
  16. 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)
  17. 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
  18. 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
  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, 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

Articles in a Collection

  1. 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
  2. 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
  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, 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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

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 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
  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 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


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